Kyocera Echo User Reviews
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Call quality8.5/10Battery8/10Reception8.3/10Display9/10Build quality10/10Text input9.5/10Everyday usage9.3/10UI speed9/10Camera8/10Multimedia9.5/10Internet8.3/10
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posted on 10 Jul 2011, 18:11 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)
It's more then a neat feature....
Vegas89 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
So I can actually say that they got it right.
It's very well built, in a time of lightweight glass and plastic phones I'm glad to see a solid, metal glass and heavy duty plastic device, albeit it is heavier then pretty much any other phone on any network.
It's responsive, very responsive. Even the Evo 3D and Epic don't hold a candle to it. I've tried everything I can think of to legitimately slow it down to a crawl with no luck. A responsive phone is a great phone.
Now for the big one, having 2 screens is way better then having just 1. I thought when I first saw it that it would be botched on levels I only thought few OEMs are capable of (*cough*Samsung*cough*) but from running 2 apps at once, running flash heavy web pages across 2 screens, or just playing a game on both while moving back and forth between text messaging and checking facebook, Kyocera might as well be in a league of there own with this phone.
As for the other pros, 3G speeds aren't bad, way better then my Moment. Camera is respectable although not the greatest. And the second battery and it's cool charger is a lifesaver if you like to use both screens at once (see: Me)
Now for the bad.
The device has no style at all, it's built like a tank, both quality wise and cosmetically.
The button placement is horrible, lock above volume is just difficult to get used to.
Other are it's not 4G and lacks a front camera.
Final thoughts: They got it right, but with some minor changes it could have changed the game.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
- 2 screens is better then 1
- Exceptionally responsive
- Second battery is a must
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posted on 08 Feb 2012, 21:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)
If your looking for a phone bussiness,teen no matter what YOU need this phone
hotjazzi has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
i would sjuiggest this phone for someone who is clutesey. To say as little as possible this phone it 10x better than any other phone i ever had. This phone is reliable and durable can surpass being ran pver by a car best pphone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive had a android and it wasnt as good a black berry just sucked and i love this phone everyone i know loves it too.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- wide veiw
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posted on 14 Nov 2011, 03:17 (Posts: 0; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
Ceroes has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
very nice phone very underrated not enough coverage I blame its unpopular on poor advertising and nerds who want everything the fastest as possible(even if its only by a couple milliseconds a fast phone will beat one with better features in most of their eyes and they mainly base these on technical specs but because of its very lightweight software its actualy faster than my friends phone who has an htc with a new processor and supposedly faster processor . and the fact that almost any duel screen phone will look like a ds make people underestimate this phone everyone who sees it loves it and wants one but never knew about itBuild quality 10/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 02 Aug 2011, 09:10
after receiving 2.3.4 gingerbread
iammobilechris has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Had the Echo for a week now... after receiving 2.3.4 gingerbread on 8/1/11... The battery life and speed is respectably better. Its very well built, lightweight glass and very responsive.Having 2 screens is better then having just 1, camera is respectable (coming from the Evo 4G not to big of a difference) loud speaker, it's built like a tank.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- great responsive
- gingerbread 2.3.4
- running 2 apps at once
- pinch to zoom in browser (added in ginerbread)
- it's not 4G
- lacks a front camera
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