If I'm not mistaken, if you drop the phone, the glass will NOT shatter. That's because the cover is actually acrylic which is shatter proof. Don't know why aren't more phone makers consider using acrylic. It's shatter proof.
5.2" 720p? these days really? bottom bezel should be at the top, not the bottom.
Oh no, no portrait orientation on the front cam. Hold your phones upside down to see how bad bottom cam is, all you can see is deep up inside your nostrils, even on a good looking guy like me, with my perfect nose that girls just can't leave alone, it looks too weird. Job interview in Skype? You will not get the job. Using the phone in landscape mode? Seriously, how many people do that?
It's basically the same phone with a new lick of paint.
Same sh1t battery and SoC.
Appearance is a bit strange at first - but thank god finally something a bit different to look at!
KEep innovating! :)
Huge bezels (the three sides of it anyway). They removed the bezel from the only side it made sense, the top bezel as it houses the front camera and the speaker (front camera on the bottom bezel is rubbish, Xperia ZL had it and it was one of its worst design choices.
Instead they should had balanced the bezels. Balance the top/bottom ones so that they can put stuff om the top bezels and buttons on the bottom one and completely eliminate the side bezels (like ZTE did).
Accidental touches can be solved by embedding a fingertip sensor on the digitizer, every time a fingertip is "sensed" only then interactions sould be allow'd ("vetping" thus the accidental touches)...
136x68mm (had they saved the side bezels) is a good size for a phone, almost S4 sized which is close to ideal, smaller than iphone 6 and all with 0.5 inches more screen estate...
I prefer front facing stereo speakers,and it is not possible on this phone.
The bottom bezel is no bigger than say, e. g. Sony Z3. It just looks big.
Please come to the UK.
I don't know why Sharp doesn't go big with this phone. It sure could.
AnonD-63308, 19 May 2015Is this a phone or like an iPod Touch? Where's the earpiece?http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/08/sharps-aquos-crystal-uses-direct-wave-receiver-instead-earpiece-phone-calls.html
Do not see any point in it,phone does not look better and screen is more vulnerable.
but the bezel on bottom is so huge and its hard and akward to work with!
@GSMA, what is S-Pure-LED? Google doesn't return anything meaningful in English.
harlekkin, 19 May 2015I love the design, even though saying "bezel less" is an overstatement. They've beco... morehaving no bezel at all would mean glass hits the ground first all the time, not durable.
Not much of an upgrade. I'd like to have a high-end verion of this. And please bring it to Europe too!
AnonD-63308, 19 May 2015Is this a phone or like an iPod Touch? Where's the earpiece?God! Not this again!!
I love the design, even though saying "bezel less" is an overstatement. They've become smart about using the real estate for the screen, but the bezels are still there. The earphone performance would interest me....