Kyocera Hydro XTRM Smartphone Review

Disclosure I received products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers.

Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing MetroPCS cell phone service along with the Kyocera Hydro XTRM Smartphone. MetroPCS provides no contract cell phones and low-rate prepaid plans with unlimited talk, text and web on Android Phones, 4G LTE network and more. Their no contract plans start as low as $40 for unlimited data, talk and text. Not to mention outstanding customer service to go with it.


With MetroPCS I found I can enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and data on my phone. If I run into hard times one month it’s ok, because I am not on a contract and have nothing to worry about. No worries about running out of minutes or data, and I can send as many pictures as I want to family and friends.


MetroPCS also has amazing deals on their phones. For example the Kyocera Hydro XTRM Smartphone is normally $169, and right now you can get it for only $49! Looking for something different? They also have phones as low as $29 and they carry the New Samsung Galaxy Mega with a huge 6.3″ screen as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a 5″ screen.

The only con is you only have so many phones to choose from. However it’s not a big deal because they carry many of the big name brand phones. They also don’t have a payment plan to buy phones, but with their deals and savings on phones you should have no problem finding a phone you want at a great price.

Kyocera Hydro XTRM Review

Kyocera Hydro XTRM 4G LTE Android smartphone is rugged and built for everyday adventures. Fits easily in your pocket with a sleek sporty look.  Powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) featuring Google Play with access to thousands of Android apps. 4.0″ FFS, impact-resistant capacitive touchscreen. This is a great phone for moms with little ones. Worried about sticky fingers and splashes? No worries with the Hydro XTRM, because it’s designed to survive spills, splashes, dust as well as shock proof to handle falls. The Kyocera Hydro XTRM’s 4-inch, impact-resistant touchscreen and reinforced housing ensure greater screen protection.

So the next time you give the kids a bath and you get an emergency call and drop your phone in the tub. No problem because it’s waterproof design protects against immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet of water! However please note if you do get your phone wet, it is important that you dry if off as quickly as possible. The phone will also not operate underwater.


Built tough with a sleek durable design that meets military standard 810G drop proof and shock proof with an impact-resistant display and reinforced housing. Which means if you drop your phone, you can just pick it up and keep going. Again this is a great feature if you have little ones and we all know how they like to touch, grab and throw things. The corners are beveled to protect the phone from drops and shock. Although the back may seam thin its very durable and easy to take off and put back on.






More great features include Smart Sonic Receiver technology which makes it even more easier to hear conversations clearer than ever before in noisy environments. 1.2GHz dual core processor for fast access to apps and web surfing and 4G LTE for faster web browsing, multimedia streaming and file transfer.

For all those special moments you don’t want to forget. Enjoy the 5.0MP camera with flash and video camcorder and 1.3MP front-facing camera. Front facing camera makes Skyping with friends and family possible anywhere.  The camera is just a little bit slow. So if your trying to take a picture of your puppies that wont sit still for long, you may have issues. Otherwise the quality is descent. Check out the photos I took to show the cameras quality below.


Box Includes:

  • Kyocera Hydro XTRM Smartphone
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Charger
  • Micro-USB Data Cable 
  • SIM Card

Some of the many great features:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash and video camcorder and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Google Mobile services including Google Play, Google Search, Google Navigation, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google+, Gmail, and YouTube
  • Mobile Hotspot capable
  • Wi-Fi calling support
  • Powerful 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery plus added energy-saving features such as the MaxiMZR and Eco Mode apps for managing and conserving power consumption
  • Up to 11.5 hours talk time and standby up to 18 days
  • 2000 mAh Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system
  • 4GB memory and microSD memory card slot (supports up to 32GB)

Final thoughts: MetroPCS is a great prepaid cell phone provider with amazing customer service, affordable monthly plans and cool phones like the Kyocera Hydro XTRM Smartphone .

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  2. WOW that is one awesome phone! The pictures are so clear and vibrant. My oldest son is with MetroPCS for his second phone for his company and he loves their service. After reading your review I am going to look into this company for my youngest daughter. That Kyocera Hydro XTRM Smartphone look like it performs so well! Great review!

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