Kyocera Hydro Elite (Verizon)
Kyocera's no stranger to waterproof phones, but now with Verizon's 4G LTE, it gets even faster. In addition to being pool-friendly, the Hydro Elite also has wireless charging, a 4.3-inch screen, and an 8-megapixel camera. (Free with carrier contract)
The good: The inexpensive Kyocera Hydro Elite is a compact, waterproof handset with wireless charging, a decent camera, and expandable memory.
The bad: Sluggish internal speeds and mediocre call quality bog down the device's performance.
The bottom line: Kyocera's Elite will quench Verizon users' thirst for a stylish and reasonably priced water-resistant phone -- just don't expect it to be a powerful speed demon.
October 31, 2013 2:59 PM PDT
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