Water-resistant Kyocera Hydro Vibe launching at Sprint and Virgin Mobile this month

Sprint today announced a new dust- and water-resistant (IP57) Android smartphone made by Kyocera. Called Kyocera Hydro Vibe, the handset will be available at Sprint starting later this week, on May 9, and can be seen as the successor to last year’s Kyocera Hydro Edge (currently offered by Sprint for free on contract).

Select Sprint customers will be able to get the Kyocera Hydro Vibe for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9.59. The new smartphone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and sports a 4.5-inch impact-resistant display with 540 x 960 pixels. Other features: LTE, NFC, Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology, 8MP rear camera, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. The handset has a 2,000 mAh battery, and supports wireless charging.

Starting May 29, the Kyocera Hydro Vibe will also be available via Virgin Mobile (one of Sprint’s pre-pay brands) for $149.99, no contract required.

source: Sprint



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well rounded mid level phone. Ruggedized, Snapdragon 400, 4.5" qHD screen, 8 GB internal storage, and wireless charging for $149? Sounds fine to me. Too bad it's not GSM because CDMA phones are just plain garbage. I would actually consider this if it was on T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid. Seems like great competition to the Moto G besides the crappy Sprint network....

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

iPhone 5s with android. And it's rugged!

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I must be slow. I don't understand your comment...

5. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Iphone design, but it runs android

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Good to see Kyocera is improving their phones, but their smartphones have traditionally been pretty bad. Hopefully this will be one that's not.

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