Review: Kyocera Hydro Vibe, A Waterproof Smartphone For Folks That Care About Phone Performance

Life is full of accidents and mishaps. Unfortunately, our favorite electronic devices often pay the price for our clumsiness. If you’ve ever jumped in the pool, forgetting your smartphone was in your pocket or accidentally dropped your phone in the toilet, you know all too well the feeling of frustration and disappointment that comes when you realize you’ve destroyed your coveted smartphone.

Other than monthly device insurance costs, an option is to consider a waterproof or resistant smartphone, like Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active or the Galaxy S 5, which is what we’re looking at today. Recently, Kyocera and Sprint teamed up to offer the new Hydro Vibe waterproof smartphone.

Kyocera’s Hydro Series of waterproof Android smartphones are designed to survive being completely submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. As the newest member of the Kyocera Hydro family, the Hydro Vibe also features Kyocera’s award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology which is designed to make it easier to hear conversations clearly in noisy environments...