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Sharp Aquos Crystal / Sharp Aquos Crystal 306SH

alaTest has collected and analyzed 684 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and performance are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the connectivity. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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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. Reviews about the usability and performance are generally positive. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity, while many are negative about the durability and reliability.

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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)

Dec, 2016

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: Артем Лутфуллин (mobile-review.com)

Обзор японского смартфона Sharp Aquos Crystal (305SH)

 

Относительно недорогой смартфон с двумя симкартами и емким аккумулятором на 4000 мАч

В Японии Sharp Aquos Crystal продается с двухлетним контрактом и обязательными ежемесячными платежами, сам аппарат в таком случае пользователь получает бесплатно, а общая сумма платежей за два года составит около 54 000 йен, это примерно 28 000 рублей

Feb, 2015

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: 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: (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: 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

The Sharp Aquos Crystal certainly doesn't look like a $149 prepaid phone. It's absolutely beautiful, and really stands out. Unfortunately, its performance doesn't quite measure up to its great looks. But after all, this is a $149 prepaid phone. That...

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

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 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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