Hydro ELITE

Ready for the unexpected

Don't let its good looks fool you. Hydro ELITE is the sleek, global-ready 4G LTE Android™ smartphone that's water, sound, and life friendly.

Features Phone Specs Accessories Where to Buy
Features Phone Specs Accessories Where to Buy
Features Phone Specs Accessories Where to Buy

Survival never looked so good

From dunks in the bathtub to snow on the slopes, have no fear for your phone.

The waterproof* Hydro ELITE is the spill-, splash-, and drool-ready smartphone that's built to survive the unexpected.

*Phone will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that your phone maintains water resistance, make sure the battery door is properly sealed.

Work more. Play more. Do more than ever before.

Get used to fast downloads – up to ten times quicker than 3G.

With 4G LTE, you'll have enough network speed to share photos, send files, and download music with ease. Plus, the 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) allow Hydro ELITE to navigate the Web and run multiple apps with no problem at all.

The volume button is now obsolete.

Hear in coffee shops, crowded cafes, and places you never could before.

Unlike traditional speakers, the award-winning Kyocera Smart Sonic Receiver technology converts the entire touchscreen to a speaker - knocking out background noise and enabling call clarity. As long as Hydro ELITE is near your ear, you can hear clearly – even when wearing a motorcycle, bike or ski helmet, scarf, or ear protection.

Advanced technology with absolute simplicity

Easily transfer contacts, videos, and more with Touch and Send NFC sharing. Repower your battery by setting the phone on an optional Qi-enabled wireless charging pad. And get more life between charges using Eco Mode with MaxiMZR.

Everything looks better on a big screen

Your favorite movies and games look crisp and super bright from any angle on the 4.3" impact-resistant, edge-to-edge, HD touchscreen. The edge-to-edge design helps make the most of your phone's compact body.

A smartphone that makes you look good

Capture the action using the 8 MP camera and HD camcorder with digital zoom. For advanced shots, the LED flash, auto-focus, panoramic, HDR, multi-shot, and smile-shutter modes can help you out. And the 1.3MP front-facing camera is perfect for video chats and self-portraits.

Phone Specs

Hydro ELITE at a Glance

4.3" impact-resistant capacitive touchscreen HD
1280 x 720 pixels

Talk Time up to 13 hours
Times will vary based on user settings, feature use and network configuration.

4.51 oz
128 grams

8MP rear-facing with LED flash and camcorder
1.3MP front-facing camera

Android™ 4.1
Jelly Bean

Hydro ELITE in-depth

Spec Sheet - English (145 KB)
User Guide - English (4.9 MB)
User Guide - Spanish (5.0 MB)
Waterproof Survival Guide - English (1.8 MB)
Alternate format for phone user guides (US only)
Braille and ASCII text format user guides are available upon request. Braille and ASCII text phone user guides provide step-by-step instructions, specifically written for those who are visually impaired.

These user guides are available upon request by emailing to: kci‑pubs@kyocera.com. Please make sure to include your phone model number and whether you need Braille or ASCII formatted user guides.

Accessories

Enhance Hydro ELITE

Looking for hands-free car-kits, holsters, multi-bay chargers or batteries? Browse the Hydro ELITE accessories at Kyo.Addtocell.com.

Where to buy

Hydro ELITE