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Kyocera Hydro Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Kyocera Hydro Life. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and price are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the battery and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Kyocera Hydro Life is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Kyocera Hydro Life from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the camera and durability. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the screen. There are some critical reviews about the battery and reliability.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kyocera Hydro Life - No Contract Phone - (T-Mobile)Kyocera Hydro Life - No Contract Phone - (T-Mobile)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Kyocera Hydro Life (T-Mobile)


The Kyocera Hydro Life is an inexpensive phone for the accident-prone, but you give up a lot in terms of performance to meet this price point.

Inexpensive. Waterproof. Bright, sharp screen

Poor call quality. No LTE

Very inexpensive and somewhat durable, the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Life would make a decent first smartphone for a tween. With its retail price now below $100 off contract, it's one of the cheapest ways to get online and dip into the deep pool of...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Sarah Mitroff (

Kyocera Hydro Life review:


Kyocera has cemented itself as a maker of water-resistant phones with its splash-friendly Hydro line. The company's latest is the Hydro Life, a prepaid phone that costs only $150 off contract, before taxes, and available exclusively on T-Mobile's...

The Kyocera Hydro Life is affordable, durable and packs in a few helpful software extras.

The camera produces dull, flat photos and the phone runs slowly.

The Kyocera Hydro Life delivers useful features for a low price, but its disappointing performance makes it worth considering only if you absolutely need a water-resistant smartphone.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Kyocera Hydro Life for T-Mobile / MetroPCS


The Hydro Life is an affordable waterproof handset from Kyocera that offers all the power of Android in a compact package that goes where you go. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: KoogieKrisp (

"Good Specs. Poor Software But Recommend!"


I let kids touch this phone, and they abuse it. It holds and it's a phone I can replace for cheap. Therefore my recommendation is because it's waterproof and damage proof to a certain degree. This is the biggest plus side of this phone. Call Quality: I...

Specs, performance, and reliablity

software is not optimized well with the specs.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: dmusicwrks (

"Great Product & Value for the $49 Price!"


Good Phone Specs & Daily Performance, Water & Drop Proof

A Little Sluggish At Times, Weak Ear Volume, No 4G LTE.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Alan_Houston (

"Good Waterproof Phone"


The Hydro Life and the LG L70 are both $50 phones for MetroPcs. They are both good phones for their low price. I added the MetroPcs gel case to the Hydro Life and can use it with confidence in a light rain or at the beach. It is likely to survive being...

Waterproof and Sturdy

Call Features Can Be Buggy

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: MobileNirvana (

"The Future is Here"


I usually don't write product reviews but... . You have to understand I always buy everything Apple, not because I'm a fan boy but because Apple makes quality products. This season however, with shallow pockets, I decided to finally stop using my iPad...


It's not an iPhone

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Lemayautocare (

Not bad if you're clumsy


I've dropped this thing five feet into two inches of water and a hard bottom and picked it up and picked up where I left off like nothing happened. It runs fairly well too. My only complaints are the amount of free storage and the kyocera ui but...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: fedupphoneuser (

Issues start after the first month of use


After having this model for a month the phone starts to flash a dark screen. During this time you can barely see what is on the screen but everything is still there. Also at this same time you loose all service, phone, internet, and 4G. When I went...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: pennykitty (

This Is A Nice Phone


OK, I also got it for $29 so there's no way I can go wrong, right? But the call quality is great, the screen is very good, it's fast to respond, the browser is fast even when it's not in Wi-Fi, it has a good camera, texts are immediate, has an eco-mode...

Nov, 2014