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Kyocera KX16 Candid

Aug 9, 2005
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Alltel


No pros


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.98 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Kyocera KX16 is an entry-level CDMA camera phone in clamshell form-factor. It has built-in VGA camera with digital zoom, internal color display, and an additional caller-id one

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.54 x 1.89 x 0.98 inches (90 x 48 x 25 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.90 oz (100 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 128 pixels
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Yes


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Mirror, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Frames, Effects


  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.1 days (170 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • AMPS:

    AMPS - Advanced mobile phone standard. Analogue standard used widely in North America.

    • 800 MHz
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Aug 2005

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