Neowin: Sharp Aquos SH-12C 3D Android smartphone review

By on August 9, 2011, 1:30 PM

Currently on the market there are two major 3D phone players: the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D, both laden with dual cameras and autostereoscopic displays. However when you head over to Japan, a third option becomes available – the Sharp Aquos SH-12C; a little known 3D-capable device, powered by Android and also available for import into Western countries.

Thanks to our good friends at MobiCity we can take a look at how well the Aquos SH-12C fares in a western environment, how well the dual 8 megapixel rear cameras function, how novel having a 3D display and what it’s like to use a 3D phone from another region.

The standout feature of the Aquos here would have to be both the 4.2” qHD 3D display and the dual 8-megapixel cameras which best both the EVO 3D and Optimus 3D and their 5 MP offerings. We were a bit disappointed to discover that there's only a single-core CPU inside the device, but at 1.4 GHz with 512 MB of RAM it should hopefully be plenty.

The SH-12C does come with the correct 3G bands for Europe and Australia (900/2100), however the 1seg TV tuner that is also present in the device is completely useless. Luckily there is also an English option enabled out of the box.

Read the rest of the review.
- This article is brought to you in partnership with Neowin.




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