Kyocera announced the launch of the DuraForce XD smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Kyocera DuraForce XD phone with 5.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
The Kyocera DuraForce XD smartphone comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery. The IPS panel of DuraForce XD has good color accuracy and can display a wide color gamut, resulting in more lifelike and vivid visuals. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The selfie camera of DuraForce XD allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.
Kyocera DuraForce XD specifications
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.
|OS version||Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7|
The Kyocera DuraForce XD comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is closely integrated with various Google services, such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive, which makes it easy for users to access and manage their data across multiple devices. The DuraForce XD has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 CPU. This mid-range, quad-core CPU is capable of delivering fast and efficient performance for a wide range of tasks.
The DuraForce XD utilizes Adreno 305 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. Adreno GPUs are designed to work in conjunction with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. The latest Adreno GPUs support advanced graphics features such as high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.
|Screen size||5.7 inch|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
The 5.7 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. The 5.7 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Kyocera DuraForce XD is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||16 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
With 2 GB of RAM, a smartphone can run multiple apps simultaneously without experiencing any significant lag or slow performance. Having more RAM alone does not necessarily guarantee better performance, and other factors such as the processor and storage speed can also impact overall performance. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The DuraForce XD has only 16 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the DuraForce XD (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||2 MP|
The DuraForce XD offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the DuraForce XD is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The DuraForce XD does not have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS technology is more commonly found in higher-end smartphones and is designed to reduce camera shake and blur, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Kyocera DuraForce XD supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G stands for fourth-generation mobile networks, which are wireless networks that provide faster data transfer speeds and greater network capacity than previous 3G networks. The Kyocera DuraForce XD can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places such as coffee shops or airports. It operates within specific frequency bands, typically 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, allowing devices to communicate wirelessly within a certain range.
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your DuraForce XD smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board.
The DuraForce XD is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and it is a wireless communication technology that allows two devices to exchange information when they are brought close together. The DuraForce XD phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The DuraForce XD has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The DuraForce XD smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 3700 mAh|
The Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of DuraForce XD is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, light, proximity|
|Specials||Certified IP68 dustproof and waterproof|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). This Kyocera phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The DuraForce XD phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles.
The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. The DuraForce XD has an IP68 certification. The IP68 rating indicates that DuraForce XD smartphone is highly resistant to water ingress.
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