Sharp X1

Yet another Android One smartphone has been launched in Japan, and this time, Google has chosen to partner with popular electronics company Sharp to launch the Sharp X1 in a country regarded as the most mobile country in the world.

The Sharp X1 shakes off the common impression given to Android One smartphones as it packs a punch when it comes to internals, not to mention that it bears a resemblance to Google’s Pixel smartphones.

SHARP X1 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Sharp X1 Android One

Design & Display

The Sharp X1 has the design language of the Google Pixel and uses a physical home button. It has a large front camera lens and sports curved and rounded edges to give users a firm grip.

The phone comes with a 5.3-inch IGZO LCD display which has a Full HD pixel resolution. It possesses three different certifications for water and dust resistance.

Storage & Performance

There is 3GB of RAM available for the octa-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 processor to operate fluidly, and an Adreno 505 GPU to keep up with the hungry demands of modern apps.  The phone comes with 32GB of internal storage which allows for expansion up to 256GB using a microSD card.

Camera

A 16.4MP camera is present at the rear of the smartphone with a LED flash for visibility in low-light conditions. It sports an 8MP camera at the front for taking selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

The Sharp X1 packs a 3900mAh battery, guaranteeing a battery life of more than 24 hours. It is compatible with 4G VoLTE networks and has a USB Type-C port which makes it easier and faster to charge and transfer files between devices.

Software &Hardware

The Sharp X1 has a fingerprint sensor embedded into its physical home button, and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with official Google support for the next 2 to 3 years.

SHARP X1 Full Phone Specifications

Sharp X1

General

Device Brand SHARP
Model X1
Announced July 5, 2017
Released July 5, 2017
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE with VoLTE
SIM Type Micro-SIM, dual standby
SIM Count

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 152 x 74 x 8.9mm
Weight 165g
Build Metal aluminium design
Colors Black, White and Green

Display

Display Type IGZO LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.3 inches
Resolution 1920 * 1080 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features

Camera

16.4MP camera
LED Flash
1080p HD Video
Autofocus
  • Rear camera: LED Flash
  • Front camera: N/A
8MP

Software

Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 435 processor
Number of Processor Cores Octa-core
CPU Speed 1.4GHz
GPU Adreno 505
3GB
Internal Storage 32GB storage
expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
GPS GPS / GLONASS
NFC No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 3,900mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of SHARP X1 in Japan

The Sharp X1 is already available in Japan for 70,524 without a contract, and is on offer by Y! Mobile network carrier via a 24-month contract. It comes in Black, White and Green colour variants.

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