Specs summary

Screen
5"

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

Processor
1.1GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon Quad core 1.1 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, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2160mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2160 mAh battery. Kyocera's performance ratings are 6.7 days standby time, 660 minutes (2G).



Reviews (2.3/10 Avg. rating)


PC Magazine

Heavily dated hardware and software

from PC Magazine
For $50, the Kyocera Hydro View is inexpensive enough that you can pick one up and take it on adventures without much worry. But as a daily device, it leaves a lot to be desired. The aging hardware is bogged down by even older software, and internal storage is scarce... Full review
Megunn

I hate this phone!

It runs hot, processes are so slow and it skips music and can't hold connection with Bluetooth speaker. Additionally, Kyocera customer service sucks. Rep was rude and seemed to not know what should be expected according to phone specs

It runs hot, processes are so slow and it skips music and can't hold connection with Bluetooth speaker. Additionally, Kyocera customer service sucks. Rep was rude and seemed to not know what should be expected according to phone specs

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Guest

Frustrated with this phone

It keeps going off internet connection;tried taking the SIM card and putting it in again and it works for a while but now it's doing it more frequently; is it the SIM card or the phone itself?

It keeps going off internet connection;tried taking the SIM card and putting it in again and it works for a while but now it's doing it more frequently; is it the SIM card or the phone itself?

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Kyocera hydro sucks

This phone sucks!!

I've had this phone for two weeks, these two weeks have been hell! This phone keeps dropping calls after 2rings. Internet randomly drops to 2g's and not enough memory space.. My biggest issue is the dropped calls oh and also the no notification when I receive calls or texts,emails....ect...
I've had this phone for two weeks, these two weeks have been hell! This phone keeps dropping calls after 2rings. Internet randomly drops to 2g's and not enough memory space.. My biggest issue is the dropped calls oh and also the no notification when I receive calls or texts,emails....ect... Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 8, 2016
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 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 MSM8909 Snapdragon Quad core 1.1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.67 W/kg
Body: 0.68 W/kg
Languages Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2160 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
660 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6.7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.9 x 7.2 x 1.0 cm
(5.5 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 141 grams
(5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating IP 57
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
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 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 No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 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 Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 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
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Kyocera C6742

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