Red Hydrogen One

5.7/10 AVG.
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5.7/10
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The Red Hydrogen One currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.45 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechnoBuffalo

The Hydrogen One is a badly missed first attempt on RED’s part. Credit the company for being unique and aiming for something more, but it fails to meet the bare minimum of modern smartphone quality.

- Danny Zepeda, TechnoBuffalo
PhoneArena

Indeed, the 4-View holographic display and camera capture are unique in the space, but just like the short-lived 3D displays and 3D recording that smartphones went through several years ago, it’s a novelty that quickly wears off. However, the RED Hydrogen One does possess one imposing feature that m...

- John Velasco, PhoneArena
Engadget

RED’s Hydrogen One is an Android phone all about 3D. There are 3D cameras on the front and back, and you can watch 3D movies on what the company calls a “4V” display. It comes with a Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which puts it on par with most flagship phones… that came out in 201...

- Evan Rodgers, Engadget
Pocketnow

It’s really sad to see something that I’ve waited so long for turn out so disappointing at such a high price. Part of me wants to keep this phone around as a joke. You know, like how a really bad movie can be so bad it’s good? A lot of the other RED fans are betting that this will be really good som...

- Adam Z. Lein, Pocketnow
Cnet

The Red Hydrogen One phone is built like a high-end camera. The 3D screen really works, 2D photos are beautiful with an analog-film vibe and it has a giant battery. The Red Hydrogen One is an exciting, eccentric phone aimed at creatives. But underwhelming video quality and rough software already hav...

- Patrick Holland, Cnet


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Unknown released the Red Hydrogen One on November 2, 2018.


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Unknown backs up the Red Hydrogen One with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.7"

The Red Hydrogen One's screen size is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.45 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

Red Hydrogen One Specs

Overview
Release date November 2, 2018
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
LTE, GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.22 W/kg
Body: 1.33 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Shadow, Titanium
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.478 x 8.571 x 1 cm (6.5 x 3.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 263 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 512 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D Yes
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 touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
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 Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
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, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
3D, Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Timelapse mode, 120-degree field of view
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
3D, Dual camera
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
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 Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

Limited edition Red Hydrogen One made with Titanium also available.

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Critic Reviews


TechnoBuffalo

Gimmicks do not make a phone

from TechnoBuffalo

The Hydrogen One is a badly missed first attempt on RED’s part. Credit the company for being unique and aiming for something more, but it fails to meet the bare minimum of modern smartphone quality.

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The Hydrogen One is a badly missed first attempt on RED’s part. Credit the company for being unique and aiming for something more, but it fails to meet the bare minimum of modern smartphone quality.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

4-View holographic display is unique, but little more than a party trick

from PhoneArena

Indeed, the 4-View holographic display and camera capture are unique in the space, but just like the short-lived 3D displays and 3D recording that smartphones went through several years ago, it’s a novelty that quickly wears off. However, the RED Hydrogen One does possess one imposing feature t...More

Indeed, the 4-View holographic display and camera capture are unique in the space, but just like the short-lived 3D displays and 3D recording that smartphones went through several years ago, it’s a novelty that quickly wears off. However, the RED Hydrogen One does possess one imposing feature that may potentially win the hearts and minds of enthusiasts – the cinema camera module.

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Engadget

Mediocre cameraphone, extraordinary price tag

from Engadget

RED’s Hydrogen One is an Android phone all about 3D. There are 3D cameras on the front and back, and you can watch 3D movies on what the company calls a “4V” display. It comes with a Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which puts it on par with most flagship phones… that came...More

RED’s Hydrogen One is an Android phone all about 3D. There are 3D cameras on the front and back, and you can watch 3D movies on what the company calls a “4V” display. It comes with a Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which puts it on par with most flagship phones… that came out in 2017. The Hydrogen is novel, but at $1,295, it’s not a device that lives up to its price.

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Pocketnow

Rebirth of a fad that was never popular

from Pocketnow

It’s really sad to see something that I’ve waited so long for turn out so disappointing at such a high price. Part of me wants to keep this phone around as a joke. You know, like how a really bad movie can be so bad it’s good? A lot of the other RED fans are betting that this will be really...More

It’s really sad to see something that I’ve waited so long for turn out so disappointing at such a high price. Part of me wants to keep this phone around as a joke. You know, like how a really bad movie can be so bad it’s good? A lot of the other RED fans are betting that this will be really good someday and that awesome modules will be available someday, so it might be worth keeping as an early adopter.

Read full review

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Cnet

You have never seen a phone like this

from Cnet

The Red Hydrogen One phone is built like a high-end camera. The 3D screen really works, 2D photos are beautiful with an analog-film vibe and it has a giant battery. The Red Hydrogen One is an exciting, eccentric phone aimed at creatives. But underwhelming video quality and rough software already have us pining for the sequel.

Read full review

The Red Hydrogen One phone is built like a high-end camera. The 3D screen really works, 2D photos are beautiful with an analog-film vibe and it has a giant battery. The Red Hydrogen One is an exciting, eccentric phone aimed at creatives. But underwhelming video quality and rough software already have us pining for the sequel.

Read full review

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Droid Life

Late and not great

from Droid Life

In my mind, this is an unfinished product that still needs a lot of work in the software department. A lot of the bad things I experienced can be fixed, so while it’s fine to still have hope for this phone to be good, it’s not something I would come close to recommending at this time. 

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In my mind, this is an unfinished product that still needs a lot of work in the software department. A lot of the bad things I experienced can be fixed, so while it’s fine to still have hope for this phone to be good, it’s not something I would come close to recommending at this time. 

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Digital Trends

Lacks its most anticipated feature

from Digital Trends

The Red Hydrogen One is the most interesting phone of the year, but also the most disappointing. Red CEO Jim Jannard said people will want to buy the phone when they see the screen. We must disagree. This is clearly the first effort of a company that lacks smartphone experience. We’re excited t...More

The Red Hydrogen One is the most interesting phone of the year, but also the most disappointing. Red CEO Jim Jannard said people will want to buy the phone when they see the screen. We must disagree. This is clearly the first effort of a company that lacks smartphone experience. We’re excited to see how Red progresses, however, and can’t wait to take a look at the Cinema Mod when it arrives next year.

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USA Today

The phone has potential, but it's far from ready

from USA Today

To be fair, Jannard cautioned a recent press gathering that the devices we were handed were still a work in progress, and even as this review posted, the company was releasing a software update that might improve the overall picture. Keeping that in mind, I’ll let RED take the Hydrogen One back...More

To be fair, Jannard cautioned a recent press gathering that the devices we were handed were still a work in progress, and even as this review posted, the company was releasing a software update that might improve the overall picture. Keeping that in mind, I’ll let RED take the Hydrogen One back to the minors for more seasoning before ever considering spending big league bucks for a phone that just isn’t ready.

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BGR

A defining gimmick can’t save this overpriced experiment

from BGR

It is the only smartphone from any company in recent memory that has actually surprised me, with a bold design and wild features that make it truly stand out as every other phone maker has basically settled on the same design. The problem is that our expectations have been set far too high for RE...More

It is the only smartphone from any company in recent memory that has actually surprised me, with a bold design and wild features that make it truly stand out as every other phone maker has basically settled on the same design. The problem is that our expectations have been set far too high for RED to launch what feels more like a proof-of-concept than a flagship phone meant to compete against the likes of the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS.

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Phone Scoop

This unique device lets people capture and view 3D content without special glasses

from Phone Scoop

I can't recommend the Red Hydrogen One to anyone right now. It's not a practical everyday device and unless you specifically want a weird/unique phone, you're better off sticking with something more mainstream.

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I can't recommend the Red Hydrogen One to anyone right now. It's not a practical everyday device and unless you specifically want a weird/unique phone, you're better off sticking with something more mainstream.

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