The Good The Kyocera Jax is compact and easy to use. Its feature set includes voice dialing.
The Bad The Kyocera Jax's design isn't durable and its display is low-resolution. Also, call quality was variable.
The Bottom Line The Kyocera Jax is a functional cell phone, but there are better basic handsets in Virgin mobile's lineup.
Kyocera Jax S1300 (Virgin Mobile)
The Kyocera Jax for Virgin Mobile is the opposite of the carrier's Kyocera X-tc. While the X-tc offers a midrange feature set and a full keyboard for texting, the Jax is just a simple handset for making calls. The basic candy bar design holds no surprises and the feature set offers little beyond the standard personal organizer. Call quality is variable, so we'd only recommend it for very occasional use. On the upside, you can get it for as cheap as $9.99.
The Kyocera Jax couldn't have a simpler design. The candy bar handset is basically a black rectangle with little to distract from its straight lines and sharp corners. The plastic skin doesn't feel sturdy, so the danger-prone should be careful. We also noticed that the battery cover wobbled just a bit. At 4.29 inches by 1.73 inches by 0.51 inch and 2.5 ounces, the Jax is portable and lightweight.
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