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Kyocera Echo (Sprint)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Kyocera Echo (Sprint). The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the apps and size. The screen and design get critical opinions.

performance, size, apps

usability, battery, reliability, design, screen

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

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Kyocera Echo (Sprint)


The Android-based Kyocera Echo for Sprint is a flawed first attempt at an interesting concept. Not enough software supports dual-screen multitasking for this gutsy design to pay off.

Dual screens mean you can do two things at once. Dual-screen games are pretty awesome.

Not enough apps use the two screens. "Simultasking" apps don't work well together. Merged screens have bezel in center and odd aspect ratio. Short battery life in two-screen mode.

Seven of the built-in apps can simultask, operating independently on the two screens. They are the browser, contact book, e-mail (but not Gmail, and not the attachment viewer), gallery, SMS, dialer, and VueQue, a custom YouTube app. But even those...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Kent German (

Kyocera Echo (Sprint) review


We're not stretching the truth when we say that Sprint's Kyocera Echo is one of the most unusual phones we've ever seen. Sure, it looks pretty boring when you take if out of the box, but a little exploration reveals a second display that flips out from...

The Kyocera Echo has a one-of-kind design that offers two screens and the ability to use two applications at once. Call quality is acceptable and the smartphone is quick and responsive.

The Kyocera Echo's design entails some usability quirks and we're concerned about long-term durability. The feature set is pretty average, it lacks 4G, and you'll have to wait for an upgrade beyond Froyo.

The Kyocera Echo's design offers some unique advantages, but its appeal is hampered by usability quirks and a lackluster feature set.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (

Kyocera Echo (Sprint)


The Kyocera Echo makes the most of its two screens with the ability to run two apps at the same time, as well as special apps that leverage both displays.

The $199 dual-screen Kyocera Echo is not just an interesting proof of concept or a gimmick; it's a dual-screen dynamo that delivers a truly unique and compelling multitasking experience that you won't find on any other handset today. If you're looking...

Apr, 2011

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Kyocera Echo (Sprint)


In a world filled with interchangeable Android phones, the Kyocera Echo truly stands out. This Sprint handset breaks new ground by offering a second fold-out screen that gives the device a whopping 960 x 800 pixels of real estate, enough to view more...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (

Kyocera Echo (Sprint)


The Kyocera Echo is more than just another Android 2.2 smartphone, it's all about offering a unique user experience.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : George Tinari (

Kyocera Echo – Sprint (Review)


While just about every Android smart phone features a one-piece candy bar form factor, Kyocera took a risk and stepped away from the traditional comfort zone. The Echo features a 5 megapixel camera and 8 GB of internal memory, but the star of the show...

I used the term “mediocre” multiple times and in many different sections of this review. That word just about sums up the Kyocera Echo — mediocre. It has poor performance, camera quality, responsiveness, and the design is not exactly what some might...

Jul, 2011

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Buyer Beware!


Stay away. Stay away. Stay away. This is by far the worst phone or electronic device I have ever used. The phone discontinued working after two weeks. After the phone was returned to Kyocera for 7 weeks, the customer service and technical support team...

Novel idea for a large screen smart phone in a small package

Battery is very poor. Touchscreen does not work effectively. Kyocera customer support is terrible.

Mar, 2014

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I got the first phone (I had 2) in July of 2011. I used it around a week before both screens suddenly were garbled like. I took it back to Sprint, where they replaced it for me for free under warranty with the next phone. This phone barely fell I'd say...



Jul, 2012

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"4th Echo in 5 months. Units Gingerbread is bad OS"


Don't buy. One big headache after another. I'm stcuk with getting refurbished units noiw and they all suck like the ones out of the box. Sprint won;t move me to a better brand of phone so I am stuck without service and a piece of crap to shpow for it....

Can't find one pro yet in 4 phones. piece of crap

contant lock up requiring battery removal to reboot. Many, many times a day. Camera locks up on use. remove battery. text box, won't let you type a message. no good. in phone use creates lockup, remove battery to end call. locks up when looking at it

Feb, 2012

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As long as you don't need to TALK on your phone...


This is NOT a good phone. My husband is a truck driver and we both have these phones. Simply put, they suck. The "android fail is very irritating when you are trying to talk on the PHONE. If all you want the phone for is to play simple games and...

Battery life is better than expected. Dual screens are cool, when they work. Music is pretty clear.

Phones reset what feels like constantly. The more advanced games will freeze the phone. Drops calls VERY often cuz it feels like reseting or it just freezes up and you have to shut off the phone and reboot. And mine will keep the SD card seated.

Feb, 2012
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