The Good The Kyocera Domino is highly portable and easy to use. Call quality is fairly reliable.
The Bad While the small screen and low resolution are the Domino's biggest black marks, the cramped display and thin volume rocker are also disappointing.
The Bottom Line The Kyocera Domino offers portability and decent call quality, but there are so many design drawbacks, you'd do better to choose a different entry-level phone.
Kyocera Domino S1310
Editors' note: The Kyocera Domino is available on MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless. The phone's design will be the same on both networks, but voice network performance will vary on the two models, as will some of the bundled apps. We reviewed the MetroPCS version.
Kyocera delivers some truth in advertising with the Kyocera Domino. Not only is it tall and thin like its namesake, it's also almost as basic, at least as cell phones go. It looks strikingly similar to an earlier effort, the, a phone that didn't do much to impress us then, just as the Domino falls flat now. We can't fault the phone too much for its simplicity (it doesn't have a camera or a microSD card slot,) but we can object to weak construction and low resolution, same as with the Jax. Calling was fine, but there's little in this phone that impresses and there are better entry-level handsets to be had.