Kyocera Hydro Edge

6/10 AVG.
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6/10
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The Kyocera Hydro Edge currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

It has serious limitations in storage and computing power that may cause an experienced smartphone buyer to be displeased.

- Andrew Kameka, MobileBurn
PhoneArena

From its sluggish performance to its dated hardware specs, it doesn’t particularly stand above other Android smartphones in the entry-level segment...

- John V., PhoneArena
Cnet

Consider the Kyocera Hydro Edge if you're looking for a low-price splash proof phone

- Lynn La, Cnet
Digital Trends

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 – a...

- K. T. Bradford, Digital Trends
Laptop Magazine

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...

- Lisa Eadicicco, Laptop Magazine


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Common Questions


Kyocera released the Hydro Edge on July 12, 2013.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Kyocera Hydro Edge user manual here.


Kyocera backs up the Hydro Edge with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Hydro Edge has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Kyocera support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Kyocera's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
4"

The Kyocera Hydro Edge's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ 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
1600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1600 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 7.5 days standby time.

Hydro Edge Specs

Overview
Release date July 12, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 1 GB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.48 W/kg
Body: 1.35 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1600 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.4 x 6.4 x 1.0 cm (4.9 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 128 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Smile detection, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

Reliable and sensible

from MobileBurn

The Kyocera Hydro Edge knows what it is and, more importantly, doesn't try to be more than that. Anyone seeking a high-powered phone should immediately look elsewhere. The device's sole appeal is that it is small and cheap (financially speaking). At only $109.99 full price, the Hydro Edge offers...More

The Kyocera Hydro Edge knows what it is and, more importantly, doesn't try to be more than that. Anyone seeking a high-powered phone should immediately look elsewhere. The device's sole appeal is that it is small and cheap (financially speaking). At only $109.99 full price, the Hydro Edge offers a low-cost entry-level phone for use on a network that doesn't cost much money.

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PhoneArena

There are surely many compromises that make it a tough sell

from PhoneArena

Sure, it might be cool that the Kyocera Hydro Edge is dustproof and water resistant, but there are surely many compromises that make it a tough sell for those individuals that simply want to get stuff done in the end. From its sluggish performance to its dated hardware specs, it doesn’t par...More

Sure, it might be cool that the Kyocera Hydro Edge is dustproof and water resistant, but there are surely many compromises that make it a tough sell for those individuals that simply want to get stuff done in the end. From its sluggish performance to its dated hardware specs, it doesn’t particularly stand above other Android smartphones in the entry-level segment – then again, its free on-contract price point is tough to overlook. Unless you absolutely need a smartphone that’ll survive a full submersion, we recommend checking out some other basic options out there that deliver a more meaningful experience. Plus, you can still get that waterproof aspect by picking up certain cases.

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Cnet

Tepid phone buoyed solely by water resistance

from Cnet

Whether you're purchasing the Kyocera Hydro Edge on contract or off, you're getting a good deal either way. With that price, you'll get the Edge's waterproof capabilities, so you can breathe a little easier the next time you're at a large body of water or drop your phone in the sink.

But...More

Whether you're purchasing the Kyocera Hydro Edge on contract or off, you're getting a good deal either way. With that price, you'll get the Edge's waterproof capabilities, so you can breathe a little easier the next time you're at a large body of water or drop your phone in the sink.

But if having a waterproof handset isn't a huge deal for you, spend a little bit more for a faster, more powerful device.

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Digital Trends

It’s a decent phone for those on a tight budget, but comes with some serious trade-offs

from Digital Trends

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 &ndash...More

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. That aside, the Hydro Edge has a number of drawbacks from the mediocre display to the sub-par camera. The relatively low price balances some of that out. Still, this phone is made for people with basic needs and a small budget. Whether you pay $150 on Boost or $20 on contact with Sprint, you’re getting a seriously dialed-down experience.

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Laptop Magazine

A solid choice for users on a tight budget

from Laptop Magazine

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 sh...More

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.

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Android Community

For those who are more active and outdoorsy, the Hydro EDGE could be a good option to consider

from Android Community

Similar to how we felt about the Kyocera Torque, we like the idea of a water-resistant device. And as we have mentioned before, that style fits in well for those who are often outside. Well, also for those who find themselves dropping their handset in that place where people pretend to not use th...More

Similar to how we felt about the Kyocera Torque, we like the idea of a water-resistant device. And as we have mentioned before, that style fits in well for those who are often outside. Well, also for those who find themselves dropping their handset in that place where people pretend to not use their phone. We will not discuss that group, but for those who are more active and outdoorsy, the Hydro EDGE could be a good option to consider.

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