Kyocera Hydro

AKA: Kyocera C5170

Available at: Boost Mobile, Cricket

6/10 AVG.
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

Did you know that you can now buy waterproof handsets that won’t break the bank? Indeed, and one such example is the Android-powered Kyocera Hydro. It ships with Ice Cream Sandwich as the default OS and features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display for user input. Its compact 13mm body weighs only 120 grams and, as mentioned earlier, is waterproof.

The Hydro uses a dated processor and only has 512MB of RAM, but performs well enough thanks to the default software. And while it has only 2GB of internal storage, this can be expanded easily through microSD cards.

It may never get an upgrade to later versions of the Android software, but it’s already feature-rich as it is. And since it hovers around the $100 mark—without a contract—it’s worth listing as one of the top budget Android handsets based on overall value.

Need to Know: Kyocera Hydro

1. Waterproof casing. (The Good)

2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by default. (The Good)

3. Small, low-res touchscreen display. (The Bad)

4. RAM and internal storage are both limited. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Kyocera Hydro's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are: 18.8 days standby time, 504 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Kyocera Hydro 2GB (Boost Mobile) Waterproof Prepaid Android Smartphone - Black

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  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

Kyocera Hydro C5170 (Latest Model) - 2GB - Black (Boost Mobile) Smartphone

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140

Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro 5170 Waterproof Android Prepaid Smartphone Cell Phone

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140

Kyocera Hydro Waterproof Prepaid Android Smartphone Boost Mobile 2GB - Black NEW

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140

BRAND NEW Kyocera Hydro WATERPROOF Smartphone - 2GB - Black (Boost Mobile)

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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

Did you know that you can now buy waterproof handsets that won’t break the bank? Indeed, and one such example is the Android-powered Kyocera Hydro. It ships with Ice Cream Sandwich as the default OS and features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display for user input. Its compact 13mm body weighs only 120 grams and, as mentioned earlier, is waterproof.

The Hydro uses a dated processor and only has 512MB of RAM, but performs well enough thanks to the default software. And while it has only 2GB of internal storage, this can be expanded easily through microSD cards.

It may never get an upgrade to later versions of the Android software, but it’s already feature-rich as it is. And since it hovers around the $100 mark—without a contract—it’s worth listing as one of the top budget Android handsets based on overall value.

Need to Know: Kyocera Hydro

1. Waterproof casing. (The Good)

2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by default. (The Good)

3. Small, low-res touchscreen display. (The Bad)

4. RAM and internal storage are both limited. (The Bad)

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

With Android 4.0, solid call quality, and waterproof capabilities, the Kyocera Hydro is a great prepaid device

from Cnet (about 1 year ago)

If you can handle slow CPU and data speeds, the Kyocera Hydro is a solid handset. Not only does it run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but at $129.99, it's reasonably priced and you won't be tied down with a contract. Most important, however, is the fact that it's waterproof. So the next time your phone... More

  7/10

Too many problems :(

(5 months ago)

It's a cute little phone and reasonable for the price. But the SD card gets too full quickly, all my apps keep closing and the phone would freeze and then turn on and off on its own. It would happen about 3-4 times a day!

  2/10

This phone is AWESOME

(about 1 year ago)

phone is waterproof the screen is easy to touch and the phone itself is lightweight also sending messages is a blast because the messages send within 1 to 2 secs

  10/10

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