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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: 18 November 2017 – 13:50

The Aquos R compact was officially announced on 13 October 2017 and is advertised as "the most powerful premium compact model in Aquos history". It is due to be released in the Winter 2017 collection of Japanese carriers (late December). The first carrier to make it official is Softbank.

This is the first smartphone for the Japanese market to...

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Last updated: 9 March 2018 – 10:15

Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SHV40 by AU KDDI 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: 14 April 2018 – 11:11

8 August 2017: The Sharp Aquos S2 has finally been announced officially and comes, as expected, in two versions – the "standard", FS8010, and the "high-specs", FS8016. The difference between the two models is mainly in the processor and RAM/ROM (read below).

The Sharp Aquos S2 is made by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and doesn't really qualify...

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Last updated: 18 November 2017 – 13:36

2nd June 2017. Sharp have just released a new device for MVNO carrier UQ Mobile dubbed the Aquos L2.

The Aquos L2 is a rebranded version of the Aquos ea for Softbank and a low-spec device with a 5-inch 720p IGZO screen. What's good about this display, other than being a low-power IGZO that guarantees long battery...

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Last updated: 11 December 2018 – 10:20

Rolling out in the end of June 2017 is another Android One* phone by Sharp and Softbank for use on the latter's MVNO network Y!Mobile, codenamed X1.

On the outside, the Android One X1 is an almost exact replica of the Aquos R flagship, down to even the colour range, the only difference being the printed brand names. The...

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Last updated: 26 November 2017 – 15:20

AU KDDI announced their version of the Aquos R, codenamed SHV39, on 30.05.2017.

The AU Aquos R SHV39 supports the following radio bands:
4G LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 800 MHz (Band 18/26), 1.7 GHz (Band 3), 2 GHz (Band 1), 3.5 GHz (Band 42)
WiMAX 2+
3G: 2 GHz (Band I)
GSM: standard frequencies.

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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: 24 November 2017 – 00:24

Softbank are the first to officially announce launching the Aqous R. Alongside the high-spec ugly-huge-bezel device, however, they have decided to also release a low-spec ugly-huge-bezel phone, too. Behold the Aquos ea (606SH*)!

Due to hit shelves in mid-July 2017, the Aquos ea looks exactly like the Aquos R,...

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Last updated: 30 January 2018 – 14:23

April 2017: Sharp have just announced their latest Samsung model... knock-off. Although weilding some amazing specs, the design lacks any individuality whatsoever and is a complete copy of your generic Samsung device, even down to the rounded button below the display – which also houses the fingerprint scanner.

The new device is dubbed Aquos R...

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