The AQUOS R2 compact review. Summary of specifications and performance

Detailed review of AQUOS R2 compact's features

Evaluate the ease and operability of AQUOS R2 compact, the performance of the CPU, and the suitability for multitasking. Experts reviewing about 600 kinds of smartphones, from a fair standpoint, will explain in an easy-to-understand manner.

Evaluate the ease of use of AQUOS R2 compact

Is AQUOS R2 compact easy to carry? Compare ease of carrying and ease of taking out

When considering whether to buy AQUOS R2 compact or not, the most important thing is the size of AQUOS R2 compact. Since smartphones are used on a daily basis, easy of portability and ease of access are important points to consider. Here, I evaluated whether AQUOS R2 compact is easy to carry around and whether it is easy to store.

Ease of grip when carrying by hand

AQUOS R2 compact is a size that you can grasp securely with one hand and is quite portable. Even if you have the phone together with your wallet, the size makes it so that it will not likely drop.

Whether it is easy to carry when put in pocket

AQUOS R2 compact Even if you are in your pocket, you will not feel the most discomfort. Also, even if you sit or run in a chair, you can spend comfortably because it does not hit clothes and body.

Whether it is easy to put in and out of your pocket

AQUOS R2 compact is relatively easy to put in and out. In rare cases it may get caught at the edge of the pocket, but if you get used to it you will not be bothered.

Whether it is easy to put in and out from the bag

AQUOS R2 compact is a size that can be put in and out smoothly from the bag. It is also convenient because it is compact and enters even if the bag is small.

Is the operability of AQUOS R2 compact good? Evaluation of ease of handling and usability when operating a smartphone with one hand

Ease of use with one hand is important. The easiest way to handle with one hand is when you are doing something, it is very convenient to exchange mails and messages or to answer the phone while you are doing cooking or personal computer. Here I focused on ease of handling with one hand of AQUOS R2 compact and ease of inputting characters and evaluated it.

Operability with one hand

AQUOS R2 compact is a size that you can hold firmly with one handed operation. Since the hand is stable, the possibility of dropping it is reduced, and it is easy to operate. Even if you put it in the case, the original size is small, so ease of holding will not change much.

Weight felt when using with one hand

AQUOS R2 compact is relatively light, so hands are not tiring much even if it is used for a long time with one hand, but for those who do not use much smartphone, you may feel a bit burdensome. Also because it is not a heavy smartphone so even if you attach a case the weight will not change much.

Whether the top edge button on the screen is easy to push in single handed operation

Even when you use AQUOS R2 compact with one hand, it is large enough to operate the button at the edge of the screen while holding it firmly. However, when a person with a small hand pushes the edge button, the hand may become unstable.

Application button size

AQUOS R2 compact is difficult to make a mistake because the operation buttons are displayed large. Depending on the application, you may feel that the operation button is small, but if you actually use it you will feel little stress.

Ease of inputting characters by flick method

AQUOS R2 compact can input characters accurately even if you hold it firmly with one hand. Even when you want to input characters at high speed, you can enter firmly without loosening the hands held.

Ease of inputting characters by keyboard system

The buttons on the keyboard of AQUOS R2 compact are displayed quite small. Therefore, it is quite difficult to enter without erroneous taps, and you can hardly enter at high speed. If it is this size, switching to the flick input can make the input faster.

Is AQUOS R2 compact usually easy to use? Review ease of use from the viewpoint of viewability of screen, processing performance, camera performance

Is AQUOS R2 compact usually easy to use? Review ease of use from the viewpoint of viewability of screen, processing performance, camera performance

For people who use smartphones on a daily basis, it is quite important whether they are high performance or not. If the performance is not sufficient, it may happen, for example, that the application does not move as expected, or the screen becomes hard to see. As a result, you may feel stress. Here we will review whether AQUOS R2 compact is suitable for phone, message, SNS etc.

Font size and ease of work

AQUOS R2 compact displays characters and images in a size that is easy to see as a whole. Depending on the application, characters may appear small, but it can be said that the characters are comparatively easy to see. Therefore, it is suitable for retrieving on the net and exchanging messages.

Whether sentences are easy to read

Since AQUOS R2 compact can display characters smoothly, characters are displayed cleanly. Even when displaying small letters, the jaggedness of the outline of the character is hardly felt and can be displayed naturally. Therefore it is hard to get tired of eyes, it is a screen suitable for reading long sentences.

The whole screen is beautiful

The screen of AQUOS R2 compact can display photos and videos quite vividly. Therefore you can enjoy more dynamic videos and games. It can be said that it is a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing of sentences

AQUOS R2 compact is a keyboard displayed when hitting a sentence, although the screen hides to some extent, there is enough work space. It is a screen size that is suitable for typing in long sentences, but when editing office sentences, you may find it somewhat unwieldy.

Is there sufficient performance to use phone and e-mail?

AQUOS R2 compact is the performance that moves smoothly if it is phone, e-mail or chat. Even if it operates at high speed, the operation will not be slow, and it can be used comfortably.

Is there sufficient performance to use the research and SNS?

It is enough performance for SNS and net search such as Facebook and Instagram. There will be little delay in operation and you will not feel stress either.

Is there performance enough to do other operations while using net search or SNS?

It runs smoothly even when launching multiple applications at the same time or frequently switching applications. It can be said that it is too much performance if you only do net search and SNS.

Summary of performance and functions of AQUOS R2 compact

The size and weight of AQUOS R2 compact

The size of AQUOS R2 compact is width 25.2 in (64 mm), height 51.6 in (131 mm), thickness 3.7 in (9.3 mm). The size of the screen is 5.2 inch, and the weight is 4.8 oz (135 g). Ease of holding and ease of viewing are about the same as average smartphones. Moreover, it is a relatively light smart phone and hands are hard to get tired even if it is operated for a long time.

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AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Colorsmokey green,deep white,pure blackYellow Green/Black/Blue/Pink/WhitePink/Blue
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)25.2 in (64 mm) x 51.6 in (131 mm) x 3.7 in (9.3 mm)26.4 in (67 mm) x 53.1 in (135 mm) x 3.4 in (8.6 mm)28.0 in (71 mm) x 56.3 in (143 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm)
Weight4.8 oz (135 g)4.8 oz (135 g)4.9 oz (138 g)
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The screen of AQUOS R2 compact

The screen of AQUOS R2 compact is IGZO IPS LCD and the resolution is 1080 x 2280. It is a very beautiful screen compared with the screen of a general smartphone. Therefore, it is suitable not only for watching videos and images, but also for use with VR.

AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Display size5.2 inch4.7 inch5.0 inch
Display typeIGZO IPS LCDIGZOIGZO
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 22801080 x 1920720 x 1280
Pixel density485ppi468ppi293ppi
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AQUOS R2 compact Battery

The battery capacity of AQUOS R2 compact is 2500mAh. The battery capacity is slightly higher than the average smartphone.

AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Battery capacity2500mAh2400mAh2700mAh
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Performance of AQUOS R2 compact

The CPU of AQUOS R2 compact is from Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 to 2.6GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore). RAM is 4GB. The CPU is fairly high performance, much higher processing performance than ordinary smartphones. Although it is hardly conceivable that it is insufficient from the viewpoint of CPU performance, it can also be said that the performance is excessive. Moreover, it has a RAM of much larger capacity than a normal smartphone. In terms of RAM it is rare that you feel insufficient capacity. On the other hand, such a large RAM is not necessary for searching the net or using the message.

AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
CPU specs2.6GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)1.5GHz+1.2GHz×8(OctaCore)1.4GHz+1.1GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB3GB2GB
Storage size64GB16GB16GB
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The camera of AQUOS R2 compact

The rear camera of the AQUOS R2 compact has a resolution of 22.6 MP. The performance of the front camera is 8 MP. Rear camera is very high performance compared with standard smartphone. Ideal for very high quality landscape photography. Ideal for shooting far away, it is not enough to take pictures of the near field. It is also the performance of the front camera as much as a normal smartphone. Somewhat dissatisfied with the image quality when you take a distant object, but there will be almost no problem if you shoot nearby objects.

AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
AQUOS R2 compactAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Rear-camera resolution22.6 MP21 MP13.1 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP8 MP5 MP
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