I've had this phone for a month. Big mistake. The battery life is unbelievably short... In a weak signal area, the battery is dead in about 4-5 hours. I even bought a stand-alone charger and a spare battery, which turns out to be necessary for any serious use of this phone. My advice? Consider another pone.
WORST PHONE I'VE EVER HAD IN MY LIIIIFFEEE! I thought my metro piece of issh was bad!!!! WOW! Finally crashed completely on me tonight. I'm actually happy about it happening. No wonder it was free at radio shack. Never again!
staticchaser, 04 May 2013 You have to try another sd card I had the same problem got another card working ok. hey do u know if this phone can wrk in Guyana
sethi, 07 Jan 2013phone is good...any one help me..when i insert 8gb memory card it doesnt support but in the gm... more You have to try another sd card I had the same problem
got another card working ok.
Onite 2x 1500mAh Li-ion Battery for Kyocera Rise C5155, Kyocera Hydro C5170, Kyocera Event C5133 (Sprint, Virgin Mobile), with a charger
I've had it for four months now and have never had a problem with it except Sprint towers were messed up last week. But the phone itself has had no problems. I enjoy it and I enjoy having a better os than 2.3. Good phone.
Give it a 4 out of 5. Had it for about 2 months now. Works well, haven't had the crash issues the others mentioned. But I know that Android comes out with updates/patches all the time and I presume the others were prior to some patch that fixed their issues.
One key thing is that the keys are sensitive on the on the keyboard, and just from sliding the screen open, it is pretty easy to hit several of the keys. Also, system buttons like volume and power are also very sensitive. but the problem with that is that playing video games or other 2 handed control, makes it difficult to grip without accidentally powering down, turning on the volume or taking a picture.
A week ago, I turned debugging on, and have been installing custom apps, with little to no issue.
Its battery life has been reasonably good. With WIFI on, Data plan on, Blue Tooth on, and regular usage of web, it lasts about two days. Though some of the games will drain the battery in an hour or two.
I have noticed it gets hot when playing the battery draining games, almost uncomfortably so. But I use that as a sign that I have played too long. :)
phone is good...any one help me..when i insert 8gb memory card it doesnt support but in the gmarena info it shows it support upto 32gb.what the problem i m living in canada service with public mobile co.
LOVE THIS PHONE!!!
God, my last Kyocera feature phone was one of the worst pieces of rubbish I have ever had. The UI sucked.
This phone, however, is brilliant.
It's not perfect - the screen resolution is not very good, the camera is horrible. Also, the Virgin Mobile network basically sucks.
BUT - it was $80 on sale brand new, no contract (Virgin Mobile).
As a budget phone, it's great. Does all the basic phone stuff great, and runs all the apps I need very well. Very well built and solid, numerous hard drops no problems.
The difference is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - it feels reasonably quick and snappy, I am pleased with the performance even if it's obviously no powerhouse. Compared to my last budget android, the abysmal Samsung Intercept, this phone is just soooooooooo much better. It made me fall in love with Android.
If you want a welcoming intro to the Android universe, here's your choice. I've moved on to a high end phone, but I gave this to my daughter (and use it myself for maps and Kindle reading), and it's still serving us very well.
This is a great phone....bought for wife's b'day in Oct. and had to take back(crashed) and have had no problems with replacement(best buy handed me another one). It is pretty fast for 1ghz, keyboard isn't bad(i have big hands), touchscreen accurate, it is CDMA so make sure you have good coverage, can't swap to StraightTalk sim.
cut, 29 Oct 2012Just buy this phone two weeks now.the battery gets hot for no reason had to replace it apps ke... morethat has happened to me too, when you bought your newbattery did it ever get hot again?
Just buy this phone two weeks now.the battery gets hot for no reason had to replace it apps keeps crashing