Kyocera Hydro Wave Review

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Kyocera Hydro Wave is a decently made Android phone launched in July 2015, provisioned with a pretty large 5-inches display, a powerful 1.2 gigahertz processing unit, and 2 cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back camera and a 2 megapixels front side camera.

Kyocera just sells this cellphone in black color. This cellphone is much lighter than what you expect from a phone of this size. Whereas the Kyocera Hydro Wave is just 5.66 inches long and 2.85" wide, it is still able to fit a a 5 inches display. This cellphone's thickness , 0.42", is quite far from today's standards, but it still feels quite right in the user's hand.

Kyocera packed the Kyocera Hydro Wave with a interesting 5" display, and a 960 x 540 resolution, giving this phone a good level graphical experience. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

Kyocera ships the Kyocera Hydro Wave with a fast 1200 MHz processing unit, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 chip and 1 GB RAM. The Kyocera Hydro Wave has anice 8 GB internal memory and a slot for an SD memory card, which allows the user to install hundreds of games and applications without worrying about space.

This cellphone provides wi-fi connection (but it can't be provided to other devices around, acting as a router or modem), LTE 4G high performance connectivity and fast 3G connection type, using HSPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Kyocera Hydro Wave works with a SIM card to use GSM services.

This phone is equipped with two cameras, a 5 megapixels back facing camera and a 2 megapixels front side camera. It can also capture videos in HD 1280x720 at 30 fps. The camera also has a couple of good features like auto-focus, flash, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This phone comes with a great 2300 mAh Li - Ion non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours without having to charge it at all. Kyocera informs a 18 hours talk time and a 600 hs stand by time for this cellphone. An issue to take into consideration is that this cellphone's battery is not removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts losing capacity, whereas with so much capacity you will probably discard this cellphone before it happens.

The Kyocera Hydro Wave also features a handful of cool features like Bluetooth (for communication with other bluetooth devices and accessories) and GPS Geolocation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This cellphone is priced 125 dollars, very expensive for a cellphone this level. In case want a phone to mainly use social networks, this phone is a very good choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Variant:See other variants reviews
Also Known As:Kyocera C6740
Dimensions:5.66 x 2.85 x 0.42 inchesMetric14.38 x 7.24 x 1.07 cmImperial
Weight:5.11 ouncesMetric144.87 gImperial
Release date:2015-07-22
Price:$ 125.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:220 pixels per inchMetric86.61 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 306
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:2300 mAh
Stand-by Time:600 hours
Talk Time:18 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Geo Tagging and Smile Detection Shooting


SIM Card Type:SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1, EDR
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor