Less than glowing hands-on review by Spiegel in Germany on new Sharp 3D ‘droid handset now available in Europe http://bit.ly/sno7fY
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With the Aquos Phone now dares the company the reentrance and wants obviously as Premium manufacturers to position itself. That suggests at least the price: 649 euros that is to cost to Sharp mobile phone without contract. The equipment is large, apart from the 3-D-Bauteilen, unspektakulär.
Above all the display can make points with its high resolution, it has a very high resolution and tidy contrasts, reflects however much. In the test there were to Ruckler or disturbing waiting periods on the Sharp mobile phone despite single core instead of the meanwhile usual dual core chip never.
Similarly inconspicuously is unfortunately also the Design. From the front regarded the Aquos Phone is only one of many Android Smartphones: It is nearly completely black, the largest part of the front portion takes the display. The back is protected by a shining and according to fast getting dirty black plastic lid. At all plastics controls the appearance – that does not want to fit the requirement for upper class so completely.
With the 3-D-Fähigkeiten of the Aquos Phone to pass on, nevertheless fun makes. However the possibility of being able to use the user surface in 3D takes the equipment off from the mass of the competitors. The quality of the 3-D-Kamera is noteworthy, the eyeglassless 3-D-Modus is to be however only used, if one puts oneself quietly. Optically Sharps 3-D-Erstling cannot inspire however, it flows the charm inexpensive plastics.
At of Sharp sighted the price of 649 euros it will have new mobile phone therefore with difficulty to become generally accepted against competitive 3-D-Handys. The Optimus 3D of LG is in the trade already received for under 400 euros to, the Evo 3D of HTC costs approximately 560 euros. The only however position characteristic of the Aquos in relation to these models are its more highly dissolving cameras. That is not enough, in order to justify surcharge.