I have been using sharp phones for the past 4 years and I have never looked back.They are easy to use.Great display and cameras.Better than the hyped iPhones & Samsungs.
NiJon, 03 Oct 2023Really whished sharp sold their phones globallyPlease Sharp release your phones globally !!! We are tired of iphones and samsung with no microSD slot and no 3.5mm headphones jack !!!
Really whished sharp sold their phones globally
Sim free model
Sales will begin August 31, 2023.
AQUOS R8 pro 214060 yen
AQUOS R8 131200-151320 yen
kek, 18 Aug 2023In my experience, go Docomo. Docomo has English chat support, english instructions for SIM unl... moreEven handsets from the same company may have slightly different supported bands.
The docomo version supports millimeter wave, while the Softbank version does not.
However, the Softbank version often supports major overseas bands.
eikan0728, 17 Jul 20238 pro Docomo ver 209000yen
Is the price difference between the SoftBank version and the SoftB... moreIn my experience, go Docomo. Docomo has English chat support, english instructions for SIM unlock and more bands for international travelers.
Softbank can be a pain in the ass.
eikan0728, 23 Jul 2023Comparison verification video with AQUOS R7
I... moreWhat the developer said.
AQUOS R8 meets MIL standards, but R8 pro does not
This is a disappointing place
Comparison verification video with AQUOS R7
Improved CPU heat generation temperature (165.5℉ for R7 and 140℉ for R8 Pro after about 1 hour of continuous load use).
Reduced power consumption
1 hour of YouTube use
R7 14% less R8 pro 7% less
(No significant difference in power consumption when using games)
White color is suppressed compared to R7
8 pro Docomo ver 209000yen
Is the price difference between the SoftBank version and the SoftBank version due to mm wave communication support?
Both docomo and Softbank versions will go on sale on July 20.
My purchase date is still undecided.
eikan0728, 30 Jun 2023AQUOS R8 Pro Softbank selling price is 191520 yen I am waiting for user reviews. Since Sharp is marking R8/Pro in Taiwan I hope to see R9/Pro in US by official channels in 2024.
AQUOS R8 Pro
Softbank selling price is 191520 yen
Aquos R8 has launched yet gsm arena has still not listed aquos r6 on its website
6.6" screen + 5000mAh battery and only 203g? That's pretty impressive. Source:
(Note to GSMArena: bug with link parsing)
Another common new technology is the display specifications.
Both models use Pro IGZO OLED for the display, with a variable refresh rate from 1Hz to 240Hz.
Although this is a point where specifications have evolved rather than a new feature, blue light has been suppressed by approximately 50% compared to the previous model, reducing the strain on the eyes even after long hours of use.
The image sensors of the onboard cameras are different, 1/1.55 for the AQUOS R8 and 1/1 for the AQUOS R8 pro, but both models continue the high performance of the previous model under the supervision of Leica Camera AG.
The camera functions have also evolved, mainly in terms of software, including the addition of a fireworks mode and a pet tracking function (for dogs and cats only).
A special case to which a lens filter can be separately attached is also available.
While software and AI performance have improved remarkably in recent years, and simple processing can be completed with a single smartphone, there are still many areas that cannot be compared to physical filters in terms of applying complex processing to an entire photo.
If you are interested in this product, please pick it up and try it for yourself, as you will be able to enjoy the high-performance camera supervised by Leica Camera Company in a more diverse range of effects.
In addition, both models support mobile wallet functions, two types of biometric authentication (face + fingerprint), and dual SIM card and eSIM operation.
Translated from the Japanese introduction article
To be continued at a later date
Features common to AQUOS R8 and AQUOS R8 pro
Both models feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform chipset
In the AQUOS R8 and AQUOS R8 pro, a circular camera unit is placed in the center of the back as in the previous model, but a heat dissipation mechanism is installed around this lens.
The design is designed to reduce heat on the software side so as not to waste energy on each application, while directing the heat generated to the camera ring.
This allows up to twice the video recording at 60 fps and up to three times the time before frame drops can be experienced during high-load gameplay compared to the AQUOS R7.
We have not been able to test the actual heat dissipation performance since we have not been able to conduct tests where heat is actually expected to be generated, such as long camera runs and heavily loaded app games, but it is a promising new design, partly because it is a new patent-pending technology.
This is an article in Japanese.
It says that AQUOS R7 uses Pro IGZO OLED developed by Sharp based on igzo technology.
kevinmcmurtrie, 10 May 2023Japanese phones are intriguing because they have a respectable camera, headphone jack, expanda... moreSIM locks on smartphones by Japanese carriers were banned for devices released after October 2021.
Minu, 15 May 2023I wasn't aware of this agreement until one website had some leaked information about Shar... moreLG's products are used in large size displays for TVs.
Displays for smartphones are manufactured at SHARP's plants in Mie and Osaka
Adopted from the AQUOS Zero released in 2018.