If you’re looking for a new Android phone that’s a bit more rugged than the recent glass-covered flagships, then you might want to check out Kyocera’s new device.
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is now available from T-Mobile. Pricing for this rugged Android smartphone is set at $17 down and $17 per month for 24 months, or $425 total.
The highlight feature of the DuraForce Pro is its rugged body, which is IP68-rated to resist dust and being submerged in up to 2m/6.5ft of water for up to 30 minutes. It also meets Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock, and freezing rain.
Also included is a feature called Action Overlay mode, which is exclusive to the T-Mobile version of the DuraForce Pro. With it, you can record videos with a heads-up display that includes data like your speed, distance traveled, g-force, altitude, elapsed time, and date stamp.
The raw specs of the Kyocera DuraForce Pro include a 5-inch 1920×1080 display, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a Super Wide View HD Action Camera. There’s 32GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot for adding more storage, an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, and a fingerprint reader. This Android 6.0.1 smartphone is powered by a 3240mAh battery that supports wireless charging.
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro isn’t the most high-end Android phone around, but it does stand out because we haven’t seen many rugged smartphones released lately. So if you’re looking for a phone that doesn’t need an extra case to help it withstand a beating, the DuraForce Pro might be worth a look.