Kyocera announced the launch of the Hydro Air smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Kyocera Hydro Air phone with 5 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.
The Kyocera Hydro Air series was launched with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. The IPS panel of Hydro Air has good color accuracy and can display a wide color gamut, resulting in more lifelike and vivid visuals. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The selfie camera of Hydro Air allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.
Kyocera Hydro Air specifications
|Dimensions||5.66 x 2.87 x 0.43 inch|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
The weight of Kyocera Hydro Air is about 5.19 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Kyocera smartphone are average (5.66 x 2.87 x 0.43 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.
|OS version||Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
The Kyocera Hydro Air comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is closely integrated with various Google services, such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive, which makes it easy for users to access and manage their data across multiple devices. The Hydro Air has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 CPU. This mid-range, quad-core CPU is capable of delivering fast and efficient performance for a wide range of tasks.
The Hydro Air utilizes Adreno 306 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. Adreno GPUs are designed to work in conjunction with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. The latest Adreno GPUs support advanced graphics features such as high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.
|Screen size||5 inch|
|Resolution||540 x 960 px|
The 5 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Kyocera Hydro Air is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||8 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. Having more RAM alone does not necessarily guarantee better performance, and other factors such as the processor and storage speed can also impact overall performance. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Hydro Air has only 8 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Hydro Air (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.
|Main camera||5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px|
|Selfie camera||2 MP|
The Hydro Air offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The camera of the Hydro Air has no autofocus capability (fixed-focus). An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The Hydro Air does not have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS technology is more commonly found in higher-end smartphones and is designed to reduce camera shake and blur, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, A2DP, LE|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Kyocera Hydro Air supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G stands for fourth-generation mobile networks, which are wireless networks that provide faster data transfer speeds and greater network capacity than previous 3G networks. To connect to a Wi-Fi network on the Kyocera Hydro Air, you simply need to go to the Wi-Fi settings on the device, select the network you want to connect to, and enter the password.
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your Hydro Air smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more. The Hydro Air has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes.
The Hydro Air isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features. The Hydro Air phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The Hydro Air has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Hydro Air smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 2300 mAh, non-removable|
The Li-Ion 2300 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Hydro Air isn't removable without voiding the warranty.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, light, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). This Kyocera phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Hydro Air phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display.
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