Sharp Aquos SH930W 5-inch 1080p screen compared to One X, Galaxy S III
The Aquos SH930W is among the first devices with 1080p displays, and that’s a feast for your eyes. We have already spoken about the device, but now we have the first reviews coming from Russia where the device should launch in December this year or January 2013.
It is almost impossible to discern pixels on the 5-inch S-CGS Sharp display. Colors are not overblown like on an AMOLED screen, and that’s a big plus.
There are some compromises made, though, as the device undercuts even 720p smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III. The biggest one is the Snapdragon S3 chip inside this Sharp handset. That is a mismatch for the demanding display and some more demanding games and even 1080p videos stutter slightly.
The price of the device is 22,000 roubles (around $694), less than the 23,000 to 25,000 roubles the Galaxy S III sells for.
And finally, seriously, Sharp, as romantic as SH930W sounds to your ear, you should definitely consider changing those names to something a tiny bit simpler. We even have a couple suggestions: Sharp 5, or Sharp Full HD? For the sake of our sanity.
Images courtesy of Mobile-Review.com
Sharp Aquos SH930W 5-inch full HD phone
2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
A phone with a 1080 display using a last generation chipset? o_O
3. redmd (Posts: 901; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I dont undestand why do you need to compare 1080p vs 720p. should be this sharp vs droid dna.
4. joaolx (Posts: 362; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I can't see the difference besides the close ups, something I don't do with any phone.
5. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I fail to understand why companies like this put all that effort into a top end phone.. only to come up way short by dumping in an old processor.. or doing things like non-removable SMALL battery.. no SD slot.
Yes, HTC.. I'm looking at you.
11. ngo2dd (Posts: 790; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Drop the battery already it work just fine and is only 40 minutes less then the S3. Oh you talking about the Nexus 4 right? Because it does not have any of that
8. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
this is a sweet looking device!!
i thought this is the sharp that is made for russia with same 5" 1080p but with s4 pro chip... or is it another one?
9. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
Sharp, that is a nice looking phone. And big ups for having a removable battery as well as a micro sd card slot too.
10. dkreventon (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 May 2012)
1080p is basicly useless. Anything above 320ppi is already too much for the human eye to see at regular phone operating distance.
14. excaliburjak (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
wouldn't 1080p be use-full, if you were porting out your display to a larger screen?
17. Captain_Doug (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Not really. You don't need a 1080P display to display 1080P content. It'll still show it, you just won't see the diference. However when porting to a larger/better display, you would see the difference.
16. Captain_Doug (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Regular is subjective. 1080P is better than 720P and you can see the difference. If we couldn't see the difference, I'd understand your point.
12. turns3 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)
i love the sharp very much but it is the best regular phone
13. excaliburjak (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
why not just drop the "93" and call it the "Sharp Show"?!? (i think it could be catchy.)