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Kyocera Cyclops review

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The Kyocera Cyclops currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 25 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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Kyocera released the Cyclops on October 31, 2006.


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Kyocera backs up the Cyclops with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Kyocera Cyclops's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
14 MB

Internal memory is 14 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Kyocera Cyclops Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2006
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 14 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Extended Battery, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.0 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm (3.5 x 1.8 x 0.9 in)
Weight 96 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry eZiText
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera K325

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User Reviews


Amazon

$125.00!!! You are kidding right

from Amazon
How does this company have 97 percent positive reviews? This phone cost me $19 new and I was trying to find another one. What a rip off!!
Phonedog

DO NOT BUY!!!!!

from Phonedog
Pro: i guess the texting is OK. the camera is decent but not amazing. Con: BATTERY LIFE, BATTERY CHARGER, outside screen. Using experience: 1 years the charger for this phone is a rip off! every 6 months it just stops working and my phone will not charge it makes me so mad i have almost thrown it ou...More
Pro: i guess the texting is OK. the camera is decent but not amazing. Con: BATTERY LIFE, BATTERY CHARGER, outside screen. Using experience: 1 years the charger for this phone is a rip off! every 6 months it just stops working and my phone will not charge it makes me so mad i have almost thrown it out the window MANY times. everytime the charger breaks i always have to go and buy a new one, finally i got sick of buying one every 6 months and i just decided to buy like 6 at a time and save some time. also the little down and up arrows at the side of the phone are always getting like hit in my purse and switching it from vibrate to extra loud and it always does that like during a movie or while in a quiet library. also the battery life sucks it will hold a charge for like a couple of hours and then dies. my advise to anyone wanting to buy this phone is to just save your time and money and DON'T!!!! Less
Amazon

pretty good

from Amazon
I had this phone for about 7 or 8 months and it was fine. The texting was kinda hard but not too bad. I wanted a new phone so a couple of days ago i bought the arc from virgin mobile and it has bean great if you want a really good phone with some great features buy the arc because it is cheap at only 4...More
I had this phone for about 7 or 8 months and it was fine. The texting was kinda hard but not too bad. I wanted a new phone so a couple of days ago i bought the arc from virgin mobile and it has bean great if you want a really good phone with some great features buy the arc because it is cheap at only 49.99 and has a camera and someother great stuff too. check it out. Less
Amazon

Great prepaid camera phone

from Amazon
I just traded up to the Wildcard messaging phone and have owned the Cyclops for 3 months and highly recommend it for a basic prepaid phone. Texting is easy on this phone and the red-lit keypad is different from all other phones out there. The bright LED missed call/message indicator is very easy to see...More
I just traded up to the Wildcard messaging phone and have owned the Cyclops for 3 months and highly recommend it for a basic prepaid phone. Texting is easy on this phone and the red-lit keypad is different from all other phones out there. The bright LED missed call/message indicator is very easy to see and the loud ringer really gets your attention. Battery life is excellent and the external caller id/message alert is nice also. This phone has many of the same features as the more expensive Wildcard,however the same 1.3mp rated camera works like a cheap vga camera compared to the one in the Wildcard. The only real complaints I have with this phone is the case is real smooth and it can slip away in a heartbeat, the camera quality,the installed graphics/icons are simple-minded and I could never get IM to work properly. This phone also has picture messaging capability and a basic internet WAP2 browser. Overall, it's an excellent BASIC phone and I miss using it. Less
Amazon

ughh kinda crappy

from Amazon
I "upgraded" to this model when it was $100 at BEST BUY. From Day 1 its been 1 problem after the other.. The texting isnt very solid. The phone would turn off in mid text for no reason. Camera sucks. Speakerphone volume is very low even when put to max. Try finding a car-charger for it in any store!!!...More
I "upgraded" to this model when it was $100 at BEST BUY. From Day 1 its been 1 problem after the other.. The texting isnt very solid. The phone would turn off in mid text for no reason. Camera sucks. Speakerphone volume is very low even when put to max. Try finding a car-charger for it in any store!!! The regular charger just stopped working 1 day out of the blue as well. the Yahoo/AOL feature doesnt connect anymore now too...lol Virgin Mobile had to send me a replacement when the screen permanently went blank 1 day. WAACCCCKKKK!!! Less
eBay

Virgin Mobile Cyclops Flip Cell Phone

from eBay
This cell from Virgin Mobile is a trooper. It does not freez up like some of the other ones. It has a higher megapixle then most cell phones. It is also easy on the pocket book, and made durable.
Phonedog

Hate it!

from Phonedog
Pro: Camera is OK Con: Very short battery life. Texting very difficult. Ringer turns itself on/off randomly. Scheduler doesn't know what day it is. Rings randomly. Text alert changes/switches off randomly. No download cable included. Awkward keypad. Vibrate alerts randomly for no reason. Using experi...More
Pro: Camera is OK Con: Very short battery life. Texting very difficult. Ringer turns itself on/off randomly. Scheduler doesn't know what day it is. Rings randomly. Text alert changes/switches off randomly. No download cable included. Awkward keypad. Vibrate alerts randomly for no reason. Using experience: 90 days All features seem to randomly switch on/off. I can't begin to describe how frustrating I find this 'phone. DO NOT BUY ONE! Less
Amazon

Seems Good, Prices Vary

from Amazon
I recently purchased this phone, because the camera on my Flasher was low-resolution and I think the 1.3 Megapixel camera on this one will be better, and because of several other things listed in the specifications and the manual (I have not opened it yet because I might splurge on the Wild Card instea...More
I recently purchased this phone, because the camera on my Flasher was low-resolution and I think the 1.3 Megapixel camera on this one will be better, and because of several other things listed in the specifications and the manual (I have not opened it yet because I might splurge on the Wild Card instead and may need to return it. But I have spent a lot of time researching it and can share that), like: -Has 500 contacts available according to Amazon's product page -Again per product page "the phone's PC Sync capability means that you can connect the phone to a computer with a cable and synchronize calendar and contact information" (synchronization is not mentioned in the online pdf user manual from VM though) -- this is vital for me as I have 200 contacts with multiple phones/addresses/URLs/notes -- can anyone confirm this? Has anyone done it? I was unable to find a data cable anywhere, nor info on this process. -1.3 Megapixel camera with flash and (Amazon page says 5x digital zoom) -3.5 hours talk, 7 days standby -Dual display -speaker phone -This phone is currently fifty dollars from Amazon's sister company Target (which recently had it for thirty-eight), and the service provider themselves has it for fifty as of January thirtieth; so it pays to always check the three. -Internal Antennae (although some reviewers have had problems with this) -txt messaging, picture messaging -real music ringtones -can lock it, on power-up/now/never (p.41 of pdf manual) -mobile IM, email, VAM Audio messaging (dunno what that last is;-) although you have to pay by day or month for web access -size is about the same as my Flasher (3.54" x 1.81" x 0.92") -When I held it in the store, it seemed well-made and less "toy"-like than some;-) I like the way it looks! Wish I could tell whether the user interface looks goofy like my Flasher's does -User's manual on page V gives specs for an extended-life battery(!) -Manual has a menu breakdown, very helpful(p.7) -Manual has settings menu breakdown, p.36 -Contacts list better than Flasher; manual says each contact can have up to 6 numbers, 2 emails, 2 street addresses, 2 web addresses, and 1 note (my MTV slider had this and my Flasher didn't so it's good to know!)p.19 -It *does* let you add another recipient once you have started a text message, which my old phone did and my Flasher does not -Camera goes up to 1280 x 1024 (p.46) Less
Amazon

I like this phone

from Amazon
I switched to Virgin Mobile from The Evil TracFone several months ago. I knew I wanted a camera phone, and I looked at the models that VM had to offer. I opted for the Cyclops because I like the flip-phone design and the affordable price. You gotta remember...this is a camera phone, not designed to...More
I switched to Virgin Mobile from The Evil TracFone several months ago. I knew I wanted a camera phone, and I looked at the models that VM had to offer. I opted for the Cyclops because I like the flip-phone design and the affordable price. You gotta remember...this is a camera phone, not designed to be your primary camera. Picture quality is okay, pretty much what I expected from a camera phone of this price range. The user interface is easy to figure out, I was able to figure out how to do what I wanted to do with the phone without having to look at the instruction booklet. I'm happy...both with this phone, and with Virgin Mobile's service. If you ever have trouble with your VM phone, you can call them, and the person who you get on the phone speaks ENGLISH, as opposed to the reps over at TracFone. I've tried other pre-paid phones, but by far, Virgin Mobile is the best! Less
Amazon

Mediocre at best

from Amazon
I bought this phone about one month ago. I rarely upgreade phones but I really wanted a camera phone so I bought this model because of its price. I now wish I could return it or throw it away. I usually love flip phones because I find their quality to be better but this is not the case with the Cyclops...More
I bought this phone about one month ago. I rarely upgreade phones but I really wanted a camera phone so I bought this model because of its price. I now wish I could return it or throw it away. I usually love flip phones because I find their quality to be better but this is not the case with the Cyclops. The red light on the outside flashes constantly which is annoying. When texting the letters often get scrambled because of a software glitch so the message is completely incoherent. I often have to erase and then rewrite it several times. The camera is horrible too. Every picture is either too bright or dark and they are very grainy. In addition, sometimes when I check my pictures the phone just turns off by itself for no reason. I believe this is another software glitch. I would go ahead and spend the extra money on a better model if looking for a phone that you would like to use. Less

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