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Bearishly4u's review of the Kyocera Event

original version, submitted Mar 30, 2013, 12:13 AM:

Don't write it off, this thing will surprise

If you're like me you can't imagine being stuck with a cheap smartphone. They're all junk right? Well we need to give the underdog a chance. I picked this up today not expecting much except for a laugh but I was very surprised.

Pros
Snappy performance. Quadrant of 2500. NO lag.
Viewing angles. You can practically see the screen from behind!
Screen clarity. I know, I see the resolution but I was expecting to be counting pixels. Instead, i was switching wallpapers to see how clear they looked.
Looks. Maybe because I got the red one but its a little looker. The red back carries forward to a little red "chin" that makes it look like it cost more than 80 bucks. Get the red one, trust me. It's time for a little style.
Responsive. I guess I was expecting resistive type response but the lightest touch had things spinning right along.
Android 4.0.4. I know, not the almighty jelly bean but many phones in this range I see with 2.3.x
Button placement. The power and volume buttons feel great and are exactly where they should be. Power at my thumb and volume at my finger tips. Sorry lefties, maybe hold it upside down?

Cons
Screen size. I would have gladly paid 100 instead of 80 to get a 4" screen. The phone seems big enough to hold it.
Sdcard location. I hate that the ad card is under the battery.
Charging port on top. Maybe it's just me but if I need to use my phone while its charging I hate for the cord to be hanging out the top.

I haven't had a lot of time with it but wanted to do my part to get the word out about this great little phone. I'm very demanding of devices and realize this is no GS4, but for its market, it is very good. I currently use a a galaxy nexus on verizon and a new htc one sv on boost and I have to say, with a four inch screen, this Kyocera Event would have become my daily driver.

edited Mar 30, 2013, 12:15 AM to the current version:

Don't write it off, this thing will surprise

If you're like me you can't imagine being stuck with a cheap smartphone. They're all junk right? Well we need to give the underdog a chance. I picked this up today not expecting much except for a laugh but I was very surprised.

Pros
Snappy performance. Quadrant of 2500. NO lag.
Viewing angles. You can practically see the screen from behind!
Screen clarity. I know, I see the resolution but I was expecting to be counting pixels. Instead, i was switching wallpapers to see how clear they looked.
Looks. Maybe because I got the red one but its a little looker. The red back carries forward to a little red "chin" that makes it look like it cost more than 80 bucks. Get the red one, trust me. It's time for a little style.
Responsive. I guess I was expecting resistive type response but the lightest touch had things spinning right along.
Android 4.0.4. I know, not the almighty jelly bean but many phones in this range I see with 2.3.x
Button placement. The power and volume buttons feel great and are exactly where they should be. Power at my thumb and volume at my finger tips. Sorry lefties, maybe hold it upside down?

Cons
Screen size. I would have gladly paid 100 instead of 80 to get a 4" screen. The phone seems big enough to hold it.
Sdcard location. I hate that the sd card is under the battery.
Charging port on top. Maybe it's just me but if I need to use my phone while its charging I hate for the cord to be hanging out the top.

I haven't had a lot of time with it but wanted to do my part to get the word out about this great little phone. I'm very demanding of devices and realize this is no GS4, but for its market, it is very good. I currently use a a galaxy nexus on verizon and a new htc one sv on boost and I have to say, with a four inch screen, this Kyocera Event would have become my daily driver.

 

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