Summary: I like this little phone. Works well enough and for 30 odd bucks you can't expect it to print money eh? First thing was to update the software/firmware. Easy enough but might be a good idea to fix yourself some lunch cause it will take over an hour to finish. Speaker is loud enough, picture is good enough. Apps download fast on wifi and overall it's an excellent value.
Summary: I bought a few of these for friends who still use dumb phones; and you should've seen their eyes light up! The EVENT is everything a smartphone is intended to be: allow clear communication by wireless phone; stream music and movie sites; Skype around the world --even just using wi-fi; it does it all, and in Spanish too! And the RED with a clear gel case... smart.
It works fine as a low-cost smart wi-fi mobile device which is what I bought it for
Marc Fontana "Solarman", Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: I bought the Kyocera Event Android Phone because I wanted a portable Android wifi capable device to run a few apps. I don't really care about the device as a cell phone and I haven't activated it. I use it to run a few apps, including the LEAF Spy app for looking at the battery stats on my Nissan LEAF. Battery Life could be better, but if you disable the power hungry features, it seems to hold the charge a bit better.
This is a bargain! runs 4.04! and it does SOOO much for a budget phone!
Zippy Shells, Amazon
16 December 2013
Summary: CALL QUALITY: Before I get into all the details: I just want to say that one drawback I have noticed on this otherwise impressively loaded economy phone: the call quality is not that great. People say I sound fine but the voices I'm hearing on my end sound digitized - like those pop singers that put effects on their voices. I don't know if this is something that Virgin Mobile can adjust or if this aspect of this phone is defective.
Summary: For the price it's a great android phone. But it slows down when too many apps are using it. And it only allows a small number of apps to be moved to the sd card. That leaves little space on the phone.
Summary: This is a decent little phone that I bought for a great price around Black Friday. I bought it for my 4yo son to play with (Angry Birds, taking pictures, watching movies, etc), and it's great for that. The only huge disadvantage is that it's difficult and risky to root this phone, and there are no custom roms or software upgrades available because the bootloader is locked tight.