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Google Nexus 4 vs Kyocera Hydro VIBE

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Google Nexus 4 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released
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Kyocera Hydro VIBE Remove phone

Posted: 05 May 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint, Virgin Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2)Android (4.3) 
Dimensions5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)5.02 x 2.50 x 0.43 inches (127.4 x 63.5 x 10.9 mm) 
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Body materialGlass  
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 57 
Display
Physical size4.7 inches4.5 inches 
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels540 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.

318 ppi245 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Camera sensor size1/4"  
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activationAutofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2 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 S4 Pro APQ8064Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8926 
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, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1200 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 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.

2048 MB RAM1536 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time15.30 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
8.0 days (193 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Capacity2100 mAh2000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless chargingBuilt-inBuilt-in 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSEV-DO Rev.A 
Micro SIMYes  
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.

A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHzYes 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M4, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Oct 201205 May 2014 
Shopping information
AccessoriesUSB sync/charge cable, AC Adapter and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guideBattery, Charger, microUSB cable. 

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