Exploring Made Fun with the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone

Posted on Aug 30 2016 - 11:46am by Susan Bewley

Looking for the perfect smartphone that can not only withstand adventures, but water too? See what we think of the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone here!

Do you live an active, busy life? With two Alaskan malamutes, we are constantly on the go. While it may not be as much in nature as I would like, that doesn’t mean we aren’t traveling, visiting friends and family, and sometimes going on big adventures that leave our phones at risk. For example, my poor phone recently ended up soaked in water for under a minute ,which totally fried my poor phone.  After such an expensive replacement, I decided that when it was time to replace my mother’s outdated phone, I wanted to get her something rugged, easy to use, and powerful enough that she could use it during her own travels, especially since she travels quite a bit with my aunt. Since is also on a budget, many of our options were limited, at least until we heard of the brand new Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone. When I heard we could review a complimentary phone, I couldn’t wait for our Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone to arrive!

Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone: What is It

Looking for an inexpensive phone that is not only waterproof but durable? If so, we think you will love the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone. This smartphone is designed to fit in just about any budget while taking one of the biggest smartphone killers – water. As a matter of fact, it can swim in up to 3 feet of water for approximately 30 minutes, making it a great starter phone for kids or a phone for those who are a bit more accident prone. As well as having a 5 inch display, the Hydro Shore also has Wet Touchscreen Operation, which allows the phone touch screen display to remain functions when wet, making that you can still answer an email, make a call, or even take a picture in the rain.

Along with being waterproof, the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone is a variety of awesome features, including:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating System
  • 5 Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • 30 Frames per Second Streaming
  • 2 Megapixel Front Facing Camera
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • MicroSD™ Memory Card Slot – Up to 64GB of Additional Memory (sold separately)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Eco Mode with MaxiMZR for energy saving
  • Up to 13 hours of talk time

To learn more about the latest Kyocera phone, make sure to watch the video below!

Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone: Our Thoughts

To properly test the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone, we decided to go out to one of our local state parks and go hiking with the girls. With concrete trails, brush, steams, and wooded trails, it isn’t too shocking that this environment can be quite hard on phones, especially when you are trying to guide two very excited malamutes. One of the things I really liked about the phone was its size. I will be honest, I fought for quite some time moving up to a larger phone but with how much time I spend doing work on my phone, I couldn’t imagine going back to a smaller display. With the larger display, it is easier to take pictures, edit them, and even browse the web with ease. As well, the picture quality was quite impressive, especially for a phone in this price range. Honestly, we were also quite impressed with the power in this phone, something I didn’t consider possible for a phone that is under $80. If you are looking for an inexpensive phone to fit in a tight budget or just a great starter phone for someone in your life, we highly recommend the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone.

Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome phone for yourself or someone in your family? You can find the Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone exclusively at WalMart for only $79.99 on the AT&T GoPhone service (sold separately). To see if this phone is sold near you, make sure to check out the WalMart store locator.

Kyocera Hydro SHORE Smartphone

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

20 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rosie August 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Wow that is a nice phone and not very expensive. I’m thinking of my nephew with his kayaking and fishing has lost a couple of phone from water. I want to tell him about it!

  2. Sarah L August 31, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    That does look like a great phone. I just got my first smartphone last month so I’m not in the market for a new one.

  3. Dotty J Boucher September 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I love the way this phone works and what you can do with this, I bet my older grandboys would enjoy using this type of phone.

  4. Sara September 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I would love medium and blue

  5. Sara September 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I like this phone real sharpe looking

  6. MELANIE PHELPS September 2, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I like the waterproof fact!! The fact that it comes from Walmart and is $80 is nice! I use Straight Talk fro Walmart and this would be great!

  7. Gloria Walshver September 5, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I really could use a phone like this inexpensive and easy to use,my phone is free from Medicaid and useless.

  8. Lisa F. September 5, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    My current phone has been okay, but I like that this phone isn’t super expensive. I will keep it in mind when I go to replace my phone.

  9. Natalie September 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this brand of smartphone before. It is certainly cheaper than an iphone!

  10. Terry Poage September 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Seems like a great phone. I am dying to buy me some type of smartphone since I have never owned one.

  11. lovely joy merced September 12, 2016 at 2:36 am - Reply

    waterproof and durable phone with nice specs, thats a great deal! would definitely tell this to my friends 🙂

  12. deanna September 13, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this phone. Thanks for the post.

  13. Sarah L September 14, 2016 at 1:23 am - Reply

    I’m glad they’re making phones waterproof now. I killed my first cell phone by dropping it in the toilet.

  14. clojo9372 September 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    This looks like a nice phone! Being water resistant is a feature I really like. Accidents happen and even though I haven’t gotten my phone wet, I know it is possible and I would want that reassurance that it would survive. LOL. 😉

  15. rich morris September 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I havent heard of this phone before. I’ll look up some more stuff about it and may look for it when it’s time for the next one

  16. Margot C September 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this phone. I really need a more inexpensive but durable phone for a teen. Maybe we should look at this one. It has nice features.

  17. Susan Bewley September 27, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    It is more designed to be a starter SmartPhone or for someone on a budget who can’t afford to spend $100 on a new phone. It is actually pretty great spec wise for its price range. The big thing you are getting here for the price is a very inexpensive waterproof phone, which is great for small children or tweens (can you believe that elementary school students carry phones now?). This phone is actually going to be my mother’s very first smartphone and she wanted something waterproof. 🙂

  18. Jerry Marquardt September 27, 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    I would like this smart phone, and the app. This would make life a lot easier indeed.

  19. Sandra Watts September 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I am not real big on tech but I think it seems like a nice phone.

  20. Amber Ludwig October 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Sounds like something this mama needs!! Mine is always getting wet on our adventures!!

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