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Kyocera Hydro Review & Specs

Kyocera Hydro is a low end cellphone released in 2012, provisioned with a medium 3.5″ display, a powerful 1 gigahertz processor and a 3.2 megapixels back facing camera.

Kyocera appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 4.23 ounces phone. Kyocera just offers this cellphone in black color.

Kyocera sells this phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 system chip, holding a quite powerful 1000 MHz processor with 512 MB of RAM memory. The Kyocera Hydro comes with a 2 GB internal storage memory, a reasonable quantity that should be adequate for most users considering that this cellphone also has an external SD slot .

This cellphone only features a 3.2 MP back side camera. The camera also includes flash and geo tagging.

The Kyocera Hydro includes a good 3.5-inches display with a 480 x 320 resolution, making everything look good. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This cellphone provides wi-fi capability (and it can provide it to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot) or 3G internet connection, using EV-DO A technologies. This phone doesn’t use a SIM card, because it doesn’t work with GSM networks and it works with CDMA networks.

This phone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (2.1, EDR), GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This phone packs a 1500 mAh medium Li-Ion replaceable battery that provides this cellphone an awesome battery duration.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0
Also Known As:Kyocera C5170
Dimensions:4.53 x 2.44 x 0.50 inches
Weight:4.23 ounces
Release date:2012-05-08


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:3.5 inches
Resolution:320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density:165 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655
Processor:Scorpion (Single-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:512 MB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 205 (enhanced)
Internal Memory:2 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1500 mAh
Talk Time:8.4 hours


Back camera:3.2 megapixels
Camera features:Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
CDMA Bands:800, 1700/2100, 1900
Technologies:EV-DO A and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 2.1, EDR
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Last update on 2022-08-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Andy Mathews

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