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Sharp Aquos Crystal / Sharp Aquos Crystal 306SH

alaTest has collected and analyzed 685 reviews of Sharp Aquos Crystal / Sharp Aquos Crystal 306SH. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. The durability and reliability get critical views, while there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sharp Aquos Crystal / Sharp Aquos Crystal 306SH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sharp Aquos Crystal / Sharp Aquos Crystal 306SH

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 594 user reviews of Sharp Aquos Crystal / Sharp Aquos Crystal 306SH from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the durability and reliability. Reviews are divided on the connectivity.

price, screen, design, performance, usability

reliability, durability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver - No Contract Phone (Boost)Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver - No Contract Phone (Boost)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal review

 

A sophisticated budget smartphone – from a distance

Futuristic look ; Nearly bezel-free display ; Good price

Weird front lens placing ; Plastic screen ; Feels hollow ; Little storage

Sharp's first smartphone for the US looks like a fresh new flagship, but its budget leanings come through on first touch.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal: The future of smartphones looks like this [REVIEW]

 

The Aquos Crystal is a good deal, so long as you don't care about taking pretty pictures.

Bezel-less display on three sides ; Harman Kardon Clari-Fi audio boost is nice ; Good battery life

Display edges have almost no protection ; Mediocre front and rear cameras ; Direct Wave Receiver sound isn't very clear

The Sharp Aquos Crystal is a sleek smartphone with a display that looks like it came straight out of Star Wars, however, its display durability is questionable and the cameras on the front and back are just awful.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone Review

 

A sharp edge. The term "edge-to-edge" has now become a common marketing ploy to advertise most any portable with a display, but Sharp have taken the term one step further. We find out why the Aquos Crystal is the 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree with...

Unique and attractive design, Respectable chassis quality, MicroSD support up to 128 GB, Acceptable system performance, Bright IPS display, Small for a 5-inch smartphone, Wi-Fi calling, Very inexpensive

Average camera quality, Low maximum volume with static, Small 8 GB SSD, No official GSM model in the U.S., WLAN range could be longer, No NFC or 802.11ac, non-removable battery

The display and design are the heart of any smartphone as they have a significant influence on user impression. This is what the Aquos Crystal does best since its avant-garde appearance is guaranteed to capture the attention of users who are out...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal

 

Welcome to future, and it's brought to you by a midrange phone from a company whose last U.S. handset came in 2012. As ridiculous as that may sound, with its bezel-less display, bone-conduction speaker and unusual front camera placement, the Sharp...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal ( white)

 

At last, the mobile consumer pipe-dream to have an edge-to-edge display handset isn't so elusive anymore, and when it was announced, the Aquos Crystal made waves for its compelling design. But beyond its interesting aesthetic, the device is distinctly...

Boost Mobile's Sharp Aquos Crystal has an affordable price tag, a decent camera, and above all, a bold bezel-less design.

You can't remove the Crystal's battery, and its in-ear audio quality is mediocre with calls sounding hollow and thin.

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.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal (Boost Mobile) review

 

It's been a very long time since we've seen a phone come out of Sharp's pipeline. So when the Japanese-based company announced its Aquos Crystal, I was not only surprised that Sharp released a new handset, but that said handset also had a wow factor...

Boost Mobile's Sharp Aquos Crystal has an affordable price tag, a decent camera, and above all, a bold bezel-less design.

You can't remove the Crystal's battery, and its in-ear audio quality is mediocre with calls sounding hollow and thin.

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.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal (Boost Mobile)

 

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

Beautiful. Huge screen for the size. Good Internet speeds. Great for movie playback.

Poor call quality. Very limited internal storage for apps.

Comparisons and Conclusions You aren't going to find a prettier $149 prepaid phone than the Sharp Aquos Crystal, that's for sure. It turns heads. And if you primarily watch videos, play games, and send messages rather than talking, you'll enjoy the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

Sharp AQUOS Crystal review: mid-range brains meet striking looks

 

Pop quiz, hotshot: When's the last time you saw a Sharp phone in the United States? The Sharp FX from years back? Maybe the FX Plus? If you're anything l

Striking bezel-less screen ; Decent performer ; Above-average battery life ; Can be had for a low price

Both cameras are mediocre ; Lots of bloatware ; Exclusive to Sprint and its MVNOs

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. It isn't just handsome, though: The Snapdragon 400 ticking away inside gives it enough oomph to keep up with most people's daily...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Anndrew Vacca (androidcentral.com)

Mini review: Sharp Aquos Crystal on Boost Mobile

 

With its innovative bezel-free display, the Sharp Aquos Crystal makes up for its shortcomings with a forward-thinking design and an affordable price tag Sharp has long been a company synonymous with its LCD panels, so its no surprise that its first...

Two years ago, the Sharp Aquos Crystal would have been a no-brainer for just about any postpaid customer. Boost's model, priced at $150 without a contract on plans starting at $35 per month is a downright steal, but today, it's no longer the only, or...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review

 

This Sharp smartphone comes with a bezel-less design that makes it stand out. But what else does it have to offer? We find out in our Sharp Aquos Crystal review

Bezels don't get any thinner ; Unique design ; Compact form factor ; Great price point

Lackluster camera ; Mediocre performance ; Poor battery life

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2040
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, Vorbis, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8

Networking

3G: Yes
3G standards:CDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8926

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.2 (KitKat)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1.5
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:131
Height :10
Weight:141
Width:67
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