Summary: We'll take a pass on the Kyocera Rise. While this phone features Android 4.0 and a full QWERTY keyboard, there's not much else to get excited about. Yes, the $19.99 up-front price is cheap, but after that, you'll be stuck with a device that has a low-res display and short battery life.
Conclusion: The Rise offers some nice features, such as a decent slide out QWERTY and a mostly vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich build, but in the end it has too many shortcomings. Despite being bigger and higher resolution than the Milano , the Rise’s screen is still of poor quality and the call quality has taken a...
Pros: Mostly vanilla Android 4.0, The keyboard is mostly comfortable to use
Cons: Call quality is not as good as its predecessor, Screen is still poor quality, Web browsing is slow, even on Wi-Fi
Overview of Kyocera Hydro and Rise – first impressions at CTIA 2012
10 May 2012
Conclusion: Kyocera Rise shares the same specs as Hydro including the 3.5-inch screen, 3.2MP camera, 1GHz processor, compatibility with CDMA 850/1700/1900 MHz, and so on. It is classier and more middle-end looking than Hydro but this comes at the expense of water-resistance.
Excerpt: The Kyocera Rise is a chunky yet compact smartphone that offers a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the cheap. It’s one of the smallest handsets ever to be released to market with ICS, and that’s part of what makes it quite an attractive option.
Summary: Kyocera Rise è uno smartphone con sistema operativo Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, display da 3,5 pollici con risoluzione 480x320 pixel, processore MSM8655 da 1 GHz, 512 MB di RAM e fotocamera posteriore da 3,2 megapixel con flash LED