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BlackBerry Curve 9310 vs Kyocera Hydro

BlackBerry Curve 9310 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 5
Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Boost Mobile

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Posted: 08 May 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Cricket, Boost Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1)Android (4.0) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 12.7 mm)4.53 x 2.44 x 0.50 inches (115.0 x 62.0 x 12.8 mm) 
Weight3.66 oz (104 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Design featuresFull keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)  
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutterLeft: Volume control 
Rugged Water resistant 
IP certified Yes 
ColorsBlackBlack 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels320 x 480 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.

164 ppi165 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Touchscreen Capacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingGeo tagging 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA)Yes 
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 S2 MSM8655 
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.

Single core, 800 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processor Adreno 205 (enhanced) 
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.

512 MB RAM512 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage 2 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
8.40 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
  
Music playback70.00 hours  
Capacity1450 mAh1500 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GP, 3GPP, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV, 3GPP 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3GPPMPEG4, H.263, H.264 
RadioFM  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTMLHTML, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DO Rev.AEV-DO Rev.A 
Global RoamingYes  
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-GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (T9)SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTPIMAP, POP3, SMTP 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), OBEX, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherUMA, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent modeMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M4, T4 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 22 May 2012 
 FCC ID value: V65C5170 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.28 W/kg1.14 W/kg 
Body1.58 W/kg0.58 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 1.06 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.18 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced27 Jun 201208 May 2012 

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