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Kyocera Neo review

4.5/10 AVG.
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4.5/10
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The Kyocera Neo currently has an Informr score of 4.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
1+ MP



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Kyocera released the Neo on April 1, 2008.


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


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Screen Size
2.2"

The Kyocera Neo's screen size is 2.2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

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
17 MB

Internal memory is 17 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
790mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 790 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time, 250 minutes.

Kyocera Neo Specs

Overview
Release date April 1, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1700/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 17 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.42 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 790 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 250 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.9 x 5.2 x 1.7 cm (3.5 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 91 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome OLED, 16 x 104 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 6 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera E1100

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I love this phone

I loive this phone. I got it when i waz ten and now im twelve years old i had no problems with it and I'm finna get a new one cause the other ones old. If your looking for a basic phone this ones for you

Rolling downhill

I purchased this phone in August 2009 on a two-year contract with my service provider. Less than six months away from the end of my contract, I can't wait to get a replacement phone. In the last five months I have taken my phone back to my provider twice because the screen has become pixilated and the...More
I purchased this phone in August 2009 on a two-year contract with my service provider. Less than six months away from the end of my contract, I can't wait to get a replacement phone. In the last five months I have taken my phone back to my provider twice because the screen has become pixilated and the colours inverted. I swear I don't know enough to do this myself! If it happens again before my contract expires, I plan to demand for a new phone - I definitely won't be purchasing this phone again. Apparently my memory is full and won't let me delete images and sounds to replenish the memory. The camera feature (not that I ever planned to use it on a regular basis) hasn't worked for a long time. If I use the calendar to record an event in the future it is likely to disappear before the actual date. Unfortunately these problems outweigh what I like about the Neo. It's slim and compact, fitting into a bag, purse or pocket easily. The LED Lightpipe lights up when receiving a text message or a call. The external screen will let me know which of my contacts is calling me. I like that if I start pressing the numbers equal to someone's name in the phone book, I get a list of matches. (e.g. 323 for Dad). I may have recommended this phone when I initially brought it, but if someone asked me today or tomorrow if I recommended it, I couldn't. Less

Think Twice Before Getting This Phone.

I have had this phone for a little over a year and it is really the worst phone i have ever had. I have never dropped it, and it has never gotten wet, but here are some problems i had with it: -Screen messes up. It either goes completely black, or the colors go all weird. -Camera will turn a weird gree...More
I have had this phone for a little over a year and it is really the worst phone i have ever had. I have never dropped it, and it has never gotten wet, but here are some problems i had with it: -Screen messes up. It either goes completely black, or the colors go all weird. -Camera will turn a weird green color. -Pictures deleted. -does not hold charge and, and the charger has stopped working -I go to make a call and there is no sound whatsoever (and right after this all my pictures and audio magically dissappeared) -someone will call and it will never ring. -cant feel the vibration, just hear it. this phone is not so grand. Less
My girlfriend has this cell and I personally think it's ugly! She loves it for its big number keypad because she likes t9. The screen messes up all the time can change colors at any given moment. She requires to turn it off and back on to reset screen. Its so boxy in style looks like a retro cell phone...More
My girlfriend has this cell and I personally think it's ugly! She loves it for its big number keypad because she likes t9. The screen messes up all the time can change colors at any given moment. She requires to turn it off and back on to reset screen. Its so boxy in style looks like a retro cell phone. Also noted it lists this cell not in Canada but it is available at MTS Mobility and at a crazy buyout price of 239.99. Jay Less

I hate this phone!

Everything the last review said is pretty accurate. I've had my phone for 3 months now and the front display has disappeared which means I have to open my phone to see if I get a text message. This wouldn't be so bad if the phone weren't painfully slow to load up when it flips open. My phone takes abou...More
Everything the last review said is pretty accurate. I've had my phone for 3 months now and the front display has disappeared which means I have to open my phone to see if I get a text message. This wouldn't be so bad if the phone weren't painfully slow to load up when it flips open. My phone takes about 3-5 seconds to load the main interface and navigating around the options is very slow and clunky. Don't get this phone, you'll hate it. I'm going to go and raise some hell with the idiots that sold me this piece of shit. Less
Phonedog

Decent, but frustrating

from Phonedog
Pro: Attractive design, strong speakerphone, good screen Con: Not comfortable entering numbers or text on keypad; inconsistent ringer/vibe/light settings; glossy, soft surface scratches easily, shows scratches; MMS/email messages sometimes go missing; hard to tell keys by touch; Using experience: 2 w...More
Pro: Attractive design, strong speakerphone, good screen Con: Not comfortable entering numbers or text on keypad; inconsistent ringer/vibe/light settings; glossy, soft surface scratches easily, shows scratches; MMS/email messages sometimes go missing; hard to tell keys by touch; Using experience: 2 weeks This phone looks very good, at least at first, but has some flawed software design. *** The case is sleek with a futuristic look about it. The shape of it is comfortable in the hand while it is closed, but less so when holding the phone to enter numbers, text, or navigate menus. The display is fairly large with good color, and visible in most conditions. There is a LED display on the front, which shows the time, Caller ID, or signal icons, with a few options. There is a LED "lightpipe" running down the center, which lights up when a call or message comes in, and pulses while the phone is charging. *** The camera is adequate for MMS snapshots or Caller ID shots, but not worth going into detail over. *** Settings for ringtones work for Caller ID and SMS ID, including groups, but other sound settings are confusing and limited to builtin sounds and/or nothing. Combinations of sounds and vibration are even more confusing and frustrating. *** The keypad is a molded rubbery panel, with raised bars between "keys" which click under finger presses. It only has a phone-type pad, not a QWERTY keyboard (I don't know what phone the other review is of, but it's not this one.) It's easy to hit the wrong key without realizing it, and there are no icons to remind the user which parts of the central ring control which functions. The upper keys, central ring, and center button are used inconsistently in different applications, and it's hard to remember what does and doesn't work for what function. *** Text messaging is frustrating. It takes several keys to get to send a message unless in reply to an incoming message, and receiving messages can involve several keys as well. *** Navigating messages is a chore. When messages arrive, opening the phone reveals a message informing you that messages have arrived, offering the choice of opening or ignoring them. When one message comes, it is opened directly; when more than one arrive, the inbox is opened. You can't go directly from one message to another; you have to go "back" to the Inbox, unless one message arrives, which means "Back" takes you back to the main screen, where you have to get to the Inbox to see messages. *** Sometimes closing the phone puts you back at the main screen when you open the phone; sometimes the phone keeps the same screen you were at when you closed the phone. *** Ringtones can be assigned from saved MMS sounds, but other functions (including opening/closing the phone) can only be assigned a preselected list of built-in sounds. *** Schedules and alarms can only be set when the phone has a digital signal, which can be very frustrating in areas with incomplete coverage. *** Overall, the phone is adequate, but frustrating when its potential seems to have been poorly implemented by bad software design decisions. Less

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