Kyocera and Cricket Wireless have just announced their latest Android handset today, known as the Kyocera Hydro Plus. If having an affordable smartphone that’s also water resistance is your main priority, than Kyocera Hydro Plus is indeed an option that you should take in consideration, especially now that it has been released on CricKet Wireless for no more than $139.99 without a contract or along with a monthly plan starting at $5. So, our handset here can survive in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes, but what about its other technical specs and features? Are they also worthy of our attention or not?
Unfortunately, we might not have the greatest news for you. This Kyocera Hydro Plus smartphone has only a modest package of entry-level specs, far from what many of you are probably dreaming of.
This device gets the power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 CPU clocked at 1 GHz, but paired only with 2 GB of ROM, not to mention its 3.5-inch display which has a limited resolution of no more than 320×480 pixels. Can we talk about clarity and brightness at such a resolution? That might not be the ideal case for that, but it is decent enough for the price that you must pay for it.
Although Kyocera Hydro Plus doesn’t have a secondary front-facing camera, it comes instead with a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera that is supposed to record video. But anyway, it is unlikely to be pleased by the results, not to mention that it ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS which is quite dated at this point, as our source also stated.
But CricKet Wireless had an inspired idea for making this handset more attractive, so it has included its Muve Music 4.0 in the offer, giving you the possibility to choose from millions of songs and store them on your device.