Only thing good about this phone is you can throw it farther than others without breaking it. Other than that it sucks. The software is glitchy,and the power port is always needing a new cord after a month or so.
Really?, 18 Sep 20152 + 2 = 4 ALL DAY EVERYDAY I keep reading what a POS this phone is quickly followed by a ... moreThis pos may be cheap but the service costs are not. I never expected it to act like Bentley i wanted it to act like a phone, but it didn't. Constantly crashing fully charged, restarting on its own fully charged, hanging up and dropping calls on its own in fully covered areas. I admit two of these problems went away, but that was only after removing all third party apps and disabling six others.
Gypsy, 21 Jun 2016I'm having the same issue with the storage, anyone ever get back to you on that?Factory reset is the only thing I've done that works for the memory issue. removing third party apps helped with other issues. Still have apps crashing, but that seems to be a google play problem.
A reasonably fast processor. A responsive touch screen. Good call quality. Respectable battery life. A decent camera. If these are things that you value in a smartphone, then my advice to you is to stay AS FAR AWAY AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE from the Kyocera "Hydro" 5170. It takes several minutes to load any websites in the browser over the 3G connection (if they even load at all - half the time the browser crashes and force quits.) More often than not, simple tasks like bringing up the app list or dialer screen get stuck on a blank screen with the spinning "please wait" indicator for a minute or more before the desired operation is carried out. I have to charge this thing at least three times a day - often just loading one web page over the 3G connection can eat up 5% or more of the battery. Making calls on it is an exercise in futility. The person on the other end constantly alternates between a normal voice and sounding like they are on the other side of a room - and you will do the same to them. The camera is blurry and grainy even when sitting perfectly still on a table or counter. Taking photos in the dark or in low light is out of the question. Oh - and I suspect that it is in fact not really "waterproof." Do your research on this one. You've been warned.
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2016Note that when you move an app to the SD Card, it will not show up on the home screen after yo... morethen why does it only happen on this phone and not every Android phone. it is not an Android problem it is a Kyocera problem I have owned 3 Kyocera phones in my life every time I have instantly regretted the decision to buy one they are all crap
ShadowWolf, 26 May 2015The Kyocera is not the best phone by far, but it is an ok one though. Well, for as cheep as it... moreNote that when you move an app to the SD Card, it will not show up on the home screen after you power down and restart. This is because Android boots the fie manager and icons BEFORE it mounts the SD Card. In other words, the phone doesn't see the apps on the SD Card until it has already loaded the icons on the home screen. This is an issue with Android -- NOT your phone.
I'm using the hydro phone which sim card is not inserted in Ghana,how do I use it?
Punkycat, 15 Nov 2015Well everyone is right, it's a piece of crap! I'm glad i got it free of if be REALLY upset! I ... moreI'm having the same issue with the storage, anyone ever get back to you on that?
kriss smallfry, 23 Nov 2015You'll find your SIM under your battery in the back of your phone. NO! It is NOT there! It has a 2 GB. micro. memory card installed in the upper left corner but nothing else under the battery.
I've had this phone for more than a year now and it's been ran over in the lake about 3 times, and left at the lake and some random person got it back to me. It works fine and I'm not having any problems.
This phone is junk!! I started having problems the day I received mine, it won't charge , it shuts off and freezes constantly.. I called to get it replaced and Q Link refuses to replace it unless I pay $25.. NOT. Plus the same day I got it all these sex sites were down loaded into the phone & I can not delete them. I caled the same day and they still wouldn't replace it!! My 13yr old daughter uses that phone and pornographic pics keep piping up.. not happy
Well everyone is right, it's a piece of crap! I'm glad i got it free of if be REALLY upset! I had trouble with it 2 days after i got it regarding the storage. I don't understand, it's suppose to have 7 or 8 gb internal memory/storage, with 4gb supposedly for the user. Well total amount when you check inside the phone says 3.88 and all the phone company bs is used on that. SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER 4GB???
It won't let you put hardly anything on the sd card and the things i was able to move disappeared off the home screen everytime the phone restarted! Now it's doing somemore weird stuff, when i unlock screen instead of home page coming up, the recent call menu comes up. Now i can't rotate my screen, the button is grayed out on the home screen pull down menu and the on/off option in the display setting somehow mysteriously disappeared!!!
I don't understand because before i got this one (free) and only because i wanted a bigger screen, is using the Hydro Icon, i loved that phone, it's great! But this one doesn't hold a candle to it! I don't know if part of the problem is in the service provider or what. I'm using metro pcs, with the Icon was using Boost Mobile. Well either way when my payment is due again I'm switching back to the other phone and back to Boost!!!
My phone got broke so I thought I could take the SIM card out an put in another boost phone he'll I can't find where the SIM card is suppose to go anyone know where it us I have a hydro edge c5170
2 + 2 = 4 ALL DAY EVERYDAY
I keep reading what a POS this phone is quickly followed by a statement about paying $9.99 out the door. Yall do know that a new Samsung S6Edge has a retail value of $649 right? You carry around a computer in your pocket that cost you less than $10 and you think it should last a year???? At $650 over 24 months my phone costs me roughly $27 a month before the price of a the plan. That's EACH month. All phones are way overpriced and you can thank your cell phone providers for that. Paying just a bit more for a phone would get you a much nicer device and be sure to protect the phone. If you don't have a case on your smartphone or you have a bedazzled hello kitty plastic piece of crap pretending to be a case on your phone you've got no one to blame but yourself.
"Why don't my Kia ride like a Benz, I paid $12,500 for this damn thing?"