Sharp is clearly a supporter of Google’s Android One initiative. Back in July last year, we saw the Sharp X1, one of the first devices to sport the revived Android One platform. And now, they are are following it up with the Sharp S3.
The Sharp S3 didn’t necessarily come from a family of Android Ones. The S2, its predecessor ran on Android Nougat with Sharp’s own SMILE UX interface. So if you were a fan of the first one, I think you’d like this one better.
It uses Android 8.0 Oreo as its main core. And since it is an Android One device, it will have a clean and seamless interface with no bloatware and nonsense interface quirks.
Right in front, it flashes a 5-inch Full HD IGZO display. Under the hood, there’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
At the back, there’s a13-megapixel camera for casual snaps and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the other side.
Sharp S3 Specs
- Android One (8.0 Oreo)
- 5-inch FHD IGZO display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~440ppi
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- Adreno 505 GPU
- 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
- Water and Dust resistant
- 4G LTE, VoLTE
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 144 x 71 x 8.5mm
- Weight: 143g
- Colors: White, Black, Blue, Pink
- 2700mAh battery
The Sharp S3 retails in Japan for JPY32,400 (around Php15,200). Whether or not it will be available in the Philippines is yet to be known.
However, for that price tag, there are a lot of alternatives that are already present here. On the downside, not a lot of them runs on a clean version of Android. But if you really want an Android One smartphone, you can check out the Xiaomi Mi A1.