Survive rugged environments with the phone that's just as rugged.

Construction sites or firefights, a tough work environment is the last place you need a fragile phone. In DuraScout, you have a phone that's waterproof, drop proof and scratchproof. More than smart, it's a work tool you can depend on.

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Kyocera Sapphire Shield.
Toughess. From the outside in.

Rocks. Gravel. Pavement. In rugged work environments, surfaces like these are just waiting to crack or scratch your touchscreen. Fortunately, Kyocera's Sapphire Shield Display on DuraScout is one surface that's even tougher. Second only to diamonds in mineral toughness, Sapphire Shield is virtually scratchproof, providing you and your phone a level of protection that is literally unmatched.

When conditions are hazardous,
the phone should be DuraScout.

Having the wrong phone in locations where hazardous materials are present could have disastrous results. DuraScout is certified for use in Non-Incendive, Class 1, Division 2, Group A-D, T4 environments where explosive concentrations of flammable gases, vapors and mists may accidentally exist.

We set the standard for toughness.
Now we've raised it.

If any work environment could give yours a run for the money on toughness, it would be that of the military. It's exactly why we built DuraScout to be Military Standard 810G rated. Meaning it's protected against dust, shock, drops, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain, low pressure, high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, blowing rain and water immersion or whatever else your day can throw your way.

Water. Dust. Rain.
Survive the elements with DuraScout.

Utility jobs, rescue squads, construction sites – when your work exposes you to the elements, it pays to be ready. With DuraScout, you can rest easy. It's waterproof*, dustproof and shockproof. From sudden downpours to windstorms to drops in the dirt, DuraScout will take the worst Mother Nature can dish out   and ask for more.

*Certified for IP68   Protection against dust and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 6¬†feet (1.8¬†meters). Phone is not intended to be used 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.

Gloves or rain,
the screen is a touch of genius.

Using a touchscreen out in the elements or in inclement weather can be a challenge. You'll be glad to know DuraScout's unique Glove and Wet Touchscreen Operation* comes standard, is always on, and works just as smoothly, whether wearing gloves or in the rain.

*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.

Loud machinery, blaring horns, howling winds?
Merely background noise with DuraScout.

Alarms. Train engines. Diesel trucks. Loud airports. Workplaces are filled with all kinds of noise that get in the way of important calls. With Smart Sonic Reciever Technology, DuraScout takes audibility to new levels by turning sounds into vibrations that go directly to your eardrum – bypassing background noise and enabling call clarity.

Plus, with loud, dual-front speakers activated by a dedicated Speaker Key, peak volume can be adjusted to an astonishing 100dB, or as loud as a jackhammer only 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

DuraScout at a Glance

Talk Time Up to 26 hours¹
Standby Time Up to 365 hours (15.21 days)¹
Battery Type 3100mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion) non-removable
Display 4.5", 720p HD, Kyocera Sapphire Shield touchscreen
1280 x 720 pixels
Operating System Android™ 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Camera 8MP, digital zoom, LED flash and auto-focus
2MP front-facing camera for video calling
Video Live video capture and playback; 1080p at 30fps
Media Formats VIDEO: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, VP8
Processor MSM8928, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.4GHz quad-core CPU
Memory 16GB ROM/2GB RAM
microSD™ memory card slot (supports up to 32GB)
Size 5.37 x 2.69 x .52 in (136.4 x 68.4 x 13.2 mm)
Weight 6.6 oz (187 g)

DuraScout in-depth

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