This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Sharp FX Plus (AT&T)
About Video Transcript

First Look: Sharp FX Plus (AT&T)

2:08 /

At less than $30, the Sharp FX Plus is an affordable Android phone for first-time smartphone owners, but we have some reservations.

-Hey everyone, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. Today, I'm taking a first look at the Sharp FX Plus. This is a new phone for AT&T and it is the successor to the Sharp FX, which was also side sliding phone for AT&T. This phone does have an updated. It's got more rounded edges and corners. It's has also got rounder keyboard buttons and matte black soft touch finish that's really nice to touch. Most importantly, it's got android 2.2 Froyo. Now, that isn't the most current android 2.3 Gingerbread, but this is a smartphone and that's definitely an update from the previous quick messaging phone that was the sharp FX. As an android phone, the FX Plus has also the google services that you have to enjoy like maps, navigation, G-Mail, YouTube, and so on. There's also the music player on board. Unlike other android Froyo phones, this one here cannot serve as portable wireless hotspot though. There is a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, Swype is an option for the keyboard. There's also a 3-megapixel camera and camcorder on the back and it comes with a 2 gigabyte micro SD card for storage, but you can upgrade that to a 32 gigabyte card. As I mentioned before, there is a slide out keyboard and that isn't easy mechanism to use. The keyboard was pretty compact, which is good for my fingers. My only complaint is that that the buttons themselves are little bit flat, which slowed me down a little tad when I was typing. Call quality is good on his phone. Photo quality is acceptable, but not as good as call quality. Battery life on FX Plus is pretty poor, but if you do plan to be close to a power source that line won't bother you as much. It has a very affordable entry level smartphone for first time smartphone owners and it is sold exclusively through Wal-Mart for $28.88. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET.com. You can find all the pros and cons of the Sharp Fx Plus on CNET.

New releases

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop OS...
1:02 October 21, 2014
The refreshed mobile OS features prioritized notifications on the lock screen, a self-service guest mode,...
Play video
Google supersizes its marquee phone...
1:32 October 21, 2014
Running the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop, the 5.96-inch Nexus 6 is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera,...
Play video
The hoverboard is now real and...
1:35 October 21, 2014
Always wanted a hoverboard like the one Marty McFly rode in "Back to the Future II"? All you need is $10,000....
Play video
Taking a spin on a real-life h...
2:54 October 21, 2014
Inventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses "magnetic field architecture" to levitate...
Play video
iPad Mini 3 in-depth: last year's...
2:05 October 21, 2014
We loved the iPad Mini in Retina guise last year, but this year hardly anything has changed, making it a harder...
Play video
iPad Air 2 in-depth: the iPad Air...
3:05 October 21, 2014
New fast processor, better cameras, Touch ID, and it's even thinner: see what makes this year's iPad even...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 072: Real-world...
23:47 October 21, 2014
On today's show, we discuss go karts that remind us a little too much of Mario Kart, an art installation that...
Play video
Carve a pumpkin using free online...
2:25 October 21, 2014
CNET's Dan Graziano uses free online templates to master his pumpkin-carving skills.
Play video