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Sharp Aquos Xx2 (2015)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Adreno 418
3 GB / 32 GB
5.3 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5.3 inch IGZO display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM.

Keep reading to find out what else this phone can do.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sharp Aquos Xx2 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sharp Aquos Xx2 specifications

BrandSharp
NameAquos Xx2
ModelAXX2
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.29 oz
Dimensions5.43 x 2.87 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, purple, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Sharp Aquos Xx2 is about 5.29 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).

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 Xx2 comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. This hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 CPU is generally considered to be very fast and powerful. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIGZO
Screen size5.3 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

This IGZO displays can have high pixel densities. This allows for sharper, more detailed images. The 5.3 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

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Aquos Xx2 has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage (32 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera8 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Aquos Xx2 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Sharp Aquos Xx2 supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Aquos Xx2 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 phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3100 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 Xx2 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment.

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
  • microSD slot

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • 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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