Kyocera Hydro Edge

64
Global
Score
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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Model
Sprint

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Display

Screen size
4 inches
Pixel density
233 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
no
PictBridge
no
Ruggedized
yes
Model
Boost Mobile

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Display

Screen size
4 inches
Pixel density
233 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
no
PictBridge
no
Ruggedized
yes