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Key Features

  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery

  • 16 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • Waterproof, IP57
  • No FM Radio

What makes Kyocera Hydro Elite unique?

  • The fastest CDMA phone with Dual-Core processor

Buy For

  • Waterproof body
  • Bone conducting speakers
  • Robust and solid build
  • Good connectivity and battery life

Beware Of

  • None

A waterproof phone that packs a punch

Kyocera has been known for making low priced performance phones and the Hydro Elite falls into that category. The 4.3 inch display is crisp and fits snugly into any users hands. The best feature about this phone is the ability to be underwater for over 30 mins and still function, so essentially it is a waterproof phone. Hence, the user doesn't have to worry about accidental spills and rains. Another unique feature is the Smart Sonic Receiver, which is essentially an absence of front speaker and sound is transmitted by small vibrations to the bone which results in better sound quality irrespective of surrounding noise.

The sleek design gives the feel of being a premium phone. The display is sufficiently vibrant and although colours and videos don't appear lifelike like an IPS display, it does a pretty good job, although the off axis viewing isn’t all that great. It comes with a host of features which gives the feel of a stock android with a bit of tweaks from Kyocera.

The camera is good and is capable of shooting 1080p videos without stuttering and the basic camera tweaks gives a user control over the quality of photos being shot. The multiple apps provided by google play will let you tweak your pictures with ease.

Verdict

The Kyocera Hydro Elite, as its name lives well up to its reputation of being a waterproof phone. With a few interesting features, this could be a worthwhile buy for someone purchasing their first smartphone.

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Kyocera Hydro Elite Specifications

General

Brand Kyocera
Model Hydro Elite
Operating System Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM+CDMA
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

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Dimensions 122.4 (H) x 60.4 (W) x 10.8 (T) mm
Weight 128 grams
Colours
Waterproof
IP57
Ruggedness Dust proof, Shock proof, Temperature proof

Display

Screen Size
4.3 inches (10.92 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
342 ppi
Display Type
TFT
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor
Dual core, 1.5 GHz
Graphics
Adreno 225
RAM
1.5 GB

Storage

Internal Memory
16 GB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Camera

Main Camera

Resolution
8 MP Primary Camera
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Shooting Modes
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording
1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera

Resolution
1.3 MP Front Camera

Battery

Capacity
2100 mAh
Type Li-ion
Talktime
Up to 13 Hours(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 236 Hours(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
CDMA 1900 / 2000 / 800 MHz

3G Speed:
HSPA , EV-DO 3.1 Mbit/s ↑

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS
with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

FM Radio
No
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Other Sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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    31 Aug 2013 | phonearena

    Over the years, we’ve seen various rugged and water resistant phones come out of Verizon Wireless. Recently we reviewed the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE and were quite impressed with its design, but now there’s a new player on the field, the Kyocera Hydro Elite, which comes in at $50 with a 2-year contract. Let’s take a closer look and see if the Hydro Elite has what it takes......

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    27 Aug 2013 | digitaltrends

    Running via the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, the Kyocera Hydro Elite is a rugged slab smartphone incorporating a 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen display with 720p HD native resolution, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and 1.5GB RAM. Additional device features include 16GB of internal storage, a microSD/SDHC media slot (up to 32GB expansion), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, as wel...

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