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Red Hydrogen One (2018)

Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Adreno 540
6 GB / 128 GB
5.7 inch (1440 x 2560 px)
12 + 12 MP, 4056 x 3040 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.7 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 SoC, and 6 GB of RAM.

But wait, there's more to uncover! Keep reading!

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

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Red Hydrogen One specifications

BrandRed
NameHydrogen One
ModelHYDROGEN1
Release date2018

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight9.28 oz
Dimensions6.49 x 3.37 x 0.39 inch
Colorsblack, gray, silver
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Red Hydrogen One is about 9.28 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v8.1 (Oreo)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.45 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.9 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 540

The Red Hydrogen One comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. It's a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.7 inch
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.7 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.7 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

RAM6 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Red Hydrogen One comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. The Hydrogen One has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. We can expand the internal storage (128 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera12 + 12 MP, 4056 x 3040 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera8 + 8 MP

The Hydrogen One has a multi-camera setup. It lets us adapt to different photography situations. We can achieve various perspectives and compositions. The main camera of Hydrogen One has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Hydrogen One smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of Hydrogen One isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Hydrogen One smartphone has an accelerometer. The Hydrogen One phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Red 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

  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • dual selfie camera
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
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Updated: May 11, 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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