SHARP AQUOS S2 4GB RAM 64GB SNAPDRAGON 630 NFC White Smart Phone - £131.82 @ Joybuy
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SHARP AQUOS S2 4GB RAM 64GB SNAPDRAGON 630 NFC White Smart Phone - £131.82 @ Joybuy

£131.82£21338%joybuy Deals
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Found 4th Apr
Really good price for a bezel-less phone with a more than decent specification. Priced well over £200 everywhere else. Has really good reviews on YouTube as well.



8-core Snapdragon 630 processor

3020maAh battery

5.5-inch display

Fingerprint sensor

Double rear cameras

Dual SIM cards, dual standby

2040 X 1080 screen resolution

CPU Brand: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
1 Data Interface: OTG,Wi-Fi,Bluetooth
ROM: 64GB
Charger Compatibility: Type-C
Battery Capacity: 3020
Model: SHARP AQUOS S2
Operation System: Android
L H W: 19.1cmL x 5.9cmH x 10.5cmW
Shipping Weight: 0.45kg
Net Weight: 0.45kg
Community Updates
Everything you need to know is here :..........….......................
forum.xda-developers.com/and…071
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The Joybuy phone comes out of the box with the Chinese rom, hence no google play store as google is banned in China. The Taiwanese rom DOES contain google services etc and the Joybuy webpage provides this advice to convert to it:

Tips:
1. The phone original firmware edition is00CN _1_ 35H.
2.Download thefirmware on Taiwan official website (address: //sharpmobile.com.tw/%E6…-s2
3. Change file name of the firmware and copy it in the root directory of the phone.(SAT-135E-0-00WW-B02-update.zip→SAT-136E-0-00CN-B02-update.zip )
4. Do not set password with the phone, and never put the phone screen to sleep in phone setting.
5. When the system prompts the messages of discovering new firmware automatically, you can click to confirm the upgrade.
6. Restart the phone, and Google service will be installed. to obtain the T If you mean convert to Taiwanese rom which contains google services
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Also here's an app that rounds off the corners for the aquos S2

play.google.com/sto…und
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Decent (case) selection here:

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3 tracking links together

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jam_85 19th Apr stated in page 9:

Flashed the Taiwanese ROM, 1st link on XDA for this phone forum.xda-developers.com/sho…=40

1) Download the OST Software and make sure it runs fine on your laptop. I had to try 2 different laptops before I got it to work. Also make sure you remove all passwords and set the screen to never sleep on the phone before you continue further

2) download the ROM file and unzip

3) open the OST software and select the unzipped file

4) Make sure OST recognises your phone. Plug the phone to the laptop and make sure all necessary installations have run for the laptop to recognise the phone. If phone is not recognised switch it off and unplug then plug again. After a few tries it should eventually work

5) click next to select installation options. Before you install the package ensure you open the drop down and select the appropriate items. Items 1 and 8 are pre-selected. Make sure you deselect 8, THIS IS CRITICAL. The options you should select are 1,3,4 and 5 (5 is for changing CN to WW version).

6) Run the program and if any pop up comes up, select WW and continue. Should take about 10-20 minutes to install and boot up
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    Chinese Version need Root and Flash by yourself


    No thanks
    crazy_kalz8 m ago

    Deals from this merchant have been posted before on HUKD. Do your research …Deals from this merchant have been posted before on HUKD. Do your research mate.



    Sadly that is no recommendation as long as the merchant pays the referral fees deals are allowed . Many members make the mistake of thinking that a deal shown on HUKD has , by implication , been "approved/recommended " by HUKD -This is not so sadly
    Who are joy buy, and why have I never heard of them?
    This says it all to me.....

    33577164-36z5h.jpg

    Sorry op
    Edited by: "Mrswitch" 4th Apr
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    Who are joy buy, and why have I never heard of them?
    Mrswitch3 m ago

    Who are joy buy, and why have I never heard of them?

    33577093-A4waX.jpg
    Looks very ropey to me....
    Chinese Version need Root and Flash by yourself


    No thanks
    I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap price with no idea of their location ,warranty or customer service etc - Don't members ever learn
    This says it all to me.....

    33577164-36z5h.jpg

    Sorry op
    Edited by: "Mrswitch" 4th Apr
    Mrswitch9 m ago

    This says it all to me.....[Image] Sorry op


    Original Poster
    They're part of JD.com. You can pay by PayPal so you would be covered anyway
    Original Poster
    rogparki24 m ago

    I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap …I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap price with no idea of their location ,warranty or customer service etc - Don't members ever learn


    Deals from this merchant have been posted before on HUKD. Do your research mate.
    crazy_kalz3 m ago

    They're part of JD.com. You can pay by PayPal so you would be covered …They're part of JD.com. You can pay by PayPal so you would be covered anyway


    I said sorry!
    Original Poster
    Mrswitch2 m ago

    I said sorry!


    Too late now. People are voting cold because of your comments lol!
    crazy_kalz1 m ago

    Too late now. People are voting cold because of your comments lol!


    I voted hot

    I think everybody else should because this is a cracking deal

    Original Poster
    Mrswitch1 m ago

    I voted hot ;)I think everybody else should because this is a cracking …I voted hot ;)I think everybody else should because this is a cracking deal


    We'll I've ordered one anyway. For this price is it's a absolute steal.
    Edited by: "crazy_kalz" 4th Apr
    Mrswitch42 m ago

    Who are joy buy, and why have I never heard of them?


    snap
    Sharp is TV brand too.
    rogparki31 m ago

    I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap …I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap price with no idea of their location ,warranty or customer service etc - Don't members ever learn


    Original Poster
    amazoncrazy1 m ago

    snap


    We'll you've heard of them now!
    im not with switch on this occasion.looks like another chinese job delivered by snail mail no updates no warranty.just an expensive brick.im very firmly cold
    crazy_kalz8 m ago

    Deals from this merchant have been posted before on HUKD. Do your research …Deals from this merchant have been posted before on HUKD. Do your research mate.



    Sadly that is no recommendation as long as the merchant pays the referral fees deals are allowed . Many members make the mistake of thinking that a deal shown on HUKD has , by implication , been "approved/recommended " by HUKD -This is not so sadly
    Battery is only 3000mAh...
    Don't see where you can get a rom that has play store or a European or US rom to use. If anyone finds ones may be a good idea to post the link here.
    amazoncrazy12 m ago

    im not with switch on this occasion.looks like another chinese job …im not with switch on this occasion.looks like another chinese job delivered by snail mail no updates no warranty.just an expensive brick.im very firmly cold


    Actually there is a Android Security Update from 21/3/18. So it's definitely supported.

    If it actually turns up you can get it rooted so you can install the Google apps is another story. I suspect you won't get the NFC working with Android pay either.

    Could be a good phone if everything pans out.
    Comment from GSMArena.com...

    I got a good deal for RMB1350 including shipping. But chinese version can't install google services apps. So need to flash the firmware to taiwanese version and everything works fine!
    So good on paper but it's a spin of the wheel when it comes to purchasing.
    crazy_kalz55 m ago

    They're part of JD.com. You can pay by PayPal so you would be covered …They're part of JD.com. You can pay by PayPal so you would be covered anyway


    First time in a while I have seen a product website offer zero warranty. At least the likes of EGC, Gearbest, LITB offer 12m merchant warranty which can be serviced in UK via S75, but Joybuy simply offers a one month "not as described" return option. This does not support the company's mission statement that includes the phrase "To become the most trust worthy company in the world." PayPal 6m cover (of whatever PayPal deem appropriate) is hardly confidence inspiring. Still, the price reflects the lack of aftersales so each to their own.
    rogparki1 h, 54 m ago

    I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap …I presume its yet another dodgy Chinese site ,googled by the OP for cheap price with no idea of their location ,warranty or customer service etc - Don't members ever learn


    Like clockwork
    Joy buy!! Haha ! Who comes up with these ropey names??!
    yespleasesir3 m ago

    Joy buy!! Haha ! Who comes up with these ropey names??!


    A Chinese person in a Chinese language & then it's translated into English & sounds pants
    cullies2 h, 13 m ago

    Chinese Version need Root and Flash by yourselfNo thanks


    It is the reason to buy it!
    Blu one is cheaper
    Original Poster
    cr7hg17 m ago

    Blu one is cheaper


    Yes. I've noticed they've just dropped the price now.
    blue..115 woow very cheap
    oh god a notch with a massive bottom bezel, pointless!
    Sharp Aquos is a decent brand and probably started the whole totally bezelless edges thing. They're definitely worth more than the £131 for this phone. And as for the site it's pretty legit(JD.com is like chinas Amazon) and like OP said it has PayPal so you're set if you get scammed anyway.

    The phone and specs is pretty awesome for that price. Good sized screen, uses Snapdragon processors which seems to be the top processors in Android phones, fullll HD, 4gb of memory!. 3 years ago this would have been a £600 flagship and now you can get it for £131, it's crazy how quick things change. Can't wait for my £200 Galaxy S9 equivalent in 3 years ;p
    No Joy Boy
    rogparki2 h, 44 m ago

    Sadly that is no recommendation as long as the merchant pays the …Sadly that is no recommendation as long as the merchant pays the referral fees deals are allowed . Many members make the mistake of thinking that a deal shown on HUKD has , by implication , been "approved/recommended " by HUKD -This is not so sadly


    They are supposed to be launching in the UK, France and Germany this year.
    That will be very interesting, as JD are ultra keen on pricing.
    Desi.Guy4th Apr

    No Joy Boy


    Root-N-boot...simples!
    Absolutely not. Cold
    The Photoshop job on the screen of the phone looks really reassuring!
    Original Poster
    David2335 m ago

    The Photoshop job on the screen of the phone looks really reassuring!


    Watch some YouTube reviews of this phone. You will be more than reassured that it's a very good phone especially at this price.
    Edited by: "crazy_kalz" 4th Apr
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