Sharp X1
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 BrandSHARP
ModelX1
AnnouncedJuly 5, 2017
ReleasedJuly 5, 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE with VoLTE
SIM TypeMicro-SIM, dual standby
SIM Count

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions152 x 74 x 8.9mm
Weight165g
BuildMetal aluminium design
ColorsBlack, White and Green

Display

Display TypeIGZO LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.3 inches
Resolution1920 * 1080 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/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
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 435 processor
Number of Processor CoresOcta-core
CPU Speed1.4GHz
GPUAdreno 505
3GB
Internal Storage32GB storage
expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG)Yes
GPSGPS / GLONASS
NFCNo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity3,900mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

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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