Echo reviews are coming in.General

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  1. viber

    viber Well-Known Member

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  2. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member

    I agree, I too made fun of the silly dual screen phone, then my store manager told me that I was the advocate for the phone I laughed cause I though that he was kidding and no he wasn't. Now that I have been playing with it every day, I have to say that I am impressed with the performance, sound, blue tooth and the build quality it feel strong and well build. I keep looking for reasons not to get the phone or even sell it and I can't find one, even if no developer picked up the device for app development or it didn't get a decent amount of applications able to use the Simul-Task or the dual screen it would still be an awesome phone to have, not to mention that so far only two bugs have been reported and both are easy to correct. The only thing that I have had issues adjusting to is the keyboard and that's easily fix with better keyboard from the market. My current phone is the Epic 4G, while I give a break to my Evo and I have to say I can't wait till I can get it on my line.
  3. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

    wow that surprising to hear but good that you are open minded to the phone :)
  4. threed61

    threed61 New Member

    I got mine Sunday morning, have played with it for a day and a half, and like it a lot. I have already gotten into the habit of plugging in when I'm not using it, but that wasn't that hard since I had a Palm Pre before. It's been easy to get used to and set up although definitely heavier than I'm used to. Even in tablet mode works very fast on 3G. No complaints so far, pretty happy!
  5. nothingbutaGthingbaby

    nothingbutaGthingbaby Well-Known Member

    Made fun of this product when announced but now I'm impressed by the reviews. I may have went with this phone if Sprint wasn't charging the extra $10 for all smart phones rather than just 4G phones. But since they are charging $10 on all phones I might as well get a 4G phone. but I do hope this phone sells well.
  6. viber

    viber Well-Known Member

    I got to use one for like 30 minutes yesterday.

    It's a good phone, no better or worse than a Shift or Epic, minus 4G. You get a ton of visual real estate.

    It ran smooth. Rather, about as smooth as android gets, because android always seems sluggish compared to iOS, WebOS and WP7. Also, it almost seems like pure Google, which is a good thing.

    The full screen keyboard when texting is damn cool, which alone makes the Echo a good competitor for phones with a QWERTY like the Shift, Epic and Arrive, only the extra bulk gets you a whole additional screen to do your business, which I promise, you will get spoiled by over time.

    The seam between screens goes unnoticed after a few minutes of use. I didn't run any benchmarks.

    Overall, there is nothing wrong with this phone, at all. I like it and give it a 7.5/10, with the only real downer being no 4G
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  7. viber

    viber Well-Known Member

    Another solid review by android central.

    The local Sprint shop said they were sold out as well. More people just need to give the Echo a test drive and get over their preconceived notions
  8. opm

    opm Member

    The concept is nice, but the built is fragile....maybe it's a Kyocera thing ;). But from examining it, I'd say that it will not tolerate a drop from waist high on to concrete.....something will give Hinge or lcd (of course). And I will say that mechanical problems will start to creep in around the 4 month of usage.
  9. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member

    I don't know... I think it is very well build specially taking under consideration that I dropped mine from the roof of my car, it landed about 8 feet away after bouncing a few times on the corners, the battery cover and the battery flew away yet the only damage was scratched corners and nor the screens or the hinge gave way, I was very surprised everything else is ok and I still remember that when I dropped my Evo from about two feet (dentist chair fell from my cargo pants pocket) and the screen cracked even though it was protected by an Otter Commuter case. I see issues showing but it would be if the phone spends more time on the floor than any where else other than that I feel very positive about it. Then again we would have to wait and see!
  10. viber

    viber Well-Known Member

    Fragile? These things feel like tanks, and the hinge is pretty beefy.
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  11. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

    I had the opportunity to check this phone out and it DOES NOT feel anything close to fragile. i was shocked at how well-built it felt.

    I was a bit confused on how to open/close the screens at first
  12. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member

    Tossing, dropping and banging a Kyocera Echo
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