Sharp Aquos C10 VS Sharp Aquos B10: mid-rangers from Sharp. Japanese phone maker, Sharp has released two new smartphones; Sharp Aquos C10 and Sharp Aquos B10. The Sharp Aquos C10 looks similar in design with the Sharp Aquos S2 that was released late last year. And it’s allegedly a rebrand version of the Aquos S2. Both phones are debuting in the European market with no words on whether they will be available in other markets in the world.
Also, Sharp is working on a third smartphone to complement these two, which is called the Sharp Aquos D10. And according to rumors, it’s a rebrand version of the Sharp Aquos S3. It seems the Sharp Aquos B10 is the only new smartphone in terms of design from Sharp. In this article, we’ll be comparing the Sharp Aquos C10 with the Sharp Aquos B10.
Sharp Aquos C10 VS Sharp Aquos B10 – The Design
The design of the Sharp Aquos C10 is exactly the same with the Sharp Aquos S2. The phone features bottom bezel with a small top-notch which houses only the selfie camera. Like most phones, the Sharp Aquos C10 and B10 sports a front and back glass with an aluminum frame. The Sharp Aquos C10 features a front-mounted fingerprint sensor. Whereas, the Aquos B10 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Sharp Aquos C10 is lighter in weight and slimmer in thickness when compared with the Aquos B10. The Aquos C10 weighs just 140 grams and measures 7.9 mm thick. Whereas, the Aquos B10 weighs 175 grams and measures 8.8 mm in thickness. Both the Sharp Aquos B10 and C10 are only available in the Black body color option.
The Sharp Aquos C10 features a 5.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen with 79% screen-to-body ratio. While the Aquos B10 features a 5.7 inches TFT touchscreen with 76% screen-to-body ratio. The display of the Aquos C10 is pretty great, which is also featured on the Aquos S2. The display features a 1080 x 2040 pixels resolution, 17:9 aspect ratio and 420 pixels per inch density. While the display of the Aquos B10 features a 720 x 1440 pixels resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282 pixels per inch density. The display of both Aquos phones is protected by an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Both Aquos smartphones feature a dual rear camera system. The one for the Aquos C10 consists of a 12MP primary sensor with an 8MP secondary sensor. The primary sensor features a f/1.8 aperture while the secondary sensor features a f/2.0 aperture. Whereas, the dual rear camera of the Aquos B10 features a 13MP primary sensor with an 8MP secondary sensor. The primary sensor sports a f/2.0 aperture.
The camera of the Aquos C10 features a dual-LED dual-tone flash. While the camera of the Aquos B10 features a LED flash. Up front, the Aquos B10 is equipped with a 13MP selfie snapper and f/2.2 aperture. While the Aquos C10 features an 8MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
Under the hood of the Aquos B10 is a MediaTek MT6750T chipset. The MT6750T chipset is accompanied by an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and Mali-T860MP2 graphics processing unit. While under the hood of the Aquos C10 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. The Snapdragon chipset features an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and Adreno 508 graphics processing unit.
For odd reasons best known to Sharp, the Aquos B10 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the Sharp user interface. Whereas, the Aquos C10 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. In terms of memory variant, the Aquos C10 comes with a 4GB memory and 64GB storage. While the Aquos B10 comes with a 3GB memory and 32GB storage.
Running on the Sharp Aquos C10 is a non-removable Li-lon 2700 mAh battery. While running on the Sharp Aquos B10 is a non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery. Oddly, the Aquos C10 is the one with fast battery charging support. While you’ll have a hard time charging the 4000 mAh of the Aquos B10.
Sharp Aquos C10 VS Sharp Aquos B10 – The Price
The Sharp Aquos C10 is available for around $469 (€400). While the Sharp Aquos B10 goes for around $352 (€300).
|Sharp Aquos C10||Sharp Aquos B10|
|Dimensions and Weight||141.8 x 72 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 140g||153.5 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm. Weight: 175 g|
|Display||5.5 inch (79% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2040 pixels with 420 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||5.7 inch (76% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1440 pixels with 282 PPI density and TFT capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Software||Android 8.0 Oreo (with Sharp UI)||Android 7.0 Nougat (with Sharp UI)|
|Hardware||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with Quad-core 2.2GHz processor||MediaTek MT6750T chipset with Octa-core 1.3GHz processor|
|Camera||8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aaperture & 8MP f/2.0 aperture rear camera with dual-LED dual-tone flash||13MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture + Dual: 13MP f/2.0 aperture & 8MP rear camera with LED flash|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-lon 2700 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint (front-mounted), Fast battery charging (Huawei SuperCharge)||Fingerprint (rear-mounted)|
I think the Sharp Aquos B10 is overpriced. The phone features great camera specs but that’s all. It runs on an outdated software with no indication of an upgrade anytime soon. And features a big battery capacity with no fast charge support. The Sharp Aquos C10 on the other hand, features good display, camera, hardware, and software. The only let down is its small 2700 mAh battery. But with a fast battery charging support, you shouldn’t have a hard time filling it up.