There aren’t many Android phones that have a built-in QWERTY keyboard. There are the case of the Sony Xperia Mini Pro and a few others but there wasn’t much to talk about. The Kyocera Rise might just be a better QWERTY smartphone due to several reasons which may revolve on its specifications as well. This is because this 3.5-inch smartphone is a great mid-range phone.
The Kyocera Rise is powered with a Qualcomm MSM8655 SoC running at a speed of 1GHz. The 3.5-inch screen is a capacitive one with a 480×320 IPS LCD touchscreen. The memory on board is a 512MB RAM with a 2GB storage built-in including a microSD slot for further storage expansion. The camera on the other hand is a mere 3.2 megapixel camera with an LED flash. Battery capacity is at a modest 1,500mAh.
With all of these being said and done, it can be concluded that the Kyocera Rise isn’t for those that want all of the juicy specifications that are available on the top-range smartphones. What it is however, is for those that are in need of a device that wouldn’t lag and would run just great without a hitch. It should be noted that this phone will only work on CDMA networks.