Sharp Aquos S3 – Android One Version: Review, Full Specs and Price

Sharp Aquos S3: Review

The Android One version of the Sharp Aquos S3 was released earlier this month and already available on shopping stores. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, packs 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space.

This is coming in anticipation to the update of the Sharp Aquos S2 smartphone. The Android One version is more of a midrange smartphone and comes with a smaller display screen, single rear camera and lots of bezels. Is the Sharp Aquos S3 worth it? Lets find out.

Design

Sharp Aquos S3

It has a mix Plastic body, that is very comfortable to hold and flaunt as well. It has no rear fingerprint scanner anywhere at the back, just the Sharp and Android One engraving. The rear camera is at the top left corner with the dual-LED flash right underneath.

Moving to the sides now, the volume keys and power button are present as it measures 8.5mm in thickness. The device is very portable to hold and operate, weighing just 143g overall. In terms of colors, you can get it in White, Green, Pink and Black colors.

Display

It has lots of bezels though, that’s unlike Sharp, but keep in mind that it’s a midrange device. There’s no navigation buttons at the bottom bezel, so you have to navigate on the screen. The top bezel houses the selfie camera, speaker grille and ambient light sensor.

The 5-inch FHD IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is crystal clear, boasting of 1920 x 1080 pixels in resolution. The pixel per inch density stands at 441 and it has 0.0458mm dot pitch, the screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio. Protecting the multi-touch screen is a Corning Gorilla Glass and it got up to 67.37% screen to body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Running the race here is the Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 chip from Qualcomm with 8-cores of processor. The Octa-core processor has a 64-bit CPU architecture and clocks at 1.4 GHz. The Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor is in charge of everything graphics, with a 28nm LP process technology.

For smooth multitasking of heavy apps, the 3GB of RAM has a memory speed of 800MHz. While the 32GB internal storage space is upgradeable up to 256GB using a memory card. The Aquos S3 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Android One touches.

Camera

The 13MP single rear camera has a f/1.8 aperture and captures 4K resolution images. It comes with a dual-LED flash, CMOS sensor, Optical stabilization and other quality features which helps take photographs with 4163 x 3122 pixels in dimension. Record videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second, and take selfies with the 5MP selfie camera that has a f/2.0 aperture.

Battery

Powering the Sharp Aquos S3 up is a 2700mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology support. With the technology, it shouldn’t take more than 1.6 hours to fully charge the battery.

 

Sharp Aquos S3 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Sharp Aquos S3
Announced January, 2018
Released February, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Plastic
Dimensions 144 x 71 x 8.5 mm
Weight 143g
Protection
Colours White, Green, Pink, Black

Display

Display Type FHD IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5-inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 441ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 67.37%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED flash
5MP

Software

Android 8.0 Oreo
Modified with Android One
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
CPU Octa-Core 1.4GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505
3GB
Internal Storage 32GB
Yes, up to 256GB


Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Recognition No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2700mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Sharp Aquos S3 Price and Availability Status?

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