The Sharp Aquos R3 is a flagship Android smartphone from a Japanese company. The handset did not just come with a powerful processor, but also a beautiful body design that features a dual notch. It’s actually in the same category with the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Meizu 16s. These are flagship phones that were launched this year. So below, we are going to join a fight between the Sharp Aquos R3, the Meizu 16s and the Xiaomi Mi 9.
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These three smartphones all come with a premium body design. The Meizu 16s lack a notch which gives it a unique and original body design. The Sharp Aquos R3, on the other hand, comes with a dual notch. One is on the top which comes in a waterdrop shape housing the front camera, while the other is at the bottom and it contains a physical Home key with a fingerprint reader embedded. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is also looking classic with a waterdrop notch as well on the front that house the selfie camera.
The Sharp Aquos R3 comes with an impressive display technology despite not an AMOLED panel. It has a Quad HD+ resolution with 1440 x 3120 pixels. This display quality will bring amazing details and deeper black than the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Meizu 16s with AMOLED display technology.
On the camera department, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is equipped with a better camera configuration. The phone packs a triple rear camera that includes an ultrawide lens and a telephoto lens. The Meizu 16s lack an ultrawide lens but comes with optical and electronic stabilization with a brighter focal aperture as well. On the overall, the Xiaomi Mi 9 will still take better photos.
On the hardware, they are all equipped with the latest Qualcomm’s chipset of 2019 which is Snapdragon 855. So you will get similar performance on them. The Meizu 16s wins with an ample RAM of 8GB and 256GB of inbuilt storage as well. While the Sharp Aquos and the Xiaomi Mi 9 has 8/128 GB and 6/128 GB memory configuration respectively. They are all powered by Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
The Meizu 16s has a nonremovable battery capacity of 3600 mAh which is the highest among them. So the phone will provide a longer battery life than both Sharp Aquos R3 and Xiaomi Mi 9. The little downside of the phone is that it does not support wireless charging technology, while the Sharp Aquos R3 and the Xiaomi Mi 9 does. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the only one that has a faster 20W charging technology.
|Compare||Sharp Aquos R3||Meizu 16s||Xiaomi Mi 9|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||156 x 74 x 8.9 mm, 185 grams||151.9 x 73.4 x 7.6 mm, 165 grams||157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm, 173 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.2 inches, 1440 x 3120p (Quad HD+), Pro IGZO LCD Panel||6.2 inches, 1080 x 2232p (Full HD+), AMOLED Panel||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED Panel|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie, Flyme OS||Android 9 Pie, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 12.2 + 20 MP, f/1.7 and f/2.4|
16.3 MP front camera
|Dual 48 + 20 MP, f/1.7 and f/2.6|
20 MP f/2.2 front camera front camera
|Triple 48 + 16 + 12 MP, f/1.8, f/2.2 and f/2.2|
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3200 mAh, fast charging and Qi wireless charging||3600 mAh, fast charging 24W with mCharge||3300 mAh, fast charging with Quick Charge 4+, wireless charging|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
The Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Meizu 16s are currently selling at a price of $505 and $471 respectively. On the side of Sharp Aquos R3, the pricing is not yet available.
The Sharp Aquos R3 will be suitable for gaming and multimedia due to its great display.
The Meizu 16s has a bigger battery capacity and a more storage variant which is also expandable, while the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a great camera set-up with fast wireless charging technology as well. I will personally go for the Xiaomi Mi 9.