VK Mobile Kickflip
Phone Scoop Review
May 23, 2006 by Eric Lin
In-depth review of the Kickflip by VK Mobile, one of the first two phones for new MVNO Helio. read review ›
Kinda overhyped. but still good
This is one of the many phones I've had in 2006 alone.
Good reception everywhere
Holds many text messages
No signature for text messages
The video/camera sucks for being a 2 megapixel. I've seen 1.3 megapixels that work much better than that
limited web access
It was a decent phone, but my Q works way better for MySpace than this phone, which is the so-called "MySpace Phone".
GREAT phone but has cons
About 3 months ago i saw helio on t.v and just had to get it..I saw the kickflip and fell in love with it,it was a great head turner and my friends couldnt stop playin with it..But then i realized when i would try to send a pic message it would send a pic that wasnt even in my phone anymore and there was no way to fix it...Also every other time i sent an email my phone would shut off or restart..I only noticed this with my kickflip and havent seen anyone else complain about it but i thought id let people know...But dont hesitate to buy a kickflip they are fun as hell..Right now i have a drift and it is great so if your thinkin of upgraden go to a drift or stay with the kickflip..
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HEY I GOT ONE TOO
i have to say that this is the hottest phone that i have had in a while.... but it has its pros and cons... lets get it like jeezy say.....
2 megapixels (great pix)
charges with my USB
doesnt spin all the way around
cant scroll thru song list while its closed
zoom doesnt work when would like it to
video res. is garbage
h.o.t. will basically disable all buttons after its up there as a screen saver...
i cant use my mp3's as ringers, or anything i have recorded.....
UI sucks; text always start at t9 (no way to change it), cant customize ANY menu's
pictures that are used as screen savers cant fill ur whole screen unless u buy em
Mobile T.v. is still choppy in 3g service
no sterio speakers
you can change the font... but, the characters are in thier "own space" so it makes this ugly space on "slimmer" letters
no pop3 client to recieve emails... i think bout covers it...lol...uuuup, no, theres more:
the battery life sucks massive ones.... it wont let you know its dying, it just dies.... if you miss one day of charging and u plan on using it ANY, i would invest in a car charger... i mean, even when i charge it alot, it still doesnt stay charged for long
being that there are waaaaaay more cons you would think that i would give it a bad rating.... but no, this phone gets alot of looks and compliments.... chicks love it when i show them explicit pics in WIDESCREEN!!!!!!!!! i could want alot more, but for the 100 price tag, you cant beat this MP3/CAM/3G phone!!!
but basically if you like to get attention, be nasty, and then watch it on the big screen???? this is the phone for you
p.s. i will be "losing" this soon and getting a Drift...... way better video
great until it just stopped working...
I loved the kickflip for many of the reasons listed on this site. however, yesterday, my kickflip wouldnt turn on anymore. When I called helio, they didnt even go through any steps to try and fix it. as a matter of fact, they offered to send me a hero instead(said they were out of kickflips).now i'm stuck for 3 days without a phone.
Just Love It!
I just cannot put it down, there is so much to do on the phone. Perfect for my mobile life.
Great reception and loud with Helio Service in the West. Great features never bored. Love the MP3; can play & view music videos; internet is very fast; great downloads; great to view TV trailers I missed; great contact list; and much, much more. You've just got to see for yourself.
I am just hooked on it.
So Far So GOod
well i've had the phone all day so far and i've been on it non stop. i guess the phone runs on sprint towers the guy said but me and my buddy drove around and i have verizon and he has sprint and the helio came out on top. so far i cant complain about this phone its been good.
* Great service
* Great Camera
* Easy to use
* Great Earpiece speaker
* Internet is quick
* Nice set up
* Good amount of ringers
* only one i can find is the speaker isnt the loudest but stil decent.
if i find more i'll write about it but i think its a great buy