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Kyocera Hydro Icon

Posted
Jun 10, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: Boost Mobile

Pros

  • Quad core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (245 ppi)

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Description

The Kyocera Hydro Icon is rugged Android smartphone, featuring quad-core 1.2Ghz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD. The display is 4.5-inch IPS LCD with resolution of 540x960 pixels. There is 8 megapixels camera with flash and autofocus, on the back, and 2 megapixels front shooter. Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, NFC and battery with 2000mAh are also available.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.19 x 2.57 x 0.43 inches (132 x 65 x 11 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.08 oz (144 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Shock resistant
    • IP certified:
      • Yes
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 245 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 64.87 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 305
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1536 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (678 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.0 days (193 hours)
      the average is 20 days (479 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • Data:
    • LTE, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Kyocera C6730


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