Summary: Love this phone. Haven't had many issues with it. Easy to operate. Like the apps it came with. The only issue I've had is that occasionally the keyboard locks up and doesn't work. But the awesome fact is I got the phone for 50 less than any store had it for. Thanks Amazon!
Summary: 3 days with phone so far and works good. Works good if you don't want to talk on the phone. The earpiece speaker is terrible and tinny sounding. The outside speakerphone works great, but I don't want everyone hearing my conversations all the time. So any of the reviews you read on this is probably true. Not sure how long I will tolerate straining to listen to someone trying to talk to me.
Summary: This is my first real upgrade in phones. I did alot of comparing and this was the one for me. My daughter and son-in-law have had these phones before and they both are getting the hydro. Very user friendly !!!
Summary: Outstanding: phone calls have full reception, no fuzzy or static sounds in the background, and clear hearing between the caller and I. Talk time up to 8 hrs. Fast internet for web browsing and emailing. Pages and images are quick to load. Great quality in music and sound. High resistance to water. The hydro is not only durable and reliable, but attractive as well.
Summary: I want to start by saying, don't buy this phone if you think it's INVINCIBLE! It is water proof but it's not EVERYTHING proof. You people expect too much from a 100$ smart phone. I've had this phone for about 7 months and there have been minor problems with freezing and app mess-ups, but nothing serious. Just restart the phone or app and it's fine! The kyocera hydro obviously isn't going to be as great as an Iphone or hi-end Droid that costs 500$. It's common sense.
Summary: Before you start reading this and assume I reviewed the wrong product, yes, I know the Hydro is a cell phone. My daughter (like every other tween I know) desperately wanted an IPod. Since I wanted her to focus on the product rather than the logo, I asked her what she thought a good MP3 player would be like.
Pros: Water resistance is a huge plus when getting wet. Works fairly efficient for entry level phone and functions are very responsive. Voice dial works perfect. Screen resolution is clear & sharp. Web browser fairly quick.
Cons: Not sure if it's every touch screen phone, but this screen for texting is terrible (too sensitive), I still prefer actual buttons for texting. Could use longer battery life. Could use a more powerful processor for higher video playback resolution.
Summary: Bought this phone for another family member, and she loves it . . . because it is water proof, she is the only one amongst her study group that still uses the phone, regardless if it is raining or not, it has not given her a problem other than having a hard time reading the memory card at first, but eventually the problem was fixed . . . .