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Kyocera Echo benchmarked

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Kyocera Echo benchmarked
Kyocera Echo prides itself for being one of the innovative phones on Sprint, thanks to its dual-display arrangement, and rightfully so. It might not be the sexiest phone out there, but having two 3.5” screens at your disposal comes at a price.

Dual-display doesn't mean it's dual-core, though. The Kyocera Echo is powered by a 1GHz QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset, the same one that is in the HTC EVO 4G, which is getting a bit tired, compared to the dual-core silicon of late. It is precisely this arrangement we wanted to test, since it seemed perfectly adequate to light up two mid-sized screens at once, despite its age.

We did a quick Quadrant test on the Kyocera Echo, and the 810 score we got was below the 900+ ones of the stock Samsung Galaxy S, for example, but about the norm for a first-gen Snapdragon chipset, so the only thing we are worried about now is the battery life in everyday usage. We'll know pretty soon, it is supposed to launch April 17th on Sprint for $199.99.

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posted on 24 Mar 2011, 06:41

1. Motosurf (unregistered)

Dual-display doesn\'t mean it\'s dual-core, though. The Kyocera Echo is powered by a 1GHz QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset?
Single-core doesnt meant it should be under 900~ my milestone 2 can score up to 1300... not high, just more impressive then this... brick

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 07:57 2

3. calamazoo (unregistered)

the Milestone 2 comes with a 45nm chipset, and the Echo has a 65nm, that\'s why...

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 07:39 1

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

stock software for a new type of phone isnt going to be fully optimized. Just like the crappy galaxyS scores they mentioned. With a little bit of XDA hackery the phone will get better..

though they better have some killer apps to make peeps want to buy this phone.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 10:23 1

4. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

I think of lot of existing apps will be able to be optimized fairly easily to take advantage of the dual screens. It's not like thousands of apps would have to be written from scratch, so I'm optimistic.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 13:36 1

5. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)

If this phone wasn so cheap and wasnt made by kyocera it would be preety cool

posted on 15 Apr 2011, 15:49

10. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)

they shoulda made samsung or lg make it..but i no it woulda cost more..thats why they went with cheap kyocera

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 15:24

6. Camrok (unregistered)

Ouch.. 810.. my epic 4g overclock 1200mhz gets a 2150 score.

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 08:44

9. dee (unregistered)

i get 2200 with out overclocking bonsai rom

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 16:20 1

7. twashington (unregistered)

I predict sizeable price drops a month after this phone is released. It will probably get decent sales after that for those who want Android, need an upgrade, thinks the dual screen thing is cool and don't want to spend alot of dough.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 17:29

8. jmo76 (unregistered)

I've got a bone stock Incredible which has the same chip as the Evo. I got around 850 when it was released with 2.1. When I got the 2.2 update I was getting around 1350. Pretty sad if this thing has 2.2 and is getting that score

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