Sharp AQUOS Crystal 

Released August, 2014
  • Android 4.4.2
  • 2G
  • 5"
  • Quad core 1.2 GHz
Carrying along a decently sized 2040 mAh battery, the Sharp AQUOS Crystal produces very good battery life – one that’s able to power us through a solid one-day of normal usage.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
One thing that comes to our mind about the experience is how quickly or fast it’ll be treated to future software updates.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Features Key features of the Sharp AQUOS Crystal

screen size

AQUOS Crystal
5"
Moto G
4.5"

screen resolution

AQUOS Crystal
1280 x 720
Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080
Galaxy S4
1920 x 1080

memory

AQUOS Crystal
1.5 GB
P10 Lite
4 GB
Galaxy S5
2 GB

processor

AQUOS Crystal
Quad core
P8 lite
Octa core
iPhone 5s
Dual core

camera resolution

AQUOS Crystal
8 MP
Galaxy S5
16 MP
P8 lite
13 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Sharp AQUOS Crystal


8.5
Call Quality Vibrating the screen to produce audio sounds cool, but the result with phone call quality is disappointing.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Even jamming the display closely to our ear can’t take away the subdued tones it delivers.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
In recent times, we’ve been introduced to the notion an “edgeless” display, where the gap surrounding the area outside of the display is reduced significantly to make it appear that that the display truly extends all the way to the edges.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Without a traditional earpiece above the display, phone calls are achieved through a direct wave receiver inside of the phone, which produces sound by vibrating the entire screen.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Camera

Rather than attacking the high-end segment, they opt to focus on the entry-level market instead.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Nowadays, it’s unbelievable that entry-level phones are packing 8-megappixel cameras, which is exactly what the Crystal is packing along.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Although it’s not on the same plane as some of today’s high-end phone, the Crystal still manages to deliver some respectable looking shots with its camera – and we’re delighted for the most part!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Battery

Don’t worry, the battery life is excellent with this one!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Call quality is a big miss, but at least battery life is a big win.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Even better, it achieves a mark of 7 hours, 51 minutes in our battery benchmark test!
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Carrier

Boasting one attractive outright cost of $149.99 through Boost Mobile, where it’s available as a prepaid model, the Sharp AQUOS Crystal is one of those low-key type of devices that would normally go under the radar with its not so-impressive specs sheet.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
Here in the US, the Sharp AQUOS Crystal is sold as a CDMA-only device through Sprint and Boost Mobile – meaning, it’s not equipped for international usage.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Video

Thanks in part to the various high-quality of its display, the Crystal is a fantastic choice when it comes to watching videos.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 2G
Networks
  1. CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. LTE Cat 4 (150/)
  3. EV-DO

battery

Talk time 780 min
Capacity 2,040 mA·h

form factor

Weight 141 g
Thickness 10 mm
Size 67 x 131 x 10 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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