When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Brigadier.

Bear Grylls. Adventurer. Survivalist. Official Kyocera Product Tester. See what he discovered when he pushed the Brigadier 4G LTE Android smartphone to the limit.

Features Phone Specs Accessories Where to Buy
Features Phone Specs Accessories Where to Buy
Features Phone Specs Accessories Where to Buy

Kyocera Sapphire Shield.
Life is hard. This is harder.

Brigadier's touchscreen is built for drops and tumbles with Kyocera's proprietary Sapphire Shield display. Second only to diamonds in mineral hardness, Sapphire Shield is virtually scratchproof and provides outstanding protection against impact damage. It stands tough against everything from keys in a pocket to a face plant on a boulder, so worrying about a damaged screen won't be part of your day.

Sapphire Shield

Watch Sapphire Shield in action.

Waterproof. Dustproof. Lifeproof.

Brigadier is waterproof* and dustproof. So snap the perfect beach pic, go jogging in the rain or take a hike on a dusty trail just because you can.

Bear Grylls puts Brigadier to the test.

*Certified for IP68 – Protection against dust and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters). Phone will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that phone is waterproof, make sure the charger/data port, audio jack and card slot covers are properly seated, with no foreign objects obstructing the seals.

We Hold Brigadier to a Higher Standard: Military.

It's ultra-durable with Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, blowing rain and water immersion, making it an ideal sidekick for just about any adventure.

How tough is Brigadier? Crazy tough.

Push to Talk Plus.
Push to Productivity.

With Brigadier's Push to Talk Plus, you can communicate instantly with up to 250 people with the push of the dedicated PTT+ key. Participants can conveniently join or rejoin a call, even after the meeting has already started or if they accidentally drop. Push-to-Talk Plus works over nationwide 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi networks – and 4G LTE group functionality allows you to assign a "supervisor" role to keep group calls productive.

Worksites, Loud Sporting Events and Busy Streets are now Phone‑Friendly.

Smart Sonic Receiver – take audio performance to the next level in noisy environments by simply pressing the phone anywhere near your ear. Smart Sonic Receiver turns sounds into vibrations that go directly to the eardrum – bypassing background noise and enabling call clarity.

The Brigadier also has loud, dual-front speakers, activated by a dedicated Speaker Key located on the top of the phone. Peak volume is 100dB, or as loud as a jackhammer from 6.5 feet away.

It's a Screen Other Phones Simply Can't Touch.

Whether you're putting in a hard day's work or just trying to stay warm, Brigadier is the smartphone that doesn't mind your gloves or the rain. Glove & Wet Touchscreen Operation come standard and are always on.

Phone Specs

Brigadier at a Glance

4.5", 720p HD, Kyocera Sapphire Shield touchscreen
1280 x 720 pixels

Talk time: up to 26 hours
Standby time: Up to 365 hours (15.21 days)
Times will vary based on user settings, feature use and network configuration.

6.6 oz
187 grams

8MP rear-facing with flash and camcorder
2MP front-facing camera

Android™ 4.4
KitKat®

Brigadier in-depth

Durable Design - English (434 KB)
Glove and Wet Touchscreen Operation - English (718 KB)
Hazardous Locations Protection - English (393 KB)
Sapphire Shield Display - English (379 KB)
Smart Sonic Receiver Technology - English (835 KB)
Waterproof - English (697 KB)
Consumer Spec Sheet - English (1.1 MB)
Enterprise Spec Sheet - English (1.1 MB)
User Guide - English (2.9 MB)
User Guide - Spanish (2.8 MB)
Alternate format for phone user guides (US only)
Braille and ASCII text format user guides are available upon request. Braille and ASCII text phone user guides provide step-by-step instructions, specifically written for those who are visually impaired.

These user guides are available upon request by emailing to: kci‑pubs@kyocera.com. Please make sure to include your phone model number and whether you need Braille or ASCII formatted user guides.

Where to buy

Brigadier