Sharp Aquos Crystal (Boost Mobile)

Positive Reviews
(as of 25-06-2024 02:51 UTC) Details
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  • Bold design
  • Decent performance
  • Long battery life
  • Good camera


  • Bloatware
  • Non-removable battery
  • Mediocre speaker

Bottom Line

The Aquos Crystal is not only a fantastically built budget device but also a strong performer with enough power to keep up with your daily tasks.

The Sharp Aquos Crystal is a bestselling 2014 5-inch smartphone that received positive reviews for its bold design, decent performance, long battery life, good camera and an affordable price tag. However, it comes with bloatware, its battery is non-removable and the speaker has mediocre audio quality. Overall, from the sleek construction to the reasonably fast processor and the bezel-less display,the Aquos Crystal a steal for its current price.

  • Weight: 0.31 lbs
  • Processor: Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 1.2GHz
  • Display Size: 5.0 inch
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Battery Life: 13 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    PCMag October 22, 2014

    The Sharp Aquos Crystal is a great-looking budget phone, but its performance doesn't measure up to its looks.

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  • 82
    Engadget October 14, 2014

    The AQUOS Crystal is Sharp's first phone to land in the US in ages, and it's a looker thanks to that amazing screen design.

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  • 70
    Cnet October 24, 2014

    Don't fret about the unremarkable features -- the Sharp Aquos Crystal is a great buy with a compelling edgeless display that renders it unlike any phone currently on the market.

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Operating System Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Weight 0.31 lbs
Battery Life 13 hours
Connectivity CDMA LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0
Internal Storage 8GB
Removable Memory microSD
Display Size 5.0 inch
Display Resolution 1280 x 720
Display Type IPS
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Graphics Adreno 305
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39
Warranty 1 year

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