The Aquos SH-12C 3D smartphone by Sharp makes me sad. Do you know why there are tears rolling down my face? No, not because the phone is terrible. Yes, because it is only available in Japan. This 3D smartphone only works on the NTT Docomo network, home of the amazing mascot, Domo, but has some amazing features that need to be shared with the world. What would be a better way to get the word out than to share it on Gadget400?
This cool 3D smartphone has a 4.5 inch QHD display, which has beautiful resolution and graphics. The phone is available in a sleek white, a sky blue, and a manly black, both of which credit the Aquos’s thin and angular design.
The design of this smartphone, in addition to looking cool, makes room for the dual 8 megapixel cameras on the back of the phone. (Though this makes for some amazing 2D shots, the 3D images are 2 megapixels, max.) There is also a LED flash and a light focus assister located next to the dual cameras. The Sharp Aquos SH-12C 3D also shoots beautiful 720p video, like we saw earlier in the HTC EVO View tablet. (Unfortunately, this phone is not 4G like the HTC EVO View is.)
What’s unfortunate about this Aquos smartphone is that it only has 8GB of internal storage, as opposed to other phones which generally can be upgraded to 32GB’s of storage. The processor in the SH-12C phone is pretty solid – a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm – which runs Android 2.33. (2.33 is Gingerbread, just so you guys know.)
As for inputs, the Aquos SH-12C 3D phone has a micro USB port for charging and an HDMI insert for all of those extra goodies that make tech geeks smile. Additionally, something that is less common in today’s smartphones, this device has a TV antenna! (I’m really starting to regret this phone not being available in the U.S. Maybe we could make an online petition…)
Good Things About Aquos SH-12C 3D:
- Dual cameras
- Tv antenna
- 3D capabilities
- QHD display
- HDMI input
Bad Things About Aquos SH-12C 3D:
- Only works on NTT Docomo network
- 3D images only 2 megapixels
Jack Kieffer is a teenage gadget geek and the founder of Cool Gizmo Toys, a site dedicated to providing fun tech and toy reviews