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Sharp FX

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The Sharp FX currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

Though the Sharp FX Plus, certainly looks like T-Mobile's classy smartphone, it’s a less ambitious device. Available exclusively through Walmart, the FX Plus is a good choice for AT&T texters looking to save a few bucks, and it’s the best keyboarded Android phone available on AT&...

- Alex Colon, PC Magazine
PhoneArena

Its performance and set of features make it a compelling offering over its rivals

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Phone Scoop

The QMD lineup at AT&T is a puzzling mix. They all have QWERTY keyboards, and some have touch screens as well. The FX falls into this latter category. I suppose the primary target for QMDs -- tweens and teens -- might like the SMS/MMS and IM capabilities, and not care much about the weak (an...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Common Questions


Sharp released the FX on July 20, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sharp FX user manual here.


Sharp backs up the FX with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your FX has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sharp support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sharp's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3"

The Sharp FX's screen size is 3 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Qualcomm MSM6290 processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
81 MB

Internal memory is 81 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1240mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1240 mAh battery. Sharp's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Sharp FX Specs

Overview
Release date July 20, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor Qualcomm MSM6290
Internal Flash Memory 81 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.47 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1240 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 5.7 x 1.5 cm (4.5 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 143 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments -
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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

Inexpensive, solid QWERTY keyboard with great battery life

from PC Magazine

Though the Sharp FX Plus, certainly looks like T-Mobile's classy smartphone, it’s a less ambitious device. Available exclusively through Walmart, the FX Plus is a good choice for AT&T texters looking to save a few bucks, and it’s the best keyboarded Android phone available on AT&a...More

Though the Sharp FX Plus, certainly looks like T-Mobile's classy smartphone, it’s a less ambitious device. Available exclusively through Walmart, the FX Plus is a good choice for AT&T texters looking to save a few bucks, and it’s the best keyboarded Android phone available on AT&T, so it makes the cut for our list of The Best Phones on AT&T. Just keep in mind that it isn't a do-everything, high-end super-smartphone.

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PhoneArena

It clearly doesn't have anything compelling to make it a superior offering

from PhoneArena

Since the Sharp FX is a mid-range offering priced at $99.99 after rebates, its performance and set of features make it a compelling offering over its rivals like the LG Vu Plus on AT&T. Not only are we witnessing a rebirth of some sort with the Sidekick line, especially when Sharp manufacture...More

Since the Sharp FX is a mid-range offering priced at $99.99 after rebates, its performance and set of features make it a compelling offering over its rivals like the LG Vu Plus on AT&T. Not only are we witnessing a rebirth of some sort with the Sidekick line, especially when Sharp manufactured them, but they were able bring along all the things we loved about the youth oriented device – specifically the design and keyboard. However, the combination of an inaccurate touchscreen and confusing homescreen interface substantially shows off its inability to be a completely well rounded device. Naturally the Sidekick line of handsets catered to youthful individuals with its unique integration of services, but since the social networking experience on the Sharp FX is no different from other AT&T feature phones, it clearly doesn't have anything compelling to make it a superior offering. In addition, being priced at $99.99 does make it a difficult purchase for some since the same experience can be found on other AT&T handsets that are priced lower.

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Phone Scoop

Another quick messaging device for AT&T

from Phone Scoop

The QMD lineup at AT&T is a puzzling mix. They all have QWERTY keyboards, and some have touch screens as well. The FX falls into this latter category. I suppose the primary target for QMDs -- tweens and teens -- might like the SMS/MMS and IM capabilities, and not care much about the weak...More

The QMD lineup at AT&T is a puzzling mix. They all have QWERTY keyboards, and some have touch screens as well. The FX falls into this latter category. I suppose the primary target for QMDs -- tweens and teens -- might like the SMS/MMS and IM capabilities, and not care much about the weak (and costly) email support.

I have a harder time believing that same demographic is going to be as happy about the limited support for social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Yes, they'll be able to read what their friends are up to and post their own updates, but the real interactivity of social networks is missing here.

The phone also fails at a lot of the basics. Phone calls were inconsistent, data speeds were slow, and the screen was just not competitive.

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User Reviews


I agree!!

I like the looks of the phone, BUT the CD does NOT go into enough detail on how to do things with it. I'm not one of those youngsters that can figure out all this stuff automatically. I'm beginning to HATE this phone!

Darn!

I might like my new phone IF I had a booklet that told me how to use it. The C/D that came with my phone won't download on my computer. I like the design of the phone. It performs very well on the things I can figure out on my own -

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