Sharp Aquos S3 – A Sharp slim 18:9 ratio with 16MP Selfie Camera

Sharp has launched the successor to the Aquos S2, introducing to you is the Aquos S3! The Sharp Aquos S3 was launched in Taiwan.

You may have found out that Sharp is always going after the big phone makers technology. The Sharp Aquos R Compact looks like Essential Mini Smartphone while the S2 looks more like the iPhone X, the S3 isn’t different from them anyway.

Sharp Aquos S3 – Key Specs

*. Display: 6-inch 18:9 IPS LCD
*. RAM: 4GB
*. Storage: 64GB
*. OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
*. Resolution: 2160 x 1080
*. Dimension: 148.2 x 74.2 x 7.98mm
*. Weight: 165.4g
*. OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with Smile UX layered atop.
*. Camera:
– Back: Dual 12MP + 13MP camera
– FF: 16MP
*. Processor: Snapdragon 630
*. Battery: 3200mAh capacity
*. Quick Charge: Yes v3.0
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes (back)
*. Face ID: YES
*. Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, and GLONASS.

Aquos S3 phone

Design and Display

The new Aquos S3 was also launched with the notch display design at near bezel-less display. Packs a huge 6-inch 18:9 IPS LCD with an 2160 x 1080px resolution and oh yea, and the front notch design, where it houses the selfie camera and speaker featuring a high 1500:1 contrast and 550 nits of brightness.

While it measures 148.2 x 74.2 x 7.98mm and weighs 165.4g. When holding the Aquos S3, with its weights and dimension, it feels more comfortable and easy to operate. The screen-to-body ratio is quite impressive.

Camera and Connectivity

The Aquos S3 also sports dual camera with a front facing selfie camera too. The back (camera) comes with 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with a 2X optical zoom, f/1.75 aperture and 6P Lens. With this, it can take some glamouring pictures for the social media.

While on the front shooter, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and AI-enabled Portrait Mode support. Enabling you to take exquisite pictures.

It also supports Face Unlock feature. Connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, and GLONASS.

Performance and Storage

You may find it hard to believe but Sharp is going the premium way. The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with Smile UX layered atop.

With the help of Snapdragon 630 coupled with 4GB of RAM, the phone is expected to run programmes more smoothly and efficiently. You can install as many apps, store more videos/movies, images and music with the 64GB internal storage.

Aquos S3

Battery and Security

The phone arrive with a huge 3200mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. With such battery capacity, you have more usage time, talk time but remember that it base on the handling; light or heavy usage. Don’t worry, when it get low, there is the Quick charge v3 to help it come back to life within minutes.

Sharp knows the security of every individual is as important as never before, that is why, on the Aquos S3, it features the Facial Recognition; allows you to unlock your phone with your face using the selfie camera.

And there is the back mounted fingerprint sensor scanner for a more faster unlocks. Others are still available too; Pin, Passwords and Pattern.

Pricing and Availability

As already aforementioned, the phone was launched in Taiwan today and over there, it is been priced at TWD 11,990, in India currency you have Rs 26,700 app. that is €330.

The Sharp Aquos S3 will go on sale in Taiwan on April 1st. And will be available in all the Sharp stores.

In conclusion…

The Sharp Aquos S3 is a compatible Android Smartphone for all kinds, it understands what you want, what you need and where you are going to.

The Aquos S3 is an in-comparable sleek, slim and curved Smartphone with delicate design material, giving you a premium touch. It feels good and comfortable at hand when holding it.

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