Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air Specs, Features & Reviews

User rating: (2.3/5 stars)
Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air

Hydro Wave / Hydro Air Key Specs & Features

  Camera Resolution

Resolution: 5+ megapixel
LED flash / HDR, smile detection, night mode

  Battery Life

2300 mAh LiIon
Talk: 18 hours max.
Standby: 600 hours max.

  Physical Dimensions

5.66 x 2.85 x 0.42 in   144 x 72 x 10.7 mm

  Screen Size

5 in   diagonal, 16:9
qHD   540 x 960 pixels
220 ppi   approx.

Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air Full Specs and Features

Battery2300 mAh LiIon
Talk: 18 hours max.
Standby: 600 hours max.
BluetoothSupported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.6, OPP, PBA, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, HID, PAN, MAP
version 4.x
Call ScreeningNo
CameraResolution: 5+ megapixel
LED flash / HDR, smile detection, night mode
Changeable Body PlatesNo
DataTechnology: LTE (Cat 4)
Dimensions5.66 x 2.85 x 0.42 in   144 x 72 x 10.7 mm
Display5 in   diagonal, 16:9
qHD   540 x 960 pixels
220 ppi   approx.
Extra CameraNo
Extra DisplayNo
FCC IDsV65C6740   approved Apr 24, 2015
V65C6745   approved Aug 20, 2015
FM RadioNo
Fast ChargingSome versions only
Standard: Qualcomm QuickCharge 1.0
Fingerprint ReaderNo
Front/Selfie CameraResolution: 2-megapixel
HD VoiceSome versions only
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Hearing Aid CompatibleRating: M4, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
some versions created M3, T4
Infrared (IR)No
Language OptionsLanguages Supported: English, Spanish
Memory Card SlotCard Type: microSD
up to 32 GB
ModesLTE 2 / 4 / 12
WCDMA 2 / 4 / 5
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 LTE   4G
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 12 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, regional))

WCDMA   3G / 4G
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

GSM   2G
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
  Wave modes shown / Air also supports LTE 5/17
OS / PlatformAndroid version 5.1
Processor1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410   MSM8916
Ringer ProfilesNo
RuggedizedMil-Std 810G rated for shock and drops, plus IP57 rated for dust and water
SIM card sizeNano   4FF
Side Keysvolume on left / lock on top
Speaker PhoneYes
Stereo SpeakersNo
Storage/Internal Memory8 GB raw hardware
3.5 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
TTY/TDD (Digital)Yes
TV OutputNo
Text Keyboard, HardwareNo
Touch ScreenType: Capacitive
works when wet
USBConnector: Micro-USB
Video CaptureResolution: 1080p HD
time lapse mode
Waterproof/Water ResistanceRating: IPX7 (snorkeling)
rated for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water
Weight5.11 oz   145 g
Wi-FiVersion(s): 802.11 b,g,n,u
supports Wi-Fi Direct / Hydro Wave supports Wi-Fi Calling
Wireless ChargingNo

Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air Carrier Availability

Available From

The Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air is not currently available from any carriers

Discontinued By

The Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air has been discontinued by the following service providers.

Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air Rating

The Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air has been rated 2.3 out of 5 stars by users.

Kyocera Hydro Wave / Hydro Air Reviews

Garbage device, DO NOT waste your money.

Carrier: MetroPCS

I have had the two previous versions of Kyocera Hydro phones, never had an issue until the Wave.
In literally less then a day I had problems with this phone. I was not able to send or receive mms/sms. I was on the phone with Metro Technical Support everyday, only one woman was the most helpful with tests to be performed but within a day or two phone was acting up again. Frustrating!
While on an imperative voice call this piece of garbage device decided to power down(full battery) and become non functional. This version you can not remove(easily/quickly) the battery. In less then one week I had to buy a new phone(absolutely not the Wave).
This was the worst investment ever made, if I didn't need a durable smart phone for work I wouldn't have purchased this model. I wasted my money and of course there are no refunds.

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Critical Flaws

Carrier: MetroPCS

Pros: Ruggedized, Water Resistant, Battery life AWESOME.

Cons: Erratic software, no way to root to get rid of Metro PCS bloatware, cannot utilize even a large MicroSD memory chip effectively, automatically "call ends" when dialing from contacts, and...get this...the SOFTWARE drops the call. Not the carrier...the SOFTWARE just suddenly hangs up mid-call.

There has been one OTA (Over The Air) update, which corrected some early problems but caused others -- so, some problems solved, others broken. So I tried to contact Kyocera.

What a waste of time THAT was...

Kyocera has customer service on par with Verizon and Comcast, while Metro PCS, friendly and as helpful as they can be, aren't much help at all.

I am, at this time, shopping for another phone. Because when I'm calling for backup or to a hospital for a patient, I just can't have a phone which drops the call or has dialing glitches. NOT a good "first responder" phone -- if your phone is your lifeline or the lifeline of your patient, DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.

If you don't care about dropped calls, or software glitches causing you to have to dial the same number 3 or more times in a row, if you have time to spare, this is an all around tolerable phone.

But for me? I'm going back to LG.

Sorry, Kyocera.

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Would not recommend!

Carrier: MetroPCS

This phone is honestly a piece of no good. In a less than a month I have gone through 3 of the same model. I would not recommend it to anyone. It shut itself down for hours and more!!! Save yourselves the trouble. And please take it off the Market!!!!!!

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Kyocera hydro wave metropcs

Carrier: MetroPCS

I have talked to Kyocera Corporate office and they explained to me I might as well hold my breath, and die if I am going to wait for metropcs to get Kyocera to write the marshmallow 6.0 update for the Kyocera hydro wave so if you have this phone throwing it against a brick wall it will do you about as much good as it does with the Android 5.1 operating system its a great phone to get rid of and two companys that don't give a dam about your problems with your phone is metropcs or Android they could care less about the problems you have but if you would like to voice your opinion about this phone call Kyocera Corporate office @(858) 882-1515

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The Hydro is not good as it used to be

Carrier: MetroPCS

The phone has its good points but .I have had two phones and two sim cards. And it's still tell me Metro Network not available. Till I reboot the the data does the same Metro did a trouble ticket. The tech sends a message saying problem resolved .When It's not I call back and put in another ticket Metro and Kyocera needs to do some kind of a up software update

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Carrier: MetroPCS

I decided to write this review after buying a 64 gb sd card, and being unable to install it into this phone because it hasn't upgraded from an sd card technology that is almost SEVEN years old. Before this, I had to delete my games (which ran very slowly anyway) because I was running out of storage in my MASSIVE 3.5 gb internal drive partition. This phone is garbage, and every feature it has is mediocre. You will have a much better time just making sure you don't put your phone near any water than falling for this "water-resistant" phone that has the features of a 3 year old device.

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Kyocera hydro air at&t

Carrier: AT&T

This phone is great rugged yes water proof yes fast everything yes great speed greats pics great quality I think the metro PCs version of this phone is prolly why you people are so disappointed cause yes metro PCs sucks and I wouldn't buy anything from them they are literally the worst phone company available but back to this phone fast charging I would defiantly recommend this phone to others sound is great its an overall great phone and you people complaing buy an at&t one and then u will see the difference switched from a galaxy exhibit to this and I like this one better so yeah hope that sums it up for you guys

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Nice rugged,waterproof phone

Carrier: MetroPCS

Pros-full day battery life,bright display, band 12 on T-Mobile really helps inside buildings,rarely lags.

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