The waterproof Hydro Edge

As the successor to the Kyocera Hydro, the Edge can survive a good dunking. In addition, the 3G smartphone has a 4-inch IPS screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz processor.

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Water with no worries

The device is advertised as being able to survive in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes. Our review units survived many dunkings, 30 minutes completely submerged in a cylindrical container, and sitting inside a running shower for 20 minutes.

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A look at the rear

Inside the handset is a dual-core Snapdragon 1GHz processor and a 1,600mAh battery that has a reported talk time of 13 hours.

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Still a comfortable hold

The phone measures 4.9 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, and 0.39 inch thick. It weighs 4.5 ounces, and while the top half of the Edge is a bit heftier than its bottom half, it's still comfortable to hold in the hand.

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Audio via Smart Sonic Receiver

The Edge does not have an in-ear speaker. Like a handful of other Kyocera smartphones, the Edge features Smart Sonic Receiver technology, which uses an embedded ceramic transducer to transmit audio via the hard tissue inside your ear.

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Say cheese

The 5-megapixel camera has six photo sizes (ranging from 640x480 to 2,560x1,920 pixels), digital zoom, a flash, six picture modes including HDR and continuous shooting, 14 photo effects, three focuses, six scene modes, geotagging, three image qualities, blink detection, three auto-exposures, five ISO levels, five white balances, and grid lines.

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Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The device ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with a number of Google's services, like Chrome, Gmail, Plus, Local, Maps with Navigation, Messenger, Search, Talk, and YouTube. The Google Play stores for Books, Magazines, and Music are included as well.

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