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Sharp Aquos S2 128GB (2017)

Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
Adreno 512
6 GB / 128 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 2040 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

This phone comes equipped with a 5.5 inch IGZO display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus chipset, and 6 GB of RAM.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sharp Aquos S2 128GB smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sharp Aquos S2 128GB specifications

BrandSharp
NameAquos S2 128GB
ModelAQUS2H
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.94 oz
Dimensions5.58 x 2.84 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, blue, green, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Sharp Aquos S2 128GB is about 4.94 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.2 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 1.8 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 512

The Sharp Aquos S2 128GB comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIGZO
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 2040 px
Multitouch supportyes

The Aquos S2 128GB comes with a high-end Sharp IGZO screen. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM6 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Sharp Aquos S2 128GB comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. The Aquos S2 128GB has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. We can expand the internal storage (128 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera8 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Aquos S2 128GB has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

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

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Aquos S2 128GB smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The Aquos S2 128GB has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3020 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3020 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of Aquos S2 128GB isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass, Dual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Aquos S2 128GB smartphone has an accelerometer. The Aquos S2 128GB phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

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

  • IGZO display
  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
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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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