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Sharp Aquos Compact (2015)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Adreno 418
3 GB / 16 GB
4.7 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 4.7 inch LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM.

Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sharp Aquos Compact smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sharp Aquos Compact specifications

BrandSharp
NameAquos Compact
ModelSH-02H
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.23 oz
Dimensions4.96 x 2.6 x 0.35 inch
Colorsblack, blue, silver, yellow
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Sharp Aquos Compact is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
CPUHexa-core, Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57, Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 418

The Sharp Aquos Compact comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. The hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 CPU ensures high performance at all times. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeLCD
Screen size4.7 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Aquos Compact (16 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Aquos Compact smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This Sharp phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Aquos Compact smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The Aquos Compact comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 2810 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 2810 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The Aquos Compact does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Sharp phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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