HTC Vigor Looks Pedestrian Next to Sharp Aquos 102SH Smartphone

If you want everything–and the kitchen sink–in a smartphone, look no further than the Sharp Aquos 102SH Android smartphone that’s destined for the Japanese market. The Aquos-branded Android device packs in a lot of drool-worthy specs that makes our geeky hearts lust after it, including being among one of the first publicly announced devices to sport a 720p HD resolution touchscreen, dual-core processing power, 12-megapixel camera, and glasses-free 3D capabilities.

The phone will be offered through Japanese carrier Softbank beginning in December, so unfortunately you’ll have to wait a while–if you’re in Japan–to land your hands on one of these devices. That said, it’s unclear what Sharp’s intentions are for bringing this device to other geographic locations across the world. Earlier this year, Sharp reps at CES mentioned that they’ll be taking their smartphones global and expected to ship a Sharp-branded smartphone to the U.S. market, but to date that has not happened yet.


The Aquos 102SH will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-loaded. The device will have a 4.5-inch glasses-free 3D screen that’s similar to that found on the HTC EVO 3D but will feature a higher resolution 720 X 1280 pixels display with 329 pixels per inch. A 12-megapixel camera with full 1080p HD video capture, dual-core 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP CPU, infra-red sensor, digital TV tuner and waterproof case design will also come with the feature-packed smartphone.

Despite the number of features that will come with the phone, the device has a slim body. Other than the 4G LTE Verizon network support of the forthcoming HTC Vigor, that device looks pedestrian now compared to the Sharp Aquos, which bests the Vigor with a glasses-free 3D experience, waterproof body, and better camera.

Via: TechCrunch