Review: Kyocera Koi KX2
The default interface on the Koi is a rotating wheel of applications. This mimics and accentuates using the jog switch, which can be used to navigate the menus whether the phone is closed or open. However if the metal wheel of choice is not your style, you can also choose a traditional grid or list view.
There are two different main menus on the phone - when the phone is open the full selection of applications is available, but when it is closed a simplified version with only a few applications and limited functions is used. Both are displayed in whichever style is selected.
In either case the Menu button is labeled clearly, though less so when it is select on the jog switch due to the odd icon used to indicate its position. Each application is then clearly labeled and presents a consistent menu scheme. Once in an application the left softkey is typically select while the right opens the options menu.
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When deep enough in the application to see labeled softkeys, the select on the D-Pad or the jog switch usually works as a secondary select key, however there appear to be selected cases when this doesn't work.
The menus are blazing fast on the Koi; there is rarely even a slight pause when navigating through the phone. Even launching BREW applications is a speedy affair. Saving anything, even contact information, is not as instantaneous, so the phone displays a save warning to let you know you're going to have to wait a second or two. About the only task that involves a real wait is starting up the camera, which takes a little over 2 seconds.
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