Until recently, “rugged” and “decent specs” rarely coexisted in one sentence. You either got a durable phone with only basic functions and not so attractive design, or a well-performing, pretty smartphone that was likely to suffer some damage sooner or later. Now you can have it all in one device, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM, and at affordable price to add to the excitement. The phone is up for grabs from Metro PCS for just $169 without any long term pacts, which is another advantage that the carrier does not require contracts.
Kyocera Hydro XTRM for Metro PCS
The Kyocera Hydro XTRM for Metro PCS is a waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof Android smartphone with a 4-inch 800 x 480, impact-resistant touch screen. The phone features Military Standard 810G shock-proof design and IP57 certification for protection against dust and water immersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. The Hydro XTRM also packs innovative Smart Sonic Receiver that enhances the clarity of sound that reaches your ear thanks to sound vibration technology.
The phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Metro PCS 4G LTE network. The device ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board with full access to Google Mobile services such as Google Play, Google Search, Google Maps and more.
In addition to a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM also sports a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features include 4 GB of internal memory, microSD slot for storage expansion compatible with up to 32 GB cards, support for Wi-Fi calling and a 2,000 mAh battery.