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Kyocera Hydro Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Kyocera Hydro Life. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the battery and reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, durability

reliability, battery

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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Amazon.com review summary for Kyocera Hydro Life

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Kyocera Hydro Life from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and durability. The usability and portability also get good opinions. The battery and reliability get critical opinions, while there are some mixed comments about the screen.

performance, portability, usability, durability, camera

reliability, battery

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Kyocera Hydro Life (T-Mobile)

 

The Kyocera Hydro Life on T-Mobile 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.

Conclusions The low end of T-Mobile's line is festooned with a bunch of very similar Snapdragon 400-powered smartphones. There's this one, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2, the LG Optimus L90 (which we haven't reviewed), and the Nokia Lumia 635, for...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Sarah Mitroff (cnet.com)

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 (phonescoop.com)

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 (cnet.com)

"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: KoogieKrisp (cnet.com)

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.

Specs, performance, and reliablity

software is not optimized well with the specs.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: dmusicwrks (cnet.com)

"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: dmusicwrks (cnet.com)

Great Product & Value for the $49 Price!

 

Metro PCS charges $49, plus the new SIM card and activation fees that total $15 making the total cost for this phone $65. This is absolutely a great value for a present day, true smart phone! My friend gave me a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I gave it back for...

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 (cnet.com)

"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: Alan_Houston (cnet.com)

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 (cnet.com)

"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...

Everything

It's not an iPhone

Sep, 2014
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