x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Kyocera S1000 User Reviews

7.1 Based on 4 Reviews

Overal user rating

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Everyday usage2/10
UI speed2/10
Call quality1/10
Build quality1/10
Text input8/10

Post new review

Please note that each user review reflects the opinion of its respectful author and not of Phone Arena.

ronald bernes
posted on 02 Jan 2011, 10:56


a bad phone

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

this a bad phone. the only thing i can say good about this phone is that the texting is good. in my opinion kyocera makes good 1st phones for teens not for every day use for the rest of use. it does not ring while it is charging.
i will never own another kyocera phone and i recommend THAT NO ONE ELSE BUY A KYOCERA PHONE

Build quality 1/10
Reception 2/10
Call quality 1/10
Internet 1/10
Multimedia 3/10
Camera 1/10
UI speed 2/10
Everyday usage 2/10
Text input 8/10
Display 3/10
Battery 2/10


  • Good Texting


  • poor battery life
  • poor reception
  • takes too long for calls to connect

Was this review helpful? Do you?


posted on 26 Sep 2010, 20:43


nice partnership

This phone and tracfone have done well by me.  WIth tracfone i hardly have to pay for amazing service.  With this phone i get amazing reception and get to use Tracfone.  Tracfone and Kyocera have had a wonderful marriage if you ask me.  The 2 companies should partner up on some more great phone deals.

Design 9/10
Features 8/10
Performance 10/10

Was this review helpful? Do you?


posted on 04 Aug 2010, 02:15


Excellent small phone without the fancy features

I got this phone last year from a friend of mine whom I used to carpool with to and from a previous job we had. She got herself a different phone, and gave me this Kyocera K126C. It is an excellent phone, and does not have any fancy features. It is a single piece phone; no flipping or sliding. The performance of the phone is terrific, and the call quality is sharp and clear. I even got a special case for it so that it doesn't have to be removed from it when I'm making or receiving a call, adding airtime (this is a Tracfone), checking voicemail, etc. This is a great phone for someone to get if they don't want the unnecessary features (camera, web browsing, etc). This phone can be used for basic talk or emergencies. The phone's battery life is excellent, and it only needs a recharge every few days, provided that I don't make too many lengthy calls on it. Highly recommended to anyone who wants a basic phone and no fancy features. Tracfone is an excellent carrier, because there are no bills, credit checks, etc.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10


  • Small and easy to carry and use. Calls are clear and sharp.


  • None

Was this review helpful? Do you?


Frederic A. Moritz
posted on 16 Dec 2007, 08:07


Solid Performer at Low Price

This is a solid "emergency phone," available through Tracfone, as the K126C.

In the same price range the Motorola C139 (GSM) is much stronger on battery. This Kyocera is stronger on other features lacking in the C139. It has both voice activated dialing and a speaker. Plus a sophisticated multiple entry phone book extremely easy to use.

Much depends on how much one wants a CDMA candy bar with wide roaming coverage. The desirability or need for that depends on where one lives and travels.

Once GSM is upgraded to work in more places, all this may be academic. In the meantime this could be a good, cheap backup phone for a traveling GSM'er.

Compact, slim construction makes this an easy phone to handle, text and talk. Standard headset jack makes it handy in car. EZI predictive texting is very similar to T9.

Once you COMBINE talk and standby, the battery life quickly goes down. If you use it largely for standby -- and a small amount of "emergency," fine. If you intend to use it regularly as a talk phone, it will require frequent recharge, perhaps once a day or once every two days.

(Standby without talk tests at six to seven days)

A car charger will cut its recharge time to two hours or so. Standard charger is just over four hours.

Design 6/10
Features 6/10
Sound Quality 7/10
Signal Strength 7/10
Value for money 10/10

14 out of 16 people found this review helpful. Do you?

You must be a registered user to post a user review

Latest stories