Dude, 13 Jul 2017Those display cutouts are the biggest no no I've ever seen. Horrible.Very unpleasant and displeasing to look at, hope this isn't the final design.
ATTENTION READERS: This article incorrectly states that the forthcoming Sharp FS8010 features a SD830 chipset. In truth, no such processor exists.
AnonD-640318, 13 Jul 2017Sharp aquos crystal is even earlier in 2014.yup I'm aware, am a current user of the 305SH (Aquos Crystal)... :)
stuck on Android 4.4 though...
Anonanoymoususes, 13 Jul 2017what now ... sharp copying samsung ? oh wait ... nobody care , because its not apple ...That phone has nothing similar to samsung phone you samsung troll..
Maybe Essential phone is just a rebadged Sharp and Andy Rubin cannot comment on its lateness because Sharp haven't finish manufacturing the phone?
Bezelless NOT only must have gone they it is also MUST have durability, otherwise it is only a shit or drop and say goodbye phone.
CM3, 13 Jul 2017The aquos came before mi mix, yes. But the mi mix doesn't use bone conduction tech (which is k... morethanks for writing this because this is what i meant. im aware of the Sharp phones coming out before mi mix but Xiomi refined the concept to a much higher quality imo.
which is why i said that this is the phone Sharp should of came out with not Xiomi. But alas good for them its a decent phone tahts really impressive to look at.
with that sharp corner R is dope
regs, 13 Jul 2017Mi Mix was copied from Sharp Aquos Crystal series that were there years before Mi Mix. And not... moreThe aquos came before mi mix, yes. But the mi mix doesn't use bone conduction tech (which is kind of stupid in a phone as you'd have to press it against your ears quite hard to get a clean sound). The mix uses what is called a "Piezoelectric Speaker". It relies on the properties of the ceramic body of the phone to produce the sound. That makes the sound louder and more clear than the bone conduction ones, plus you don't have to press the phone against your ears. And as far as I know it can also be fit into a smaller space.
Calling the Mix a copy of the aquos would be kind of unfair. It is inspired from the aquos. But it has been refined a lot. The sharp phones felt experimental rather than a high end device and they aren't available outside japan. The Mix is somewhat available everywhere and despite of being a limited production concept, it felt very high end and premium. And it is because of the Mix being so epic that now everyone else is making bezel less phones.
PS: I'm typing on a phone. If there are grammatical inaccuracies, just ignore.
"Interestingly (or oddly, rather), the way it's framed quite perfectly matches a teaser photo of the Essential phone by Android co-founder Andy Rubin." My thoughts exactly!
BTW, I really hate this new trend of cutouts in the screen for placing the front camera. Looks so weird. I'd rather prefer the design language of the first Aquos.
It's actually a 630. An 830 would make sense with a lower model number anyway :)
Why Sharp was sold to china? The biggest mistake japan made. I want japan products and I am Sony fan. I wonder why sharp doesnt sell phones all over the world.
AnonD-521587, 13 Jul 2017mi mix still the best bezeless phone. honestly im wondering how sharp never made this phone be... moreXiaomi? Excuse me. Sharp is a few years ahead before Xiaomi copied their bezel less phone. Sharp already have three bezel less phone model under Aquos series way before Mi Mix even exist. Honestly, im wondering why Xiaomi couldnt even innovate some more and make their Mi Mix more interesting instead of a blatant copy.
AnonD-521587, 13 Jul 2017mi mix still the best bezeless phone. honestly im wondering how sharp never made this phone be... moreMi Mix was copied from Sharp Aquos Crystal series that were there years before Mi Mix. And not just design only, but also technologically. They copied bone conduction technology used by Sharp.
AnonD-521587, 13 Jul 2017what about xperia zlXperia ZL was usual device with standard bezels.