The Kyocera Hydro Edge Waterproof Child-Proof Smartphone is Here!

Ever drop your phone in the tub, sink or worse? No Prob. The Sprint Kyocera Hydro Edge is more than unlimited, it’s “mom tested/approved!” Sprint gave me the chance to review the Hydro Edge water-proof phone, and I’ve been so impressed by both it’s functionality and the ability to hold up to my rough family.

Would you let this rough bunch borrow your phone?

Sprint Kyocera Hydro Edge

My smartphone gets so much use. It’s used for work, talking with friends and family, and as a source of entertainment for the kids while away from home. With tweens and teens around, it’s bound to be dropped, stepped on, thrown, handled with sticky fingers, or even dropped into a bowl of cereal (which really happened). I need a phone that’s tough and can withstand rough use, and I think I have found just that in the Kyocera Hydro Edge from Sprint.

Sprint Kyocera Hydro Edge

Unlike the ultra-rugged exterior you would expect from a waterproof device like the Kyocera Torque, the Hydro Edge has a very sleek design. It’s a bit smaller than some phones I have had, but fits nicely into the palm of my hand and is still very functional and easy to use. Actual measurements are 4.90 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches with a weight of 4.5 ounces. There is a textured are on the back over the battery compartment.

Sprint Kyocera Hydro Edge

Juggling your day or groceries is no problem. Ever crack a screen? Good luck breaking this one. The Hydro comes a with Dragontrail™ glass touchscreen display to survive most accidents.

The Hydro EDGE has a 4.0-inch impact-resistant display with a resolution of 800 x 480. The handset is then powered by a dual-core 1.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8627 processor. It also contains 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 1600 mAh battery, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. You will get some very good pictures from the front-facing 5 megapixel camera.

Did I mention that this phone is waterproof?

Sprint Kyocera Hydro Edge

A waterproof phone is a must if you have kids of any age. Whether it’s a teething toddler who likes to chew on your phone in the grocery store or a careless teen who might drop it into the bathtub or swimming pool, a waterproof phone is a very good thing to have. I have a couple of friends who can barely go without their smartphone long enough to take a shower. Now they won’t have to!

Affordable & Tough
The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a great value. It’s perfect for moms, dads or anyone who’s active (or klutzy) and still needs the power of a smartphone to manage home/family/work life. This phone stands up to the pool or bath time. The Hydro can be sprayed water or submersed to about 3 feet of fresh water for 30 minutes.

Check out my video review to see this waterproof phone put to the test.

Wow, an affordable 4G Android phone that’s also super rugged and waterproof. That’s for me! The Kyocera Hydro Edge waterproof smartphone is currently available from both Sprint and Boost Mobile. Visit Sprint online or a local Sprint retailer for current pricing.

You might also be interested in this blog post on Internet Safety for Kids.

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. As a Sprint Ambassador, I receive products and services to use throughout the year.

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  1. says

    Forget the phone for every teen, this is a phone for every MOM!! How many times have your kids been holding on to your phone and said WHOOPS as it lands in a puddle or drops on the hard concrete. I want this phone! lol

  2. says

    I totally need this! Our phones are so expensive. I have to admit though, that the case would be good for me because I’m the clumsy one (not my son). lol.

  3. says

    We need this.. are you 100% sure this is waterproof?? My kids constantly drop theirs into the sink when doing dishes, I can’t remember how many new phones I had to get them..LOVE this, thanks for sharing, I have to check it out for the kids in time for Christmas

    • Angela says

      I’m totally sure that it’s waterproof. I dropped it in a glass or tub of water multiple times. I was so nervous at first, but it’s pretty amazing.

  4. says

    as queen of all things accidental with phones, I definitely could use a waterproof phone. More like a Julie proof phone. it would also help if it magically returned to my pocket when I lost it but… I’ll settle for waterproof! :)

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