Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW review

A handy, sturdy handset, Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G is a phone which houses the modern features, and is exceptionally resilient at the same time. It’s a 5G phone, with the features including the wireless charging, a superior processor, and dual rear cameras.

This handset appears to be extremely rugged to hold. The top and bottom of this phone consist of thick plastic cushions, while the side has a textured surface. It weighs 278g (9.8oz), heavier than most of the existing massive smartphones. The size of its screen is only 5.45-inch, featuring 1080p LCD panel. The bezels around the display, broader at the bottom, make the phone look plump. The dimensions of this phone make it easy to hold it with the small screen area available. It can easily be fitted to your pockets. 

The phone assures of the protection against damp from jets and immersion, for it’s been both IP65 and IP68 rated. This phone has military built specifications that provide protection from tremors, sand blow, extreme temperature levels, fall onto the concrete from at least five feet, heights, and many more such situations.

Further, the DuraForce Ultra 5G phone features lots of buttons, besides its sturdy appearance. It’s been provided a power button with the in-built fingerprint sensor, including three programmable keys and a huge sound controller. The programmable keys will function according to the programmes assigned to them by you. To make it work, it needs to be long-pressed.

The Display

The display of the DuraForce Ultra 5G phone is quite small as compared to the display feature for your standard smartphones. The DuraForce, however, has been optimized for the brighter vision experience even in the bright sunny day that will surely be an enriching experience for the phone owners. This striking feature is truly essential as compared to the lack of optimization and lots of multimedia viewing uses. The screen features a “Sapphire Shield” that is scratch-resistant, though a bit shiny in comparison to the smartphones with the Gorilla Glass display.

The performance

The DuraForce Ultra 5G phone has been equipped with a Snapdragon 765G processor, and 6GB RAM, delivering a fair performance with respect to this phone. The phone seems to stumble a bit while scrolling through screens showcasing a huge number of photos and videos. Also, it seemingly takes a short pause after clicking a picture from the camera. The overall performance of this phone is considerable.

The Battery

The DuraForce uses 4,500mAh battery, a fairly huge battery that can let you use the phone throughout the day on moderate to heavy usage. This phone comes with a Qi wireless charging option, rare in the rugged phones.


The rear camera for the DuraForce Ultra mobile comprises of a 24-megapixel f/1.8 standard wide and a 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide, along with a time-of-flight sensor. The front camera consists of an 8-megapixel f/2.0 lens. The picture quality of the images clicked from this phone may let down its owners for not being up to the mark.

The Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G phone is quite an expensive deal to take on, costing $899.

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