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Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black)

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A big deal for a small price.

Enjoy a full-featured, yet affordable phone without a contract with the Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event. Powered by Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a 1GHz Snapdragon® processor, it offers powerful new ways of communicating and sharing. The 3.5" HVGA touchscreen display ensures crisp, bright viewing from any angle and you can take pictures and video using the built-in 3.2-megapixel LED flash camera/camcorder. Plus, with access to Google Play™, you can download thousands of free Android apps including games, productivity tools, travel assistance and more.

  • Powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Put your fingers fully in control of emailing and picture viewing with the 3.5" touchscreen
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture
  • Virtual QWERTY keypad with Swype® lets you share messages faster and easier
  • MagniFont mode offers improved menu readability
  • 4GB storage capacity expandable to 32GB via microSD™ memory cards (not included)
  • Manage your battery life with the included Eco Mode app
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth® 2.1 connectivity
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  • Rechargeable 1500mAh lithium-ion battery
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Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black)
 
2.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

42%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Great features (10)
  • Strong signal (10)
  • Simple controls (8)

Cons

  • Freezes up (16)
  • Poor battery life (10)
  • Drops calls (6)
  • Weak signal (6)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Texting (17)
  • Making calls (10)
  • Web browsing (10)
  • Music (8)
  • Email (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (13), Student (11), Parent (10), Business professional (3), Gearhead (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (3)

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1.0

Don't bother!

By ali

from nyc

About Me Practical

Pros

    Cons

    • Freezes Up
    • Poor Battery Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

      Thi phone isn't even worth the $20 I paid for it. I had to exchange the first one after 2 weeks, Only to have the same freezing issues with replacement.!! It freezez constantly aftter about 3 wks this time, and won't even work after master reset.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Okay starter smartphone with a caveat

      By Mumford67

      from Reisterstown, MD

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Freezes Up
      • Poor Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Email
      • Making Calls
      • Texting

      Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

      The Event is actually a half decent starter smartphone that has one major drawback...the constant freezing. Don't really understand the cause of this constant freezing as the Hydro, which as a comparable phone, seems to lack the same issues.

      When it does work, it is great for basic smartphone functions (e-mail, maintaining a calendar, GPS apps, etc.).

      But then again, the freezing. Thankfully, I'm patient and don't mind rebooting the phone 3 or 4 times a day. Guessing I'm the exception, though, and not the rule.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract

      By morrs

      from nyc

      About Me Parent, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Simple Controls
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Games
        • Music
        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

        Using mostly for apps. Works great so far. And, Radio Shack was great to work with - very accommodating!
        I normally don't take th time to review, but R.S. gave me extra - including time, so I'll return same.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        It's Good, but...

        By Kat

        from new orleans, LA

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

        • Awkward Keypad
        • Freezes Up

        Best Uses

        • Games
        • Making Calls
        • Music
        • Texting

        Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

        I use the product mostly for calling my mom in emergency's, and i text and game a lot.
        The phone is fast and works great, but it sometimes freezes up, and doesn't turn off. Also, the keypad is a bit small and sometimes the swype-to-talk feature is a bit wonky.
        Otherwise it's great.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        above average android

        By jimmi

        from los angeles

        About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical, Student

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

        • Freezes Up

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Making Calls
        • Music
        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

        events takes away the need for an expensive android phone only one problem when prolongedly used..a freeze up may occur...other than that affordable dependable for anyone

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Nice but needs improvement

        By spazzy18

        from Holland, MI

        About Me Parent, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Texts Well

        Cons

        • Drops Calls
        • Poor Battery Life
        • Weak Signal

        Best Uses

        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

        Using text and the internet are great, however making phone calls is bad. I get my phone calls dropped and/or can't hear on the other line and they can't hear me, bad reception.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Don't Judge a phone by its looks.

        By Seth The Trader

        from Bountiful,UT

        About Me Practical, Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Email
          • Games
          • Making Calls
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

          I got this phone 2 weeks ago and I love it I use it for facebook and games.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          not bad for the price

          By Bndy

          from victorville, ca

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

                i ONLY gave it a 4 because of the price. if it was even 10 bucks more expensive, it would have been a 3. but anyways its not as bad as everyone says. ive read other reviews in other places and it seemed like a theme kept popping up. people used this budget phone like a pricey phone(other than the freezing/restarting, idk what thats about, but maybe they did text and run a lot of apps). they have to realize that its NOT a 300+ dollar phone. that means you have to treat it like what it is. you close apps. you delete text threads. you move apps to a secondary storage device, you dont let its cache get up high nor its regular memory.
                so far it seems to be working and keeping it normal.
                havent had an issue with texts.
                havent had a problem with wifi/data
                one more thing, call quality. it doesnt seem like its bad. i havent really had a problem with it. maybe a call or two dropped but that may have been my fault.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                More Bang For The Buck

                By Lakeside Park Grandma

                from Lakeside Park,Ky

                About Me Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Internet
                • Lightweight
                • Sound
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Email
                  • Making Calls
                  • Music
                  • Texting
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

                  The value is excellent!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not good at all

                  By Jason

                  from Kalamazoo mi

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Drops Calls
                    • Freezes Up

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

                      Really not a good phone. All kinds of issues. Only buy it if you want frustration

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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