Excerpt: If you're one of those people who avoids answering phone calls in the rain, fear no more. Kyocera's Hydro Elite, free on Verizon's network, promises to remain functional even after being submerged in 1 meter of water.
Summary: The Kyocera Hydro C5170 is a smartphone that can be used while you take a shower and want to check up on stuff. It comes with a good price, but it does not deliver such a brilliant performance, compared with other reviewed smartphones.
Conclusion: Smartphones have ended up in rivers, lakes and yes, toilets. Built to survive these kinds of accidents, the Kyocera Hydro from Boost Mobile can tolerate submersion in up to 3 feet of water.
Pros: Good call quality, Waterproof to 1 meter, Eco-mode energy-saving app, Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, Minimal bloatware, Simple to operate
Cons: Not a 4G phone, Weak camera, Low screen resolution, Slippery when wet, Weak external speaker
Excerpt: Sudden downpours, puddles and the occasional toilet have all claimed their fair share of smartphones over the years. To help combat this liquid scourge, Kyocera has introduced the Hydro for Boost Mobile.
Kyocera Hydro Vibe review: Water-resistance keep this phone from being all wet
6 June 2014
Excerpt: Though it shoots for the mid-range of the smartphone market, the Kyocera Hydro Vibe boasts some premium elements to it--it's waterproof and shoots 1080p video. But it also falls short where phones in its class can't afford to.