It's Lynn La from CNET and today we're gonna check out the Kyocera Hydro EDGE from Sprint and Boost Mobile.
Now just like its predecessor the Hydro, the Hydro EDGE is a waterproof midrange handset.
It can survive being dunked in up to a meter of water for about 30 minutes.
It sports a 4-inch IPS display with an 800x480 pixel resolution and it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Powering its insides is a 1.6 ampere-hour
battery that has a reported talk time of up to 13 hours and a 1 gigahertz dual-core processor.
You'll also get 1 gigabyte of RAM, 4 gigabytes of ROM, and expandable memory up to 32 gigabytes via a micro-SD card slot.
On the back you'll get a 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video but no front-facing camera.
Above the display you'll also see there's no in-ear speaker.
That's because the phone has Smart Sonic Receiver technology.
Through the use of a ceramic transistor inside the phone, audio waves travel through the
hard tissue inside your ear which boosts audio clarity and quality.
If you're interested the device is going for about $20 from Sprint after users sign a 2-year contract.
For prepaid users, you could buy it from Boost Mobile for about $150 but keep in mind that the Boost Mobile version doesn't come with Mobile Hotspot capabilities.
Again, I'm Lynn and you've been checking out the Kyocera Hydro EDGE.
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