Kyocera announced the launch of the Hydro Elite smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the Kyocera Hydro Elite phone with 4.3 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
The Kyocera Hydro Elite series was launched with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. This phone features a high resolution 720 x 1280 px IPS display. The size of screen is 4.3 inch.This display is a solid choice for Hydro Elite smartphone. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The front camera of Hydro Elite gives you the freedom to capture moments with yourself or your friends and family easily.
Kyocera Hydro Elite specifications
|Dimensions||4.82 x 2.38 x 0.43 inch|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
The weight of Kyocera Hydro Elite is about 4.52 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Kyocera smartphone are average (4.82 x 2.38 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 micro SIM is a smaller (15 x 12 x 0.76 mm) version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices. The micro SIM card provides the same functionality as the standard SIM card, allowing the user to connect to a cellular network and use mobile data, voice, and messaging services.
|OS version||Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait|
The Kyocera Hydro Elite comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is based on the Linux kernel and includes a user interface, middleware, and a range of pre-installed applications. The Hydro Elite utilizes Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 SoC (System on a Chip). This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. The Hydro Elite utilizes Adreno 225 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||4.3 inch|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
The 4.3 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. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. 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 Elite is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||16 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
1.5 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. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Hydro Elite has only 16 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Hydro Elite (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||1.3 MP|
The Hydro Elite 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 main camera of the Hydro Elite is equipped with autofocus. 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. Hydro Elite is equipped with a basic camera setup, and it does not have any advanced features. Basic camera setups are designed to fulfill the needs of users who prioritize affordability and basic photography requirements.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Kyocera Hydro Elite supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G networks are widely used around the world and have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The Kyocera Hydro Elite supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. Wi-Fi is now a ubiquitous technology that is widely used in homes, businesses, public spaces, and other environments around the world. The Hydro Elite supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth.
The Hydro Elite 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 Elite has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services such as contactless payments, data transfer, and access control.
The Hydro Elite phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The Hydro Elite 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 Elite 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 2100 mAh|
The Li-Ion 2100 mAh 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 Elite is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The Kyocera Hydro Elite smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. 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 Elite 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 specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Kyocera Hydro Elite, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
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