Kyocera Hydro was the new version introduced by mobile’s team in the spring last year 2012 CTIA, but in this current year, new models of mobiles are being expected to introduced which is the advancement in the Hydro family because US Cellular is the Regional carrier unit which is being headed over. Get into the similar version, Kyocera Hydro XTRM is certainly going to hold up most castigation as compared to usual smartphone. It is certified as 810G military standard phone with the protection of drops and shocks. With some more features of IP57 certification beside dipping and dust for 30 minutes in the water up to 3.28 feet.
Kyocera Hydro XTRM is considered as 4G LTE abilities, having water resistance quality as well as competitively priced.
Even having some good features, this smartphone has also has some cons such as; with the passage of time, its speed decreases down, medium quality of camera picture and low call quality.
At a Glance:
The only great and surprising feature of this smartphone is water proofing, if there is not existence of this feature, then move to another alternative.
Its market price currently is $189.99 for 4GB US CELLULAR-NEW IN BOX~ KYOCERA HYDRO XTRM -.
Top 5 Names of Similar Product:
Kyocera Hydro Edge:
- Android 4.1
- mobile hotspot
- 4GB of storage
- 5MP camera
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- micro-USB connector.
- 3MP camera
- MIL-STD 810G
Kyocera Hydro Elite Black:
- Eco Mode power management
- 1.3MP front-facing camera
- 8MP camera
- 4.3″ HD display
Kyocera Kona Black:
- WAP 2.0 browser
- 256MB of ROM
- 2MP camera
- 2.4″ screen size
- A-GPS, T9 predictive text
- 256 MB internal storage
- 480 MHz Qualcomm processor
Following are the important features and its product structure:
As all of us know that it is specially made up for army purpose because it satisfies all the necessary needs of military such as waterproofing and shockproof quality standard. Kyocera Hydro XTRM is prepared on large scale as compared to others smartphones. For encompassing the body artificial-metallic edge is more liked by everyone. However there is dimply door which does not look good as well as its external surface is rubbery which gives help in gripping with friction.
its three dimension measurement is such as; it is 0.42 inch thick, 2.52 inches wide and 4.88 inches lengthy having the average weight 4.9 ounces. First time, when you hold this mobile in your hand, you will feel its bulkiness but after some time, this feeling disappears as it does not disturb you at all.
This smartphone is presenting resolution with 800×480 pixel that supports 4 inch IPS WVGA. Of course it is not considered as hard screen smartphone on top level, e.g on the white screen small quantity of dust will be observed, but it is overall good in watching and viewing its text and other screen feature with this brightness as well as you will see most sensitive and touchy screen in this mobile.
- Imaging Quality:
Indeed it is acceptable but its photo quality is at middle level, not too good, not too bad, but reasonable. It does not mean you will feel some problem while photo shot of any desired scene or image, however one thing should be noticed that the photo which you are going to take is not in brighten way in dim light. In spite of expressing true colors of life, it keeps you in dark type which is hard decision in order to make difference. Edges are not designed with pattern that is why you will see some noisy tune while taking photos.
- Video& Camera Result:
The built-in camera has the power of 5 megapixel through which you can set the pixel of your photo into 6 different sizes, this range starts from 640×480 up to 2592×1944 with the additional features like 4 color effects, 5-white balances, 5 ISO ranks, 3 auto-exposures, 3 photo qualities, geo-labeling, 6 sight modes, 3 focuses, flash quality and digital zoom. However while observing the camera that is placed on front side, it is found that it has only 4 ISO ranks with 4 sizes of photos, range starting from 640×480 to 1280×960, but it does not have any scene modes and flash features.
In addition to it, as for as video quality is concerned, it also has 6 different sizes of video which can be categorized 30 sec for Multimedia messages service and goes up to 1080 for high definition results with all camera qualities as mentioned above.
- Software Applications:
As it is known by all of you that Kyocera Hydro XTRM is android based smartphone which has the backbone of Google such as; YouTube, Talk, Search, different application of Google, Messenger, Navigation & Maps, Plus, Gmail and Chrome.
Furthermore, if we talk about other tasking applications, these consist of voice dialer, sound recorder, weather & news application, media player, alarm & clock functioning, calendar, calculator as well as good email client and web browser.
Performance is the main feature and important function which plays an important role along with physical appearance, so Kyocera Hydro XTRM was tested in many place in order to know about its performance, but unlucky, it call service is not so good, but it does not mean that call disconnect number of time rather it went smooth without any disconnection. You will hear some pitchy sound during the call either you are in noisy place or in silence. It was also found that video quality is irritating with muffled sound. However speakers are performing good results of music whereas call produced shrill and little harsh sound.
Technical Product Specification:
|Processor||1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 dual-core|
|Operating System||Google Android|
|Memory Card Slot||TransFlash, MicroSD|
|Memory||4 GB internal|
|E-Mail Client||Yes, POP, IMAP, Exchange, GMail|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0+EDR/LE Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRC, OPP|
|Predictive Text Entry||Yes|
|Text Messaging||MMS, SMS|
Video & Camera
|Camera Features||1080p HD video capture, 1.3MP front-facing camera, night mode|
|Resolution||480 x 800 pixels 4″ display, IPS|
|Touch Screen||Yes – capacitive|
|Type||TFT, TFD, LCD (Color)|
|Standby Time||300 hours (12.5 days)|
|Talk Time||12.4 hours (744 minutes)|
|Weight||4.9 oz. (139 g)|
|Headset Jack||3.5 mm|
|Dimensions||4.88″ x 2.52″ x 0.42″ (124 x 64 x 10.7 mm)|
|Data||EVDO, LTE, 1xEVDO|