Kyocera Hydro, just in case you swim with your phones

phone in ziploc Kyocera Hydro, just in case you swim with your phones

For many of us, if we go near a pool, a Ziploc bag will be more than enough to protect our phones from water damage.  However, for those who are especially paranoid then Kyocera has a water resistant mid-range Android phone as an extra precautionary measure.

Kyocera Hydro Kyocera Hydro, just in case you swim with your phones

For many of us, if we go near a pool, a Ziploc bag will be more than enough to protect our phones from water damage.  However, for those who are especially paranoid then Kyocera has a water resistant mid-range Android phone as an extra precautionary measure.

True to its name, the Kyocera Hydro is a water resistant device that comes with a 1.0 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.5 inch display at 480 x 320 resolution, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB internal storage, and a 3.2 MP rear camera.  The Hydro can survive under about 1 meter of water for approximately 30 minutes, and after that you might just have to give up on reviving it. 

Kyocera recommends that you don’t actually immerse the Hydro on purpose, and if you happen to drop it in a shallow pool of water then you should immediately try to dry it ASAP.    

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The hardware that the Kyocera Hydro comes with are basically what’s in most current Android phones on the market, but what will make it stand apart from other mid range Android phones is the Android ICS 4.0—sweet!  Sure you might be able to find a similar “waterproof” Android phone, but chances are it won’t be running ICS.

If you’re not planning on purchasing the Hydro, but still want to hang around the pool with your phone close by, make sure you have a Ziploc bag handy. 

Reference: androidauthority.com

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