Kyocera announced the launch of the Hydro Life smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the Kyocera Hydro Life phone with 4.5 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.
The Hydro Life was launched with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) pre-installed. This phone uses a high resolution 540 x 960 px, 4.5 inch IPS display. This screen can produce vibrant and accurate colors, providing an enjoyable viewing experience for multimedia content, gaming, and general usage. This phone has only one rear-camera (5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px) on its back for photos and videos. Some smartphones with multi-camera setups offer specialized features like macro photography, low-light capabilities, or advanced image stabilization. The selfie camera of Hydro Life allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.
Kyocera Hydro Life specifications
|Dimensions||5.19 x 2.57 x 0.43 inch|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
The weight of the Kyocera Hydro Life is 4.8 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this Kyocera smartphone are average (5.19 x 2.57 x 0.43 inch). For some people, larger smartphones are more comfortable to hold and easier to use, as they provide a larger display for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older, larger SIM card size. You can use a SIM card adapter to convert a Micro or Nano SIM card into the required size.
|OS version||Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
The Kyocera Hydro Life comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is an open-source operating system, which means that the source code is freely available to the public and can be modified and distributed by anyone. The Hydro Life has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 CPU. A quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games.
The Kyocera Hydro Life comes with Adreno 302 Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics. Adreno GPUs are widely used in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. These GPUs are known for their strong performance, power efficiency, and advanced graphics capabilities.
|Screen size||4.5 inch|
|Resolution||540 x 960 px|
This smartphone comes with an IPS display. IPS is known for its ability to provide wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. IPS panels have become more energy-efficient over time, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size represents the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. Text will be easier to read, and videos will be more immersive on a larger display. This smartphone is multitouch capable. Multitouch is a feature in smartphones that allows for the detection and tracking of multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously. It enables users to interact with the device using more than one finger or touch input at the same time.
|Internal storage||8 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. 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. If you primarily use your smartphone for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32GB may be sufficient for your needs. The Hydro Life has only 8 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Hydro Life (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|
This smartphone has only one camera on its back. If you have budget limitations or prioritize other features over a multi-camera system, this single camera setup can be a suitable choice. The camera of the Hydro Life has no autofocus capability. Without autofocus, it can be challenging to capture sharp and detailed images, particularly in low light conditions or when you are taking photos of moving objects. The Hydro Life 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|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Kyocera Hydro Life supports 2G and 3G networks only. Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are generally considered to be relatively slow. The Kyocera Hydro Life can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places such as coffee shops or airports. It operates within specific frequency bands, typically 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, allowing devices to communicate wirelessly within a certain range.
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your Hydro Life smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more. The Hydro Life has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS to accurately measure and record outdoor activities such as running, cycling, hiking, or tracking routes. The Hydro Life 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 Life phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The Hydro Life 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 Life 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 2000 mAh|
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 Life 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 accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of Hydro Life, it triggers a response that can be used for specific functions or features. The Hydro Life 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 Life, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
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