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Kyocera Hydro Plus

Kyocera Hydro Plus

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Cricket

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM memory (0.5 GB RAM)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)

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Description

The Hydro Plus is waterproof, its IPX7 certification protecting it “against water immersion in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes.” That’s the handset’s main selling point, because its other features aren’t that attractive, including a 3.5 inch HVGA (320 x 480) IPS display, 3.2MP rear camera with LED flash, an old single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM-8655 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB MicroSD card pre-installed, and a battery that should be able to provide up to 8.5 hours of talk-time.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.53 x 2.44 x 0.5 inches (115 x 62 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.16 oz (118 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 7
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 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.

    • 165 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.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 51.15 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
  • 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:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 205
  • 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.

    • 0.5 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 2 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 8.50 hours
      the average is 20 h (1195 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.1 days (170 hours)
      the average is 19 days (449 h)

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Phone features

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Jan 2014

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 140

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