Last updated: 21 March 2018 – 06:45

The Aquos Mobile SH-02K is part of the Winter 2017/2018 collection and is a business-class mobile phone (quite the opposite of "exciting" as in flagships). Like its predecessor, the SH-03H, it has no camera and no entertainment functions (e.g. OneSeg TV, social networking apps).

What the SH-02K has is security and durability – it is the only type...

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Last updated: 13 March 2018 – 08:05

Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SH-01K by Docomo is a mid-range device with little to set it apart from the rest of mid-range Aquos phones. It continues the now-traditional, eye-displeasing and uncomfortable huge-bezel design that makes me wonder if Sharp designers are intentionally trying to bankrupt the company's...

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Last updated: 26 November 2017 – 15:22

Docomo's Summer 2017 series only features one new model – the Aquos R, here dubbed SH-03J, unlike Softbank, which also released a low-spec device, the Aquos ea (605SH).

As you will have noticed, the Aquos R is nothing but a Samsung (S6/S7) knock-off. Although weilding some amazing specs, the design lacks any individuality whatsoever and...

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Last updated: 4 December 2017 – 16:26

Released on 21st October 2016 is Docomo's latest iteration of the flip keitai, the Aquos Mobile SH-01J.

It has the standard 3.4-inch display with QHD resolution (960 × 540 px) and of course an external miniature information display (0.9 inches/36 × 128 px). The main display supports Sharp's latest "Relax Image Quaility"...

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Last updated: 26 November 2017 – 15:39

Scheduled for release in November 2016 is Docomo's Aquos Ever SH-02J, a device that utterly fails to impress.

The SH-02J is mid-range at best: it comes with a 5-inch IGZO display which guarantees long battery life - and indeed, it is advertised as capable of lasting "three days or more", of course depending on usage. The screen resolution is...

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Last updated: 18 December 2017 – 23:00

Sharp and Docomo have just announced the flagship of their Summer 2016 collection, the new Aquos iPhone... oops, sorry, I mean the new Aquos Zeta SH-04H. In a new and natural form that they call "Comfort & Quality", blah-blah... "Oh, Sharp are trying to copy iPhone," I said to a friend when I saw the release announcement....

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Last updated: 7 February 2018 – 11:12

Released in late February 2016, the Aquos SH-03H is a strictly-for-business traditional keitai: it lacks camera and entertainment functions, but lays a strong emphasis on security and durability.

The SH-03H is the phone you can bring with in one of those factories and offices where camera equipment is not allowed. It also lacks OneSeg and SNS applications...

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Last updated: 27 February 2018 – 22:12

The Aquos Compact SH-02H is the smaller device Sharp released in the Winter 2015/2016 collection, out in December 2015.

Like its bigger brother, the SH-02H has very narrow top and size bezel (EDGEST series) for maximum screen surface for its 4.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080px) screen that is built using the IGZO technology for optimum energy efficiency....

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Last updated: 27 February 2018 – 09:23

Sharp have just announced their winter 2015/2016 devices for NTT Docomo, and the Aquos Zeta SH-01H is the flagship in it, due to be released in November.

The Aquos Zeta SH-01H has the familiar EDGEST design for extra thin bezel on the top and sides, and a 5.3-inch IGZO display for maximum energy efficiency. The display resolution is full HD...

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Last updated: 21 March 2018 – 07:54

The new Aquos Mobile SH-06G signals the complete switch to highly customised Android and the abandonment of the Symbian-based OS for Sharp's flip-keitais, the feature-righ phones that drew so many, myself included, to Japanese phones.

Unfortunately, this switch, commencing with AU's SHF31 last winter, continues the trend of rolling out rather low-spec phones,...

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