"This phone sucks an entire bag of ***** everyday."0.5 starson by thatgimp
Pros: It has a slideout keyboard. Which is good since they left out some important buttons on the touchscreen keyboard.
Cons: The programming appears to have done by a child or a first year college student. It freezes alot. The layout is purposely confusing. It's slow as ****. It's buggy. It ignores wifi settings put forth by the user at it's own will. SD cards are glitchy.
Summary: I have a 2 year old HTC phone that was 100$ 2 years ago. The screen broke so I decided to get a new phone.
I went with Kyocera rise. It was a mistake. My 2 year old HTC phone was more than good enough for me. This kyocera piece of filth however, should be illegal to manufacture. The only purpose for this paperweight is to plug it into a computer and learn how to crack phones.I would sooner go with a 40$ used phone than anything from this brand (however i am basing that solely on the kyocera rise).
If your getting a new phone, do NOT get this one or anything by the company that manufactures it. I ran out of space on the list of cons. I never got to the lack of reception (which wasn't a problem on my HTC in the EXACT same locations with the exact same provider). I also didn't have space to get into detail on the beyond awful programming. You want to send a text to a number on your recent calls? Too bad, with this phone you can write the number down or add to contacts in order to send a text. The contact list is rediculous as well. Can't delete contacts, can't manually modify contacts through the contact list, etc. Don't even get me started on battery life... or lack thereof. There are more issues, but I'm sure you get the point.
There is no reasonable explanation for exactly awful this phone is. A few mistakes I can understand, but an update wouldn't be that difficult to put out there. Especially with the shear number of problems this phone has. The fact that kyocera has not and has shown no interest in fixing ANY of these problems only further shows that they don't care about how their products works.
Maybe if you cracked into the phone, rewrote most of the code, and put a bunch of other work into it, it might be acceptable. But why you should have to pay to do Kyocera's job for them is beyond me.