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Sharp Aquos Zero 2 and Aquos R3 Duo Review | Droidcops

Marketing mobile phones with gaming-centric features seems to be the latest trend in the smartphone industry. Even so with a Japanese manufacturer named SHARP which is already widely known in the world technology market.

Introducing two versions of the latest Sharp Android cellphone with different designations, for the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 gaming cellphone to be their mainstay.

While in the creative multimedia class, the first in its class for the Smartphone content creator category is the Sharp Aquos R3.

This cellphone is the latest generation update from the Sharp Aquos R2 which was once king in the Japanese market at the end of 2019. So what are the advantages of both of them compared to gaming phones and god-specific cellphones that exist today?

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Sharp Aquos Zero 2

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As an introduction, we will discuss a little about the specifications brought by the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 gaming cellphone. The Sharp Aquos Zero 2 gaming phone carries a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) processor with Adreno 640 GPU.

In the storage sector, the Aquos Zero 2 is equipped with a choice of 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage space which unfortunately cannot be expanded.

Although the shape looks simple, the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 already has an OLED screen from SHARP 6.4 inches 1 Billion Colors. Unmitigated, the resolution achieved is up to FHD + 2340 x 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 403 ppi.

Still not satisfied? This latest Sharp gaming cellphone is accompanied by a 240hz refresh rate. In our experience, the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is the world’s first gaming smartphone capable of reaching a 240hz refresh rate.

Typically, a higher 240Hz refresh rate is mostly the only desktop gaming monitor out there. So, you can well imagine where smartphone technology is going.

This may not be separated from the greatness of Sharp, which has been known as a monitor manufacturer and TV and Smart TV so far.

It is certain, the Sharp Aquos Zero 2 gaming Smartphone machine has twice the ability of some gaming cellphones on the market today. Call it Black Shark 2, Rog Phone II, Nubia Magic Red 3, even Razer Phone II.

Maybe even close to or equivalent to their latest generation when talking about the screen’s refresh rate capability. In addition to the toughness of the resolution and refresh rate it has, this Sharp gaming cellphone also has Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

Supported by the presence of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos as well as HDR 10, 240Hz which is owned more and more capable when playing games. It’s pretty crazy when playing PUBG using this Sharp Aquos Zero 2.

The screen is very comfortable and has a smooth feel, the eyes are quite calm looking at the screen even with a large resolution. The Adreno 640 that is being carried feels all the color and image manipulation capabilities on this cellphone.

It feels different when using Black Shark 2 or ROG Phone II, this version of the Sharp gaming cellphone can be really enjoyed for playing games.

You can also set the refresh rate to 120Hz and make it more comfortable. The rendered sharpness does not decrease with a wider field of view due to an increase in the ratio on the screen.

In addition to trying PUBG, we also tried several racing games to find out the screen character and the power provided by the refresh rate of the Aquos Zero 2.

With a design that is not too fierce, Smartphone Sharp Aquos Zero 2 is able to change our point of view in terms of quality and performance.

A little mention about the camera, the Aquos Zero 2 has a dual rear camera of 12.2 MP (wide) and 20 MP (ultrawide) and an 8 MP front camera for selfies.

Equipped with a USB Type-C port for syncing and charging. The Sharp Aquos Zero 2 runs on Android 10 and all of this is backed by a 3130 mAh battery. It measures 158 x 74 x 8.8 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 141 grams including the battery.

Sharp Aquos R3

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Presented at the IFA 2019 event, the Sharp Aquos R3 is now officially the successor of the Aquos R2. The latest Sharp Aquos R3 cellphone is the company’s hope to revive the world of their mid-end smartphone.

As the name suggests, this smartphone is compact because it comes in a smaller screen size. This phone has a screen size of 6.2 inches with a Quad HD + resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels and a ProIGZO 1 Billion Colors type screen with 485 PPI (pixels per inch).

The body is made of metal and polycarbonate. Smartphone certification standards are IP58 and IP6X.

The screen comes with advanced protection and features such as Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D curved glass screen, 120 Hz refresh rate up to Dolby Vision.

The most striking thing about this phone, which was first sold in Germany, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, is the eccentric design and the best camera capabilities that it brings.

It has dual main cameras with 12.2 MP resolution each with OIS features and 20.1 MP with a super wide angle capacity of up to 125 degrees.

Meanwhile, for selfie needs, the Sharp Aquos R3 relies on a 16.3 MP camera with a wide angle capacity of 80 degrees.

Both the main camera and selfie, both have a good level of clarity. Moreover, it is added with the ProPix2 AI Reality Camera which is able to control white balance, contrast, to overcome blur that can occur at any time.

Therefore, this cellphone is included in the category of Smartphone content creator. We assume the Aquos R3 has the potential to compete with the Android elite Samsung Galaxy S10, Huawei P30 Pro or Google Pixel 3.

Even though when it was first announced it was still using Android 9, but now you don’t need to worry because you can already enjoy Android 10 on this cellphone.

The camera is becoming more important than the pure performance of the smartphone itself. Good images with the highest quality, the bokeh results are very beautiful.

As well as night shots that look like they were taken with the spotlights brighter with good color composition. The 120Hz refresh rate on the screen is very high. Sharp ensures the display of the Aquos R3 screen is very soft and flicker-free.

It is certain that this latest Sharp cellphone will please YouTubers and video makers. Not for watching, but for whenever you need your phone to capture moments and images in video form.

In addition, the Sharp Aquos R3 is one of the few smartphones on the market where the screen can be recorded without worrying about flickering. Thanks to Sharp’s ProIGZO technology, each pixel can hold the energy it needs longer without losing it.

our video staff, Didi Difficultyo aka Acong, complimenting the flicker-free high resolution display and the Aquos R3 during video work Sharp Aquos R3 Unboxing and also Sharp Aquos R3 review.

Not to forget, the quality of 1 billion colors it has is also the best compliment for Sharp who is able to present the best quality on the Sharp Aquos R3.

Even with the above features, Sharp managed to make a massive upgrade from the Aquos R2 series.


The two latest Sharp cellphones, the Aquos Zero 2 and also the Aquos R3 have promising performance in their class. However, the initial drawback is only the classic design, even though it already has the Edges Fit design and uses 3D curved glass for both.

Interestingly, the use of Cutting Edge Heat Dissipation is quite beneficial for gamers in avoiding the heat of the cellphone.

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