Sharp Aquos SH930W 5-inch 1080p screen compared to One X, Galaxy S III

Sharp Aquos SH930W 5-inch 1080p screen compared to One X, Galaxy S III
The Sharp Aquos SH930W might not have the name of a ground-breaking device, but with a 5-inch 1080p display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a relatively affordable price it should catch your attention.

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.

source: Mobile-Review

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17 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i think it's sexy.... seriously.

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

A phone with a 1080 display using a last generation chipset? o_O

3. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I dont undestand why do you need to compare 1080p vs 720p. should be this sharp vs droid dna.

4. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I can't see the difference besides the close ups, something I don't do with any phone.

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The one x looks like a BOSS

7. turns3

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

i truly love it

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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: Nov 14, 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: May 28, 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: Nov 19, 2012

wouldn't 1080p be use-full, if you were porting out your display to a larger screen?

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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: Nov 16, 2012

i love the sharp very much but it is the best regular phone

13. excaliburjak

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

why not just drop the "93" and call it the "Sharp Show"?!? (i think it could be catchy.)

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's brilliant.

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