August 27th 2013 3:21 pm

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Android Central says:

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After spending some time with the Kyocera Hydro Elite, we came away with such a lackluster feeling about the device. Now this isn't exactly surprising to us — the phone was never meant to blow anyone away in the first place. But even for what the device is, it comes up short in terms of being able to offer a solid user experience for anyone but the most basic user out there. There are a few great features like complete waterproofing and a bone-conducting speaker on-board, but the software just leaves a bad taste in your mouth (for lack of a better phrase) and the hardware is uninspiring. quote


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Critic reviews

6.4
6 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    6.8
  • Display
    7.0
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Camera
    5.4
  • Ease of use
  • Design and form factor
    7.5
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.9

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8.0
CNET Sep 19, 2013

Kyocera's Elite will quench Verizon users' thirst for a stylish and reasonably priced water-resistant phone -- just don't expect it to be a powerful speed demon.

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7.0
PC Mag Sep 30, 2013

The Kyocera Hydro Elite is a solid midrange Android smartphone for Verizon that combines a sharp display and a waterproof build, but falters when it comes to call quality.

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5.0
TechHive Sep 23, 2013

The low price point may tempt you, but if you really want a good phone that’s comfortable outdoors, you’ll want to look to its more capable competitors to get the job done right.

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7.0
phoneArena Sep 5, 2013

The $50 on-contact price for the Hydro Elite is reasonable, though right now the G’zOne Commando is free with contract, which makes it a better buy if you want the extra durability.

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6.0
Android Central Sep 22, 2013

Even for what the device is, it comes up short in terms of being able to offer a solid user experience for anyone but the most basic user out there.

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