No matter how tough the job, DuraForce works

At Kyocera, we don't just build phones. We build devices that empower businesses to do more. To work through the rain, the mud, and the accidents that most phones can't survive. DuraForce is the newest, hardworking member of our rugged smartphone family.

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Enhanced Push-to-Talk.
Fast Communications.

DuraForce is equipped with enhanced Push-to-Talk and helps teams communicate instantly. DuraForce is designed with a large tactile side button that makes Push-to-Talk* calls easy for your workforce – even while wearing gloves. Extra-loud speaker and external push-to-talk remote speaker microphone headset ensures clear communications. So staying connected and productive throughout your day is simple and easy.

*The EPTT feature is an additional cost and needs to be activated.

Outsmart the elements.

DuraForce is certified IP68 dustproof and waterproof*. So whether your workday involves a downpour or dust storm, you can be confident your smartphone is anything but finished.

*IP68 certified dust-tight protection and protection against water immersion in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) for 30 minutes. Requires that all ports and covers are firmly closed. Phone is not intended to be used underwater and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that your phone is waterproof, make sure the charger/data port, audio jack and card slot covers are properly sealed.

Fragile Phones in the Workplace
Hire Tough All Over Protection

DuraForce is designed to be rugged with certified MIL-STD 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, and certified IP68 waterproof protection. It's also equipped with enhanced internal security and VPN capabilities. Durability plus security means protection – from the inside out.

Can it work as hard as you do?
Let's put the gloves on and find out.

When the weather or your job demands gloves, DuraForce simply out works other phones. Glove & Wet Touchscreen Operation* is designed to allow the user to talk, text or open an app when the screen is wet or while wearing gloves up to 3mm thick. The feature is always activated; no special setting to turn on. Plus dedicated hard keys for navigation and speakerphone offer quick access with gloved hands or large fingers. So when it comes to working, even in the rain or cold weather, DuraForce fits like a glove.

*Touchscreen can recognize input while wearing gloves to up to 3mm thick. The material, texture and thickness of the glove as well as how it fits your hand will impact performance. Individual performance may vary.

Jackhammers or jet engines,
worksite noise is no match for DuraForce.

Let's make this loud and clear: For conversations on the worksite, nothing works like DuraForce's Smart Sonic Receiver technology. Touch the phone to your head (or your ear protection) and the Smart Sonic Receiver transmits sounds as vibrations directly to your eardrum – bypassing background noise and enabling call clarity.

DuraForce also has loud, dual front speakers, activated by a dedicated speaker key located on the top of the phone. Peak volume is as loud as a jackhammer from 6.5 feet away.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is a holistic business strategy for enhancing the security and productivity of mobile devices used by employees. Kyocera's enterprise-ready mobile devices support EMM with a range of features, including device management, application management, information management and productivity tools.


Built-in security and encryption to keep your most sensitive documents protected. Includes customizable password requirements and encryption of files to ensure that important data is protected. For specific workplace restrictions, features such as camera, microphone, messaging, voice and data transmissions via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC can be disabled.

  • FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module (includes AES 128/192/256) with NSA Suite B security
  • Full encryption of Internal Storage and SD card (Data at Rest)
  • Secure transfer of data (Data in Motion)
  • SecureBoot enabled
  • TrustZone support for Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)
  • Certificate Management (i.e., for SSL connections)
Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Easily access your corporate network wirelessly from your mobile device anywhere a data connection is available. Includes customizable corporate profile and control settings.

  • Advanced VPN capabilities utilizing Mocana solution
  • Extensive Protocol Support: Internet Key Exchange IKE v1 (Aggressive Main Mode) IKE 2/ IPv4 / IPv6 / XAUTH / NAT Traversal
  • VPNC compliant solution supporting most routers such as Cisco, Juniper, F5 and more
  • Kyocera Enhanced MDM APIs to manage VPN
Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Remotely monitor and manage employee devices to make sure they are compliant with company use and security policies. Gives the administrator the ability to locate, lock, and wipe devices remotely.

  • Policy Violation Detection
  • Remote lock and wipe of full device including SD card
  • Password Robustness detection (password quality, repetition, detection and expiration interval)
  • Network connection restriction (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Roaming)
  • Sensor restrictions (Camera, Microphone and more)
  • Device function restrictions (OTA updates, Sim Card Lock, Date/Time and more)
  • Prevent storage of corporate data on SD card
  • Enforce location policies (restrict/require location, prevent passive location data)
  • Silent Install/Uninstall of applications
  • Whitelist/Blacklist applications
  • Prevent screenshot or clipboard cut/paste to protect sensitive data
Exchange Active Sync (EAS)

Seamless access to corporate email, calendar, contacts, and meeting information wirelessly from your mobile device. EAS allows you to set features, syncing options, and functions according to your preferences or company policies.

  • Enhanced Email client
  • Advanced EAS Account settings for e-mail, contacts and tasks
  • Improved EAS Account management (Add, Modify, Remove accounts)
  • Advanced Calendar with sync, accept, forward and propose meetings along with meeting conflict detection
  • Sync, view and change status of tasks
  • Enhanced Global Address List (GAL) support
  • Secure authentication with TLS/SSL certificate
  • Secure attachments including S-MIME support
  • Compliant with EAS device management solutions
  • Support for file downloads over only Wi-Fi

Phone Specs

DuraForce at a Glance

Talk Time Up to 17 hours¹
Standby Time Up to 21 days¹
Battery Type 3100mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion) non-removable
Display 4.5", IPS, 720p HD impact-resistant touchscreen
(1280 x 720 pixels)
Operating System Android™ 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor
.with 1.4GHz quad-core CPU (MSM8928
Radios GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100MHz
LTE: B2/B4/B17/B5, Cat. 4
LTE Intl. roaming: B1/B7
Memory 16GB ROM/2GB RAM
microSD™ memory card slot (supports up to 32GB)
SIM Type Nano SIM card
Size 5.39 x 2.78 x 0.55 in (136.8 x 70.5 x 13.9 mm)
Weight 7.06 oz (200 g)
Video H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, VP8
Operating Temperature -22° F to 140° F (-30° C to 60° C)

DuraForce in-depth

¹ Talk and standby performance may vary based on user settings, feature use, and network.

LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
Alternate format for phone user guides (US only)
Braille and ASCII text format user guides are available upon request primarily for basic feature phones. Printed Braille and digital ASCII text phone user guides provide step-by-step instructions and are useful only for those customers who are visually impaired.

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

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