It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a Sharp phone in the iMobile office. Until 2005, the company was known for its phones that sat at the cutting edge of camera and display technology. Each new Sharp phone had a better quality camera or higher resolution display, and they were typically a mark above rival handsets by market heavyweights such as Nokia and Motorola. Sharp had reached a position where it was reselling phones originally designed for the high-tech Japanese market worldwide, allowing many people to grasp technology that rival manufacturers could only dream of.
But after the release of the 903 in the second half of 2005, something changed. Perhaps it was due to a policy shift at network partner Vodafone Group, but in early 2006 Sharp announced a set of mobile phones, the 550SH candybar and 770SH clamshell, that weren’t cutting edge. In fact, they were quite mediocre, with features that were a step below mainstream handsets by other manufacturers. Perhaps the phones weren’t so successful for Sharp, because these two handsets were the last ones from the company for a long time. This was despite the fact it continued to release several phones in its home market with features such as five megapixel, 3x optical zoom cameras, super high resolution displays and mobile digital TV.
But that may be about to change. The 880SH is the first Sharp handset for the world market since early last year and it betters the specification of them both, although it’s still a mid-range handset. We’re looking at HSDPA and EDGE data, a two megapixel camera, QVGA LCD display, FM radio, Bluetooth with stereo music support and NetFront HTML browser.
The 880SH doesn’t pioneer anything in terms of hardware, although you can say that it does bring a well-rounded set of features to a compact slider body. It’s only the second slider handset to be released in the world market, after the company’s little known TM-100 slider for T-Mobile. However, it’s the first handset released outside Sharp’s home Japanese market to have a new version of its user interface. Sharp doesn’t categorise the different versions of its UI software, but the 880SH’s UI is the first major revision of the one installed in its original 3G phones, ranging from the 902 to the 770SH. It features several minor improvements that I’ll mention in the different sections of this review, but the one main thing that stood out was its responsiveness. This UI is far more responsive than older Sharps and it doesn’t bog down as you store data such as messages. It’s very fast.
However, there are other minor details that Sharp would do well to take note of. There’s still no status bar clock when away from the standby screen for example, while the same screen’s operator name display still can’t be hidden (although to Sharp’s credit it’s displayed in a smaller font than previously and isn’t as annoying). There are also several efficient features available in Sharp’s Japan-market phones that aren’t present, including the ‘Answer Phone’ handset-based answering machine and ‘Speed Mail’ messaging shortcut system. The QR code/text scanner functions were also deleted, as was Adobe Flash Lite support. For more information on these features please take a look at my Sharp 903 review article.
The 880SH takes on the shape of a slider with a compact profile. It’s a good size, fairly light-weight and not so thin as to be uncomfortable to hold. For the numbers we’re looking at 101 x 47.8 x 15 millimetres, while weight is kept to 93 grams. The handset is encased in shiny plastic that likes to attract fingerprints, so be prepared to keep cleaning it if this bothers you. There’s only one colour scheme – a conservative black colour with chrome lining down either side of the front face. Sharp has often created some sort of body surface or paint patterning with its recent 3G phones, including the 903’s leather-pattern back-plate etching and the 770SH’s ‘dot matrix’ patterned front face. Sharp continues this trend with the 880SH, painting the handset’s back face with black paint that sparkles lightly under direct light. This is something I haven’t seen in a phone before - it’s similar to the way a car’s metallic paint sparkles under the sun.
To me the slider form factor is little more than an extended candybar, allowing you to hide away the number pad when you don’t need it while leaving space for a bigger screen. The 880SH is as typical a slider as any. The front of the phone is taken up mainly by the 2.2 inch LCD; above it a little bit of room is left for the speaker, the internal camera, a status light and the Vodafone logo, while below it you’ll find the navigation buttons – the four-way directional pad and a confirm key, two soft keys, send/end keys and a multimedia shortcut key.
The slider is a bit difficult to open with one hand at first, but after getting used to it I could do it easily. It uses a spring-loaded mechanism, so once it’s halfway open it will spring and lock into the open position. Opening it reveals a set of 15 keys – the 12 button number pad as well as three more ‘useful’ shortcuts. From the left, they are a video dial key, customisable shortcut key and messaging key.
The left-hand side of the phone is completely bare of anything, except for a small lanyard hole at the top. Moving to the right-hand side we find a bit more – the microSD card slot, headset socket, volume keys and a camera shutter button. At the bottom of the phone you’ll find Sharp’s usual charger/data socket. The back of the phone is also rather bare, housing the camera and a small label for it as well as the Vodafone logo with a fairly large speechmark stud. The battery cover is fairly large; removing it reveals the battery and the SIM card slot sitting beside it. The SIM slot might not be under the battery, but there’s a catch holding the SIM card in place that can’t be opened without removing the battery first.
User interface & display
The 880SH’s display is a 2.2 inch LCD unit, supporting 262,144 colours and QVGA (240x320) resolution. While Sharp was the first manufacturer to release a phone with a QVGA resolution screen several years ago, today it’s the standard specification screen found in many mid-spec and high-end phones. Viewing angles are quite wide and contrast ratio seemingly good, while brightness can be adjusted, which is good considering the 880SH’s screen is much brighter than previous Sharp screens. On the highest setting it becomes readable under direct sunlight. I’ve also noticed a slight bias towards red colours compared to older Sharp phones – for example in some pictures, the colour of the sky is displayed with a very slight purple tinge.
The 880SH has the same user interface software as previous Sharp phones, although it’s received updates that make it faster and better laid out. The standby screen isn’t that different, displaying phone status icons and your operator’s name at the top and the clock and soft key functions at the bottom. You can configure the phone to display one or two months of the calendar in the centre, while missed calls and messages get stored in a pop up ‘Information’ window when they arrive. If you prefer to simply stare at your wallpaper you can do this to some extent, as you’re able to hide the status bar and soft key function displays. However, you can only shrink the clock display but not remove it completely, while the operator name is stuck in place at the top and can’t be removed at all.
The main menu can be accessed through the left soft key or confirm buttons and is organised into a fixed 3x4 grid of icons. Subsequent menus display in list format with up to eight single line or five double line options displayed at once. Perhaps taking cues from Sony Ericsson, some menus now use tabs to group similar items together, including the Contacts, Tools and Settings menus. While Sharp used tabs to a limited extent in earlier phones, I feel the company is going a bit overboard with them in the 880SH. The tabs in the Contacts and Telephony menus either have few options to choose from or too many duplicated options that clutter the menus. These could be better organised.
While Sharp did annoy some users by never having an answer-on-open feature in its clamshells, it hasn’t made the same mistake with the 880SH slider. You can program the phone to answer calls when the slide is opened and hang up when it’s closed. It can also be set to lock the keypad after 20, five or two seconds, or directly after closing the slide.
Theme customisation is included, but only two Vodafone themes are preset in the phone. Sharp hopes to have downloadable themes available from the mobile version of its Sharp-Mobile.com website in about a month’s time, but if any of the company’s other phones are anything to go by, themes can customise the look of the whole phone including the main menu’s colours and patterns, system pictures and status bar icons. Some will even customise each sub-menu item’s icon or come packaged with themed ringtones or message alerts.
After testing smartphones that use slow, complex mobile operating systems such as Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile, it’s refreshing to use one that’s just fast, no matter what situation the phone is in. The 880SH is like this – every menu loads up instantly no matter what its content is. This is thanks to several improvements from an upgraded chipset package to new software powering the phone’s data management. It’s also the advantage of using a low-level operating system, as opposed to Symbian and Windows’ high level nature.
On the language side of things my test 880SH had support for nine languages – English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian and Portuguese. There are T9 predictive text dictionaries for all these languages, while the new font in the 880SH supports Latin and Cyrillic characters. There’s no support for any Asian languages and sadly, the Japanese font that was present in the Sharp 903 has been deleted. However, there are sister phones available in Hong Kong (SX663) and Taiwan (WX-T82) that support Chinese.
Making and receiving calls
The 880SH has access to UMTS networks running on the 2100 band as well as GSM networks on any of the 900, 1800 or 1900 bands. This means it can access most GSM networks around the world as well as 3G networks across Europe and Asia. I’ve tested it on Vodafone’s GSM and 3G networks, as well as Telstra’s GSM network and Three’s 3G one. I was impressed with the 880SH’s ability to hold signal. Comparing the phone with my Sharp 903 benchmark on both the Three and Vodafone 3G networks, I found the 880SH’s reception to be the same, if not slightly weaker in trouble spots. Speaking in general, the phone’s reception is quite good and rarely did I experience a drop-down to Telstra’s GSM network on 3.
Through the integrated speaker, call audio quality is very good. The incoming sound stream is clear and easy to understand, while volume can be set to a reasonably loud level. There’s also a built in loudspeaker for handsfree calls, which is enabled after a call is connected by pressing the centre key twice. It can’t be enabled while a call is dialling. At the loudest setting the speaker outputs fuzzy audio, but one notch down and it’s a lot clearer. I still think volume could be higher though, without the static. My caller also reported me sounding soft on the other end, so microphone sensitivity can also be improved in speakerphone mode. However in normal mode it’s quite sensitive.
A wired stereo handsfree kit is bundled with the phone. Using this calls are much clearer than with the phone’s own speaker, and my caller at the other end could hear me properly as well. If you prefer the wireless variety, you can use your own Bluetooth headset for calls. I tested the 880SH with the Motorola HS801 headset as well as two different car handsfree systems and experienced no problems. The phone quickly connected to the appropriate system when Bluetooth was activated.
The phone also handles video calls well. The caller’s picture is displayed in the centre of the screen with your own one in a smaller window in the bottom left corner. Pressing the centre button toggles other display modes – as well as the above one, you can swap the pictures around or just show single, blown-up pictures of your caller or yourself. You can also swap cameras or display a static picture.
Sharp has bumped up its phonebook storage capacity from 500 to 750 contacts. Three phone numbers and email addresses can be attached to each person’s entry, while several other fields can be entered including a physical address, homepage URL, birthday, picture and category. You can also assign specific ringtones for voice/video calls and new messages, as well as specific vibration patterns. You can even mark the contact as ‘secret’, which hides it completely unless ‘secret mode’ is turned on in the phone’s security setting menu. Speed dial is supported for numbers 2 – 9, while 1 is locked as the voicemail shortcut. Mail groups can be set for sending multiple SMS or email in a hurry. Contacts can be sent to other phones via Bluetooth or MMS, or be backed up to the memory card to be restored later. They can also be synchronised with a PC via the included handset manager software, or directly over WAP using the SyncML standard.
As for included tones the 880SH has 24 tones in all, including only six ring songs. The number of songs has dropped from previous Sharp phones and the included six are all old tones, although they offer a reasonable level of variety to choose from. The other 18 tones are a combination of old-style ring tones, message tones and system sounds. You can set your own ring tones for calls or messages, or use the current theme’s one if it comes with it. The vibrator also has five different shake patterns but it’s very noisy and annoying so I tended to turn it off when I didn’t need it. Profile-wise the 880SH has six: Normal, Meeting, Activity, Car, Headset and Silent. They’re fully customisable, although you can’t raise ring volume in the silent profile louder than one notch. Profiles are easy to access as they’re the first tab in the settings menu, accessible from the main menu. Alternatively, you can hold the hash (#) button on standby to switch from the current profile to silent.
The 880SH features support for SMS, MMS and POP3 email. The message composition interface is combined for SMS and MMS, with messages being upgraded from SMS to MMS if you add a subject, attach a file or type a large message (bigger than five SMS or 765 characters). T9 predictive text support is installed for quicker message entry with dictionaries for the phone’s nine languages. You can also add words that the dictionary doesn’t know so you don’t have to switch to multi-tap mode all the time.
This interface has been upgraded somewhat from previous Sharp phones. The media bar for attachments at the bottom of the screen has been removed – files are now added through the context menu. You can now adjust the editor’s font size between four sizes, with the smallest one being extremely small. The largest setting is reasonably big, but I’m sure users with eyesight problems would appreciate an even bigger size. You can now toggle a T9 word entry window, which displays all the candidates for a certain set of letters. This is helpful if the word you type doesn’t appear initially, as it lets you scroll quickly to the word you need without guessing how many times you need to press the toggle key. Finally, Sony Ericsson-style graphic emoticons have been added. The 880SH will detect smiley text like :) or ;) and display the graphic ones in their place. You’ll need to know the text codes though, because there’s no sub-menu to select and add them in. This would have been useful.
The message viewing interface remains unchanged from previous Sharp phones. You can select between two viewing styles – a dual line one that shows the message sender, date/time and either the start of the body text (SMS) or subject (MMS/email), or a single line one showing only the sender of each message, with a marquee at the bottom scrolling the date, subject and body of the highlighted message. Four messages display in the dual line view and six messages in single line view. A counter has been added to the title bar showing the total number of messages and highlighted message’s number. The viewing screen is divided into separate lists for SMS/MMS and email.
SMS support is the usual 160 character message type, while five messages can be strung together for a total of 765 characters. Messages convert to MMS above this limit, which are supported up to 300 kilobytes in size. There’s slide support for creating a slideshow, with each slide holding a picture or video, text and sound. You can also attach other files the 880SH can handle, such as text, vCard or vCalendar data. If you prefer to be walked-through MMS creation, there’s wizards to create a voice message or video message using the phone’s voice recorder or camera respectively.
The POP3 email client is embedded into the phone and email is composed from a similar window. The only difference is slides aren’t supported. Email of up to 300 kilobytes can be downloaded to the phone and you can specify whether you want headers initially or the whole email at once. You can also specify the server check frequency and maximum data limit for each downloaded email, in case your data plan is expensive. IMAP email isn’t supported.
My only complaints with the messaging system are the numerous features found in Sharp’s Japanese handsets that still aren’t available to us yet. I’m fond of three in particular. Speed mail is similar to speed dialling, but in this case you dial a number and press a button to open the message composition window with the recipient’s name pre-set. Very convenient if you message particular people frequently, like family or close relations. The folder system is just that, a set of folders that you can store specific messages in. Messages can be allocated directly as they arrive based on the recipient or subject fields – this lets you have folders for specific people or about a topic that are only populated with messages related to or from them. Finally, message backup to the memory card – this allows potentially unlimited storage of messages. Hopefully Sharp will implement these and other features from their Japanese handsets in the future.
The 880SH is a large step forward from previous Sharp phones. While UMTS on the 2100 band and tri-band GSM are carryovers, the phone now benefits from HSDPA high speed downloads on UMTS and EDGE support on GSM networks. The 880SH’s HSDPA is rated at 3.6 Mbps maximum speed, while EDGE allows downloads of up to 236 Kbps maximum.
In real world testing HSDPA might not meet its claimed maximum speed, but it’s still very fast. A 1.7 megabyte video file from Three Australia’s network took merely 10 seconds for the 880SH to download, equalling a speed of 170 KB/s or 1.36 Mbps. I wasn’t able to test EDGE download speed in a similar way, but I can safely say the Three Lite browsing experience via Telstra’s EDGE-enabled GSM network is a far quicker one using the 880SH than via GPRS on the older Sharp 903.
Being a Vodafone-branded handset the 880SH comes preinstalled only with the settings of the Vodafone network in the country it’s sold in. It isn’t supported by Vodafone Australia (read the problems section to find out why), so only the text version of Vodafone live! is displayed on its network. Tested on Three’s network however you can access the full portal, except for features specific to other handsets sold by Three.
The Openwave browser typical to Sharp handsets has finally been turfed in favour of ACCESS’ NetFront browser, although you’d be hard pressed to notice this when browsing webpages because the interface has barely changed. A few extra options in the browser context menu, as well as ACCESS’ logo display when booting the phone are the only hints of the change. Its adoption means HTML pages with frames can now be viewed in addition to WAP pages, with new features including fit-to-screen or native viewing modes, landscape page view as well as the ability to zoom in and out of pages. However the browser is severely crippled by an annoying 300 kilobyte size limit on loaded pages. This means virtually any PC webpage can’t be loaded because it only takes a few embedded JPEG images in a page to cross that limit. Also some advanced features such as tabs and minimaps are yet to make their way to the 880SH from Sharp’s high-end Japan-market phones, so I ended up downloading Opera Mini and using that instead for PC webpages.
For local connections the 880SH restricts itself to USB and Bluetooth only. Infra-red isn’t included as Bluetooth has largely replaced it in convenience and speed. Both methods allow you to connect the phone with a PC to synchronise data, while Bluetooth can also be used to hook up with other devices for transmitting files, or with headsets to make calls or listen to music. A USB cable can be used to recharge the phone from a PC (drivers must be installed), as well as access the phone’s onboard memory using mass storage mode without any drivers.
The 880SH is supposed to ship with a PC software CD, but it was missing from my test handset’s retail box so I downloaded it from Sharp’s website instead. There was no USB cable in the box either (it isn’t packaged deliberately though) so after installing the Bluetooth version, I paired the phone with my PC (using an adapter that runs IVT’s BlueSoleil software) and ran the handset manager, which successfully opened a connection to the phone and talked to it. It’s an improved result from my 903, which needed a workaround to talk to my PC. However it’s still not reliable, sometimes refusing to reconnect once the connection is cut. Only a PC reboot was able to make the two talk again.
The 880SH is able to synchronise contacts, calendar and task entries with a PC, as well as transfer data from its onboard memory. A new addition to the suite is the ‘music manager’, which will search for music on your PC and present it in a list for you to upload to the phone. It also allows you to organise music playlists on the phone, which was very helpful.
2D performance is above average while 3D performance is both good and bad. The 880SH had real trouble with tri-linear filtering during the JBenchmark HD test. Textures weren’t being displayed correctly and I’m guessing that it may have had something to do with its worse performance compared to the high speeds in the JBenchmark 3D program. In any case there are four preinstalled game demos in the 880SH – Pac-Man, Tetris, GLU’s puzzle game Zuma and a brain exercise game called Brain Genius. Google Maps was also preinstalled and works perfectly, allowing you to browse maps and satellite images from around the world. You can install new applications only by downloading them via WAP, but I’m happy to say that the annoying DRM system plaguing older Sharp handsets is gone – you can now switch SIM cards without blocking previously downloaded Java applications.
The 880SH is equipped with a multimedia key between the send and end keys on the outside of the phone. This key takes you to a menu that lists all the phone’s multimedia functions. These are Music, Video, FM Radio, Mobile TV, Radio DJ and Streaming.
While the music player has a new playback screen, in essence it’s largely unchanged from previous Sharp phones. Selecting My Music scans the phone for music files (MP3 and several AAC variants are supported) before allowing you to choose a song from the entire list or via an artist or album. You can search through big lists by typing the name of a song, artist or album directly, which is great if you want to listen to a particular song quickly. You can also choose from a playlist of songs that you can create through the phone or the music manager PC software. Astonishingly, playlists are restricted to 99 songs each, while the player itself can’t handle more than 350 of them. A two gigabyte microSD card should be able to hold 500 songs, so this is annoying. Repeat and randomised playback modes are supported, while a very limited equaliser control called ‘tone control’ lets you add extra bass, a surround effect or a combination of both.
The playback screen now lists the song’s title, artist, album and the title of the next song. A sound levels visualisation plays above the listings and can’t be modified directly, although switching to a different theme may cause it to change. Audio playback quality with the included stereo handsfree is quite good, although at maximum volume the little amount of bass produced gets eclipsed by the loud treble audio. Lowering it a bit brings out the bass, but at this point the volume is too low for me. If you unplug the headphones the sound will play through the phone’s loudspeaker and at full volume it’s reasonably loud. Just don’t expect any bass from such a small speaker because it’s incapable of it. The music player can be minimised so you can do other things while the music plays (except for internet access and the camera). By the way to use your own headphones you’ll need one of Sharp’s older 3.5mm converter accessories, and for those who own the music remote controller (the screen-equipped one), when connected to the 880SH it only passes audio through to the connected headset – the screen and buttons on it don’t work.
Video can be played from a very similar player to the music one. Again, you can create playlists and customise tone control and playback order. Video can be played back in a small window or full screen after turning the phone sideways, while streaming video is also supported. Vodafone’s Mobile TV streams video over the network and worked fine with the 880SH, despite the lack of official support of the handset from the network. However Three’s streamed videos wouldn’t work with the 880SH – despite correctly entered streaming settings the phone would display a ‘cannot play’ error message.
The FM radio needs the headset to be plugged in as it works as the antenna. Older Sharp headsets (including the remote controller) work with the FM radio too. It supports the world FM band of 87.5-108MHz, with two channel lists of 12 channels each available for you to store. Stereo output is supported, although you can also play music through the loudspeaker (as long as the headset is connected). Finally the player can be made to auto-switch off after 30, 60 or 90 minutes, and it can also be minimised like the music player. There’s no RDS support, although you can name the stations anything you like once you’ve saved them.
The 880SH comes with MIDP 2.0 Java support as well as Vodafone’s proprietary VFX extension kit. Java performance was tested with the JBenchmark test suite and scored the following results:
||HQ: 1039, LQ: 1152
Just a note on memory - Sharp handsets have traditionally been stingy when it came to internal memory, so seeing 50 megabytes of onboard storage is quite a surprise. It might not be as much as what you’ll find on other recent phones but it still allows a lot more leeway for data that’s restricted to the handset, such as Java applications. The memory is shared across pictures, sound, videos, Java, themes and miscellaneous data. Messages have their own memory space with incoming messages allocated five megabytes, while sent, outgoing and draft messages get a pool of three megabytes. The contact list can store 750 contacts. Still, you’ll want more space for lots of music and videos, so there’s a microSD card slot that can accept cards up to two gigabytes in size. The 880SH isn’t bundled with a card however, so if you don’t already have a big card you’ll need to buy one.
The 880SH comes with several other useful applications. The calendar allows you to set appointments of different types, with a reminder to alert you when it’s arrived or coming up. A quick entry function lets you set an entry on the highlighted day through just two button presses – you only specify the category type. It’s like stamping a particular day on your calendar – it’s quick and you know what kind of appointment it is. You can view the calendar by week, month or two month increments and you can set a ‘holiday’, which means colouring a certain date or day of the week a particular colour to set it apart from the others. A similarly built task list lets you set entries in a list with a deadline for a certain day and time.
An alarm function sets a ringtone off at a certain time, with a snooze function to keep it ringing if you don’t wake up. There’s a stopwatch and countdown/kitchen timer for timekeeping, as well as a world clock to check the time in other time zones. A simple calculator comes with a very simplified currency converter to change between ‘domestic’ and ‘foreign’ currencies, while an expenses memo helps you keep track of money spent on holidays or business. A voice recorder function lets you record audio using the phone for sending through an MMS or to store on the memory card. Finally, the SIM Application Toolkit is also supported.
Sadly, the two unique features I talked about in the 903 review – the QR code reader and E-Book reader – have been omitted from the 880SH. I’m not entirely surprised – QR codes haven’t taken off outside Asia and are nowhere to be found outside the region, while the E-Book reader only works with XMDF book files, which again aren’t in circulation outside Asia. A more annoying exclusion is support for any sort of document file. Document viewers have been included in Sharp’s Japan market handsets for a long time now, so the lack of one in the 880SH is quite unfortunate.
While the 880SH is a very light phone and the lack of weight can make it feel flimsy, after a bit of abuse and operating the slide, it does actually feel quite durable. There are a few problems though and interestingly, they resemble problems with the N95 slider I tested earlier this year. The slide mechanism is very sturdy and stiff, but the top half of my test handset wiggles between its connection to the slide. Perhaps because of this, the phone’s vibrator rattles when it goes off, making it very loud and defeating the purpose of it replacing the ringtone in quiet places. I had to turn it off in such places because it was too distracting.
Also, the battery cover moves very slightly in its socket, but I’m worried if the cover is opened and closed too many times the latches will weaken and the cover become looser than it already is. But other than this, the 880SH feels like a durable phone and will probably last for a long time.
The 880SH is equipped with an 800 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which is around the average capacity for a 3G phone at the moment. Official operation times are up to 190 minutes of talk and 320 hours of standby in 3G mode, and up to 260 minutes of talk and 320 hours of standby in GSM mode. However as usual we ran the 880SH through our battery life test.
Under this test scheme we fully charged the 880SH and left it on continuously until it ran out of power, including throughout the night. During the test 30 minutes of calls were made through the phone each day to simulate moderate call usage, using the regular method of calling (i.e. not speakerphone). I also sent a moderate amount of SMS messages while accessing the internet and playing games to kill time whenever necessary. In practice I did this for approximately 10 minutes each day. These tests were done on Three’s 3G network, although in the odd coverage blackspot the phone would downgrade to Telstra’s GSM network. I couldn’t stop the phone doing this as it doesn’t have a 3G mode, only automatic (dual mode) or GSM mode.
We scored nearly two and a half days of running time under our test scheme. Two days is what we find to be the average running time of phones with high-resolution colour screens, so the 880SH’s score is above-average.