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Kyocera Hydro XTRM splashes down at MetroPCS

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Kyocera Hydro XTRM splashes down at MetroPCS
The waterproof Kyocera Hydro XTRM is now available from pre-paid carrier MetroPCS. Priced at $169 lock, stock and barrel, the Android powered handset is not only waterproof, but is also shock proof and drop proof according to the carrier. With IP57 certification, the phone can last 30 minutes in 3.28 feet of water although you can't actually use the device while it is submerged. The Military Standard 810G shock-proof design allows the handset to survive the drops that happen in everyday life.

The 4 inch LCD screen offers resolution of 480 x 800 for a pixel density of 233ppi. A dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU is under the hood along with the Adreno 225 GPU. There is 4GB of native storage inside while the back and front-facing snappers weigh in at 5MP and 1.2MP respectively. A 2000mAh battery powers the phone and Android 4.1 is pre-installed.

If you're a MetroPCS customer who is constantly dropping his phone, or is always spilling drinks on it, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM will keep on working even with your butterfingers.

source: MetroPCS via AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Nov 2013, 14:47 1

1. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Kyocera and rugged are oxymorons. Talk about junk phones. A rugged kyocera will probably be about as good as a non-rugged most other phones.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:02

2. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Well said.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 17:16

3. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

it sounds like a good value

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 11:19

4. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

All I know is the reception on Kyoceras rival the reception on Motorolas and BB. For that alone...I might be getting this soon.

I had to leave Verizon for financial reasons and now I'm looking for a decent pre paid service. Its either this or get a Atrix HD or Moto X off Ebay or Dell and go with Net10 or Straight Talk.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 12:48 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

That or T-Mobile. Get the $30 plan, use Text Free and there you go.

posted on 10 Nov 2013, 08:56

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I just looked into that, thanks. So far something called AIO by AT&T is the front runner. MetroPCS is my 2nd choice, followed by Boost.

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