System and applications
C10 works under Android 8.0. This is an almost pure version of the system, the Smile UX add-on does not modify the Google’s software intensively. It introduces small changes in the settings menu or in the phone’s app (for example an icon that does not resemble a receiver but rather contacts) and adds a few utility apps (like a file's manager or a notepad), but we will not find any preinstalled bloatware, which is an advantage. However, we cannot commend the security – the last update is dated on August the 1st 2018.
The software looks a bit underdeveloped in some places, for example we can choose to navigate through the system using the main button (that is the fingerprint scanner). This is a great function, thanks to which we can enlarge the work's area by closing the bar with system buttons – unfortunately in C10 despite using this function, the bar remains on the screen. In addition, the main desktop area looks to be poorly used, for example due to the thick notch the notifications bar is rather thick, that is why there is a lot of space between this and first elements of the menu. Besides this I do not have any major concerns towards the software. Sharp uses Google’s set and does not garbage the software with apps from external manufacturers. It adds a few functions that are supposed to make using the interface easier, like the gestures support (as Somatosensory motion in the Special settings tab), adjusting the image parameters, blue light filter, facial recognition or the possibility to run selected apps by using the fingerprint scanner.