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Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed Feb 29, 2024 at 12:54 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 08, 2024 at 01:48 pm
Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED Picture
8.2
Mixed Usage
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7.5
TV Shows
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8.1
Sports
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9.2
Video Games
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8.1
HDR Movies
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The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is Sharp's first OLED TV and is part of their premium AQUOS line-up. It uses a WOLED panel and is the first OLED on the market to run the Roku TV operating system. It includes Dolby Vision IQ to adjust the picture brightness based on the amount of ambient light in a room, and it uses Sharp's Medalist S4 AI image processor that can automatically adjust brightness, details, and colors based on what it detects in content. It's only available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. The TV features two 15W speakers and has support for Dolby Atmos.

Our Verdict

8.2 Mixed Usage

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is a great TV for mixed usage. It has an amazing viewing angle, so it's a good choice for watching shows or sports with a group since everyone sees a consistent image no matter where they're sitting. It's an outstanding TV for gaming thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, 4k @ 120Hz, VRR support, low input lag, and fantastic response time, so it's a good option to pair with modern gaming consoles. The TV has remarkable contrast, so blacks are deep and inky with no blooming around bright highlights or text. Unfortunately, it has unremarkable HDR brightness, so highlights in HDR movies and games don't pop, and HDR content lacks impact. The TV also has mediocre SDR brightness and doesn't get bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room, so it's best suited for a moderately lit or dark room.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Wide viewing angle for a consistent image when viewed from the sides.
  • Fantastic response time with very little blur behind quick moving objects.
Cons
  • Can't overcome glare in a bright room due to low SDR brightness.
  • HDR content lacks impact due to low HDR brightness.
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
7.5 TV Shows

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is good for watching TV shows. The built-in Roku interface is loaded with a big selection of streaming apps, so it's easy to find your favorite shows. It has exceptional reflection handling to help reduce the intensity of glare, but it doesn't get bright enough to completely overcome glare in a bright room, so it's best suited for a moderately lit or dark room. The TV has an amazing viewing angle, so you can enjoy a consistent image from the sides if you like to move around your room while watching TV. Unfortunately, it has poor low-quality content smoothing, so lower-quality content like DVDs or low-bitrate streams have noticeable artifacts. The TV also has disappointing sharpness processing, so low-resolution content is soft and lacks sharpness.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Wide viewing angle for a consistent image when viewed from the sides.
Cons
  • Can't overcome glare in a bright room due to low SDR brightness.
  • Poor low-quality content smoothing.
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
8.1 Sports

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is very good for watching sports. It has a fantastic response time, so motion is clear, with very little blur behind fast-moving players and objects. The TV has exceptional reflection handling to reduce the intensity of glare, but it doesn't get bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room, so it's best suited for moderately lit or dark rooms. Its amazing viewing angle makes it a great choice for watching the game with friends since anyone watching from the side sees a consistent image. The TV has excellent uniformity, so there's very little dirty screen effect when watching sports with large areas of the same color, like hockey.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Wide viewing angle for a consistent image when viewed from the sides.
  • Excellent gray uniformity with very little dirty screen effect.
  • Fantastic response time with very little blur behind quick moving objects.
Cons
  • Can't overcome glare in a bright room due to low SDR brightness.
  • Poor low-quality content smoothing.
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
9.2 Video Games

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is outstanding for playing video games. It has incredibly low input lag, so there's almost no delay between the inputs on your controller and what happens on screen. The TV's fantastic response time provides clear motion with very little blur behind quick movements, and its VRR support gives a nearly tear-free gaming experience. The TV has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its ports that allows you to play in 4k @ 120Hz, so it's a good choice to pair with modern consoles. Although the TV has exceptional reflection handling, it doesn't get bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room, so it's best suited for moderately lit or dark rooms. Fortunately, the TV looks spectacular in a dark room due to its remarkable contrast, so blacks are deep and inky, and they stay that way when bright highlights are on screen.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Incredibly low input lag for a responsive experience.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and advanced gaming features.
  • Fantastic response time with very little blur behind quick moving objects.
Cons
  • Can't overcome glare in a bright room due to low SDR brightness.
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
8.1 HDR Movies

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is very good for watching movies in a dark room. It has deep and inky blacks with no blooming when bright highlights are on screen, thanks to its remarkable contrast and incredible black uniformity, so it looks spectacular in a dark room. The TV can remove 24p judder from any source, so movies are judder-free, and its amazing wide color gamut displays vibrant and lifelike colors. Unfortunately, it has poor low-quality content smoothing, so low bitrate streams and movies on DVD have noticeable artifacts. Finally, the TV has unremarkable HDR peak brightness and doesn't get bright enough for highlights to pop, so HDR content lacks impact.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Automatically removes 24p judder from any source.
  • Wide color gamut for vibrant and lifelike colors in HDR content.
Cons
  • HDR content lacks impact due to low HDR brightness.
  • Poor low-quality content smoothing.
  • Doesn't support advanced DTS audio formats that are regularly used in physical media.
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
8.9 HDR Gaming

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is excellent for gaming in HDR. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its ports for 4k @ 120Hz gaming, so it pairs well with modern consoles. It also has VRR support, so games are nearly tear-free. The TV has incredibly low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, and its fantastic response time provides clear motion with very little blur behind quick movements. The TV looks spectacular in a dark room thanks to its remarkable contrast, so blacks are deep and inky with no blooming when highlights are on screen. Unfortunately, the TV has unremarkable HDR brightness, so bright highlights don't pop the way they should, and HDR games lack impact.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Incredibly low input lag for a responsive experience.
  • Wide color gamut for vibrant and lifelike colors in HDR content.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and advanced gaming features.
  • Fantastic response time with very little blur behind quick moving objects.
Cons
  • HDR content lacks impact due to low HDR brightness.
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
9.0 PC Monitor

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is outstanding for use as a PC monitor. It has a fantastic response time, so there's very little blur behind quick cursor movements or when quickly scrolling through pages. It also has incredibly low input lag, providing a very responsive desktop experience. The TV has a wide viewing angle, so you can sit close to the screen, and the edges remain consistent with the center. It has excellent uniformity, so there's very little dirty screen effect when looking at large areas of the same color, like when browsing the web. The TV properly displays chroma 4:4:4, which is essential for clear text from a PC, but due to its WRGB subpixel layout, there are still clarity issues with text. It's also great to pair with a gaming PC since it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, 4k @ 120Hz, and VRR support. Unfortunately, as with all OLEDs, there's a risk of permanent burn-in when regularly exposed to static elements, like the UI elements of a computer desktop.

Pros
  • Near infinite contrast ratio and incredible black uniformity for perfect blacks.
  • Wide viewing angle for a consistent image when viewed from the sides.
  • Incredibly low input lag for a responsive experience.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and advanced gaming features.
  • Excellent gray uniformity with very little dirty screen effect.
Cons
  • No panel care settings to help mitigate the chance of burn-in.
  • 8.2 Mixed Usage
  • 7.5 TV Shows
  • 8.1 Sports
  • 9.2 Video Games
  • 8.1 HDR Movies
  • 8.9 HDR Gaming
  • 9.0 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Apr 08, 2024: Added information about cable management in the Back section of this review. We also mentioned the lack of panel care settings in the Compared To Other TVs section, added it as a con in the Our Verdict section, and updated the Settings page to mention it.
  2. Updated Mar 12, 2024: Mentioned the newly reviewed Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 in the HDR Brightness section of this review.
  3. Updated Feb 29, 2024: Review published.
  4. Updated Feb 23, 2024: Early access published.
  5. Updated Feb 14, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  6. Updated Feb 13, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  7. Updated Nov 20, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We bought and tested the 65-inch Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED (4T-C65FS1UR), but our results are also valid for the 55-inch model. In Japan, the FS1 is the QD-OLED version of this TV, and this model is referred to as the FQ1. There's no QD-OLED model available in the US.

Size US Model Japan Model Code
55" 4T-C55FS1UR 4T-C55FQ1
65" 4T-C65FS1UR 4T-C65FQ1

You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED is a great TV, but it's held back by its low HDR and SDR brightness, no panel care settings, and lack of size options. It doesn't stand out in any way when compared to other OLEDs on the market, and you would be much better served getting the similarly priced LG C3 OLED since it's much brighter in SDR and HDR, is available in more sizes, and has an even wider viewing angle. It also has better upscaling, low-quality content smoothing, pre-calibration accuracy, and has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports. Even the cheaper LG B3 OLED has better SDR and HDR brightness and scores better in most categories, so it's the better option if you want to spend less.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best OLED TVs and the best 4k TVs, and if you need something larger, check out our recommendations for the best 70-75-77 inch TVs.

LG C3 OLED
42" 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C3 OLED and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are similar TVs, but the LG is better. The LG has much better SDR brightness, so it can overcome more glare in a room with lights on. The LG also has better HDR brightness, so highlights in HDR content pop much more than on the Sharp, and it has a wider viewing angle, so the image stays more consistent from the sides than on the Sharp. On top of that, the LG has much better image processing, better pre-calibration accuracy, a BFI feature, and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports.

LG G3 OLED
55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG G3 OLED is better than the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED. Highlights pop in HDR content significantly more on the LG due to its much higher HDR peak brightness, and it can overcome much more glare in a room with lights on due to its much better SDR brightness. The LG also has a much wider viewing angle, which makes it the better choice for watching TV as a group. Finally, the LG is also more versatile due to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports, and it has better overall image processing.

Hisense U8/U8K
55" 65" 75" 85" 100"

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED and the Hisense U8/U8K are better than each other in certain ways. Being that the Sharp is an OLED, it has better contrast with zero blooming or haloing, so it looks better in a dark room. The Sharp also has a much wider viewing angle, which makes it the better option for watching TV as a group. However, the Hisense has much better image processing and gets significantly brighter in SDR, so it can overcome much more glare in a bright room than the Sharp TV. The Hisense also gets brighter in HDR, so bright highlights in HDR content pop much more than on the Sharp.

LG B3 OLED
55" 65" 77"

The LG B3 OLED and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are similar TVs, but the LG is better. The LG has a wider viewing angle, so the image stays more consistent from the sides than on the Sharp. The LG also has much better overall image processing and a useful BFI feature. On top of that, the LG is brighter in both SDR and HDR.

LG A2 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77"

The LG A2 OLED and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are similar TVs, each having strengths over the other. The LG has a wider viewing angle, so the image remains more consistent with the center when viewed from the sides. The LG also has better low-quality content smoothing, so DVDs and low-bitrate streams look better on it than the Sharp TV. However, the Sharp is a much better option for gamers due to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, 4k @ 120Hz, and VRR support, so it can take advantage of modern gaming consoles and PCs much more than the LG can.

Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1
65" 75"

The Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1 and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are better than each other in different ways. The FS1 is better suited for a dark room due to its nearly infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, and it's the better option for a group setting due to its much wider viewing angle. The FS1 also has a quicker response time, so there is less blur behind quick-moving objects. However, the FV1 is better suited for a well-lit room due to its much higher SDR brightness, so it can overcome more glare, and its higher HDR brightness makes highlights stand out more in HDR content.

LG C2 OLED
42" 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C2 OLED and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are similar TVs, but the LG is better. The LG has a wider viewing angle, better pre-calibration accuracy, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports, and better image processing. The LG is also brighter, so SDR content looks better in a bright room, and HDR content has impactful highlights that pop.

Samsung S90C OLED
55" 65" 77" 83"

The Samsung S90C OLED is better than the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED. The Samsung has a much wider viewing angle, so the image stays more consistent from the sides than on the Sharp. Highlights in HDR content pop much more on the Samsung due to its better HDR brightness, and SDR content looks better in a room with the lights on due to its better SDR brightness. The Samsung is also more versatile thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports, and it has better overall image processing.

Samsung S95C OLED
55" 65" 77"

The Samsung S95C OLED is better than the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED. The Samsung has much better SDR brightness, so it can overcome much more glare in a room with lights on. HDR brightness is also significantly better on the Samsung, so highlights in HDR content pop much more than on the Sharp. The Samsung also has a much wider viewing angle, better pre-calibration accuracy, much less banding, a BFI feature, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports, and much better image processing.

LG C1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

Although the LG C1 OLED and the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED are similar TVs, the LG is better in most ways. The LG has many features that the Sharp model doesn’t, like a BFI feature, HDMI bandwidth on all four ports, and better image processing. The LG is also a bit brighter than the Sharp, so it can fight a bit more glare in a room with lights on when watching SDR content, and highlights pop more in HDR content. However, the Sharp is much more accurate pre-calibration, so it's better if you care about accuracy and don't want to get your TV calibrated.

Sony X93L/X93CL
65" 75" 85"

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED and the Sony X93L/X93CL are different TVs with their own strengths. The Sony gets a lot brighter in HDR, so bright highlights in HDR content pop a lot more than they do on the Sharp, and it also gets significantly brighter in SDR, so it can overcome a lot more glare than the Sharp, which makes it the much better choice for a bright room. However, the Sharp has a wider viewing angle, so the image remains more consistent from the sides. The Sharp also has better contrast with zero blooming or haloing, so it looks better in a dark room.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Sharp 4TC65FS1UR has a sleek and modern design reminiscent of the LG C1 OLED. It looks and feels like a premium TV and is aesthetically pleasing.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
Design
Stand

It uses two non-adjustable plastic feet that are wide set and do a good job of holding the TV. There's some noticeable wobble, but this doesn't cause any issues with the TV's stability. The feet lift the TV about 3.5", so most soundbars fit underneath without blocking the screen.

Footprint of the 65-inch stand: 57.2" X 11".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x200

The brushed silver metal backing gives the TV a sleek look. All of the inputs face the side of the TV, so they're easy to reach when the TV is on a stand, but since they're set into the TV, they're hard to reach when it's wall-mounted. There's a channel in the bottom middle of the back and an input cover that you can use for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.35" (0.9 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.64" (6.7 cm)
8.5
Design
Build Quality

Despite there being some wobble, the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has excellent build quality. There's some noticeable flex on the rear plastic panel near the VESA mounting points and some slight flex on the exhaust vents, but this is normal and doesn't cause any issues. There are no quality control concerns, and the TV is solid overall.

Picture Quality
10
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
Inf : 1
Native Contrast
Inf : 1

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has remarkable contrast and a nearly infinite contrast ratio. Due to OLED's self-lit pixels, the TV can display very bright highlights next to perfect inky blacks, making it very impressive in a dark room.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

Since OLEDs don't use local dimming and instead have individual pixels that can be lit up to their maximum brightness next to pixels that are turned off, there's no blooming when bright elements are surrounded by deep blacks.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
No Backlight
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
8,294,400

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 is an OLED and doesn't have a backlight, so its self-lit pixels give it the same performance as a TV with perfect local dimming and no zone transitions. We still film the zone transition video on the TV so you can see how it compares to a TV with local dimming.

9.5
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

There's no difference in dark scene behavior between the calibrated picture modes and when the TV is set in Game Mode.

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
428 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
296 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
114 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
666 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
630 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
424 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
261 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
160 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
655 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
615 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
405 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
154 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.091

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has unremarkable HDR brightness. It gets bright enough for smaller highlights to pop, but large bright scenes are significantly dimmer due to its aggressive Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL).

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Dark HDR
  • OLED Luminance: 100
  • TV Brightness: Brighter
  • Contrast: 50
  • Color: 40
  • Gamma Correction: 2.2
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Color Space: Auto
  • Dynamic Tone Mapping: Off

If you want a Sharp TV with better HDR brightness, check out the Sharp AQUOS XLED FV1.

6.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
424 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
320 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
114 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
666 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
631 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
424 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
261 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
161 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
657 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
616 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
404 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
250 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
154 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.091

There's no noticeable difference with HDR brightness when the TV is set into Game Mode.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Dark HDR
  • OLED Luminance: 100
  • TV Brightness: Brighter
  • Contrast: 50
  • Color: 40
  • Gamma Correction: 2.2
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Color Space: Auto
  • Dynamic Tone Mapping: Off
  • Game Mode: On

9.4
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0043
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0037
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0033

The TV has outstanding PQ EOTF tracking. Some shadows and midtones are slightly darker than intended, but the TV tracks the curve very closely until there's a sharp cutoff when content reaches the TV's peak brightness, so details in bright highlights are lost.

You can see what the tracking looks like with Dynamic Tone Mapping set to 'On' here.

6.0
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
230 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
416 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
417 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
418 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
259 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
160 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
401 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
400 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
247 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
154 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.065

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has mediocre SDR brightness. It gets bright enough to overcome some glare in a moderately lit room, but it's best suited for use in a dark room. Unfortunately, it has an aggressive ABL that dims the screen when large areas of brightness are present.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • OLED Luminance: 100
  • TV Brightness: Brighter
  • Contrast: 50
  • Color: 40
  • Gamma Correction: 2.2
  • Color Temperature: Warm
  • Color Space: Auto
  • Game Mode: Off

8.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
97.96%
DCI P3 uv
99.39%
Rec 2020 xy
72.65%
Rec 2020 uv
77.58%

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has an amazing color gamut. It has outstanding coverage of the DCI-P3 color space used in most HDR content, with good coverage of the wider Rec.2020 space that is increasing in popularity. Colors are very close to the mark in the DCI-P3 color space, with reds and green being a bit undersaturated. Colors are more off in the Rec. 2020 color space, with all colors being undersaturated and magentas appearing too blue.

7.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
73.8%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
33.9%
White Luminance
693 cd/m²
Red Luminance
94 cd/m²
Green Luminance
300 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
28 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
327 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
120 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
393 cd/m²

The TV has very good color volume. Thanks to its high contrast ratio, it can display dark, saturated colors well. On the other hand, it struggles with colors displayed at higher luminance levels since the TV is limited by its relatively low peak brightness.

7.9
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
3.01
Color dE
2.50
Gamma
2.25
Color Temperature
6,779 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
2.2

With only a few quick settings changes out-of-the-box, the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has very good pre-calibration accuracy. Its white balance is good overall, with reds and greens being only slightly underrepresented in darker shades of gray and blues being a bit overrepresented in brighter shades of gray. Gamma is very close to the target of 2.2 for a moderately lit room, with most scenes being displayed a bit darker and very bright scenes being a bit too bright.

Color accuracy is great with only minor accuracy errors; cyans, whites, and lighter blues are the most off the mark, but even those aren't too bad. Its color temperature is excellent and is only a bit cooler than the target of 6,500K.

9.4
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.28
Color dE
1.37
Gamma
2.22
Color Temperature
6,506 K
White Balance Calibration
11 point
Color Calibration
Yes

After calibration to the D65 white point, the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has superb accuracy. Almost all inaccuracies with white balance and color temperature are gone, and besides very bright scenes being displayed a bit darker than they should be, gamma is almost exactly at the 2.2 target. Color accuracy is also better, with cyans still being the most off, but even then, it's close enough that most people won't notice.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

8.6
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
1.094%
50% DSE
0.132%
5% Std. Dev.
0.401%
5% DSE
0.095%

The TV has excellent gray uniformity. There's very little dirty screen effect, and the sides of the screen aren't noticeably dimmer than the center. There are some very faint vertical lines in very dark scenes, but this is typical of OLEDs, and it's not distracting unless you're specifically looking for it.

10
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
0.117%

Because OLEDs can turn off individual pixels, the TV has incredible black uniformity with no blooming or halo effect around bright objects.

8.8
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
51°
Color Shift
26°
Brightness Loss
67°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
68°

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has an amazing viewing angle. Colors shift a bit when you watch the TV at an angle, but there's very little gamma shift, brightness loss, black level raise, and color washout, so the image is very consistent whether you are watching from the center or from an angle.

9.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Glossy
Total Reflections
1.3%
Indirect Reflections
0.1%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.2%

The TV has exceptional reflection handling. Its glossy screen finish reduces the intensity of direct reflections and significantly reduces the intensity of indirect reflections. Despite this, visibility is still an issue in very bright rooms due to the TV's low peak brightness.

7.3
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
6.0
50% Gray to 100% White
6.0
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
8.0
100% Black to 50% Green
8.0
50% Green to 100% Green
6.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
8.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
8.0

The TV's HDR native gradient handling is decent. There's noticeable banding in dark grays, mid grays, and darker greens, but other colors have minimal banding.

4.7
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
3.0
Detail Preservation
8.5

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has poor low-quality content smoothing with noticeable artifacts present. It preserves details well, but that's because there's very little smoothing actually being done.

5.0
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

Unfortunately, the TV has disappointing sharpness processing with low-resolution and low-bitrate content. The image isn't very clear or sharp, finer details are mostly lost, and small hard-coded text is hard to make out.

Sharpness processing was calibrated with no over-sharpening for low-resolution or low-bitrate content, with the following settings:

  • Sharpness: 25

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
RWBG
Type OLED
Sub-Type
WOLED

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED uses a WOLED panel with a WRGB pixel structure where all four pixels are never lit at the same time. Due to its subpixel layout, it has issues with displaying text on Windows since ClearType isn't well optimized to non-RGB subpixel layouts.

Motion
9.8
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
0.2 ms
100% Response Time
3.0 ms

Like all OLEDs, the TV has a nearly instantaneous response time, so there's very little blur behind fast-moving objects. Unfortunately, due to the sample-and-hold technology used on OLEDs, there's still some persistence blur present.

10
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED doesn't have a traditional backlight and doesn't use pulse-width modulation to dim each pixel, but it's not completely flicker-free. There's a slight dip in brightness that corresponds to the TV's refresh rate. This is very different from the PWM flicker on TVs with LED backlights and occurs on every OLED we've tested. It's not noticeable, but it can still bother people who are extra sensitive to flicker.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
N/A
60Hz For 60 fps
N/A
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
N/A

The TV doesn't have an optional black frame insertion feature to help reduce the amount of persistence blur caused by the TV's nearly instantaneous response time.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has an optional motion interpolation feature to help improve the appearance of motion. It works well with slower scenes but struggles with fast-moving action, so there's noticeable haloing and artifacts present in busier scenes. It also gives motion the noticeable 'soap opera effect' when used at anything but a very low setting, so it's not a great solution to help smooth motion.

5.2
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
38.7 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
13.7 ms

Like all TVs with a fast response time, the Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has noticeable stutter with low frame-rate content. It's especially noticeable with slow panning shots, although some viewers won't notice it. The TV's motion interpolation feature can help smooth it out, but it's not a great solution since that has its own drawbacks, like introducing artifacts.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The TV automatically removes judder when watching movies or shows that are in 24p, even if they're in a 60Hz signal, like from a cable box. It can remove judder from its built-in apps, as well as from external sources.

9.4
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC Compatible
Yes
4k VRR Maximum
120 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1440p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR + Local Dimming No Local Dimming

The TV supports HDMI Forum VRR, FreeSync, and G-SYNC, which provides a nearly tear-free gaming experience from any VRR-capable source. Unfortunately, there's noticeable VRR flicker at lower frame rates and during darker scenes, which you can see here.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
13.9 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
133.9 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
5.5 ms
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
13.6 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
5.4 ms
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
13.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
13.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
13.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
146.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
126.6 ms
4k @ 120Hz
5.5 ms
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has incredibly low input lag when set to Game Mode, which results in a very responsive gaming experience with very little delay between the actions on your controller and what happens on screen.

9.6
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The TV supports all common resolutions up to 4k @ 120Hz on two of its four HDMI ports. It also displays chroma 4:4:4 properly in most resolutions and refresh rates, which is essential for clear text from a PC. Strangely enough, there are no issues with 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4, but 1080p @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4 has washed-out colors and text that's barely readable.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

As long as you're using HDMI ports 3 or 4, the TV is fully compatible with everything the PS5 offers.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

As long as you're using HDMI ports 3 or 4, the TV is compatible with almost everything the Xbox Series X|S offers. Unfortunately, the TV can't do 4k @ 120Hz with Dolby Vision enabled, so if you want to play in Dolby Vision, you're limited to 60Hz.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 3,4)
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED supports both HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision but doesn't support the less common HDR10+. Unfortunately, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth is limited to HDMI ports 3 and 4, so you're limited with the amount of HDMI 2.1 capable devices you can plug in.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 1 (incl. adapter)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
No
Optical: DTS 5.1
No
Sound Quality
6.1
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
113.14 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
4.79 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
4.80 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.66 dB
Max
86.7 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
2.76 dB

The TV has a mediocre frequency response. Dialogue sounds clear enough, but the TV doesn't get very loud, and bass is almost non-existent. You will want to pair it with a decent soundbar or surround sound system if you want proper bass and louder overall volume.

7.8
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.024
Weighted THD @ Max
0.263
IMD @ 80
1.37%
IMD @ Max
6.02%

The TV's distortion handling is very good. It doesn't get very loud, but the audio doesn't get overly distorted unless you use the speakers at or near max volume.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Roku TV
Version 12.5.5
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
4 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Many

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED uses version 12.5.5 of the Roku TV operating system. The interface is very smooth and is easy to use.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, like almost all TVs on the market, there are ads throughout the smart interface, and you can't disable them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The Sharp AQUOS FS1 OLED has a great selection of apps, so it's easy to find your favorite content. You can also cast content from your phone onto the TV or play videos from a USB stick.

7.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App Roku

The TV comes with the typical Roku remote that's included with most modern Roku devices. It has dedicated buttons for the most popular streaming services, and you can use the built-in microphone to give voice commands. You can use it to change inputs, search for content within apps, and ask for the weather and time.

Smart Features
TV Controls

The TV has a single button located on the rear bottom left. You can use it to power the TV on/off, navigate menus, switch inputs, and adjust the volume.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
  • Power Cable
  • User manuals
  • AV adapter

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 90 W
Power Consumption (Max) 187 W
Firmware 12.5.5 Build 4174-FX