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Sharp Aquos D10 Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker (translated by Alex Alderson), 11/14/2018

Sharp photos. The Sharp Aquos D10 is attempting to win the hearts of shoppers with its camera that has optical zoom and its almost bezel-free design. The D10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC and dual 12 & 13 MP PDAF cameras. Read on to find out whether the D10 can perform as good as it looks.

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Sharp D10

Sharp has secured a solid place in the mid-range smartphone market having returned to the West with the B10 and the Aquos C10. Its new device, the Aquos D10, subtly improves upon its predecessors while still being a solid mid-range smartphone.

The company has equipped the D10 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, just like it did with the C10. The Snapdragon 630 integrates a Qualcomm Adreno 508 GPU and is complemented by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. The practically bezel-free design is one of the D10’s highlights just like with the C10. Sharp has designed the D10 with a wider notch than its predecessor though while reducing the size of the bottom bezel.

We have chosen to compare the D10 against its predecessor and also with other mid-range Android smartphones, including the ASUS ZenFone 5, the LG Q7 Plus and the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus.

Sharp D10
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.9 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: up to 128 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900. 3G/UMTS: 850, 900, 1,900, 2,100. 4G LTE Cat.4/FDD: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 148.2 x 74.2 ( = 0.31 x 5.83 x 2.92 in)
Battery
2900 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 20 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 555 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Single Speaker, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-A to Type-C cable, Case, USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack adapter, Sharp UI, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body - 0.944 W/kg, Head - 0.308 W/kg, fanless
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
390 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The D10 has a solid metal frame and a glass back. The front is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3, behind which sits a 5.99-inch display that has a 91% screen-to-body ratio. The D10 is practically bezel-free besides its noticeable notch, while its chamfered edges provide a smooth transition between the display and the frame. The device has defined edges too, but this is not a drawback in our opinion.

The D10 has a noticeably smaller bottom bezel than its predecessor but Sharp has equipped the device with a wider notch. The D10 also has a 0.4-inch larger display, but it has a larger footprint too. Our test device weighs 165 g, which is heavier than all but the Xperia XA2 Plus of our comparison devices.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Sharp has equipped the D10 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, a mid-range SoC that integrates an Adreno 508 GPU. These components are complemented by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. There is a USB 2.0 Type-C port on the bottom of the device for charging and wired data transfer, which also supports USB On-The-Go (OTG) functions.

The D10 has a fingerprint sensor, an NFC chip and dual SIM support too. The card tray has two slots, one of which supports either a microSD card or a second nano-SIM. The D10 can format up to 128 GB microSD cards but adding a card limits users to only single SIM functionality. The device can only format microSD cards as external storage too, so apps and data can only be stored on the 64 GB of internal storage.

Right-hand side: power button, volume rocker
Right-hand side: power button, volume rocker
Top side: No connections
Top side: No connections

Software

The D10 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo at the time of writing, while our test device arrived with June 1, 2018, Android Security patches installed. Sharp has overlaid its SharpUI atop of Android Oreo, which mainly makes cosmetic changes from stock Android. The only preinstalled applications are Google ones, besides the calculator, calendar, camera and phone apps among other essential apps. The default launcher sorts apps by name in a grid, which should be easy to use even for newcomers to Android.

Our test device has multi-user account controls if multiple people need to use the device. The D10 can also connect to wired peripherals via USB Type-C or an appropriate adapter thanks to OTG support.

Default home screen
Default home screen
List of preinstalled apps
List of preinstalled apps
Quick Settings
Quick Settings
Quick Settings
Quick Settings
Quick Settings customisation
Quick Settings customisation
Device Information
Device Information
Device Information
Device Information
Storage Information
Storage Information

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Communication & GPS

The D10 supports GSM, 3G and LTE networks. The device uses LTE Cat.4 to achieve up to 150 Mb/s download and 50 Mb/s upload speed.

The device also has an NFC chip, Bluetooth 4.0 and supports all modern Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11 ac, which means that the D10 can connect to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks. Our test device achieves 336 Mb/s in the iperf3 Client (receive) Wi-Fi test, which is much faster than average and around 10% faster than our quickest comparison devices. However, the D10 averages around 163 Mb/s in the transmission test, which is around 20% slower than the class average and around 50% slower than our fastest comparison devices. It is noticeably quicker than the LG Q7 Plus though.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Sharp D10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
336 (min: 287, max: 344) MBit/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Adreno 508, 630, 32 GB eMMC Flash
309 MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
308 MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=307)
211 MBit/s ∼63% -37%
LG Q7 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750S, 64 GB eMMC Flash
42.7 MBit/s ∼13% -87%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Adreno 508, 630, 32 GB eMMC Flash
347 MBit/s ∼100% +113%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
313 MBit/s ∼90% +92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=307)
207 MBit/s ∼60% +27%
Sharp D10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
163 (min: 79, max: 172) MBit/s ∼47%
LG Q7 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750S, 64 GB eMMC Flash
54.5 MBit/s ∼16% -67%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø336 (287-344)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø161 (79-172)
GPS Test: Outside
GPS Test: Outside
GPS Test: Inside
GPS Test: Inside

The D10 uses A-GPS, Galileo and GLONASS for location services, the accuracy of which we tested using the GPS Test. Our test device can find our location with up to three metres accuracy outside, and up to five metres when tested inside. The latter is rather impressive given that not all smartphones have managed to find our location indoors in our tests. 

We also took the D10 on our compulsory bike ride to test its navigation accuracy against the Garmin Edge 520, a professional navigation system. Our test device recorded a 350-metre (1,177 feet) shorter course than the Garmin did, which is okay and it represents 93.9% accuracy. Moreover, the D10 tracked us along straight portions of our test ride accurately, but our test device could not keep up with us in corners, during which it regularly takes shortcuts. Overall, the D10 is accurate enough for simple navigation tasks, but it is not good enough for instances where you need precise GPS tracking or location data.

GPS Test: Sharp D10 - Overview
GPS Test: Sharp D10 - Overview
GPS Test: Sharp D10 - Loop
GPS Test: Sharp D10 - Loop
GPS Test: Sharp D10 – Cycling through a grove
GPS Test: Sharp D10 – Cycling through a grove
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 - Loop
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 - Loop
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 - Cycling through a grove
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 - Cycling through a grove

Telephone Features & Call Quality

Dialler
Dialler

The default phone app provides direct access to the number pad upon opening the app. There are also tabs for Contacts and Favourites should you have favourited contacts. Call quality is good overall, but it deteriorates when making calls at high volumes. Worse still, the maximum call volume is comparatively quiet, which makes calling from noisy environments tricky. The microphone reliably filters out background noise though.

Sharp has included a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box, which users could use to connect headphones to the device when making or receiving calls. Our test device did not come with any headphones.

Cameras

Photo taken with the front-facing camera
Photo taken with the front-facing camera

The D10 has a 16 MP front-facing camera and dual 12 MP/13 MP rear-facing sensors. The former takes good quality photos, although Sharp has enabled a beautification mode by default that softens the entire image. Photos still look good with this mode disabled even though fine structures are not delineated well. Colours also look too pale for our liking. The default camera mode has a professional mode, which allows users to manually adjust contrast, ISO, lighting and white balance.

The main camera also takes decent photos, but colour transitions tend to look faded when looking at photos in detail. The sensors separate defined objects well, but they struggle with uneven objects like leaves on a tree, which often blend into each other. Photos also generally are too dark for our liking, which particularly becomes an issue when taking pictures in shady areas. Macro shots have bolder colours though and look good overall. However, the rear-facing sensors struggle with transitions between colours when using the electronic zoom. Objects are clearly made out in low-light pictures though, although parts of the image are noticeably underexposed and there is plenty of image noise. The professional mode works with the rear-facing cameras too, while there are also options to adjust focus and the shutter speed.

Sharp has also included optical zoom that theoretically allows users to get closer to objects without compromising on image quality. Unfortunately, this only works at 2 x optical zoom, beyond which photos are dominated by coarse image noise.

Videos shot on the D10 are of a similar quality to photos, but users can only choose between normal and time-lapse recordings. There is no way to manually adjust the image before recording a video. The rear-facing sensors also lack optical image stabilisation (OIS), so buyers will need a steady hand to record smooth looking video.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
ColorChecker: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour

We also checked the main camera’s colour accuracy with ColorChecker Passport. As demonstrated by the chart below, our test device reproduces colours too darkly compared to the reference colour. This colour reproduction particularly affects black and grey tones.

Our test chart also looks too dark when photographed in controlled lighting conditions. However, our test device manages to capture fine details and structures across the entire chart, which not all devices can do.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail

Accessories & Warranty

The D10 comes with a USB charger with a USB Type-C cable, a plastic case and a 3.5 mm to USB Type-C adapter in the box. Sharp currently does not sell any D10 specific accessories.

The device comes with 24 months manufacturer’s warranty.

Input Devices & Operation

Our test device has Google Gboard installed as the default keyboard. The app functions just as well on the D10 as it does on other devices. Other keyboards are downloadable from the Google Play Store should you wish to change from Gboard.

The touchscreen accurately and reliably reproduces inputs onscreen, while the display’s finish is smooth enough for multi-finger gestures. We found the finish too resistive for our fingertips when using the device for an extended period though. The positional sensor worked well throughout testing and quickly adjusts the orientation of the display according to how we held our test device.

Sharp has placed the D10’s fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device. The fingerprint sensor consistently unlocked our test device quickly during our tests.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The D10 has a 5.99-inch IPS display that runs at a 2160x1080 native resolution with a 2:1 aspect ratio; you may see this referred to elsewhere as an 18:9 aspect ratio. Our test device achieves an average maximum brightness of 723 cd/m² according to X-Rite i1Pro 2, which is considerably brighter than all our comparison devices and is bright even by current flagship smartphone standards. The display is 89% evenly lit too, which a good level, although it is a few percent behind the Xperia XA2 Plus and its predecessor of our comparison devices.

684
cd/m²
723
cd/m²
750
cd/m²
676
cd/m²
745
cd/m²
757
cd/m²
708
cd/m²
722
cd/m²
738
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 757 cd/m² Average: 722.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 745 cd/m²
Contrast: 1242:1 (Black: 0.6 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.52 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.262
Sharp D10
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.9
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
LG Q7 Plus
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.5
Sharp Aquos C10
IPS, 2040x1080, 5.5
Screen
24%
-22%
-14%
Brightness middle
745
597
-20%
431
-42%
548
-26%
Brightness
723
592
-18%
419
-42%
535
-26%
Brightness Distribution
89
92
3%
89
0%
92
3%
Black Level *
0.6
0.32
47%
0.58
3%
0.49
18%
Contrast
1242
1866
50%
743
-40%
1118
-10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.52
2.4
47%
6.2
-37%
5.21
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.14
5.3
42%
10.1
-11%
13.47
-47%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.8
3.4
41%
6.2
-7%
6.1
-5%
Gamma
2.262 97%
2.2 100%
2.26 97%
2.228 99%
CCT
7660 85%
7172 91%
8064 81%
7538 86%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2358 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2358 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2358 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our test device has a rather high 0.6 cd/m² black value but still achieves a decent 1,242:1 contrast ratio thanks to its high maximum luminosity. CalMAN demonstrates that the D10 can separate colours clearly, but black tones have a greyish tint to them.

We also noticed that our test device uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to regulate display brightness at 20% luminosity and below. We measure a 2,358 Hz PWM frequency, which should be high enough to not cause issues for even those who are PWM sensitive.

CalMAN analysis software demonstrates that the display has a red tint to it, but this can be improved by manually adjusting the colour temperature within Settings. Sharp has included an “eye-saver” mode too, which can adjust the colour temperature to reduce eye strain when using the D10 at night.

CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Space
CalMAN: Colour Space
CalMAN: Greyscale
CalMAN: Greyscale
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: Colour Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 31 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

The D10 is easy to use outdoors thanks to its bright display. Our test device reflects in direct sunlight, but the display is bright enough to overcome this even on sunny days.

Using the Sharp Aquos D10 outside
Using the Sharp Aquos D10 outside
Using the Sharp Aquos D10 outside
Using the Sharp Aquos D10 outside

Our test device has stable viewing angles thanks to its IPS display. We did notice any brightness or colour distortions even at acute viewing angles. The D10 is usable from practically any angle, but reflections may occasionally obstruct your view.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The D10 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC that integrates an Adreno 508 GPU. Sharp has complemented this with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. In short, the D10 is a performant mid-range smartphone that is powerful enough even for more-demanding apps.

Our test device typically finishes in the upper-midfield of our benchmark comparison tables. The D10 particularly thrives in system performance and GPU-intensive benchmarks. Overall, our test device is on par with our comparison devices.

Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
3728 Points ∼26%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3621 Points ∼26% -3%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
14160 Points ∼100% +280%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
13496 Points ∼95% +262%
LG Q7 Plus
2084 Points ∼15% -44%
Sharp Aquos C10
2910 Points ∼21% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (2910 - 3956, n=11)
3714 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 21070, n=197)
4524 Points ∼32% +21%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
4203 Points ∼47%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
4152 Points ∼46% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
9014 Points ∼100% +114%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8849 Points ∼98% +111%
LG Q7 Plus
2135 Points ∼24% -49%
Sharp Aquos C10
2246 Points ∼25% -47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (883 - 4234, n=12)
3733 Points ∼41% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=247)
4308 Points ∼48% +2%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
875 Points ∼36%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
858 Points ∼35% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
2457 Points ∼100% +181%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
2425 Points ∼99% +177%
LG Q7 Plus
639 Points ∼26% -27%
Sharp Aquos C10
710 Points ∼29% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (710 - 4210, n=12)
1132 Points ∼46% +29%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=248)
1270 Points ∼52% +45%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
5796 Points ∼55%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5659 Points ∼54% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
10571 Points ∼100% +82%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
9971 Points ∼94% +72%
LG Q7 Plus
3969 Points ∼38% -32%
Sharp Aquos C10
5377 Points ∼51% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5083 - 6264, n=12)
5689 Points ∼54% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (6412 - 13531, n=423)
4958 Points ∼47% -14%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1697 Points ∼48%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1756 Points ∼50% +3%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3515 Points ∼100% +107%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3512 Points ∼100% +107%
LG Q7 Plus
999 Points ∼28% -41%
Sharp Aquos C10
1674 Points ∼48% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1664 - 1778, n=12)
1714 Points ∼49% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (2293 - 4439, n=277)
1709 Points ∼49% +1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
806 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
793 Points ∼14% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
5747 Points ∼100% +613%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
5641 Points ∼98% +600%
LG Q7 Plus
316 Points ∼5% -61%
Sharp Aquos C10
767 Points ∼13% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (767 - 809, n=12)
798 Points ∼14% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (869 - 8206, n=277)
1465 Points ∼25% +82%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Sharp D10
912 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
903 Points ∼18% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
5036 Points ∼100% +452%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
4971 Points ∼99% +445%
LG Q7 Plus
373 Points ∼7% -59%
Sharp Aquos C10
872 Points ∼17% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (872 - 919, n=12)
905 Points ∼18% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (1010 - 5189, n=280)
1360 Points ∼27% +49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1711 Points ∼49%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1744 Points ∼50% +2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3486 Points ∼100% +104%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3148 Points ∼90% +84%
LG Q7 Plus
976 Points ∼28% -43%
Sharp Aquos C10
1714 Points ∼49% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1657 - 1819, n=12)
1731 Points ∼50% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (375 - 4493, n=292)
1689 Points ∼48% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1325 Points ∼16%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1303 Points ∼16% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8352 Points ∼100% +530%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8291 Points ∼99% +526%
LG Q7 Plus
493 Points ∼6% -63%
Sharp Aquos C10
1244 Points ∼15% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1204 - 1332, n=12)
1302 Points ∼16% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (131 - 14951, n=292)
2068 Points ∼25% +56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1395 Points ∼22%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1381 Points ∼22% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
6375 Points ∼100% +357%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
6083 Points ∼95% +336%
LG Q7 Plus
554 Points ∼9% -60%
Sharp Aquos C10
1325 Points ∼21% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1299 - 1415, n=12)
1379 Points ∼22% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (159 - 7856, n=293)
1734 Points ∼27% +24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1755 Points ∼51%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1712 Points ∼49% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3473 Points ∼100% +98%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3399 Points ∼98% +94%
LG Q7 Plus
1031 Points ∼30% -41%
Sharp Aquos C10
1719 Points ∼49% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1631 - 1822, n=12)
1742 Points ∼50% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (2281 - 4216, n=352)
1642 Points ∼47% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
723 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
718 Points ∼14% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
5158 Points ∼100% +613%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
5144 Points ∼100% +611%
LG Q7 Plus
80 Points ∼2% -89%
Sharp Aquos C10
712 Points ∼14% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (707 - 729, n=12)
719 Points ∼14% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (815 - 5241, n=352)
1186 Points ∼23% +64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Sharp D10
832 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
824 Points ∼18% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
4656 Points ∼100% +460%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
4617 Points ∼99% +455%
LG Q7 Plus
101 Points ∼2% -88%
Sharp Aquos C10
819 Points ∼18% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (811 - 839, n=12)
827 Points ∼18% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (951 - 4734, n=360)
1134 Points ∼24% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1743 Points ∼50%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1757 Points ∼50% +1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3482 Points ∼100% +100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3392 Points ∼97% +95%
LG Q7 Plus
1029 Points ∼30% -41%
Sharp Aquos C10
1725 Points ∼50% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1698 - 1816, n=12)
1751 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 4215, n=384)
1540 Points ∼44% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1269 Points ∼15%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1248 Points ∼15% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8236 Points ∼100% +549%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8179 Points ∼99% +545%
LG Q7 Plus
96 Points ∼1% -92%
Sharp Aquos C10
1286 Points ∼16% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1234 - 1289, n=12)
1259 Points ∼15% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (46 - 8312, n=384)
1632 Points ∼20% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1351 Points ∼21%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1334 Points ∼21% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
6293 Points ∼100% +366%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
6252 Points ∼99% +363%
LG Q7 Plus
120 Points ∼2% -91%
Sharp Aquos C10
1363 Points ∼22% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1318 - 1374, n=12)
1343 Points ∼21% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (58 - 6454, n=392)
1387 Points ∼22% +3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
13090 Points ∼37%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
13217 Points ∼37% +1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
35290 Points ∼100% +170%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
34665 Points ∼98% +165%
LG Q7 Plus
9903 Points ∼28% -24%
Sharp Aquos C10
12667 Points ∼36% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (12667 - 13217, n=12)
13007 Points ∼37% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (3958 - 37475, n=539)
12880 Points ∼36% -2%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
18635 Points ∼22%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
18472 Points ∼22% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
84681 Points ∼100% +354%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
80166 Points ∼95% +330%
LG Q7 Plus
9656 Points ∼11% -48%
Sharp Aquos C10
16508 Points ∼19% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (16508 - 18635, n=12)
18313 Points ∼22% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 162695, n=539)
17994 Points ∼21% -3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
17032 Points ∼26%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
16972 Points ∼26% 0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
64592 Points ∼100% +279%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
62063 Points ∼96% +264%
LG Q7 Plus
9710 Points ∼15% -43%
Sharp Aquos C10
15466 Points ∼24% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (15466 - 17032, n=12)
16789 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=540)
15114 Points ∼23% -11%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Sharp D10
30 fps ∼20%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
30 fps ∼20% 0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
150 fps ∼100% +400%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
149 fps ∼99% +397%
LG Q7 Plus
17 fps ∼11% -43%
Sharp Aquos C10
30 fps ∼20% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (29 - 30, n=12)
29.8 fps ∼20% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=564)
31.4 fps ∼21% +5%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Sharp D10
29 fps ∼48%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
28 fps ∼47% -3%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
60 fps ∼100% +107%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
60 fps ∼100% +107%
LG Q7 Plus
16 fps ∼27% -45%
Sharp Aquos C10
30 fps ∼50% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (28 - 31, n=12)
29.5 fps ∼49% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=567)
25 fps ∼42% -14%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sharp D10
13 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
14 fps ∼17% +8%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
82 fps ∼100% +531%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
80 fps ∼98% +515%
LG Q7 Plus
7.1 fps ∼9% -45%
Sharp Aquos C10
14 fps ∼17% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (13 - 14, n=12)
13.9 fps ∼17% +7%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 132, n=486)
16.8 fps ∼20% +29%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sharp D10
14 fps ∼24%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
13 fps ∼22% -7%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
59 fps ∼100% +321%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
55 fps ∼93% +293%
LG Q7 Plus
6.8 fps ∼12% -51%
Sharp Aquos C10
14 fps ∼24% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (13 - 15, n=12)
14 fps ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 115, n=489)
16 fps ∼27% +14%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
9.8 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
9.8 fps ∼16% 0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
60 fps ∼100% +512%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
59 fps ∼98% +502%
LG Q7 Plus
4.7 fps ∼8% -52%
Sharp Aquos C10
10 fps ∼17% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5.2 - 10, n=12)
9.38 fps ∼16% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 88, n=349)
14.3 fps ∼24% +46%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
9.6 fps ∼18%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
9.3 fps ∼18% -3%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
53 fps ∼100% +452%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
51 fps ∼96% +431%
LG Q7 Plus
4.5 fps ∼8% -53%
Sharp Aquos C10
9.8 fps ∼18% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5.3 - 11, n=12)
9.49 fps ∼18% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (9.8 - 110, n=352)
13.9 fps ∼26% +45%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
3.2 fps ∼31%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3.1 fps ∼30% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (3.1 - 3.2, n=3)
3.13 fps ∼31% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (3.6 - 59, n=62)
10.2 fps ∼100% +219%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1.9 fps ∼29%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1.9 fps ∼29% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1.8 - 1.9, n=3)
1.867 fps ∼29% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 31, n=62)
6.49 fps ∼100% +242%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
5.4 fps ∼38%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.4 fps ∼38% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5 - 5.4, n=3)
5.27 fps ∼37% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (5.7 - 59, n=62)
14.4 fps ∼100% +167%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
5.6 fps ∼36%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.6 fps ∼36% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5 - 5.6, n=3)
5.4 fps ∼34% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 63, n=61)
15.7 fps ∼100% +180%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
5.5 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.6 fps ∼16% +2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
35 fps ∼100% +536%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
35 fps ∼100% +536%
LG Q7 Plus
2.5 fps ∼7% -55%
Sharp Aquos C10
5.6 fps ∼16% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5.3 - 5.6, n=12)
5.5 fps ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6.3 - 54, n=280)
9.86 fps ∼28% +79%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Sharp D10
5.4 fps ∼17%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.3 fps ∼17% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
31 fps ∼100% +474%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
31 fps ∼100% +474%
LG Q7 Plus
2.4 fps ∼8% -56%
Sharp Aquos C10
6 fps ∼19% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (5.2 - 6, n=12)
5.58 fps ∼18% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 58, n=283)
8.89 fps ∼29% +65%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
90099 Points ∼33%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
89006 Points ∼33% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
272546 Points ∼100% +202%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
266374 Points ∼98% +196%
LG Q7 Plus
52855 Points ∼19% -41%
Sharp Aquos C10
89351 Points ∼33% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (87300 - 90674, n=10)
89507 Points ∼33% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=170)
118332 Points ∼43% +31%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Sharp D10
72035 Points ∼94%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
70346 Points ∼92% -2%
LG Q7 Plus
44064 Points ∼58% -39%
Sharp Aquos C10
71531 Points ∼94% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (44128 - 73617, n=12)
68642 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 254229, n=390)
76481 Points ∼100% +6%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Sharp D10
921 Points ∼57%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
936 Points ∼58% +2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
1613 Points ∼100% +75%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
1606 Points ∼100% +74%
LG Q7 Plus
751 Points ∼47% -18%
Sharp Aquos C10
666 Points ∼41% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (666 - 936, n=12)
863 Points ∼54% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=499)
698 Points ∼43% -24%
Graphics (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1495 Points ∼19%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1480 Points ∼19% -1%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
7860 Points ∼100% +426%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
7777 Points ∼99% +420%
LG Q7 Plus
631 Points ∼8% -58%
Sharp Aquos C10
1502 Points ∼19% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1470 - 1523, n=12)
1501 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=499)
1737 Points ∼22% +16%
Memory (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1235 Points ∼31%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1334 Points ∼34% +8%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3924 Points ∼100% +218%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3762 Points ∼96% +205%
LG Q7 Plus
800 Points ∼20% -35%
Sharp Aquos C10
998 Points ∼25% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (838 - 1405, n=12)
1217 Points ∼31% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 6283, n=499)
1244 Points ∼32% +1%
System (sort by value)
Sharp D10
3298 Points ∼41%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3284 Points ∼41% 0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8081 Points ∼100% +145%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
8023 Points ∼99% +143%
LG Q7 Plus
1407 Points ∼17% -57%
Sharp Aquos C10
1763 Points ∼22% -47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1763 - 3319, n=12)
3147 Points ∼39% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=499)
2512 Points ∼31% -24%
Overall (sort by value)
Sharp D10
1539 Points ∼34%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1570 Points ∼35% +2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
4478 Points ∼100% +191%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
4406 Points ∼98% +186%
LG Q7 Plus
855 Points ∼19% -44%
Sharp Aquos C10
1152 Points ∼26% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (1152 - 1570, n=12)
1487 Points ∼33% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=503)
1255 Points ∼28% -18%

Legend

 
Sharp D10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm Adreno 508, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm Adreno 508, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
LG Q7 Plus Mediatek MT6750S, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sharp Aquos C10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm Adreno 508, 64 GB eMMC Flash

The D10 also sits in the middle of comparison tables for browser benchmarks. Our test device loads websites and media content quickly in daily use too.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68; AI Boost ON)
89.313 Points ∼100% +221%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68)
88.562 Points ∼99% +218%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=422)
36.7 Points ∼41% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (27.4 - 30.8, n=12)
28.3 Points ∼32% +2%
Sharp Aquos C10 (Chrome 68)
28.27 Points ∼32% +2%
Sharp D10 (Chrome 70)
27.85 Points ∼31%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
27.615 Points ∼31% -1%
LG Q7 Plus (Chrome 67)
18.694 Points ∼21% -33%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68, AI Boost ON)
16728 Points ∼100% +234%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68)
16635 Points ∼99% +232%
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=558)
5562 Points ∼33% +11%
Sharp Aquos C10 (Chrome 68)
5202 Points ∼31% +4%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
5017 Points ∼30% 0%
Sharp D10 (Chrome 70)
5004 Points ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (4398 - 5202, n=12)
4971 Points ∼30% -1%
LG Q7 Plus (Chrome 67)
3422 Points ∼20% -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
LG Q7 Plus (Chrome 67)
13670.9 ms * ∼100% -39%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=578)
11474 ms * ∼84% -17%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
10086 ms * ∼74% -3%
Sharp D10 (Chrome 70)
9807.1 ms * ∼72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (8396 - 10236, n=12)
9656 ms * ∼71% +2%
Sharp Aquos C10 (Chrome 68)
9532.6 ms * ∼70% +3%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68, AI Boost ON)
2277 ms * ∼17% +77%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68)
2264 ms * ∼17% +77%

* ... smaller is better

Our test device achieves decent scores in AndroBench 3-5 that put the D10 on par with our comparison devices. The eMMC flash storage’s read and write speeds are fast enough to ensure that the system performs smoothly.

We tested the microSD card reader with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card, the results of which were good. Our test device achieved 83.2 MB/s sequential read and 63.6 MB/s sequential write speeds, which is about as quick as the microSD card readers in our comparison devices. The Xperia XA2 Plus has a marginally quicker microSD card reader, but we doubt that anyone would notice this in daily use.

Sharp D10Sony Xperia XA2 PlusLG Q7 PlusSharp Aquos C10Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
1%
-14%
0%
-5%
-26%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
67.02 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
62.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
60.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
54.3 (14.1 - 74.7, n=68)
-15%
45.6 (3.4 - 87.1, n=319)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
81.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
73.2 (21.1 - 86.9, n=68)
-12%
63.8 (8.2 - 96.5, n=319)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
16.79
10.5
-37%
11.91
-29%
16.9
1%
19.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=78)
18%
16.1 (0.14 - 164, n=607)
-4%
Random Read 4KB
47.2
77.43
64%
35.8
-24%
48.2
2%
50.3 (11.4 - 149, n=78)
7%
38.3 (1.59 - 173, n=607)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
211.5
146.16
-31%
186.55
-12%
213.4
1%
164 (40 - 246, n=78)
-22%
79.9 (2.99 - 246, n=607)
-62%
Sequential Read 256KB
280.71
281.06
0%
235.9
-16%
283.8
1%
269 (115 - 704, n=78)
-4%
230 (12.1 - 895, n=607)
-18%

Games

The Adreno 508 is powerful enough for most modern games at medium graphics settings. Arena of Valor and Asphalt 9: Legends ran smoothly and loaded quickly throughout testing.

The touchscreen and positional sensor worked well during our game tests. However, we found the display finish slightly too resistive for extended gaming sessions.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions

Temperature

GFXBench - Manhattan OpenGL ES 3.1
GFXBench - Manhattan OpenGL ES 3.1

Surface temperatures idled at around 31 °C during our tests, which noticeably rose under load to an average maximum of 34 °C. The D10 should feel comfortable to hold even if users push the device to its limits.

We also subjected our test device to a looped GFXBench benchmark to test how well the D10 can maintain its performance. Our test device ran the complex Manhattan 3.1 benchmark easily and achieved consistent frame rates throughout the benchmark loop. The D10 should not thermal throttle in daily use.

Max. Load
 33.4 °C
92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
32.3 °C
90 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
32.3 °C
90 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.4 °C
92 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31.7 °C
89 F
35 °C
95 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31.9 °C
89 F
34.6 °C
94 F
Maximum: 35 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.3 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 34.2 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
Thermal imaging photo of the front of the device under load
Thermal imaging photo of the front of the device under load
Thermal imaging photo of the back of the device under load
Thermal imaging photo of the back of the device under load

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The D10 has a single speaker, the frequency spectrum of which is dominated by mid-tones. The speaker does not get particularly loud either, although mid and high frequencies are relatively loud. The speaker gets loud enough for playing audio in a quiet environment, but we would recommend using external speakers or headphones where possible for a better listening experience.

Sharp includes a 3.5 mm jack to USB Type-C adapter in the box for connecting traditional headphones to the D10. The adapter outputs clean audio when used.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.940.32536.538.33137.241.34037.637.35031.736.26323.826.68024.427.110023.624.312519.92816023.330.920018.438.925018.242.931515.847.740014.655.350015.557.26301358.980012.357.2100012.164.7125011.968.4160010.771.7200010.772.7250010.571.3315010.368.9400010.765.7500010.566.4630010.568.8800010.662.71000010.659.81250010.557.61600010.644.6SPL72.461.552.561.424.180.3N25.514.68.214.50.642.9median 11.9median 58.9Delta3.411.5303836.136.83233.529.427.931.536.327.924.722.121.52223.821.224.421.529.720.340.118.446.417.354.316.760.91760.616.162.915.865.615.870.415.372.115.874.514.971.91573.114.775.514.774.91572.515.173.11573.615.473.61567.116.347.727.684.7159.3median 15.8median 67.11.913.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSharp D10Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sharp D10 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 28% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 46% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The D10 is more efficient than all our comparison devices. Our test device consumes an average of 1 W at idle and a maximum of 5.2 W under load, which is significantly lower than average and most of our comparison devices. Only the Xperia XA2 Plus gets close to the D10 in our power consumption tests.

Sharp includes a 10 W charger. The charger is powerful enough to recharge the device even when it is operating under sustained load and recharges the D10 fully in around two hours.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 1 / 1.4 Watt
Load midlight 3.7 / 5.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Sharp D10
2900 mAh
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3580 mAh
LG Q7 Plus
3000 mAh
Sharp Aquos C10
2700 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-9%
-29%
-88%
-30%
-32%
Idle Minimum *
0.7
0.35
50%
1
-43%
0.9
-29%
0.733 (0.35 - 1.4, n=12)
-5%
0.88 (0.2 - 3.4, n=637)
-26%
Idle Average *
1
1.81
-81%
1.57
-57%
2.2
-120%
1.808 (1 - 2.31, n=12)
-81%
1.719 (0.6 - 6.2, n=636)
-72%
Idle Maximum *
1.4
1.83
-31%
1.64
-17%
3.8
-171%
2.16 (1.4 - 3.8, n=12)
-54%
1.997 (0.74 - 6.6, n=637)
-43%
Load Average *
3.7
3.31
11%
4.1
-11%
6.2
-68%
3.85 (2.82 - 6.2, n=12)
-4%
4.04 (0.8 - 10.8, n=631)
-9%
Load Maximum *
5.2
4.97
4%
6.02
-16%
8
-54%
5.64 (4.56 - 8, n=12)
-8%
5.75 (1.2 - 14.2, n=631)
-11%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The D10 has a 2,900 mAh battery, which delivered okay battery life in our tests. Our test device lasted 10 h 44 m in our Wi-Fi battery life test, which is three hours and 13 minutes short of what the Xperia XA2 Plus achieves. The XA2 Plus has around a 20% larger battery though, but it still lasted 30% longer than our test device. Overall, the D10 has comparatively mediocre battery life, which is unsurprising since it has a smaller battery than most of our comparison devices. 

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 44min
Sharp D10
2900 mAh
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3580 mAh
LG Q7 Plus
3000 mAh
Sharp Aquos C10
2700 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
644
837
30%
620
-4%
672
4%

Pros

+ okay battery life
+ solid system performance
+ robust case
+ bezel-free design

Cons

- Bluetooth 4.0
- washed-out colour transitions with the main camera

Verdict

The Sharp D10 smartphone review. Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de.
The Sharp D10 smartphone review. Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de.

The Sharp Aquos D10 is a solid mid-range smartphone that provides a good alternative to devices from more established manufacturers. The D10 has impressive system performance, which is not bogged down by any bloatware. The Snapdragon 630 SoC and 4 GB RAM make the D10 powerful enough to handle even demanding modern apps. The 64 GB of internal storage should be large enough for most users too.

The Sharp Aquos D10 is a solid smartphone that only disappoints with its comparatively disappointing cameras.

Sharp advertises the D10 as having optical zoom, but this did not provide any benefits during our tests. The dual rear-facing cameras are good enough for quick snapshots, but they could not replace a dedicated compact camera. Overall, the D10 is a decent device with a modern design that is let down by a few minor drawbacks.

Sharp D10 - 11/12/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
42 / 60 → 70%
Weight
91%
Battery
93%
Display
86%
Games Performance
41 / 63 → 65%
Application Performance
53 / 70 → 75%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
54 / 91 → 59%
Camera
80%
Average
74%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-11-14 (Update: 2018-11-16)