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Kyocera Rise

alaTest has collected and analyzed 680 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The camera and value for money also get good views, but there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Kyocera Rise is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Kyocera Rise

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 471 user reviews of Kyocera Rise from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Kyocera Rise (Virgin Mobile)

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The keyboard-toting Kyocera Rise runs on Android 4.0

 

The competitively priced Kyocera Rise is fitting for texting enthusiasts looking for a starter smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Kyocera Rise runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a sliding keyboard, and has great call quality

The Rise has a laggy processor and a bulky, heavy design

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Kyocera Rise (Virgin Mobile)

 

The Kyocera Rise is Virgin Mobile's first keyboarded smartphone to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). That, along with its $99.99 price tag and solid QWERTY keyboard, would make you think you're getting quite a deal. But Kyocera cuts enough...

Solid QWERTY keyboard. Good battery life

Lackluster display. Poor camera. Bulky

If you need a physical keyboard, the Kyocera Rise for Virgin Mobile will suffice, but you can get a much better phone if you're willing to drop it.

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Kyocera Rise (Sprint)

 

The Kyocera Rise looks like a tempting deal—a brand new smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with a solid keyboard for just $19.99 with a two-year contract. But that low price tag comes with a number of tradeoffs—like a lackluster...

Solid QWERTY keyboard. Good battery life

Lackluster display. Poor camera. Bulky

The Kyocera Rise gets you a decent keyboard for a decent price on Sprint, but it has budget written all over it.

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Kyocera Rise

 

The Kyocera Rise offers Android 4.0 and a comfortable physical keyboard for just $20, but the low-res display and short battery life are turnoffs.

Stock Android 4.0; Comfortable physical keyboard; Very affordable; Good call quality

Small dull display; No 4G ; Poor battery life; Mediocre camera; Pricier overall than Virgin Mobile version

Click to EnlargeWe'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...

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Kyocera Rise Review: A Budget Android Phone Ideal for Smartphone Rookies

 

There's nothing to “oooh” and “ahhh” about with the Kyocera Rise ($20 with a two-year contract from Sprint after a mail-in rebate; price as of August 29, 2012). This budget smartphone, which runs Android 4.0, has a simple design and basic hardware, and...

Great price point ; Ships with Android Ice Cream Sandwich ; Slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Lags when you play games or watch video ; Low-resolution display

The Kyocera Rise is a great starter smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard, but more-experienced smartphone users will be left wanting more.

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Kyocera Rise ( Sprint)

 

Three months ago at CTIA in New Orleans, Kyocera unveiled two Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices. One was the Kyocera Hydro , and the other was the Kyocera Rise.

The Kyocera Rise runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a sliding keyboard, and has great call quality.

The Rise has a laggy processor and a bulky, heavy design.

The competitively priced Kyocera Rise is fitting for texting enthusiasts looking for a starter smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Kyocera Rise Review

 

Formerly Sanyo, Kyocera has had their share of innovative designs and they have held their own in the entry-level market. The Rise embraces this philosophy, bringing Android 4.0 and a sliding QWERTY keyboard at a low price. Packaged with the Rise...

Mostly vanilla Android 4.0 ; The keyboard is mostly comfortable to use

Call quality is not as good as its predecessor ; Screen is still poor quality ; Web browsing is slow, even on Wi-Fi

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...

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Kyocera Rise

 

'The Kyocera Rise is a chunky yet compact smartphone that offers a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the cheap. It\x92s one of the smallest handsets ever to be released to market with ICS, and that\x92s part of what makes it quite an...

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Early impressions: Kyocera Hydro, Rise

 

As some of you may already be aware, Kyocera this week announced a pair of new Android smartphones. One one hand we have waterproof Hydro and on the other, the sliding QWERTY Rise. Although the company has yet to announce any carrier or pricing...

As some of you may already be aware, Kyocera this week announced a pair of new Android smartphones. One one hand we have waterproof Hydro and on the other, the sliding QWERTY Rise. Although the company has yet to announce any carrier or pricing...

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Kyocera Rise hands-on

 

Kyocera this morning announced two new devices, the Kyocera Hydro (which we took a look at earlier), and the Kyocera Rise. At first the two devices don't look extremely different, they...

The device is geared towards a more entry level crowd, the specs and overall product show that, but that doesn't mean that it should be shun. They have done a great job with the device, and if you are looking for something entry level, want your first...

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