ALMOST INDESTRUCTIBLE SMARTPHONE
“Great phone if you need a smartphone that will survive tough work environment”
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“Scott 25 Nov 2017
I have had this phone for almost 2 years. I am physically very hard on phones and seem to average a new phone every 6 months. This is hands down the toughest phone I have ever had. I initially planned on buying the sonnim XP7 but was recommended not to as operationally it is behind and the screen resolution is poor in comparison to the Duraforce. Both ended up being very true.
The battery is superior to the large majority of phones lasting me up to nearly 4 days. On average I can get 1.5 to 2 days on a charge. The waterproof feature is no joke. Once I dropped it in the hottub overnight. The phone worked as soon as I pulled it out of the water several hours later. I also left it by accident outside in an ATV storage container over night where it rained then froze over night. I broke the ice off of it and worked fine. It has survived flawlessly many falls that would assumingly destroy most other phones. The speakers are noticeably louder than other phones, screen resolution and brightness is good.
The bad, sometimes can freeze up for 30 seconds. Always fixed by restart. The 3 button feature on side that you can program is really only one button. So if you think it will be a play/change song button, it isn't. The "selfie" camera is terrible if not used in excellent lighting and the forward camera is not very good. Does not seem to want to focus better than half the time. When it does it takes not bad pictures.
I would recommend the phone for people that are not worried about having the newest and greatest phone but want or need tough.