Take a dip with the 3G Kyocera Hydro Edge Video
Take a dip with the 3G Kyocera Hydro Edge Video Transcript
Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET and today we're gonna check out the Kyocera Hydro EDGE from Sprint and Boost Mobile. Now just like its predecessor the Hydro, the Hydro EDGE is a waterproof midrange handset. It can survive being dunked in up to a meter of water for about 30 minutes. It sports a 4-inch IPS display with an 800x480 pixel resolution and it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Powering its insides is a 1.6 ampere-hour battery that has a reported talk time of up to 13 hours and a 1 gigahertz dual-core processor. You'll also get 1 gigabyte of RAM, 4 gigabytes of ROM, and expandable memory up to 32 gigabytes via a micro-SD card slot. On the back you'll get a 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video but no front-facing camera. Above the display you'll also see there's no in-ear speaker. That's because the phone has Smart Sonic Receiver technology. Through the use of a ceramic transistor inside the phone, audio waves travel through the hard tissue inside your ear which boosts audio clarity and quality. If you're interested the device is going for about $20 from Sprint after users sign a 2-year contract. For prepaid users, you could buy it from Boost Mobile for about $150 but keep in mind that the Boost Mobile version doesn't come with Mobile Hotspot capabilities. Again, I'm Lynn and you've been checking out the Kyocera Hydro EDGE.
The Kyocera Hydro by Boost Mobile is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset that is also waterproof -- so there's no need to worry if you accidentally drop it in water or take it for a quick swim.
Verizon's Hydro Elite packs an 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a 4.3-inch screen--all in a waterproof construction.
Continuing its line of waterproof handsets, Kyocera introduced the 4-inch Hydro Edge for Sprint and Boost Mobile at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas.
Before CTIA 2012 officially starts, Kyocera unveils its waterproof, Android Ice Cream Sandwich device, the Kyocera Hydro.
U.S. Cellular's Hydro XTRM is waterproof, dustproof, and shock resistant. It also has a 4-inch display, Android 4.1, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Sprint's Kyocera Torque is a rugged and waterproof Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset with a 4-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera, and 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Available for $59.99 on April 21 from Cricket Wireless, the Kyocera Kona is a simple feature phone that has a 2-megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch screen, and dual displays.
The Kyocera Torque from Sprint blends the super durability of a rugged phone with the sensibilities of a smartphone. It's waterproof, runs on Android 4.0, and has a 5-megapixel camera.
The entry-level Kyocera Event from Virgin Mobile is a reasonably priced 3G handset running Android 4.0. It features a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 1GHz processor, and a 1,500mAh battery.
The Kyocera DuraPro is a rugged feature phone from U.S. Cellular. It can be submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes, has a 3.2-megapixel camera, and a 2-inch QVGA screen.
Kyocera Hydro Edge (Sprint) Review
The good: The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a waterproof handset that's reasonably priced and accepts microSD cards of up to 32GB.
The bad: The handset has inconsistent 3G data speeds, mediocre call quality, and lacks a front-facing camera.
The bottom line: Consider the Kyocera Hydro Edge if you're looking for a low-price splash proof phone, but skip it if its water resistance isn't a main priority for you.
Kyocera Hydro Edge (Sprint) Specs
Part number: HYDROEDGESPT
- Product Basic Spec