The $100 Kyocera Hydro Air comes with LTE, is water resistant, and can also take a beating

Earlier today, Kyocera announced a new inexpensive smartphone for AT&T's GoPhone prepaid mobile service. Called the Kyocera Hydro Air, this is a entry-level smartphone priced at $99 with free shipping. Although the price is definitely very low for an off-contract smartphone, the Kyocera Hydro Air does come with a few interesting tricks up its sleeve.

As the name suggests, the Kyocera Hydro Air is water resistant in depths of up to one minute for up to 30 minutes. Although a $100 water-resistant phone is certainly interesting on its own, the deal is made even sweeter by the phone's Military Standard 810G, a certification that ensures that the Kyocera Hydro Air is rugged enough to take a beating and survive to tell the story.

At a price of $100 with no contractual obligations, it's obvious that Kyocera had to cut some corners, and this is plainly obvious following a quick look at the specsheet. 

The Kyocera Hydro Air comes with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset (undisclosed model) with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, LTE compatibility and a 2300mAh battery. 

In the camera department, the Hydro Air features a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP shooter on the front. As far as the software goes, the phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, but with some customization from the manufacturer. Overall, these seem like very good specs for a sub-$100 smartphone.

What do you guys think of the Kyocera Hydro Air, can you ask for better specs and features at such a low price?

source: Kyocera | Walmart 



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Definitely not bad. Bravo AT&T.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Police brutality test.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Pretty decent phone.

4. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

One minute for 30 minutes?

5. Elfmonster unregistered

Same ram as iPhone 6 plus. Newer Android OS than Samsung Notes, including mine.

6. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Note 5 (all) and Note 4 (AT&T and Sprint) have 5.1.1. So they would be the same OS.

7. seblak

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 07, 2015

Air in bahasa means "water", so that's a relevant name

8. thejamesarnold

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 08, 2015

"5-inch display with a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels" But it the video it says HD screen

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