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Kyocera Hydro Icon (2015) review

Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Adreno 305
1.5 GB / 8 GB
4.5 inches (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Kyocera announced the launch of the Hydro Icon smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Kyocera Hydro Icon phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Kyocera Hydro Icon comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (540 x 960 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Kyocera Hydro Icon specifications

BrandKyocera
NameHydro Icon
ModelC6730
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Kyocera Hydro Icon is about 5.08 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Kyocera phone are average (5.19 x 2.57 x 0.43 inches).

Weight5.08 oz
Dimensions5.19 x 2.57 x 0.43 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Kyocera Hydro Icon comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

Display

The size of Hydro Icon screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches IPS display of Kyocera Hydro Icon with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Kyocera Hydro Icon (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1.5 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Hydro Icon 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.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Kyocera Hydro Icon supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Hydro Icon comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Hydro Icon phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2000 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 Icon is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Kyocera phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
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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 Icon, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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