Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G world’s toughest, most waterproof 5G smartphone


A lot of people are keeping their mobile phones carefully. Because those devices are not enough to surpass some of the ruggedness usually people who work on tough outdoors like military and law enforcement personnel, as well as first responders — people who live and work on the limits go through.

Most of the “rugged” smartphones we have seen in the markets are re-branded or “rugged” looking cases with the same fragile sandwich of glass and delicate electronics and put them look like a rugged one.

But now things are different, if you want a real “rugged” smartphone with 5G, then go for Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G without any fear. This device will make you laugh. Indeed it is the tough and rugged smartphone we have seen for some time.

What we can tell you about this smartphone is that while a lot of manufacturers are now calling their smartphones water-resistant, Kyocera is calling the DuraForce Ultra 5G waterproof and real rugged.

Kyocera has put the DuraForce Ultra 5G through testing and certifies it to be dustproof and waterproof to IP6X, IPX5/X8, as well as passing the MIL-STD 810H drop tests onto concrete from 1.5 meters.

It’s also explosion-proof, or, more accurately, non-incendive (rated Class I Div 2, Group A, B, C, D; T4, if you want to be super precise), which means it won’t ignite explosive gasses.

The DuraForce Ultra 5G features a 5.45-in IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that’s clad in Sapphire Shield, with the rest of the smartphone wrapped in tough plastic and rubber.


Powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 765G the chip inside the Google Pixel 5, Vivo V20 Pro, and Motorola Moto Edge and paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, it’s a got a lot of pro features under its belt.

It comes with 128GB in-build space but you have a microSD card slot so that you can extend up to 1TB.

It has twin rear cameras — 24MP and 16MP ultrawide — along with a time-of-flight sensor used for autofocus and depth mapping.

It’s also got a big 4,500mAh battery, biometric sensors, chunky speakers, FIPS 140-2-certified crypto module, noise cancelation mics, Qi wireless charging, an SOS button when things go bad, and much more.

At $899, it’s certainly not cheap, but compared to the latest iPhone and a rugged case, that’s a good price for a handset that has been designed not to let you down.

Source: zdnet