Monday, 13 June 2016

Kyocera Hydro Reach, with Boost Mobile, to Keep in Touch, This Summer!

Disclaimer: I was given products in order to provide my honest opinion. My views may differ from yours. Thank you!

Warmer weather is in full swing and it is safe to say the holidays are on the way, with schools getting out for summer and vacations happening across the country, feet up, pool side and with a good book or sangria within arms length!


Also, in today's technologically minded world, we also love to keep in touch and stay up to date on the news and events happening around us, and what better way to do that than on your mobile phone - perhaps like the Kyocera Hydro Reach?

I recently had the chance to try the Kyocera Hydro Reach, on Boost Mobile and, as phones go, this one is one I can definitely stick with. It is a bluish color, slim, light weight and has plenty of space for a lot of apps!

The space for apps is particularly appealing to me seeing as in the past I have had phones that are out of space with just 1 or 2 apps installed and then you have to keep deciding to keep or delete an app to try a new one and that just becomes annoying. So far, I have 7 apps that I have installed without any issues, plus all of the Boost goodies that were already on the phone when it arrived (Boost Zone, Boost Dealz, Boost T.V. etc..).


The Kyocera Hydro Reach is certified as IP57 water and dust proof, and with Wet Touchscreen Activation, which means that your phone is going to be good for up to half an hour in about a meter of water so you can be less panicked if you drop it or spill on it, which is something we've all done at one time or another - in fact, my first ever phone suffered a washing up bowl water death when it slipped out of my hands into the dishes way back in the day, and I sure could have used a waterproof element back then!

This phone uses Android Lollipop, which I am already familiar with and so I like the ease of navigation and familiarity of the interface. It has access to the google app store and google already on the phone upon arrival so you can navigate the web.

This phone is big enough to boast a nice size screen, yet small enough to slip into your back pocket and you can buy rather nice decorative covers for the Kyocera Hydro Reach for as little as $5.99 and up, making it a cheap phone to accessorize and to use for any occasion.


As for the service, I am using an unlimited plan and have not had any service drop or quality of calls dropped in the short time that I have been using the phone on Boost Mobile. The signal is always high, the call quality is always clear and the connections is solid. I have used the wifi alone to save date when out and about at various hot spots, but have no trouble connecting and using data when needed if no hot spots are available.

There are 2 cameras, one on the front and one on the back, which means you can take some nice selfies and regular pics, while out and about! There is a flash on this camera, which makes it easier to take photos even when there is less light. I wouldn't recommend it for extremely low lit conditions like fireworks or night shots, but do recommend it for well-lit venues and daylight, outdoors photos.

Here is a photo of 2 of our children from the dinosaur exhibition at the Reading Museum in Pennsylvania this past weekend:


You can buy these phones for around $39.99 and that is a good price for what I think is a good, strong phone for the current market, which allows you all the luxuries of a high-end smart phone at a fraction of the cost!

I can use the phone for music, T.V. and movies, with apps like the C.W. app I can watch all of my favorite shows the day after they come out and with clear quality and good volume on my in-ear headphones.

I have used so many phones over the years, but the Kyocera Hydro Reach is fast becoming one of my favorites and I am happy to give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars - it would have gotten the last half a star if the camera was better in low light, too!

Check them out at Boost Mobile, and see if this is the right fit for you, this summer, to stay connected on the go, and at a good price, too! There are various call plans to suit your needs, and all a click away!

Happy Chatting!

21 comments:

Cyndie said...

The pic is amazing! I love that Boost Mobile has a variety of affordable plans.

Rachel Mouton said...

This looks amazing! I love that it is water and dust proof. The unlimited plan is a huge bonus too :)

Mom Knows Best said...

That is a wonderful price for a phone. I need to look into Boost!

Elizabeth O. said...

The unlimited data takes the cake, especially since this summer you'll be out a lot and you don't always have wifi available. It's perfect for people who needs to be online all the time!

Nicole Escat said...

Wow, what a great deal. Nice phone and features plus amazing plan too.

Lexie Lane said...

This is a must-have phone. I like the water-proof feature but I hope that the power socket will not get rusty.

Shaylee Anne said...

Any waterproof phone is at the top of my list! I just dropped my S6 edge in the toilet and it was gonzo!

ChitChatMom - formerly Fun Reviews And Giveaways said...

Boost Mobile is definitely the way to go to save money. And also great options for teens or college students.

Life With Kathy said...

I've always wondered about Boost Mobile. I've never tried them before. I wouldn't mind checking them out to see how they are either.

Shannon Peterson said...

This definitely seems like a great phone and great plan to have, especially on family outings and vacations!

Marielle Altenor said...

That's a really great price. Next year we are thinking of getting a mobile phone for my son and this would be a great start up. It would be for emergencies only and he could use it at home for some apps.

Milena said...

I hadn't heard of this phone before, looks great. It takes a nice photo.

Gideon Nikos Liquid said...

I once had a water-resistant Kyocera phone and I was really satisfied with it. I only gave up on it when I had several new phones at once so I gave it to my niece. Boost seems like a good carrier from what I've heard. By the way, I love that Spinosaurus! Or maybe I got it confused with a different one.

Melisa said...

I love that the phone is water resistant. I have a terrible habit of leaving things too close to my water glass, and I've killed 3 phones...

Alaina Bullock said...

I need this phone! Waterproof! Plus it is relatively inexpensive! I have the worst habit of keeping mine right within reach, and that usually means there is a glass of water right there next to it...one of these days...lol. We used to use Boost mobile as well, and I was very impressed with their service and plans!

Ashley McCardia said...

We used to use boost! I love that they are so much more affordable. Also love the whole water resistant thing!

Ms KathyKenny said...

Anything that can help keep my phone safe is good for me and definitely a must have. I'd really love to have this in helping keep my phone safe at all times.

jenjen said...

Haven't heard of this brand hence not sure if we have it here. But this seems to be a grab.

Mommy Rockin' In Style said...

Same with the others, I haven't heard this brand but looks worth a try. A nice alternative with Iphone I must say.

Laura Starner said...

This looks like a great phone. I will have to check it out when I need a new phone.

She Joh said...

Seems like a good product with good quality. Thanks for sharing!