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Kyocera Event User Reviews

5.3 Based on 3 Reviews

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Build quality8.7/10
Text input6/10
Everyday usage4/10
UI speed3.7/10
Call quality4.7/10

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posted on 05 Jul 2015, 19:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 05 Jul 2015)


Avoid this Event

thekingofmurica has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

This phone is flat-out horrible, even for $20 (the lowest cost I have seen the Event on Virgin Mobile). Trying to play any game is pretty much near impossible. Multitasking as well. Apps crash all of the time. The camera is horrible. It only runs Ice Cream Sandwich. The screen resolution is awful. It's near impossible to see during the day, even on full brightness. Call quality is horrid. On the other hand, it is durable, has a removable battery, and an SD card slot.

Build quality 8/10
Reception 4/10
Call quality 1/10
Internet 1/10
Multimedia 1/10
Camera 1/10
UI speed 1/10
Everyday usage 1/10
Text input 3/10
Display 1/10
Battery 1/10


  • Great bulid quality for the price


  • Ultra slow
  • Apps constantly crash
  • Horrid call quality
  • Extremely laggy
  • Very poor battery life (8 hours or less with light-medium usage)

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posted on 23 Feb 2015, 16:30 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Kyocera Event (Rooted) Review

Alpha099 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

A decent phone for the price while durable for the ones who are clumsy (like me). Audio after updating google play music, a curtal file to run the built in equalizer in google play music went missing was mediocre but after using an app (afx) was better while gaming was not much better as games were glitchy and had crashing issues that annoyed me which other apps have as well.

Build quality 10/10 great build quality for the price of a smartphone
Reception 5/10 neutral rating because i was unable to test as i received the phone as someone else had changed phones as this was an out of service unit
Call quality 5/10 neutral rating because i was unable to test as i received the phone as someone else had changed phones as this was an out of service unit
Internet 6/10 Slow and somewhat unresponsive at times
Multimedia 8/10 Decent audio quality but had to rely on other apps to control the equalizer as the "bassboost.***" package went missing after updating google play music
Camera 5/10 Just not too usable and glitchy
UI speed 6/10 was glitchy when playing music and looking at something else
Everyday usage 5/10 Crashing apps
Text input 8/10 snappy and somewhat responsive
Display 8/10 Low pixel density so playing games were a bust
Battery 10/10 Ran longer than the projected spec listed 6.2 days in standby (10.3 days)


  • Light gaming
  • Audio Quality
  • Battery


  • Normal or Extensive Gaming
  • Pixel Density
  • UI Experiance

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posted on 15 Dec 2014, 18:15 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


I don't even use this as a phone...

occupant has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Purchased on sale at Best Buy under Virgin Mobile for ten bucks, I use this primarily as an MP3 player in my tow truck and rarely for very basic web browsing and Facebook over Wi-Fi, and it also has a camera with flash, low quality but it is better than the camera on my last actual MP3 player. Battery lasts forever in airplane mode playing music. Using a 16GB microSD card to store my songs. For ten bucks, I could afford a dozen of them before I come close to the cost of an iPod Touch.

Build quality 8/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 6/10
Camera 5/10
UI speed 4/10
Everyday usage 6/10
Text input 7/10
Display 6/10
Battery 10/10 It is probably not that great when using data and making calls, but as a music player it's excellent.


  • uses standard micro SDHC cards
  • uses standard microUSB charger
  • compact and lightweight
  • screen is great for its size
  • power and audio jacks are both on top of phone
  • download speeds on Wi-Fi are decent
  • camera has LED flash


  • very slow on Facebook
  • very slow on Chrome
  • does freeze up if using multiple apps
  • small amount of RAM
  • single core processor
  • low quality and slow camera
  • audio/video recording is choppy

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