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Waterproof Icon fails to make a splash

Kyocera Hydro Icon

from Cnet (8 days ago)

The Kyocera Hydro Icon joins a long line of phones locked in a constant struggle for relevance. It won't cost you very much, and if you live in the a 4G coverage area you'll even see decent network speeds. But unless tumbling into approximately 3 feet of water is a recurring ordeal for you, there ac... More


Another low-cost waterproof smartphone

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

from PC Magazine (about 1 month ago)

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe is undoubtedly an improvement over the Hydro Edge, it's only an average Android phone at best. If you're extremely clumsy, or if you've ever lost a phone to water damage before, it might be worth a look, but you don't need to spend much more to get a better device. The Moto X... More


Gets the job done when needed in certain "dangerous for smartphone" environments

Kyocera Hydro XTRM

from Android Guys (about 1 month ago)

This device did take a bit of getting used to as a daily driver during our testing period as we came from a higher powered smartphone. Indeed, we noticed the differences after using something more robust. Average, and first time buyers, though, may not see any visible lag or under-performance. Kyoce... More


Isn’t the best choice for a midrange

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

from PCWorld (about 1 month ago)

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe wouldn’t be my first choice for a mid-range handset. I’d much rather go for the phablet-sized ZTE Boost Max. That said, Kyocera's phone is waterproof, which not many low-end or mid-range phones are, and its long-lasting battery life would be great for the Bear Gryl... More


A rugged mid-range phone with a few glaring flaws

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

from GreenBot (about 1 month ago)

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe wouldn’t be my first choice for a mid-range handset. I’d much rather go for the phablet-sized ZTE Boost Max even though it's much bigger. But it is waterproof, which not many low-end or mid-range phones are, and its long-lasting battery life would be great for the... More

Splash-happy budget phone cuts corners

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

from Cnet (2 months ago)

For those who have met the unfortunate fate of being thrown into a pool with your smartphone in your pocket, the water-resistant Kyocera Hydro Vibe for Sprint may look tempting. After all, it's reasonably affordable, and peace of mind isn't just limited to pool parties. Indeed, a device like this wo... More


A solid phone that cover the basics and offers a bit more

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

from Phone Scoop (2 months ago)

The screen is very good, battery life is excellent, and the hardware functions well. Though you can't take it deep-sea diving, it can handle some wet summer fun and the occasional, accidental bath. I wish phone calls were a bit louder. The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating is slightly older than wha... More


Inexpensive and waterproof, but glacially slow

Kyocera Hydro Plus

from Cnet (5 months ago)

For a $139.99 off-contract device, the Kyocera Hydro Plus does have its benefits. On one hand, its waterproof design allows you peace of mind the next time you're at a pool party, and its unique Muve Music feature enables users to search and download tons of music for free (with your phone service).... More


A basic feature phone that is best reserved as a dedicated voice line

Kyocera Coast

from Phone Scoop (9 months ago)

What's the Kona good for? Sitting in the glove box in case of an emergency. Or, perhaps, it will work for a senior citizen or young child who needs only the ability to make calls and send some messages. If you want your phone to do anything else, pick a different phone.


Reliable and sensible

Kyocera Hydro Edge

from MobileBurn (9 months ago)

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 only $109.99 full price, the Hydro Edge offers a l... More

Too many problems :(

Kyocera Hydro

(5 months ago)

It's a cute little phone and reasonable for the price. But the SD card gets too full quickly, all my apps keep closing and the phone would freeze and then turn on and off on its own. It would happen about 3-4 times a day!


This phone is garbage. Don't waste your money

Kyocera DuraXT

(6 months ago)

The Kyocera drops calls and shuts down at random. It is a work phone otherwise I would toss it in a lake or smash it with a sledge hammer.


Horrible phone

Kyocera Event

(8 months ago)

My first Kyocera phone lasted me a month before it started messing up. I never dropped it. It would repeatedly turn on/off. I got a replacement. This phone freezes won't let me delete my photos which takes up memory. I'll delete the picture and it reappears minutes later. No one can help me with thi... More


Battery sucks

Kyocera Rise

(9 months ago)

I have had a lot of touch screen phones and this one is by par its good because of the keyboard the screen is a lot better then most touch screens because its not that sensitive. The cam blows so if u preferred to use the cam find a better cell and the battery life sucks huge I would give this cell... More


How i see the hydro

Kyocera Hydro XTRM

(9 months ago)

The Kyocera Hydro is an excellent phone. I had no choice but to get it and ive had it about a week. So, heres how i see it. I dont like how hot it gets. Just sitting there its over 35 c. That is hot for a phone. I do like how even in the rain the phone still worked as if it was dry. I could still us... More


No Extra Bogus, Just Simple Android Phone

Kyocera Rise

(9 months ago)

Of course, Android Phones are not really phones, but in terms of Android Phones, it is very simple and wonderfully priced. The keypad is fantastic. Highly recommend if you don't want to pay an extra $500 for a blabla sensor, easyblabla..... and that kind of thing.


I hate this phone, no way to customize ringtones and drops calls

Kyocera DuraXT

(about 1 year ago)

Had so much trouble trying to download ringtones, I will never own another phone by this company. There is no way to put custom ringtones on this phone and I'm very dissatisfied with this phone. I would not recommend this phone to anyone. Shame on anyone who decides to purchase this phone


Very Basic! Presently NO WAY TO IMPORT RINGTONES!!!

Kyocera DuraXT

(about 1 year ago)

Hoping Kyocera picks up on the irritation this phone brings with it's basic "no user option" to customize ring tones. Why irritate the owner and block folks from adding their own ringtone or a MP3, MIDI file to the ringtone??? Shame on whomever decided to control these options. My old Razr had much... More


A great smartphone, at an even better price of $100

Kyocera Rise

(about 1 year ago)

Been using this phone for 3 days so far with Public Mobile. I've been reading a lot of people going on about this phone having a terrible screen resolution. IMO, the screen is perfectly fine. Everything is quite clear, clear enough for the average smartphone's user's need. I don't need 720p on my ce... More


I love this phone because...

Kyocera Rise

(about 1 year ago)

I love this phone because this is my first touchscreen phone and it has fast internet. My dad got me this phone for christmas and I think that it is awsome!


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About Kyocera

While Kyocera is a 'top dog' in some consumer manufacturing circles, perhaps most notably its copiers, it’s a much quieter player in the cell phone business. Though their offerings may not grab headlines for breakthrough technology, they are certainly a respectable line of well-made and reliable phones.

Kyocera was formed in 1959 and went on to become a very well regarded general consumer electronics manufacturer, but their cell phone business did not begin until early 2000 when they purchased the phone manufacturing unit of American company Qualcomm to form Kyocera Wireless.

With the exception of a handful of clamshell models and one swivel, all of Kyocera’s models are of a candy bar form factor and most are sold to CDMA carriers. Many of the models are entry level and a few offer a slightly more enhanced feature set.

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