Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Plus available on Cricket Wireless for $139.99

The Hydro Plus, a contract-free, Android 4.0 smartphone on Cricket Wireless, can survive for up to 30 minutes in a meter of water.

Lynn La
Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
Kyocera Hydro Plus
Cricket Wireless' new waterproof Kyocera Hydro Plus. Kyocera

Kyocera and Cricket Wireless announced their newest waterproof Android handset today, known as the Kyocera Hydro Plus. The smartphone features the carrier's music subscription service, Muve Music 4.0, and costs $139.99 without a contract.

Sporting entry-level specs packaged in a splashproof body, the Hydro Plus can survive in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

In addition, it has a 3.5-inch screen with a 480x320-pixel resolution and is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It also has a 1,500mAh battery, which has a reported talk time of up to 8.5 hours.

Though it doesn't have a secondary front-facing camera, it does have a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera that can record video. Unfortunately, the Hydro Plus ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS which, at this point, feels quite dated.

Other features include expandable memory up to 32GB, 2GB of ROM, and the previously mentioned Muve Music, a service that enables users to download thousands of albums and songs for offline listening.

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