A 1Ghz processor makes this phone fast! The Hydro also features the IPS display technology
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making for an excellent display experience for the low price of this hardware. However a 3.2MP cam/ vga camcorder does not put this phone's photo capabilities anywhere near new technology. Another nice feature is the nearly 1GB of internal space available for apps and games etc. The major sales point for the Hydro is of course it's "water-proof". Unfortunately it is not water proof, merely water resistant with a water 'Ingress Protection Rating' of 7
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and you cannot use it while it's wet. One of the other things i don't like is the battery life, but for a 1Ghz 4-5 hours of talk time is not so bad.