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Kyocera Oystr KX9d review

6.1/10 AVG.
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6.1/10
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The Kyocera Oystr KX9d currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 60 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Kyocera released the Oystr KX9d on June 26, 2006.


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Kyocera backs up the Oystr KX9d with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Kyocera Oystr KX9d's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 7.5 days standby time.

Oystr KX9d Specs

Overview
Release date June 26, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black/Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.8 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 99 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry eZiText
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
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 Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
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
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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User Reviews


Amazon

Sorry, but I like this phone...

from Amazon
I bought an Oyster years ago when I first got Virgin Mobile service. When the display screen went dark, the Oyster had been discontinued and I didn't like any of the phones available, so I settled for some phones that I don't even remember their model names. I rcently happened to discover some Oyster...More
I bought an Oyster years ago when I first got Virgin Mobile service. When the display screen went dark, the Oyster had been discontinued and I didn't like any of the phones available, so I settled for some phones that I don't even remember their model names. I rcently happened to discover some Oysters available on Amazon and bought one at an insane markup (the original was $20 but included $20 worth of airtime). Yes, the Oyster has a number of problems, which is probably why it didn't stay on the market long. It needs to be recharged nightly, and the custom contrast setting takes a few seconds to kick in when it's flipped open (the screen is nearly unreadable unless you boost the contrast to maximum). But for some unexplained reason, I like the Oyster and missed it. I especilly love its distinctive happy bubbly ring tone! Less
Amazon

very poor quality

from Amazon
I bought this phone for a pre-paid Virgin mobile phone that I give to my mom when she comes to visit from abroad every 6 months. She used it when I bought it, then I stowed it away for 6 months, fully functional. When I got it out 6 months later, the screen was not working. the phone could dial and rec...More
I bought this phone for a pre-paid Virgin mobile phone that I give to my mom when she comes to visit from abroad every 6 months. She used it when I bought it, then I stowed it away for 6 months, fully functional. When I got it out 6 months later, the screen was not working. the phone could dial and receive calls, but the screen was black. I eventually threw it away and got her another. No Kyoceras for me!!! Less
Amazon

I know how to fix the blank screen issue!

from Amazon
If your screen is blank, or dark blue, power your phone down by taking out the battery. Put the battery back in and get a toothpick. With the phone off, and the phone in the closed position, pinch the toothpick through and push down the power button till it goes on. It may take a few tries, but it work...More
If your screen is blank, or dark blue, power your phone down by taking out the battery. Put the battery back in and get a toothpick. With the phone off, and the phone in the closed position, pinch the toothpick through and push down the power button till it goes on. It may take a few tries, but it worked for me, my screen went on, and I was able to continue using my phone. My suggestion would be to get your contacts off, in case it doesn't work again. Good Luck. Less
Amazon

I love this phone!

from Amazon
I love this phone almost 2 years old now and no problems! Virgin is great too! I have several! Great for kids: just do text: $10 a month! no contracts no fees! it's freedom!
Amazon

an okay phone

from Amazon
if our looking for a phone this is not the one i got 1 2 years ago and i'm not happy with it
Amazon

Great Little Phone... But don't pay more than $20

from Amazon
I bought the green version of this phone (was a Target Special, ~$18) about 2.5 years ago. This phone has been a gem. I've had no problems with battery life (lasts about a week on standby). However, I got the white version for both my parents and they did experience problems with battery life... I read...More
I bought the green version of this phone (was a Target Special, ~$18) about 2.5 years ago. This phone has been a gem. I've had no problems with battery life (lasts about a week on standby). However, I got the white version for both my parents and they did experience problems with battery life... I read somewhere that had to do with a specific version of the phone, unfortunately I don't remember the details. I use cell phones mainly to make calls on the run... I don't do text messaging, the web, emails, etc... That's what computers are for in my world;) So the fact that this phone is really basic is a positive for me... I switched over to Virgin Mobile approximately 5 years ago, and I've been very pleased... I don't do much wireless calling, so paying by the minute has saved me hundreds of dollars per year versus my earlier contract deal with Sprint. I even got my parents (they're 70+) to switch over to Virgin... They also couldn't be happier.. We must be some of their oldest customers;)... This phone is $9.99 at Virgin's website, with free shipping... Don't pay a dime more. Less
Amazon

Was a nice little phone.... UNTIL the display screen died

from Amazon
I finally gave in and joined the portable phone era when I bought my very first one in Fall of '06 (the Virgin Oyster). There were only a handful of requirements I had for this purchase: I wanted to stay to be able to contact and be contacted while away from my home; I wanted to be able to text messa...More
I finally gave in and joined the portable phone era when I bought my very first one in Fall of '06 (the Virgin Oyster). There were only a handful of requirements I had for this purchase: I wanted to stay to be able to contact and be contacted while away from my home; I wanted to be able to text message; and I wanted a service plan that didn't require a long-term contract or the purchase of huge block of time. The Oyster fulfilled all these requirements and proved to a sturdy and reliable tool...that is, until one day recently (about 20 months after I first bought it) the display screen suddenly disappeared and never came back. The phone still turns on, and makes and receives calls, but needless to say, without access to the ability to read and navigate menus, I lost access to any texting capabilities and my contact list. Before i wrote this review, I read through some other user's reviews about this phone and two mentioned having encountered the same problem of the disappearing display screen. It's such a shame, too, that Virgin couldn't manufacture a dependable and durable piece of technology because i would have remained a customer of theirs, but now I doubt I will when I replace this phone. Sure, the argument might be made that it was only a $20 purchase, but VM was getting about $100 dollars a year from me for their service, and because they couldn't even make a product that lasted for at least two years, now they won't. So if you are already own one of these phones, take this notice as a warning to be sure and copy your contact numbers, and either copy or forward any text messages you might want to save. Less
Amazon

Pretty decent phone

from Amazon
If I could give it 3.5, I would. I've had this phone since August 2006. It was my first cell phone at age 18. I can't afford a plan, so the prepaid plan works for me. The phone works great for me. But I have 2 problems. First, the battery life is not that great. If I leave my phone on all night,...More
If I could give it 3.5, I would. I've had this phone since August 2006. It was my first cell phone at age 18. I can't afford a plan, so the prepaid plan works for me. The phone works great for me. But I have 2 problems. First, the battery life is not that great. If I leave my phone on all night, when I wake up, I have low to no battery life left. My second problem with the phone is how the ringtones sound. I have bought so many ringtones of songs I like. They sound great online of course, but then I play them on my phone and they sound like crap. I do have some ringtones that sound great still, have static though it isn't a big deal. However, for example, all my Evanescence ringtones don't come out right. It is a good phone though. The graphics are great and it has really good features. I just wish it came in other colors or was slimmer. It is too lumpy in my pockets. (I will admit I want another phone, one that is purple and has a camera, but those all have plans attached. Bummer) Though the phone does the job. Less
Amazon

Virgin Mobile....terrible customer service

from Amazon
Virgin mobile deactivated 4 of my phones and never notified me. I had changed a credit card which was excepted on line on a MOnday and on Tuesday I tried to make a call and found out they turned off all of my phones. I called my credit card company and they said my card was fine and don't know why Virg...More
Virgin mobile deactivated 4 of my phones and never notified me. I had changed a credit card which was excepted on line on a MOnday and on Tuesday I tried to make a call and found out they turned off all of my phones. I called my credit card company and they said my card was fine and don't know why Virgin Mobile did this. I went back and forth with Virgin and even asked for them to take a different card and they refused. I said then connect me to customer service and they said I had to email them. It would take 24 to 72 hours to resolve this. I emailed several customer care and was told to call Virgin again. I thought they were crazy. I called and once again was told I couldn't do anything about it. So again another email and a return with the same answer. Finally I received a email a week later at a address called charge back,she asked what she could do and I said please send my credit card info back. Well it was done and I was never notified and they only activated one phone. I have 3 dead phones with a lot of money in them. I wouldn't go with this company because if anything ever goes wrong with your account it will take at least a month to resolve it. I am now with a different cell phone company and still trying to get these 3 other phones turned on so I can use up my minutes. I have over $300. invested in this company. Less
Amazon

Good phone for price..great for younger kids!

from Amazon
I bought this phone for my younger son. It was perfect for him. The buttons were big enough for him to use. The phone was easy to set up and easy to use. Virgin mobile is a great service also for just about any age of user. They have great options and keep getting better!
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