Kyocera Hydro Life C6530 (T-Mobile, MetroPCS)

With IP57 certification, Kyocera Hydro Life C6530 is a dust and water resistant (up to 1 meter) smartphone. MIL-STD-810G certification means it has passed a series of test on extreme conditions such as low pressure, high/low temperature, shock, etc. This tough smartphone has a 4.5-inch display with qHD resolution. The processor is only Snapdragon 200 MSM8212, an entry-level quad-core SoC from Qualcomm with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz and Adreno 302 GPU. It features 1.5 GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM and 8 GB of internal storage. A microSD slot allows you to have additional storage up to 32 GB.

Kyocera Hydro Life C6530 (T-Mobile, MetroPCS)

The camera on the back can capture images up to 5 megapixels, supported by a LED flash. HDR photo is supported. For recording videos, the camera can record 720p videos. There’s another camera supporting up to 1.9 megapixels image capture and WVGA video capture located on the front side above the screen. Built for T-Mobile and Metro PCS, it supports HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps. Hydro Life also supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct, 802.11bgn WLAN, and microUSB 2.0 port with USB host support. Equipped with a Lithium-ion 2000 mAh battery, it weighs 136 grams.

Kyocera Hydro Life C6530 Specifications

Form Factor

2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

540 x 960 pixels (qHD)
16M colors
244.8 ppi pixel density
Capacitive multi-touch

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 chipset
Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
Adreno 302 GPU

RAM & Storage
8 GB internal storage
microOSD slot, up to 32 GB

Operating System
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

5 megapixels (2592 x 1944 pixels) rear camera
Macro mode, autofocus, HDR photo, geo-tagging, LED flash
1280 x 720 pixels video recording, 30 fps

1.9 MP (1600 x 1200 pixels) front camera
800 x 480 pixels video recording

GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps
Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi Direct
802.11bgn WLAN
microUSB 2.0 (USB host support)

Lithium-ion 2000 mAh

Dimensions and Weight
132 x 65 x 10.9 mm
136 grams


IP57 certified (dust and water resistant up to 1m)
FM radio with RDS
3.5mm headphone jack
Light sensor

Ivan Andrianto

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