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Kyocera DuraPlus vs Kyocera Hydro

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Kyocera DuraPlus Remove phone

Posted: 01 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint
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Kyocera Hydro Remove phone

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

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneSmart phone 
OS Android (4.0) 
Dimensions5.30 x 2.20 x 0.93 inches (135 x 56 x 24 mm)4.53 x 2.44 x 0.50 inches (115.0 x 62.0 x 12.8 mm) 
Weight6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity resistantWater resistant 
IP certified Yes 
MIL-STD-810 certifiedYes  
Display
Physical size2.0 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 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.

200 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.

 IPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio16.47 %51.15 % 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera 3.2 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Geo tagging 
Camcorder 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, 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 RAM 
Built-in storage 2 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time9.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
8.40 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Capacity1650 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (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 
Data 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.

GPSGPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USB USB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
Other Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsSilent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M4, T4 
OtherTTY/TDD, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced31 Jan 201208 May 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 270  

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