Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3: The Aquos S3 features more for a lesser price. Japanese company Sharp has been a big player in the technology world for over a decade. Their mobile phone brand is currently the third biggest in the Japanese market. The company has just released the Sharp Aquos S3, which is a successor to the 2017’s Sharp Aquos S2. The mid-range smartphone features a notch display, and some users are calling it an iPhone X wannabe. But they forgot the Sharp Aquos S2 also had a small notch, which houses its front camera. Yes, Sharp might have taken inspiration from Apple’s iPhone X. It doesn’t justify that they copied the smartphone since the Sharp Aquos S2 came out before the iPhone X.

We definitely are not here to discuss about the Sharp Aquos S3 and iPhone X. So let’s leave the topic for another day. Between the predecessor and successor, which one is worth having? What do they have in common? In this article, we would be comparing the specs and features of the Sharp Aquos S2 and Sharp Aquos S3.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 – The Design

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3
Sharp Aquos S2
Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3
Sharp Aquos S3

The Sharp Aquos S2 comes in a front and back glass with an aluminum frame. While the Aquos S3 also has front and back glass with an aluminum frame. The Sharp Aquos S2 feels light thanks to its 7.9mm thickness and 140 grams weight. While the Sharp Aquos S3 weighs 165.4 grams with 8mm thickness.

They both have a dual rear camera setup in a vertical position at the top left corner. The Sharp Aquos S2 has a home button, which houses its fingerprint sensor. While for the Aquos S3, Sharp ditched the home button for a bigger display screen and the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back. The Sharp Aquos S3 is available in three body colors option; Black, Blue, and Gold. While the Aquos S2 is available in four body colors option; White, Black, Blue, and Green.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 – The Display

According to Sharp, the Aquos S3 is the most compact 6-inch smartphone in the market. The Sharp Aquos S3 houses a 6 inch IGZO IPS LCD touchscreen, which stretches up to 84.5% screen-to-body ratio. Despite having no bezel at the top, it features an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The display resolution of the Aquos S3 is 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density.

The Sharp Aquos S2 comes with a smaller screen size of 5.5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen. The display has a 17:9 aspect ratio, with no bezel at the top but large bezel at the bottom that houses the home button. The screen stretches up to 79.0% screen-to-body ratio with 1080 x 2040 pixels resolution and 420 PPI density.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 – The Camera

The Sharp Aquos S3 features better camera quality to the Aquos S2. The Aquos S3 dual rear camera has a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor and 13MP secondary sensor. The dual rear camera of the Aquos S3 features phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, and dual-LED dual-tone flash. At the front camera of the Aquos S3 is a 16MP f/2.0 sensor for quality selfies.

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The Sharp Aquos S2’s dual rear camera comes with a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor and 8MP secondary sensor. The camera features phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash. For taking selfies, the Sharp Aquos S2 is equipped with an 8MP f/2.0 sensor.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 – Hardware and Software

The Sharp Aquos S2 and S3 are both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. While the 8-cores in the Aquos S3 clocks at 2.2GHz. The Aquos S2 has 4-cores clocking at 2.2GHz and 4-cores clocking at 1.8GHz. The graphics of both the Aquos S3 and S2 is being powered by Adreno 508 graphics processing unit. The 6GB memory with 128GB storage version of the Aquos S2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset.

The Sharp Aquos S2 has two versions in terms of memory; 4GB memory with 64GB storage and 6GB memory with 128GB. While the Aquos S3 comes in a standard 6GB memory with 64GB internal storage.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 – The Battery

The Sharp Aquos S2 packs a non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery that charges with USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. While the Sharp Aquos S3 packs a non-removable Li-lon 3200 mAh battery that charges with USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. They both support fast battery charging, with the Aquos S3 having a superior version.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 – The Price

The Sharp Aquos S3 cost around $479 (N167,650). While the Sharp Aquos S2 cost about $539 (N188,650). The fact that the Sharp Aquos S3 is cheaper and has better battery life, camera, and display than the Aquos S2, means the Aquos S3 is worth buying.

Sharp Aquos S2 VS Sharp Aquos S3 Full Specs Comparison

Sharp Aquos S2 Sharp Aquos S3
Dimensions and Weight 141.8 x 72 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 140 g 148.2 x 74.2 x 8 mm. Weight: 165 g
Display 5.5 inch (79.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2040 pixels with 420 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.0 inch (84.5% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with Octa-core 2.2GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 8MP with dual-LED dual-tone flash 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 13MP with dual-LED dual-tone flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3200 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (front-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W (Quick Charge 3.0) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)

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