A couple of weeks ago, Sharp launched a number of handsets in the Philippines. The flagship unit is this Sharp SH930W Aquos phone that sports a full HD 1080p display, the first one in the Philippines.
Sharp has only recently entered the mobile phone market in the Philippines but they’re heavily banking on their strength in the display technology (Sharp IGZO display). They are probably the first one to actually ship a full HD 1080p smartphone in the Philippines (Sharp SH930W Aquos phone).
Although the screen size is already at 5 inches, the entire body of the handset is actually almost the same size as the Galaxy S3. Actually, even the shape and curves of the Aquos SH930W is very similar to the S3 (with a bit of inspiration from the One X) and in some instances we find the Sharp handset thinner and a bit sexier.
The display is impressive and you will definitely notice this when you play full HD videos or view a full resolution photo. I thought they could have made the screen brightness a notch or two higher though. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty sexy-looking handset.
Though it’s a minor thing, we noticed that Sharp is an eager-beaver when it comes to branding. There’s a huge and very visible “Aquos Phone” label up at the front and another fairly large Sharp logo at the back.
The hardware specification is pretty good, not really a quad-core phone but still a dual-core Krait. And yes, it comes with Jellybean right out of the box.
Sharp SH930W Aquos specs:
5″ Sharp IGZO display, full HD 1080p @ 1920×1080 pixels, 440ppi
Qualcomm 8260A Krait 1.5GHz dual-core
Adreno 225 Graphics
32GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
2MP front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
Android 4.1.1 Jellybean
Li-Ion 2100mAh battery
Suggested retail price of the SH930W is Php19,990 and is now available in stores across Metro Manila.