Hydro ELITE Phone

 
 

 
Hydro ELITE  

Hydro ELITE from Kyocera


From dunks in the bathtub to snow on the slopes, have no fear for your phone. The waterproof* Hydro ELITE is the spill, splash, and drool-ready smartphone that's built to survive the unexpected. Hear in coffee shops, crowded cafes, and places you never could before. Unlike traditional speakers, the award-winning Kyocera Smart Sonic Receiver technology transmits sound as vibrations that travel directly into your eardrum. As long as Hydro ELITE is near your ear, you can hear clearly—even when wearing a motorcycle, bike or ski helmet, scarf, or ear protection.
Carriers
 USA Service ProvidersInfoUSA Service ProvidersThese carriers offer the device for sale and for use on their network.Verizon  
Carrier Networks
 CDMA BandsInfoCDMA BandsCode Division Multiple Access is the method in which voice communication is sent over the network using a spread-spectrum technology. Depending on the service provider, it uses one or more bands: 800, 1900, and 2100 MHz.1900,2100 MHz 
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 GSM BandsInfoGSM BandsGlobal System for Mobile Communications is a standard for device communication. Depending on the service provider, it uses one or more bands: 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.850,900,1800,1900 MHz 
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 GPRSInfoGPRSGeneral Packet Radio Service is a method to send and receive data faster than using the voice channel, but it is still painfully slow. Class 12 devices are the fastest at a maximum of 48 kbps, while Class 2 devices are the slowest. It is considered a 2G service.Supported  
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 EDGEInfoEDGEEnhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution, also called EGPRS, greatly increases the data speeds over GPRS up to 384 kbps. Class 12 devices are the fastest, with Class 2 providing the slowest EDGE service. It is considered a 2.5G service, and is slower than 3G/4G services.Supported  
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 CDMA2000InfoCDMA2000This is a 3G standard to communicate voice and data through a network. The first implementation was 1xRTT (1 times Radio Transmission Technology) and has a theoretical maximum data rate of 153 kbps. An upgraded standard called 1xEV-DO Rev. A, or sometimes shorted to EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) has a peak data rate of 3000 kbps.1xRTT,1xEV-DO rev. A  
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 HSPA+InfoHSPA+Evolved High-Speed Packet Access is a speed enhanced version of HSDPA over UMTS networks. It provides data rates of 84 Mbps for downloads and 22 Mbps for uploads, although current networks are operating closer to one quarter of this, which is still very fast.yes  
Connectivity
 WiFiInfoWiFiA localized wireless internet connection standard that operates in the 2.4 GHz band. Most WiFi implementations support the b and g standards (at 11 Mbps and 55 Mbps maximum data rates respectively). The newer n standard offers up to 110 Mbps in some situations, with compatible equipment.802.11 b/g/n  
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 WiFi Hot SpotInfoWiFi Hot SpotThis feature allows one or more WiFi devices to connect to the internet through the device. It is also sometimes called tethering.yes  
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 DNLAInfoDNLADigital Living Network Alliance refers to the ability to connect and transfer content to a another DNLA device. For example, on a mobile device, stored music, photos and videos could appear on a DNLA equipped receiver or TV.yes  
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 BluetoothInfoBluetoothThis is an open-standard used to transfer audio and data over very short distances on the 2.4 GHz band. Version 2.0 and 2.1 include EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for faster data rates over the version 1 standard. Depending on the implementation and power level it may be designed to operate over distances of 3 feet to 300 feet. Version 2.x uses a data rate of 3 Mbps, and version 3.0 uses 24 Mbps.4.0  
Power and Battery
 Battery typeLithium-Ion  
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 Battery capacityInfoBattery capacityWhile mildly interesting, without knowing the current draw (which changes greatly depending on what functions are active) it does not provide any indication of how long the device will run.2100 mAH 
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 Talk timeInfoTalk timeThis is a very rough estimate by the manufacturer of how long the device functions starting with a full charge. Your milage will vary!13.0 hours 
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 Standby time (max)InfoStandby time (max)This indicates how long the device should function in standby mode without using any functions.236 hours 
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 Charging CableMicro USB to USB cable for charging  
Operating System
 Android version4.1  
Multimedia Formats
 AudioInfoAudioThe audio/music formats that the device supports.AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EVRC), MIDI, MP3, OGG, QCP(13KQCELP, WAV, WMA ProPlus, eAAC+  
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 VideoInfoVideoThe video formats that the device supports, although the frame rate is not normally stated. Older slow devices may not handle the full 30 frames per second (fps) that most formats support.H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV  
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 ImagesInfoImagesThe image/photo formats that the device supports.BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG  
Physical
 WeightInfoWeightThis is the weight of the device with a standard battery. It does not include a case cover or other optional attachments.4.5 ounces 
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 Width4.8 inches 
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 Height2.4 inches 
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 Depth0.4 inches 
Manufacturer
 Kyocera 
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 Hydro ELITE Product Page 
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 Release Date29-Aug-2013  
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 Price (no contract)*$ 349.99  
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 Price (2yr contract)*Free  
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 * Prices change frequently, may have discounts or rebates
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Display
 ScreenInfoScreenThis is the screen size measured diagonally.4.3 inches 
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 Screen resolutionInfoScreen resolutionThis is the number of pixel dots that appear on the screen - horizontal x vertical.1280 x 720 pixels 
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 Screen technologyInfoScreen technologyThe type of display, typically LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) or eInk. There are a number of LCD variations, such as TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) or OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode).TFT LCD  
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 Touch screenyes  
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 Touch screen typeInfoTouch screen typeTypically either Resistive or Capacitive technologies are used. Capacitive is more sensitive than Resistive. Devices so noted also include Multi-touch, where gestures using two fingers are detected.Capacitive  
Memory
 Internal RAMInfoInternal RAMRandom Access Memory.1.5 GB 
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 External TypeMicro SD Card  
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 External Storage (max)32 GB 
Hardware
 ProcessorQUALCOMM Snapdragon MSM8960  
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 Processor speedInfoProcessor speedThe speed of the processor provides a very rough idea of performance between devices using the same processor type and same number of cores.1.5 GHz 
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 Processor coresInfoProcessor coresMultiple cores can significantly increase the devices performance when matched to an OS that support multiple cores. Android versions 2.4 & 3.0 and later support multi-cores, while older OS versions will only use a single core.2  
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 USB Version2.0  
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 Keyboard TypeVirtual  
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 Audio Jack3.5 mm  
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 Hearing Aid RatingInfoHearing Aid RatingHearing Aid Compatibiliy (HAC) offers a rating sytem for how well the microphone works (M1 to M4) and if the device supports T-coil magnetic audio to a heading aid (T1-T4). Higher numbers are better.M3/T3 Class 
Location
 CompassInfoCompassAn electronic compass compares the position of the device relative to earth's magnetic north.yes  
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 AccelerometerInfoAccelerometerAn accelerometer detects device movement and how fast the movement changes.yes  
Camera
 Primary Camera8.0 MegaPixels 
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 FlashInfoFlashUnless otherwise stated, devices with flash have a single LED flash, only suitable for close distances.yes  
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 Auto-focusInfoAuto-focusThis allows the device to automatically adjust the focus.yes  
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 Videoyes  
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 Video ResolutionInfoVideo ResolutionThis identifies the the highest quality of video that the primary camera can take.1080p  
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 Other featuresAuto-focus, digital zoom, panoramic, HDR, multi-shot, and smile-shutter modes  
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 Front Facing Camera1.3 MegaPixels 
Sensors
 ProximityInfoProximityA proximity sensor typically is used to detect if the device is near the ear. The device can then turn off the display to help conserve battery power.yes  
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 Ambient LightInfoAmbient LightThe ambient light sensor increases the display brightness when the ambient light is high, and conversely lowers the brightness in a reduce lighting situation. This improves viewing comfort while helping to conserve battery power.yes  
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 NFCInfoNFCNear Field Communications allows the transfer of information over very short distances (under 1/4 inch). Two NFC equipped devices can transfer contact info, web links, photos and more. It can also be used for payments, similar to a credit card.yes  
More Features
 
  • Waterproof
  • Sonic reciever
  • Optional wireless charging