Earlier this month we reported on a move by Sharp to capitalize on the 5-inch display they are producing for the HTC DROID DNA. Sharp plans to produce their own Aquos device with the same large 1080p screen. Initial plans were to target the device at the Russian market. This meant some tradeoffs were made in the hardware and early reviews indicated this caused the device to struggle with some activities like games and video playback. Sharp now appears to be expanding on their plans by offering the new Aquos in China. They have started that effort with the production of some promo materials comparing the device to several other top end smartphones.
On the surface at least, the Sharp Aquos appears to compare quite favorably with the other devices. Sharp chose the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X+ and LG Optimus Vu for the comparison. Conspicuously absent is the HTC DROID DNA. The Aquos may not trump any of the other devices and as the previous review noted, actual performance may be lacking. However, Sharp does appear to have at least put themselves in the ballpark.
If the Sharp Aquos came to your country, is it a device you might consider?