Sharp outs Aquos ZETA SH-03G with record slow-mo video, and LED lights in the metal edge

Sharp outs Aquos ZETA SH-03G with record slow-mo video, and LED lights in the metal edge
Sharp is gunning for the record screen-to-body ratio again with the newly-announced spring/summer lineup of NTT DoCoMo in Japan. The fresh Aquos ZETA SH-03G is shorter than a Galaxy S6, and yet features a 5.5" display, due to Sharp's EDGEST design platform. The 1080p screen is built with Sharp's homebrew IGZO technology that doesn't push the refresh rate when the display is showing still images, so the power draw is pretty minimal, compared to other technologies, thus the 3000 mAh juicer will easily last you two days on a charge.

The Aquos ZETA SH-03G is equipped with the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage out of the box. On the back you will find a 13 MP camera with OIS and wide f/1.9 aperture, GR certified lens by Ricoh, the works. Sharp claims a record-setting slow-mo video out of this camera, with 480p done at 210fps, and interpolated to 2100fps, which lets you slow down the typical 30fps footage 70 times. There is DTS dolby surround sound, too, a fingerprints scanner on the back, and those hexagonal corners of the metal side rim are there for a reason - Sharp placed some cool LED lights in there, so that you can color your music or notifications any way you like.


In terms of software goodies, the new Aquos phone ships with very lightly skinned android 5.0 Lollipop, and a one-handed mode that can shrink the whole interface for easier operation. As usual, the phone is waterproof, and we can only hope Sharp will export it outside of Japan, like it did with the Crystal model here on Sprint.

source: DoCoMo

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33 Comments

1. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

WOW! Go Sharp....

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I believe with the momentum Sharp is going....and seeing this phone ant the Aquos Crystal....Sharp can become a major competitor to the likes of Samsung, Apple, HTC and LG.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

They need to sell more of these outside Japan.

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That is a pretty badass phone. Interested to see a full review to see what shortcomings, if any, it has. It seems to have everything. big screen-check small footprint-check big battery-check hd screen-check 3gb of ram-check decent processor-check fingerprint scanner-check waterproof-check metal body-check good camera hardware-check micro sd slot-check

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

3000mah isn't enough to be the S6.

25. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

As long as it will have decent battery lfe, nobody cares if it's not S6. Still a bad ass phone.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Is there any way I can get this outside Japan? Anyone? I like this one, really.

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

NTT DoCoMo = good luck getting it unlocked.

12. waddup121 unregistered

ikr. IMPOSSIBLE LOL

15. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Every smart phone from Ntt Docomo is unlocked!!! :D

27. gserli

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Not anymore. Before this May, Smartphones from docomo can be officially unlocked for about 3000 yen. Now, official unlock after 6 month. Free unlock. But you can only wait for 6 month for that official unlock. Of course, therer are always some crazy Chinese guy cracking the phone.

29. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Who said this??? :D Send me a link please.

14. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Of course! You can buy any Japanese smart phone from Ntt Docomo, and soon from other carriers too! Visit kyoex.com.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

@ Kruze I found a japanses website where u can buy Japanese phones but the problem with Japanese phones nits still locked can't use the browser or mms messagingwww.kyoex.com they all sell high end cell phone

23. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Nope! Smart phones from Ntt Docomo are NOT locked!

28. gserli

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Seems you don't know Japanese.

26. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

The best thing we can do is hope that Sharp will create an international version for this.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I always wanted to try a Sharp phone. They never had the right bands or was always too thick though. This one looks way too chunky too unfortunately. They should have went for 5 inches with no bezel.

6. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

It looks cheap, IMO.

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That was the first thing that came to mind. It ticks a lot of boxes in terms of materials but as soon as you see it, you can see things seem like they are just glued on and not seamless.

11. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I do find the materials cheap-looking. But also, like you said, the way it is put together. It's probably going to be cheap anyway.

30. 10basetom

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Looks are deceiving...try importing one and I using it for a month. And the case is not "not seamless" because, like other Sharp Aquos phones, it is waterproof.

7. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Interpolated 2100fps. Not bad :)

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I'd love this with a 5" screen!

17. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Why does it need a 5" screen when it is still shorter than the Galaxy S6 with a 5.5" screen

13. waddup121 unregistered

We need more EDGEST in NA.

16. rodpe

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

WOW, very nice!

18. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Cool...!!

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

cool phone.

24. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

This thing and the LeTV Max are both looking to be beasts

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