Cricket's Kyocera Kona keeps it simple Video
Cricket's Kyocera Kona keeps it simple Video Transcript
Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET. And today, we're gonna take a quick look at the Kyocera Kona from Cricket Wireless. Now, the Kona is a very simple flip phone. It's for anyone who's just looking for talking and texting features. It has a 2.4-inch display and on the front it has a 1.4-inch color display that shows like the time and the date and the battery life. It runs on Cricket's 2G network and on the back here is a 2-megapixel camera. And it runs on 870 milliampere-hour battery. It also has Bluetooth capabilities and just kind of like your basic functions like your calendar, a few games and app, it holds your contacts obviously, and it has some voice services like voice recognition and voice memo. Now, so far, there is no pricing information but it should be available around mid March. Again, I'm Lynn from CNET. And this is the Kyocera Kona from Cricket Wireless.
Cricket's Kyocera Kona is aimed for users who need just the basics, and features a 2-megapixel camera, Internet connectivity, and a nostalgic flip-phone construction.
The ZTE Source from Cricket Wireless sports a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, and the carrier's music streaming service, Muve Music.
The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a waterproof handset that features a 4-inch screen, Android 4.1, and a 5-megapixel camera.
The Kyocera Rio brings Cricket customers a decent compact touch screen feature phone with e-mail and turn-by-turn navigation.
The Engage LT on Cricket Wireless has a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 4-inch screen, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Kyocera DuraPro is a rugged feature phone from U.S. Cellular. It can be submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes, has a 3.2-megapixel camera, and a 2-inch QVGA screen.
Sprint's Kyocera Torque is a rugged and waterproof Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset with a 4-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, and 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Despite its name, don't feel obligated to get committed with the ZTE Engage. That's because this device from Cricket Wireless comes contract-free. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch screen, and Muve Music.
With a 4-inch screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and an 8-megapixel camera, the Huawei Mercury tops Cricket's Android lineup.
The prepaid Source from Cricket Wireless has a 4.5-inch screen, Muve Music, and 4G LTE.
Kyocera Kona Review
The good: The Kyocera Kona has a compact, easy-to-handle design and an intuitive interface, and it lets you hide certain contacts in your phone book.
The bad: The Kona is sluggish, and its camera not only takes poor photos, but also lacks both a flash and video-recording capabilities.
The bottom line: Though it's devoid of even midlevel features, the Kyocera Kona manages to be an excellent flip phone.
Kyocera Kona Specs
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