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Kyocera Hydro

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Overall 6
6.2

Kyocera Hydro Edge

goodhousekeeping.com
16 April 2014
  • Excerpt: If you need a phone that is rugged, waterproof, and cheap, you may consider picking up the Kyocera Hydro Edge.
  • Pros: Easy to type on, Comfortable to hold in hand, Very portable, Easy to read on, Easy to navigate
  • Cons: Poor battery life, Subpar display quality, Subpar camera quality, Subpar speaker quality, Subpar performance – dated processor makes phone not ideal for the newest Android games and visual apps
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Kyocera Hydro Edge Review

MobileBurn
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a phone aimed squarely at people who just want a phone with a couple of extras. The Hydro Edge phone is obviously underpowered, but is it powerful enough to meet the needs of someone seeking a water and dust-resistant Android phone?
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Overall 5
5.0

Kyocera Hydro Elite (Verizon)

LAPTOP Magazine
11 October 2013
  • Summary: The water-resistant Kyocera Hydro Elite offers a semi-rugged experience for free on a two-year contract with Verizon. You also get 4G LTE connectivity, a pretty good 8-megapixel camera and a sharp but somewhat small (for Android) 4.3-inch screen. The Elite also preserves some of the features we loved about the Edge, such as its Smart Sonic Audio technology. Unfortunately, this water-resistant device is sunk by poor battery life.
  • Pros: Affordable, Waterproof, Luminous display for the price
  • Cons: Terrible battery life, Cramped keyboard
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Overall 6
6.0

Kyocera Hydro Edge (Boost Mobile)

PC Magazine
6 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a decent Android smartphone for Boost Mobile customers, but aside from its rugged and waterproof design, it's merely average.
  • Pros: Waterproof. Affordable. Compact design.
  • Cons: Slow data speeds. Scant internal storage. Awkward rearranged system buttons.
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Overall 7
7.0

Kyocera Hydro Elite (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
5 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kyocera Hydro Elite is a solid midrange Android smartphone for Verizon that combines a sharp display and a waterproof build, but falters when it comes to call quality.
  • Pros: Sharp display. Waterproof. Comfortable for one-handed use.
  • Cons: Middling call quality. Underwhelming performance.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kyocera Hydro Edge review

Digitaltrends
15 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a budget Android smartphone with one really nice high-end feature: water and dust resistance. Unlike the Torque, it’s not meant for the ultimate mountain adventurer. It’s for people who want use their phone in the rain or at the beach. Accidents happen – at least with this device a drop in the toilet won’t mean having to replace it or worrying that washing it off will do more damage.
  • Pros: Slim, compact design, Water and dust resistant, Useful added apps and features, Good call quality, Inexpensive
  • Cons: Mediocre display, Poor camera, No front camera, Only 1GB of available internal storage, Slow 3G network
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Overall 6
6.0

Kyocera Hydro Edge

LAPTOP Magazine
14 August 2013
  • Summary: The water-resistant and dustproof Kyocera Hydro Edge offers semirugged capabilities for just $19.99 -- a value that is hard to match when it comes to waterproof devices. We also like the Smart Sonic audio technology. However, the Edge lacks a front-facing camera, and the battery life is fairly short. You'll also need to live without 4G LTE speeds, as this phone is 3G-only.
  • Pros: Resistant to water and dust, Very affordable, Smart Sonic technology, Useful preloaded apps
  • Cons: Short battery life, No front camera, Below-average performance
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Overall 7
7.0

Waterproof Boost Kyocera Hydro runs on Android 4.0

CNET
21 July 2013
  • Summary: With Android 4.0, solid call quality, and waterproof capabilities, the Kyocera Hydro is a great prepaid device.
  • Cons: The Hydro has slow data and processor speeds, its speaker volume is low, and its profile is thick.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dive into the waterproof, shock-resistant Kyocera Hydro XTRM

CNET
19 July 2013
  • Summary: If waterproof capabilities are an absolute must, consider the Kyocera Hydro XTRM. If not, skip this for some better alternatives.
  • Cons: Depending on your carrier, the Hydro XTRM has poor call quality. It also takes mediocre pictures, and its internal speeds can be slow at times.
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Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
10 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Water-resistant and packing a sharp 720p screen, the Kyocera Hydro Elite is a budget phone that struggles to be impressive, but ultimately falls short. It has an aging operating system, a poor camera and the slowest processor of any Android phone we reviewed. It's also the most affordable phone you can own that won't mind being taken into the pool or bathtub.
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