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?
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
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
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.
Pros: It sports a decent screen for its price point, and is one of the only water-resistant Android phones available from a U.S. carrier.
Cons: Aside from its rugged construction, the phone doesn't offer much else to entice buyers.
Excerpt: The Kyocera Hydro's performance and display won't turn any heads, but this Android phone 's waterproof design makes it worth a look if you're accident-prone. The Hydro is currently available in the US for only $130 (around £82), but there's no word yet on a UK launch for the Kyocera Hydro. If you need a waterproof phone and you're in the UK, the Sony Xperia Go is your best bet. See also: Group test: what's the best smartphone?
Summary: Kyocera Hydro è uno smartphone con sistema operativo Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, display da 3,5 pollici con risoluzione HVGA, processore MSM8655 Snapdragon da 1 GHz, 512 MB di RAM e fotocamera posteriore da 3,2 megapixel