• Technology: IGZO
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Touch sensor: In-cell
  • Size: 6.0 inches
  • Resolution: 2220 x 1080 px

Rear camera

  • Photo: 12.2 + 13.1 MP
  • Video: 4K
  • Image Stabilisation: Software
  • Aperture: f/1.8 + 2.4
  • Wide-angle: 76 + 123°

Front camera

  • Photo: 8 MP
  • Video: FHD
  • Image Stabilisation: Shake Reduction
  • Aperture: f/2.2
  • Wide-angle: 80°

Operating system

  • OS: Android
  • Release: 9.0
  • Latest: 1

Processor & memory

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (SDM636)
  • Cores: 4 x 1.8 GHz & 4 x 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • ROM: 64 GB
  • microSD: 512 GB


  • Waterproof: IPX5/IPX8
  • Dustproof: IP6X
  • Shockproof: no

Japanese operator AU by KDDI has also announced the slightly bigger and better variant of the Aquos sense3, the plus, emphasising that it is great for video and music, its full name now Aquos sense 3 plus sound, model number SHV46. Sales are scheduled to begin in early December 2019.

The SHV46 is sold bundled with aptX HD compatible wireless headphones.

The Aquos sense3 plus sound comes with a slightly larger display than the basic/lite version – now 6.0" with a greater resolution of course: 2220 x 1080 px. The display is an IGZO but not the 120 Hz type found on the flagship devices. Still, it equals or beats any other manufacturer's display in terms of energy-saving and sensitivity. The now standard Rich Color Technology Mobile found in Aquos TVs is used to ensure bright and colourful images.

To further enhance viewing experience, Dolby Atmos®-compatible stereo speakers for Hi-Res audio have been installed on the device, one on the top edge and one on the bottom.

A mid-range device after all, the Aquos sense3 plus sound SHV46 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor and has 6 GB of operating memory. There's plenty of onboard storage with 64 GB ROM option, which can be expanded suing microSD cards of up to 512 GB size.

This is Sharp's first non-flagship phone to feature two rear cameras: one "standard" 12.2-megapixel camera with aperture size of f/1.8 and 76° focal length, high-speed auto-focus, electronic image stabilisation and subject-blur correction capability. The second camera has a 13.1-megapixel super-wide-angle (123°) sensor with f/2.4 aperture, electronic image stabilisation, subject-blur correction/ Both cameras can create Sharp's last year's flagship innovation, AI Live Story, where the artificial intelligence image processor automatically composes a short video clip of the best frames captured while shooting.

Selfie-maniacs don't have much to drool over: the inner camera has an 8-megapixel sensor that is wide-angle (80°) and has an f/2.2 aperture size.

Connectivity-wise, the Aquos sense3 plus has everything you could want: support for all Wi-Fi speed standards (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, Osaifu-keitai/NFC, face authentication, fingerprint authentication.

This is a rather tall phone, measuring 160 x 75 x 8.7 mm (H x W x D), and not particularly light-weight with its 175 grams.

Initially released with Android 9.0, the SHV46 received an upgrade to Android 10 on 9 June 2020. The upgrade to Android 11 rolled out on 16 July 2021.

The AU colour variations for the Aquos sense3 plus sound SHV46 are: classic blue, and white.

Date added/updated: 19 July 2021 – 07:32


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