Kyocera Hydro Edge Pros & Cons Review

The Kyocera Hydro Edge has critical pros and cons that you need to know. The following analysis of its specs reveals which good points there are to love about it and which not-so-good points you need to be careful about.

On-paper Review score:

Let's Look at the Cons:

Obviously no HDMI connector:

It is nice that the Kyocera Hydro Edge can record high-resolution 1280 x 720 videos, but we were disappointed not to find any evidence of the Hydro Edge featuring an HDMI port (which is convenient to watch HD videos on your shiny HDTV.)

4.5 ounces is kind of chubby.

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Kind of bulky:

It may not be the biggest phone, but 4.5 ounces is a little bulky.

Slower smartphone:

Not too long ago, this smartphone's processing specs would have seemed ok, but in comparison to most recent smartphones, a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8627 processor with just 1GB of RAM looks a little pale, compared to recent smartphones with their multi-core gigahertz processor and large RAM.

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As illustrated here, the Kyocera Hydro Edge is a rugged mobile.

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The Kyocera Hydro Edge is trumpeted as a rugged phone (more sturdy, better water-resistance, etc).

High frames-per-second (FPS) video rate:

It records video clips at 30 frames per second, which is a high-enough fps rating by today's video phone expectations.

Superior battery life:

If Kyocera's measurements are accurate, the Hydro Edge and its (1600mAh) battery will allow 780 minutes of conversation, a lot of talk time!

Quite thin:

Its 9.9 mm body makes it quite thinner than average for a bar phone.

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