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excellent phone, especially for the price.
on September 29, 2013
i'm a bit of a newbie to the whole pay as you go plans. was tired of paying almost $100/month with Verizon.
did a fair amount of research and found boost mobile to be really good based off other's reviews. decided to get the kyrocera hydro edge, primarily due to price ($100) and the fact it ran Android 4.1. Didn't want to pay a bundle for a top of the line phone, as i have a IPad 4 that I use for most other on the go things.
Quite pleased so far, phone is a good size, easy to use and is pretty clear on majority of calls placed so far. also like the fact it is waterproof and rugged. based on previous experiences, i wanted either a LG or Kyrocera branded phone preferably, since they tend to hold up well over time and aren't fragile like some other phones.
The touch screen is decently sized and nice and responsive, making it easy to type and text on the virtual keyboard. And it is nice the phone memory can be upgraded with a micro sd card up to 32 gigs extra. The camera is also quite nice at 5MP and has a flash (which most other phones in this cost range do not have). Also like how you can connect to a WiFi spot with the phone, instead of relying on using the data plan, which supposedly caps at 2.5 gigs/month and thus throttles the download speed down quite. bit until the next billing cycle. Especially if you plan to stream Netflix or any type of video/music apps frequently.
now there are a couple of minor cons. it isn't the fastest phone ever (as far as opening/running apps) in comparison with some of the more expensive models (Galaxy, HTC One, LG Venice/F7 models) due the amount of onboard RAM. I don't know how well it would perform on high performance games or apps (as mentioned above, i use a tablet for those). I would imagine things like Youtube and Netflix would run fine with little/no problems. It does not utilize 4G or 4G LTE service, only 3G (which seems to be hit or miss around here, and i live in the suburbs and frequently go into the city).
Overall though it's a nice phone and does what i need it to do. Recommend if you are on a budget, but don't want to sacrifice a lot of the modern features. it's not perfect, but performs admirably well considering. This will hold me until they have a nice sale of either the Samsung Galaxy S III or the LG Venice. I would recommend buying a hybrid armor case (got one off here for $5), just because it adds a bit of bulk and a little more weight making it easier to hold in my opinion.