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Kyocera Zio M6000

5.7/10 AVG.
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5.7/10
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The Kyocera Zio M6000 currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

It doesn’t do anything extremely well with the exception of the phone and there are some glaring issues that make the phone forgettable

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
CNET

Now that Android has made it to all "big four" national carriers, it was only a matter of time before it visited some of the smaller wireless operators in the United States. U.S. Cellular got its turn earlier this year with the Samsung Acclaim and HTC Desire, and now Cricket Wireless follows with th...

- Kent German , CNET
Phone Scoop

The Zio's biggest problem is being ham-strung by Android 1.6. This operating system is over a year old, and has been left behind by new versions of Android. On top of that, Sanyo and Cricket have done nothing to customize the Zio in order to make up for some of the OS deficits. Instead, users ar...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Kyocera released the Zio M6000 on May 15, 2010.


Kyocera backs up the Zio M6000 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Zio M6000 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Kyocera support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Kyocera's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3.5"

The Kyocera Zio M6000's screen size is 3.5 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Qualcomm MSM7627 processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.6 operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1130mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1130 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 360 minutes.

Zio M6000 Specs

Overview
Release date May 15, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1700/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.6

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7627
Internal Flash Memory 256 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.35 W/kg
Body: 0.41 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1130 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 360 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.0 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Trackball
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, GIF, JPG, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Android 2.2 OS update available
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

First and foremost is the unresponsive display, which makes using the all touch Zio a frustrating experience

from PhoneArena

Users were quite happy with the call quality of the Sanyo Zio.  They said there was no hiss, echo or static and while they said it wasn’t quite landline quality they still rated us 8.5/10.  To us they sounded pretty good, there was a bit of hollowness but we were able to carry on a conversation quite well and had no problems hearing them...

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Users were quite happy with the call quality of the Sanyo Zio.  They said there was no hiss, echo or static and while they said it wasn’t quite landline quality they still rated us 8.5/10.  To us they sounded pretty good, there was a bit of hollowness but we were able to carry on a conversation quite well and had no problems hearing them.

The battery life is rated at 6 hours of talk time and we could go a few days at a time with light usage before the Zio needed a charge.

In the end there are simply better options than the Sanyo Zio.  It doesn’t do anything extremely well with the exception of the phone and there are some glaring issues that make the phone forgettable. First and foremost is the unresponsive display, which makes using the all touch Zio a frustrating experience.  If it weren’t for that we could probably overlook the lack of multitouch, the so-so camera performance or the heavy use of plastic on the Zio, but we can’t.  The HTC Hero, at this point a year old and way overpriced at $150 on contract is still a much better option than the Zio and we can’t imagine that the forthcoming $50 LG Optimus S, launching with Froyo, could be any worse.

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CNET

The M6000 offers a minimalist design and a feature set that centers on the basics

from CNET

Now that Android has made it to all "big four" national carriers, it was only a matter of time before it visited some of the smaller wireless operators in the United States. U.S. Cellular got its turn earlier this year with the Samsung Acclaim and HTC Desire, and now Cricket Wireless follows with the Sanyo Zio M6000....

More

Now that Android has made it to all "big four" national carriers, it was only a matter of time before it visited some of the smaller wireless operators in the United States. U.S. Cellular got its turn earlier this year with the Samsung Acclaim and HTC Desire, and now Cricket Wireless follows with the Sanyo Zio M6000.

Originally introduced as the Kyocera Zio (Kyocera bought the Sanyo brand last year) the M6000 offers a minimalist design and a feature set that centers on the basics. We won't knock it for offering mind-blowing features--not every Android phone needs to go for the gold like Samsung's Galaxy S series--though we're not pleased that it debuts with just Android OS 1.6 (Donut). Fortunately, however, performance was satisfactory on most fronts.

In more ways than one, the Zio is well suited to Cricket's budget-minded lineup. Of course, at $249 ($229 if you buy it online) it doesn't come at a bargain price, but that's the trade-off for not having to sign a contract. Even better, Cricket's data plan for the Zio and future Android devices is just $55 per month for unlimited voice, data, and text.

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Phone Scoop

It is easy to hold and use

from Phone Scoop

The Zio's biggest problem is being ham-strung by Android 1.6. This operating system is over a year old, and has been left behind by new versions of Android. On top of that, Sanyo and Cricket have done nothing to customize the Zio in order to make up for some of the OS deficits. Instead, users...More

The Zio's biggest problem is being ham-strung by Android 1.6. This operating system is over a year old, and has been left behind by new versions of Android. On top of that, Sanyo and Cricket have done nothing to customize the Zio in order to make up for some of the OS deficits. Instead, users are stuck with an out-of-date software experience and no special features to speak of.

Still, the Zio has some redeeming qualities. It offers a solid Gmail experience, good music playback, and an average camera. The Wi-Fi performance was good, and it has the venerable Android browser on board for the mobile web.

Calling performance wasn't bad, and battery life was actually pretty good.

Would I recommend this phone? For Cricket customers, there's not much else to recommend. Compared to most everything else in Cricket's line-up, the Zio is a sure-fire champ. For the cost-conscious, it's a decent budget buy.

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