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)
What the Critics Are Saying...
Prices (Where to Buy)
Kyocera released the Hydro on June 17, 2012.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Kyocera Hydro user manual here.
Kyocera backs up the Hydro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Hydro 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.