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Kyocera Verve
Kyocera Verve
Kyocera Verve
Kyocera Verve

What's good

  • Solid build quality
  • Responsive keyboard
  • Tactile buttons
  • Good battery life

What's bad

  • Cluttered navigation keys
  • Weak display

The Kyocera Verve proves that there is still room for the classics when it comes to mobile phones. If you’re looking for a phone to text with friends and make calls without the fluff and cost of modern smartphones, it just might be the answer. Let’s take a look to see what the reviews have to say!

As a feature phone, you won’t find the latest apps or even be able to check your Facebook. What you get is everything a basic phone requires: voice call support, an address book, clock and a few other features. The phone’s 2.4-inch display is a low resolution job that will display text and basic pictures but not much else. CNet found that viewing angles were not so great either, stating, “A slight tilt from any angle can wash out the screen entirely.”

There hasn’t been many new slider phones released recently. However, it seems that Kyocera has managed to capture that classic design and offer a sturdy device that is both light and ready for a few drops and tumbles. Phone Scoop noted, “The plastics aren't the cheapest I've encountered on a handset, but they are far from the best.”

The front of the phone features the display, a few basic navigation controls and a dial pad. Slide the back of the phone sideways and a spring-assisted keyboard pops to the side to let you text until your thumbs are sore. CNet put the keyboard through its paces and found that it performed well with two minor caveats. First, it is a bit small, CNet warns, “users with slightly bigger hands might need to look elsewhere.” There was also a few issues with the spacebar not registering presses.

The phone charges via MicroUSB cable to cut down on cord clutter. The same cord can transfer pictures from the device, though with a scant 2MP camera and no flash, you’re probably not going to use it often.

Overall, the phone reviews indicate that it is a fitting tribute to the phones of yesteryear while still providing a useful, affordable device. CNet said, “you can't go wrong with its simple and straightforward interface.” Phone Scoop applauded the phone, saying that it “covers the QWERTY-phone basics in spades.”

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Operating system
Operating system
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480 MHz
480 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
2+ MP
2+ MP
1100 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


I can almost give Kyocera a pass for the Contact's shoddy Web performance, since a) most buyers probably aren't choosing the device with the goal of high-speed browsing and b) those in Virgin's footprint may experience faster speeds than I did. But, there's no way to turn a blind eye to the subpar c...

- Lynn La, Cnet

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Kyocera Verve user manual here.

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

If your Verve has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Kyocera support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Kyocera's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Kyocera Verve's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

480 MHz

There is a Qualcomm QSC6155 480 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 10.9 days standby time.

Kyocera Verve Specs

Release Date April 11, 2014
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm QSC6155 480 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.286 W/kg
Body: 1.257 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, OBEX
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
12x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 167 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 10.9 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Material Plastic
Colors Gray, Pink, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm (4.5 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 133 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Kyocera Contact, S3150
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