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Kyocera Hydro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Kyocera Hydro. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and durability are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. The usability and camera get less positive opinions. Reviews about the reliability and performance are mixed.

price, portability, screen, durability, size

battery, camera, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Kyocera Hydro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 25 reviews)

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Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Waterproof Boost Kyocera Hydro runs on Android 4.0

 

With Android 4.0, solid call quality, and waterproof capabilities, the Kyocera Hydro is a great prepaid device.

The Kyocera Hydro from Boost and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is waterproof, and has excellent call quality

The Hydro has slow data and processor speeds, its speaker volume is low, and its profile is thick

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Kyocera Hydro (Boost Mobile) Review

 

The Kyocera Hydro is certainly a waterproof wonder, making it a good choice for people who are rough on their phones. We also like the affordable monthly plans Boost offers. However, the below-average battery life and low-res display are turnoffs. By...

Waterproof design, Affordable unlimited plan, Eco Mode app helps conserve power, Loud speaker

Below-average battery life, Underwhelming performance, Low-res display, No 4G data

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: MobileBurn (mobileburn.com)

Kyocera Hydro Edge Review

 

The Kyocera Hydro Edge knows what it is and, more importantly, doesn't try to be more than that. Anyone seeking a high-powered phone should immediately look elsewhere. The device's sole appeal is that it is small and cheap (financially speaking). At...

Oct, 2013
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Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Water-resistant and packing a sharp 720p screen, the Kyocera Hydro Elite is a budget phone that struggles to be impressive, but ultimately falls short. It has an aging operating system, a poor camera and the slowest processor of any Android phone we...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (technostall.com)

Kyocera Hydro Smartphone Review: Specs and Features

 

Kyocera Hydro ReviewAfter a considerable period of time, Kyocera has come up with its latest Smartphone equipped with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The device was announced by the company in the ...

1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 3.2MP camera, 1500 mAh battery, 3.5 inch HVGA IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, IP x 5 and IP x 7 water resistant certified, slide-out keypad

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Homnick (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Kyocera Hydro review

 

If your phone has ever taken an unplanned dip in a nearby body of water, you're probably familiar with the bag of dry rice and the nervous prayers to the phone gods that typically ensue. Waterproofing may not be the first thing people look for in a...

The Kyocera Hydro's waterproofing exceeded my expectations, and I enjoyed the novelty of using a smartphone in circumstances that would normally spell certain death for an electronic device. Though the phone's specs and design are unimpressive overall,...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Park_Bio (cnet.com)

"Value-priced, durable, small-screen smart phone, just "fast enough""

 

I bought a Kyocera Hydro in March 2013 for $79. As a field biologist in South Florida, I am often soaked by rain, sweat, or both. My first Hydro handled all of this well for three months, but died after I lost it in tall grass for several days during...

affordable water resistance, decent bounce-tolerance & durability.

Water-resistant, not water-proof

May, 2014

Consumer review by: tony1956cat (cnet.com)

"waste of money"

 

Bought a phone 12-4-2013. Returned the phone due to static on 12-6-2013. tried anther phone before buying it, same problem. The employee informed me at that time that boost service has that problem on all there phones. I told them that I no longer want...

Could not talk on it so no pros

Everything is terrible

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: baileysgirl09 (cnet.com)

"Kyocera's customer service is HORRIFIC!!! BEWARE!"

 

On 11/29/12 my power button broke. I sent the phone to in to be repaired. Kyocera claimed it was fixed & sent it back to me. On 1/25/13 the SAME power button broke again. I sent the phone to be repaired. Again they claimed it was fixed and sent it back...

Nothing. Absolutely Nothing.

Everything. Customer Service. Kyocera. The way I was treated by Kyocera.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: App_oriented (cnet.com)

"Not altoghether happy with this phone"

 

I am saving up my money to get a new phone. This phone absolutely frustrates me!

-good screen quality

-drops calls

Jun, 2013
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