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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 15:23

Now, that's the real beast in the SoftBank's Summer 2015 collection! Behold the Aquos Xx 404SH: a 5.7-inch full HD screen utilising the S-CG Silicon LCD technology for reduced power consumption, and the truly narrow-frame design of the EDGEST series. Personally, I don't think anything more than 1080 x 1920 pixels is justified on a mobile screen, so...

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Last updated: 17 March 2018 – 05:53

The first of two smartphones Sharp have launched on SoftBank in their Summer 2015 collection is the Aquos Crystal 2 (403SH), which is the successor of the Aquos Crystal of last year.

The Aquos Crystal 2, released in July 2015, is again a mid-range model: it is powered by a Snapdragon 800 (MSM8926), an entry-level quad-core processor...

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Last updated: 14 February 2018 – 19:26

In July 2015, the exact same phone now rebranded as Aquos Crystal Y, was released on Y! Mobile (former Willcom, now owned by SoftBank).

The Aquos Crystal X (SoftBank 402SH) is the second of two Sharp smartphones to be available in both Japan and the USA, in a sort of international release campaign,...

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Last updated: 14 February 2018 – 19:32

Sold from 29th August 2014 in both Japan and the USA (on Sprint), the Aquos Crystal is the first of two Sharp smartphones to see international release, also marking the completion of SoftBank's acquisition of US carrier Sprint.

In Japan, on SoftBank, the phone model is 305SH, whereas in the USA, on Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile, the model is 306SH....

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

SoftBank and Sharp have announced the first of the Summer 2014 models (on sale in late May), the Aquos Xx 304SH. And one superb gadget it seems to be.

The Aquos Xx 304SH is of the EDGEST series - having a very thin bezel and allowing the display to occupy 78% of the phone's surface. The 5.2-inch display has a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution,...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The Aquos Phone Xx mini 303SH is the other new addition to Sharp and SoftBank's Winter 2013/2014 collection. But don't be misled by the "mini" monicker - it is only "mini" in comparison with the Aquos Phone Xx 303SH's 5.2 inches. The "mini" was officially released in mid-April 2014.

The 303SH comes with a 4.5-inch display...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The Winter 2013/2014 collection is out, and the Aquos Phone Xx 302SH is one of two smartphones to be released in it. And quite expectedly, every specification has been beefed up in the bigger, better, faster race we've been witnessing these days.

The Aquos Phone Xx 302SH comes with a massive 5.2-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) resolution...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The Aquos Phone Xx 206SH looks like SoftBank and Sharp's flagship in the Summer 2013 collection, wielding an impressive 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) S-CGSilicon screen.

To power this beast, Sharp are using a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor running at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB onboard storage (plus support...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The first of the Summer 2013 collection, the Aquos Phone SS 205SH, comes with a "small" 4-inch screen with FWVGA resolution of 854 x 480 px, and a width of just 60 mm.

It's most pronounced feature is a dedicated button for measuring radiation (remember the 107SH).

The 205SH will be powered by a dual-core MSM8960...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The Aquos Phone Xx 203SH is the flagship of the Winter 2012/2013 collection and wields some impressive features:

The 4.9 inch HD display is on the verge of the psychological boundary of excess, but Sharp are advertising it as "Large screen yet easy to hold; thin bezel ensures that it still fits in the palm of your hand". The display is built...

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