|Battery||2000 mAh LiIon|
Talk: 14 hours max.
Standby: 193 hours max.
|Bluetooth||Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRC, OPP, PBA, HID, PAN, MAP |
|Camera||Resolution: 8+ megapixel |
auto-focus, LED flash / HDR, panorama, smile detection
|Data||Technology: LTE (Cat 3)|
|Dimensions||5.02 x 2.5 x 0.43 in 128 x 64 x 10.9 mm|
|Display||4.5 in diagonal, 16:9|
qHD 540 x 960 pixels
245 ppi approx.
Type: LCD (TFT/TFD)
|FCC IDs||V65C6725 approved Apr 11, 2014|
V65C6730 approved Apr 11, 2014
|Front/Selfie Camera||Resolution: 2-megapixel|
|Headphone Jack (3.5mm)||Yes|
|Hearing Aid Compatible||Rating: M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible) |
M4, T4 on Icon variant
|Language Options||Languages Supported: English, Spanish|
|Memory Card Slot||Card Type: microSD |
up to 32 GB
|Modes||LTE 25 / 26 / 41|
CDMA 800 / 850 / 1900 LTE 4G
band 25 / 1900 MHz PCS+G (USA (Sprint))
band 26 / 850 MHz Extended Cellular (USA (Sprint))
band 41 / 2500 MHz BRS / EBS (USA (Sprint))
CDMA 2G / 3G
800 MHz / band 27 / BC10 ESMR (Americas (Sprint))
850 MHz / band 5 / BC0 Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
1900 MHz / band 2 / BC1 PCS (Americas)
|OS / Platform||Android version 4.3|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926|
1.5 GB RAM
|Ruggedized||Some versions only |
rated IP57 for dust and water immersion / Icon adds: military standard 810G rated for shock, drops
|SIM card size||Micro 3FF|
|Side Keys||volume on left / camera on right (Vibe only) / lock on top|
|Storage/Internal Memory||8 GB raw hardware|
4.4 GB available to user
Expandable via memory card
|Touch Screen||Type: Capacitive|
|Video Capture||Resolution: 1080p HD|
|Waterproof/Water Resistance||Rating: IPX7 (snorkeling)|
|Weight||4.9 oz 139 g|
|Wi-Fi||supports Wi-Fi Calling|
|Wireless Charging||Some versions only |
optional accessory, PMA standard
The Kyocera Hydro Vibe / Icon has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by users.
I'm using this phone on a Freedompop VOIP service. Although it's a refurbished, it looked quite new when I received it. The 4.5" screen is big and bright enough and I don't have any problem using it outdoor under a bright sunlight. The 'Auto-brightness' seems to have not turn the brightness down all the way so I have to disable it and manually turn it down to use the phone in the dark so my eyes are not strained by the bright screen. The 'Speaker Less handset' feature works as well as a regular handset. It produces crisp and clear sound.
The only gripe I have about this phone is with it's Google Play Service crashing constantly. I have to uninstall and reinstall the 'Google Play Service' constantly to make Gmail and others Apps work.
I have to say I am impressed with the device overall. There are sacrifices in the phone, but to be honest, they aren't enough to bother any but the power user, gadget addict or a person needing a huge screen.
Size: Perfect for a kid or a grandmother. Not super slim, but I don't always find that to be a major selling point. It fits the hand so naturally and is very easy to hold without fear of it slipping out of your hand.
Build quality: The materials aren't the best, but it feels solid. More than my GS3 I would say.
Screen: I am not a ppi snob so I think it is great. The resolution may be a bit of a compromise but it really looks nice. Viewing angles are solid and colors are vivid.
Battery life: Very solid. My daughter's school is in a coverage purgatory. My GS3 will lose 15% battery waiting in line for 30 minutes to pick her up. The Vibe gets through the whole day there just fine with plenty of battery to spare.
Power: Have not found anything that the phone has not been able to run just fine. Simple operation is smooth as silk.
Features: The water resistance gives peace of mind that it will survive most things she can throw at it. The wireless charging is nice because it is easier for her to remember to charge her phone now that she only has to put it on a pad.
Wireless charging: Uses the PMA standard, makes it harder to find charging pads. Compatibility issue if you have multiple wireless charging phones in your family. Would not charge through the case, not sure if that is due to the phone, the case or the powermat.
Solid value. I would take this phone over any of the new $130 phones out there and some of the more expensive options. My daughter LOVES it.
The cameras. They work fine. They aren't great, but they aren't bad either. They are probably a little better than you would expect in a budget phone and unfortunately on par with what you too often find a $500+ phone.
I got this phone as an upgrade for my Sprint account. I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S2.
Out of the box, it's smaller than the S2 which is fine by me. I've been playing with it for a couple days now and I really enjoy it. The battery life is so much better than the S2. Talk time is a lot longer as well. At work I usually would have to keep my S2 plugged in because, well it just sucks.
The Hydro Vibe runs a lot smoother than the Samsung. Sliding from one page to the next isn't choppy. It's pretty smooth. I'm very satisfied with the connectivity as well. I haven't gotten any dropped calls yet which is good. 4G/LTE is awesome! It's a good solid phone for a descent price for anybody. If you're looking for the best of the best go ahead and spend the money on something else. I think this phone is a keeper!
I'm glad I took the risk!