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Kyocera Strobe-K612B

Description:

The Kyocera K612balso known as the Strobe,is a messaging phone that will surprise you by opening up to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. Other great attributes include a VGA camera with flash, external color display, ringer and photo ID, as well as voice memo.

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  • 0
  • Speakerphone
  • Bluetooth

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General Info
ManufacturerKyocera
TechnologyCDMA
Data Type2G
Device TypeSmartphone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height4.25 Inches
Thickness0.95 Inches
Weight4.10 Ounces
KeyboardPhysical
Display Specifications
Display Size0.00 Inches
Touchscreen Size0.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera0.00 Megapixels
Rear Camera0.00 Megapixels
Hearing Aid CompatibilityNone
Battery Specifications
Standby Time150 Hours
Talk Time72 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory0.00 GB
Expandable Memory0.00 GB

Average user reviews

Based on 19 Reviews

Overall
3.394735
Display
3.157895
Reception
3.68421
Battery Life
3
Design
3.210525
Apps
3.68421
Display:
1
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
1
Design:
1
Apps:
2
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1.5

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

The strobe does what it feels like

Posted on: January 5th, 2009 by bob bob

The good: Good texting phone. Good clarity.The bad: Does what it feels likeSummary: Had one strobe for 4 months. Replaced it and now my second strobe is doing the same as my first. It turns off randomly, unlocks randomly, press the power button and calls a random number in your contacts,switches from vibrate to ringing mode randomly. I hate the phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
2
Design:
3
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

This phone stinks!

Posted on: August 26th, 2008 by Kelsey Huffman

The good: keyboardThe bad: The display stinks. no video. bulky.Summary: I basically only use my phone for texting. I got my first one in Feb of 08 and I liked it alot until in April the screen started messing up. At first it would just freeze up for like sec, then it started distorting images. i was receiving texts upside down. And then the back light stopped working. So i got a replacement. Now (August 08) my replacement started doing the same thing. Except now both screens are black and since i cant see the screen i end up calling random people and dont know it. I've ordered another replacement but havent got it yet and its been 5 days. im angry at this phone. If it does this again im gonna have a good talk with Kyocera.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
2
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
3
Design:
4
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

The Strobe's alright.

Posted on: June 1st, 2008 by Amanda Jane

The good: Fast texting, call clarity, good internet.The bad: The screen connectors wear out easily, so it has about a year's worth of usage.Summary: I am currently on my third model of this phone, and it's time for a new one. I got the Strobe on September 20, 2006. I'm sixteen years old, so you can imagine my delight with the Qwerty keyboard, fast texting, call clarity, internet access, etc. This phone was my pride and joy... until May rolled around. The screens stopped "talking to each other", and they both appeared blue, with no display. My mother is a technician, and the technical manager of a company who works on cell phones, towers that provide signals, etc. She looked at the phone, and then said that the connector between the screens was poor and had come loose. I got a new phone, of the same model, thinking maybe the first was just from wear-and-tear and poor handling of the phone. In July 2007, however, I dropped the phone in my pool. It was underwater for literally a second or two, and the battery quit working, and the battery wouldnt hold a charge. I got my third model of the Strobe, that month, and by May 2008, the screens stopped working again. This phone provides anywhere between 8 to 12 months of use. While I can still make calls, I can no longer see the display.This phone is very convenient, but it's not worth it's short life.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
3
Reception:
1
Battery Life:
1
Design:
4
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3

Would Recommend to a friend.

Kyrocera strobe

Posted on: May 18th, 2008 by eye hatethestrobe

The good: Key pad good for texting, games- okay, small, easy to use.The bad: Turns it self on/ off, freezes upSummary: This phone is awful. i've had it since december, & i have already have to have 2 of them. they break easily, & have a lot of problems. the screen freezes up, the battery doesn't last for long, & it takes terrible pictures. it's good to text with, but the buttons are small.mine recently just stopped accepting the charger.so now i am stuck with a broken phone, completely disconnected from the world- for the second time..!thanks a lot, kyocera. do not buy this phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
3
Reception:
1
Battery Life:
4
Design:
2
Apps:
3
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE

Posted on: May 5th, 2008 by Amley merran

The good: Awesome keypad, good batteryThe bad: Well, the phone gets scratched easily and horrible memory, and guess what..... NO BLUETOOTH!! you canonly eceive songs by message! But when you do receive a song you hear it all blurry and can not understand what you just received. Also the buttons in the outside DO NOT WORK! I try calling a friend and the phone just won't le me. I am sick and tired of this phone and do not have enough money to buy a new one. SAVE YOURSELVES! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! Summary: I have had this phone for about a year already and i hate it! Bluetooth is horrible and the phone is just too big and bulky. Pictures will come out wide when you open the phone, but if you take a picture with the phone closed, the picture will come out small and not good. Oh yeah, you can't talk on the phone while its charging. And sometimes, the phone changes your ringtone to a song that you recently heard. I'm doing this to help you. Don't Buy It!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
2
Design:
3
Apps:
3
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3

Would Recommend to a friend.

HMMM....Where to begin

Posted on: April 30th, 2008 by unknown unknown

The good: Its great for texting, durable i have dropped so many times in so many different places, The bad: Where to start...it restarts like it's a computer, you can't talk while it is charging, sometimes you have to adjust the charger in order for it to charge, it switches to roaming for no reason, kind of bulkySummary: This is a good phone for texting other than that it is ok. It is small, yet bulky and the battery can go bad pretty quickly.I carry my charger in my purse when I go out sometimes.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
Reception:
1
Battery Life:
1
Design:
1
Apps:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
1

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Do not get this phone

Posted on: March 26th, 2008 by Candy Chicky

The good: good for texting.The bad: bad reception, goes to anlog roaming A LOT, keys stick a bunch, horrible camera, takes forever to send a picture message, turns off and on by itself, bluetooth sucks on this phone, & internet(like MSN) locks and will not work with this phoneSummary: I hate this phone!!! DO NOT GET IT! you will hate it..you may think its cute and adorable at first but later you will HATE IT...I cannot stand it. and this is my 3rd one. cause alltel wont let me get another phone. Please save yourself GET ANOTHER TYPE OF PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Kyocera Strobe-Wont Break-Awesome for the text-a-holics

Posted on: December 24th, 2007 by michelle welch

The good: Durable, I have droped this phone countless times. Threw it against the was when I was mad looks and sounds like new!Nice design, voice quality is amazing,great features, great phone. all-aroundThe bad: BulkY,Bluetooth enabled but,Not compatable with all other BLuetooth pda,pc,ect.Summary: Thickness is necessary if you like to text. Outside keys manageable but a little small.Works well with Bluetooth but not compatible with OTHER Bluethooth PC, PDA, and Phones... not an issue if you dont need to interact with pc,pda. It's very bulky in your pocket but stylish. This phone is of very high quality and reasonably priced.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
5
Design:
3
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Texting unlimited

Posted on: December 16th, 2007 by Anonymous

The good: good keypad, big inside screen, ok picture qualityThe bad: small outside screen, not bluetooth compatibleSummary: This is a phone for big texters, like me. Even though you've probably heard that a lot so far, it's true. That's all I looked for when I was buying a phone. "is it good with texting? Should I go with a razor (size over everything) or this Kyocera (texing over everything)? If u luv 2 txt, go w/dis phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
1
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
2
Design:
2
Apps:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Bluetooth does NOT work

Posted on: December 8th, 2007 by Anonymous

The good: Nice keyboard for a flip phone.The bad: Just refuses to sync with bluetooth. No way to transfer photos or sound without sending it as an SMS. No data push. No ability to install your own applications.Summary: I have this phone through Surewest. I was also assured that I could access and transfer my media files easily, and that bluetooth worked. NOPE!The manual deliberately dances around this point- there is no way to transfer your media files off this phone without spending a lot of time sending via SMS. This is impractical when you get more than a dozen photos, or a long meeting recorded. Also, while other Kyocera phones support pushing a variety of file types over bluetooth, the ONLY filetype supported for push is VCARD. Yeah, thats what I want to do with a multimedia phone :/Don't buy it if you are using Surewest, unless you really just want a basic phone with a nice texting keypad. The other features are worthless without the ability to easily offload the data.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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