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Hyve Buzz (2016)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Mediatek MT6753
Mali-T720 MP3
3 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6753 SoC, and 3 GB of RAM.

Keep reading to find out what else this phone can do.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Hyve Buzz smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Hyve Buzz specifications

BrandHyve
NameBuzz
ModelBUZZ
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.43 oz
Dimensions5.94 x 2.87 x 0.41 inch
Colorsblack, blue, red
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of Hyve Buzz is about 5.43 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. A micro SIM is a smaller version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCMediatek MT6753
CPUOcta-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP3

The Hyve Buzz comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. It's a powerful Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.5 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Buzz has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Buzz does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Hyve Buzz supports 4G/LTE networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Buzz smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of Buzz isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Sony Exmor RS

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Hyve phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: May 13, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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