The New Kyocera Hydro Vibe

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Just in time for Father’s Day, Kyocera has launched the New Hydro Vibe waterproof Android smartphone. The Hydro Vibe is IP57 certified waterproof up to a meter (3.28 feet) for up to 30 minutes. This phone has a thin, sleek design and fits in your hand comfortably.

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This is another great phone perfect for moms and dads with little ones that are messy. Feel free to give your child a bath with your phone nearby with out having to worry about water damage. It also has an impact-resistant 4.5 inch qHD touchscreen display that sharply shows brilliant colors while avoiding scratches, nicks and cracks.

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Kyocera Hydro Vibe sports an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Camera is not the greatest, but it’s not terrible either. However I use an actual camera for all my picture taking. So that does not bother me one bit. You can shoot video in 1080p HD. Also features Near Field Communication (NFC) and PMA wireless charging capabilities.  

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Running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), it’s powered by a 2,000 mAh battery and utilizes Kyocera proprietary Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power management apps for longer use. Set your Hydro VIBE phone down and walk away. The PMA-enabled (Power Matters Alliance) wireless charging feature makes for easy and convenient charging. Simply set your phone on a charge pad* and start charging. No cords necessary.

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To make sure you don’t miss a word even in the noisiest environments, Hydro Vibe also comes equipped with Kyocera’s award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver technology as well as High-Definition (HD) Voice for clearer calling.

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The Kyocera is built tough with a rubberized plastic on the back. With a removable back cover, to access the battery, microSD card and micro SIM card slot. In the back you will also notice the water resistant seal for the battery.

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Screen quality is great, movies and websites come in crisp. I find the Eco-Mode app useful for keeping my phones battery life running longer. With data and wife usage I get about 13 hours before having to recharge again. Not to bad, but if you feel that’s not enough powder I suggest purchasing a mobile pocket phone charger.

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This is a great quality affordable phone for the whole family. With all the right features and perfect for moms and dads with kids. Plus it’s certified waterproof for IPX5, and IPX7. Immersible for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter). Phone should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that your phone is waterproof, make sure the battery door is properly sealed.

What’s in the box?

  • Kyocera Hydro Vibe Phone
  • Standard battery
  • AC charger (Micro-USB data cable pluggable)
  • Micro-USB data cable

Technical Specifications
Talk Time: Up to 14 hours*
Standby Time: Up to 193 hours *
Battery Type: 2000mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion)
Display: 4.5” IPS, impact-resistant, capacitive touchscreen, qHD (960 x 540 pixels)
Operating System: Android™ 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset: MSM8926, Qualcomm ® Snapdragon™with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU
Radios: CDMA 1xRTT, CDMA 1xEVDO REV. A, LTE
Memory: 8GB ROM/1.5GB RAM
MicroSD™ memory card slot (supports up to 32GB)
Size: 5.02 x 2.50 x .43” (127.4 x 63.5 x 10.9 mm)
Weight: 4.9oz (139g)
Media Formats: Audio: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB,
AMR-WB, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, WAVE, QCELP, EVRC
Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Image: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

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