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Rendezvous with the Kyocera Event (pictures)

With its 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G data speeds, and 1GHz processor, the Kyocera Event is a respectable entry-level handset with reliable performance.

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Get invited to the Kyocera Event

The Kyocera Event won't blow anyone away with top-tier specs. But it is a decent entry-level smartphone from Virgin sporting a reasonable $79.99 price tag, Android 4.0, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
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A bit about the display

The 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen has a 480x320-pixel resolution. Above the display is a notification light and below are three hot keys that light up white when in use: back, home, and menu.

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A comfortable fit

The phone measures 4.5 inches tall and 2.4 inches wide, and weighs 4.1 ounces. Due to its small size, it fits easily in front jean pockets and small bags.

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A look to the side

It has a thickness of 0.46 inch. The right edge houses a sleep/power button and an indention to help pry off the back plate.

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Checking out the back

The back features a small audio speaker, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash to the right of that. Inside, you can access the battery and microSD card slot, which accepts cards of up to 32GB. Unfortunately, you'll need to remove the battery first to insert the card underneath it.

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Some camera features

The camera comes with a few options like a flash, digital zoom, five white balances, six scene modes, geotagging, five photo sizes (from 480x320 to 2,048x1,536), three picture qualities, five color effects, three exposure options, and six ISO levels.

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The power within

Powering the device are a 1GHz processor and a 1,500mAh battery, which gives you a reported talk time of 8.7 hours.

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