Some reviewers on PhoneScoop.com praise the Kyocera 2135 cell phone for its durability and simplicity of use. Reviewers note that the phone rarely breaks, even when dropped, and that its menu is easy to navigate. Several reviewers advise those looking for many advanced features on their phone to look elsewhere.
Some reviewers also note that the phone has good reception, although at least one suggests that the earpiece should allow for higher volume. One noted that the phone had never dropped a call, although a few others feel that the reception could be improved, as sometimes an echo interferes with communication.
One reviewer notes that callers should be aware of the amount of time that they spend on the phone in one sitting, as the screen has a tendency to heat up after 10 to 15 minutes of use. This reviewer also noted that the phone's ringtones are rather uninteresting, but viewed the tip calculator as a positive feature. Another reviewer particularly appreciated the feel of the phone's buttons.
A common theme in the reviews is that it would make a good phone to have in case of emergencies. Overall it received an average rating of 3 out of 5 on PhoneScoop.com, as of May 2015.