• Technology: IGZO
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Touch sensor: Digitizer
  • Size: 5.0 inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px

Rear camera

  • Photo: 13.1 MP
  • Video: FHD
  • Image Stabilisation: Optical
  • Aperture: f/1.9
  • Wide-angle: no

Front camera

  • Photo: 2.1 MP
  • Video: HD
  • Image Stabilisation: None
  • Aperture: n/a
  • Wide-angle: 90°

Operating system

  • OS: Android
  • Release: 5.0
  • Latest: 7.0

Processor & memory

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994)
  • Cores: 4 x 2.0 GHz & 4 x 1.5 GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • microSD: 128 GB


  • Waterproof: IPX5/IPX7
  • Dustproof: no
  • Shockproof: no

Summer 2015: KDDI's AU have also rolled out a new smart device, and by the looks of it, it gives Docomo's SH-03G some strong competition.

The Aquos Serie SHV32 comes with a 5-inch Full HD IGZO screen and new generation backlighiting "for subtle colour representation" dubbed as S-PureLED. The device is also part of the EDGEST series characterised by extremely thin bezel on the sides.

The camera is a step forward from SH-01G's world's first "professional single focus digital camera" GR certified by RICOH: it can now deliver super slow video playback (1/70 of normal speed) thanks to its high-speed sensor that can capture 210 shots (FWVGA) or 120 shots (FHD) per second but then is capable of converting these to 2,100 shots (FWVGA) using frame interpolation technology, achieving the world's best speed (as of May 2015). The camera is otherwise the familiar 13.1 megapixels, has two-level optical image stabilisation, Night Catch II + BrightEye f/1.9 aperture lens for low-light shooting, wide-angle, in-camera wide angle for splicing multiple shots into one, 4K2K video capture, Framing Advisor, Background Blur (post-shooting), 360°-degree panorama shooting, continuous shooting, translation finder – and a simplified camera UI. The inner camera is 2.1 megapixels, wide-angle.

To power all this, Sharp are relying on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) and it's four 2 GHz cores and four 1.5 Ghz cores, Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM (expandable to 128 GB).

The Aquos Serie SHV32 supports advanced LTE and WiMAX 2+ for up to 225 mbps download speeds. There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, infrared, NFC + Osaifu Keitai, both OneSeg and FullSeg, and AU's Global Passport roaming functionality, which includes LTE, GSM, and UMTS frequencies. Supported are:

LTE: 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz
3G (W-CDMA): 850 MHz, 2.0 GHz
GSM: 1.9 GHz, 1.8 GHz, 900 MHz

Now that even AU phones can be officially unlocked, it is possible to use this beauty outside of Japan.

The SHV32 was originally released with Android 5.0. It received an upgrade to Android 6.0 on 1st August 2016. Then, on 17th May 2017, it received another major update, this time to Android 7.0.

The Aquos Serie SHV32 is waterproof (IPX5/IPX7). It measures 70 × 132 × 9.6 mm (thickest part: about 9.9 mm), and weighs 134 grams. It is available in white, green, and pink.

Design-wise, Sharp have added a distinctive rimming that drops around the corners for a "smooth sophistication".

Date added/updated: 11 February 2018 – 22:39


On 06.07.2017 10:17:01 cheeseus commented:

A piece of good news about this phone, and – by extension – about all other newer models on AU:

I have just successfully updated the SHV32 to the latest build version, 03.02.03, outside of Japan, without any problems. It seems that AU are the only Japanese operator to have lifted the update/upgrade restriction for their phones when overseas and SIM-unlocked.

On 31.03.2019 15:39:23 rajsni786 replied:
Hello, Great to hear that. But whisch country you updated? Thanks!
On 31.03.2019 18:04:46 cheeseus replied:
I'm in Bulgaria but you should be able to update/upgrade regardless of your location.
On 31.03.2019 19:12:50 rajsni786 replied:
Many thanks for fast reply. I do not have the SHV32 yet.But this week I expected it from Japan. I am very satisfied and amazed by your website with so much useful information bundled in one place!Quite by chance I came across your website with information that I had been looking for for some time. I have had an Aquos Crystal 2 for a year now and am very satisfied with it. Maybe I will advertise it on your website soon! Thank you and I will contact you if I have the Sharp Aquos SVH32. It is now Android 6 according to the auction but I want to have Android 7. You will hear from me. I want nothing more than a Japan device, even though it is because it generally only works properly in Japan. That makes the difference! Thanks!
On 31.03.2019 19:13:50 rajsni786 replied:
O, yes forget to tell you mu location is The Netherlands. Thanks...
On 01.06.2019 19:11:26 rajsni786 commented:
Hello, I have the Sharp Aquos SHV32. He came with Android 5 and indeed it was possible to update it in the Netherlands (so outside of Japan). In retrospect I should not have done it because some apps have disappeared, such as the voice recorder. It is a nice functional device and I am very happy with it. If you have tips for me, I would love to hear from you. Thanks!
On 11.06.2019 08:22:42 cheeseus replied:
Don't worry, just check the second article in the Applications section :)

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