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Kyocera Echo

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Overall 7

Kyocera Echo (Sprint)

19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Kyocera Echo's design offers some unique advantages, but its appeal is hampered by usability quirks and a lackluster feature set.
  • Cons: The Kyocera Echo's design entails some usability quirks and we're concerned about long-term durability. The feature set is pretty average, it lacks 4G, and you'll have to wait for an upgrade beyond Froyo.
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Overall 6
Design 6
Performance 6
Battery performance 6
Display 6
Camera 6
Software 5

Kyocera Echo review

30 January 2012
  • Summary: There’s not much to the Kyocera Echo’s single-screen mode — in this light, it’s just a bulky Android 2.2 phone with a 3.5-inch, 480 x 800 display and a 1GHz QSD8650 Snapdragon processor. It’s snappy, sure, but the competition is fierce in that form factor. No, Kyocera has placed its hopes on standing out with an altogether unique design.
  • Pros: Fast processor, Simultasking works as advertised, Hinge feels sturdy
  • Cons: Unpolished Android skin, Hinge is awkward to use
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Kyocera Echo Review Pt. 2

18 June 2011

Kyocera Echo Review Pt. 1

15 June 2011

Kyocera Echo Review

14 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Kyocera Echo represents a first for the entire smartphone industry: it is the first dual-screened phone, which is pretty impressive considering that Kyocera isn’t exactly known for smartphones. It runs on Sprint’s 3G network and is capable of running certain apps in parallel, granting you an experience similar to what you’d get on a desktop computer with dual monitors. But does it make sense to have dual displays on a smartphone, or is this just a novelty?
  • Pros: + Software that enables dual-screen use is well thought out
  • Cons: - Device is thick, heavy, and ugly
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Android Gets Challenged to a Duel

Gear Patrol
14 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Using two monitors helps you breeze through tasks on the computer, so why not bring the principle to the phone? That’s what Kyocera (yeah that budget handset brand) has done with the Echo, which features two 3.5-inch WVGA displays joined together via a nifty “pivot hinge”, enabling the screens to work both in tandem and independently depending on the situation — kind of like Toshiba’s Libretto W100 .
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Overall 6

Kyocera Echo (Sprint)

PC Magazine
22 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Android-based Kyocera Echo for Sprint is a flawed first attempt at an interesting concept. Not enough software supports dual-screen multitasking for this gutsy design to pay off.
  • Pros: Dual screens mean you can do two things at once. Dual-screen games are pretty awesome.
  • Cons: Not enough apps use the two screens. "Simultasking" apps don't work well together. Merged screens have bezel in center and odd aspect ratio. Short battery life in two-screen mode.
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Overall 8
Features 8

Kyocera Echo Reviewed

Bright Hub
7 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Sprint announced that they would be releasing an industry changing smartphone, and the result was the Kyocera Echo. Featuring dual 3.5 inch LCD screens, the Kyocera Echo is an innovative approach to smartphones in the highly competitive U.S. market.
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Kyocera Echo Dual-Screen Android Smartphone Review

6 May 2011
  • Excerpt: We've seen a number of hot smartphones hit the market recently, including the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Charge, and others. Although each phone has its own appeal, there are also a lot of similarities among today's hottest smartphones—most have a 1GHz processor, at least 16GB of storage in one form or another, at least a 4-inch display, etc.
  • Pros: Two screens that can be used individually or together, Ability to run two apps at the same time, Easily accessible ports, Comes with spare battery
  • Cons: 8GB microSD card is a tad on the small side, Heavy @ 6.8 ounces, Battery life
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Kyocera Echo – now there’s a smartphone power users have been waiting for a long time

4 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Aside from the battery life issue, the Kyocera Echo is an amazing smartphone. Too bad it’s only for CDMA networks right now, as a GSM model would be excellent. Kyocera says that this is only the first model and they’re working on creating a platform out of it – that would be awesome, in my opinion!
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