Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7 officially released in the US

Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7 officially released in the US
Starting today, April 15, you can buy three new LTE-capable Android smartphones in the US - that is, if you don't mind getting them from Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile. The three devices are the Samsung Galaxy J7, LG Stylus 2, and Kyocera Hydro Reach.

Unfortunately, the Galaxy J7 that Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are offering isn't the 2016 model, but the one from last year. Nevertheless, the handset has decent features, including a 5 MP front-facing camera with LED flash, 13 MP rear camera, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, and an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, offers 16 GB of expandable storage space and 2 GB of RAM, and costs $ 229.99 off contract. Only Boost Mobile is selling the Galaxy J7 right away, while Virgin Mobile plans to have it in stock on April 29.

The LG Stylo 2 is a rebranded LG Stylus 2 (a handset that was released last month in South Korea), and can be bought from Boot Mobile for $179.99. Also running Android Marshmallow, the LG Stylo 2 sports a 5.7-inch 720p screen, and obviously comes with a stylus pen. Other features include 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front), a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory. Virgin Mobile will launch the device on May 9.

Finally, the Kyocera Hydro Reach is the cheapest among the new handsets, costing $99.99 (plus tax). Just like all previous Kyocera Hydro smartphones, the new model is water-resistant (IP57-certified), and sadly runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Powered by a quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, the Kyocera Hydro Reach features a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storabe space. You can buy the smartphone as of today from both Boost and Virgin Mobile.

sources: Boost Mobile (Galaxy J7, LG Stylo 2, Kyocera Hydro Reach), Virgin Mobile

Related phones

Stylus 2
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSD
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. shield

Posts: 888; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG Stylo 2 is LG Stylus 2 or no.

2. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yes one is LG G Stylo 2 (LS775) and one is LG Stylus 2 (K520). Same phone

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Samsung and LG look pretty good. But that last one? Nah! Samsung just pull an Apple move. Take the Galaxy S4, and shove the 7420 into it, give it the cameras of the S6 And put a 1080p display of better quality and make it 4.8" just as it was and resell it for $399 and you might make a killin'.

4. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

They should just release the Alpha 2.

5. thegalaxy89

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I think I will wait to buy the Kyocera on Black Friday for $30.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

why did i6S+ 1080p rated as high definition (blue icon thingy) while 1080p on redmi note 2, Galaxy A5, and gazillion other phone rated as average definition?​3

7. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I didn't know that Kyocera is also into Smartphone business !!

8. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

They've been kaong phones for quite a while

9. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015


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