Bezelless Smartphone Aquos

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Oct 18, 2014.

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    It looks really cool, though I would've preferred the bezel on top instead of at the bottom. I might get one if the gsm or at&T are available for the same $150 the sprint version is going for.
     
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    That thing is actually cool. With that retro 80's sci-fi look honestly it would fit right into Blade Runner or something. A pity that it doesn't have a super sharp screen or it would have looked like a transdimensional window into an alternate reality... But I could definitely see this thing raising a few eyebrows when you pull it out on the metro. Heh, actually it would look pretty awesome with some totally freaked out scifi custom launcher....maybe this thing could create a cult following on XDA...

    Man, the more I look at that video, the more I'm finding myself wanting one! :eek:

    And like MKBHD says, kudos to Sharp for having the balls to do something different!

    Oh and the non-earpiece speaker tech wtf?? Wouldn't that make you hear extra well in noisy surroundings thanks to the vibrations basically transmitting directly into your ear?
     
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    I can't make up my mind if I like it or not. My main concern would be part of my palm often accidentally touching the screen.
     
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    So I just realised this phone is only $150 off contract :eek:

    Then checked GSMarena and it's CDMA only and no GSM :( won't work in Europe FML
     
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    There's always a catch.
     
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    I'll be getting one as soon as it is available on Virgin Mobile next week. It will replace my iPhone 4.
     
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  9. Oohara, Oct 18, 2014
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    Did some more digging, there is a GSM version being sold in Japan and it's available on Ebay for 275 bucks. If someone manages to root it I will go for it without hesitation, gonna be watching the XDA threads like a hawk...

    AND here's the Crystal X which has the same design but is more of a flagship specced phone! 5.5" 1080p screen, Snapdragon 801, 2g ram etc... Obviously going to be more expensive though when it's released.

    FU, Sharp. I had enough phones to drool over already.

    EDIT: feature video, made by Sharp so ***corny alert***
     
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    Cool in theory, but not very practical (especially if it results in the need for a huge chin like that).

    Still, credit where it's due.
     
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    Same here. Not digging it.
     
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    I feel better design choices could have been made.
    However it looks pretty tiny for a 5" phone so I guess good job Sharp?
     
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    It looks really nice. Too bad it doesn't run IOS.
     
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    LOL CDMA, we got rid of that 10 years ago... What gets me is how CDMA is even a thing anymore with the way LTE is going. I give it that this is America though and people are still rocking their BlackBerrys.
     
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    We got rid of that 7 years ago. Don't know why the US carriers are using inferior tech.
     
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    Soon everything will be over LTE so CDMA should finally die.

    I love how this device looks. I'd consider it for sure if it was gsm.
     
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    LOL! You are so right. Corny, cheesy! I had to get some wine to go with my cheese!
     
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    Yes looks great, bezels are ugly, went to see the new iPhone 6 jumbo yesterday and almost threw up, looks horrendous.
     
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    Post up some pics and reviews. This is by far the most beautiful phone I've seen this year. If it had a stylus I'd be all over it.
     
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    You're the same person that described young teens being forcefully sodomized as just "horseplay," so forgive me if your opinion on anything is regarded as questionable.

     
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    Wow....
     
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    Will do. I can't explain why I'm drawn to this phone. Maybe it is a retro scifi vibe to it. :)
     
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    Make this phone 1080p and world quad band compatible, attach a brand name that people have heard of, and it will fly off the shelves.
     
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    Same here. The aesthetic direction is definitely different from everything else currently on the market.

    There's an upcoming 1080p version too, with a 5.5" screen. I think the brand name will make itself known through the standout design. Will be interesting to see what kind of interest it generates.
     
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    I'll pass. The ergonomics just kill it for me
     

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