Kyocera Hydro Wave

5.6/10 AVG.
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5.6/10
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The Kyocera Hydro Wave currently has an Informr score of 5.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5"
Camera
5+ MP



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Kyocera released the Hydro Wave on July 22, 2015.


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Kyocera backs up the Hydro Wave with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5"

The Kyocera Hydro Wave's screen size is 5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2300 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 25 days standby time.

Hydro Wave Specs

Overview
Release date July 22, 2015
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.66 W/kg
Body: 1.31 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 25 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.4 x 7.2 x 1.1 cm (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 145 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 57
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 220 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, HDR, Blink detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera C6740

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User Reviews


Albert

Really good works as good as an iPhone 7s better camera and more space then the new Samsung phones, the price is super low but I'd pay 900$ for this p

Laura

I loved this phone for a while, but now that the memory is almost full, it's starting to mess up and download really slowly!! My daughter says "these

People at metro pcs told me what a great phone this was, bunch of lying jerks. Had this phone a week out of the box and the ringer quit working and the refuse to do anything about it knowing these phones are becoming famous for that. No storage space,constantly freezes,can't play a simple game on it.We...More
People at metro pcs told me what a great phone this was, bunch of lying jerks. Had this phone a week out of the box and the ringer quit working and the refuse to do anything about it knowing these phones are becoming famous for that. No storage space,constantly freezes,can't play a simple game on it.Well they can keep this damn junk and kiss my ass I will NEVER use metro again and I would encourage you to think twice before you do. Less

Wolfie

If only I read this review before I bought that phone.

This phone sucks

It constantly pops up dialier has stopped when I receive a call and will not let me answer extremely slow only have two games on here an one won't even stay in long enough to play an the other cuts off in the middle of the game

Great phone I would get an SD card though

It works as it says the only thing I didn't like was the screen protector the factory puts on only covers the back lit part of the screen. No big problem though. Great phone!!!

Great phone from Kyocera

Great phone for the price

It Does As Advertised

Not the greatest phone, but it doesn't claim to be. It's durable, and works in all types of conditions. The battery lasts a long time if you aren't constantly on it... Try the eco mode. It isn't made to take amazing pictures or run a ton of apps, or even hold a lot of memory. There are worse phones out...More
Not the greatest phone, but it doesn't claim to be. It's durable, and works in all types of conditions. The battery lasts a long time if you aren't constantly on it... Try the eco mode. It isn't made to take amazing pictures or run a ton of apps, or even hold a lot of memory. There are worse phones out there. Bottom line: this is not the latest iPhone or Galaxy, it is a $100-$150 phone that works. Period. Less

Worst phone I've ever owned

Pros: price Its durable Cons: extremely slow If you have more than 2 apps running it becomes border line useless The touch screen stops working 2 to 3 times daily It decides to stop notifying me about calls and texts often enough to be a problem Trade in value at T-Mobile is literally nothing I...More
Pros: price Its durable Cons: extremely slow If you have more than 2 apps running it becomes border line useless The touch screen stops working 2 to 3 times daily It decides to stop notifying me about calls and texts often enough to be a problem Trade in value at T-Mobile is literally nothing I'm sure there's more but that's everything it's done today so far (it's 2pm) Do yourself a favor and do not, under any circumstances, buy this phone Less
lisa

Very sorry I purchased this phone!

I thought I was going to love this phone, but I actually hate it! the camera is awful! the battery does not last! picture quality is poor, and internal storage fills up way too fast!

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