The Sharp Aquos Crystal has a unique edge-less display. The gap surrounding the display from the back panel is virtually non-existent. This makes the screen look as though it continues to the edges of the smartphone. The phone is 0.39-inch thick and 4.97 oz heavy.
The Aquos Crystal is powered by quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) Cortex-A7 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz, and is backed by a solid 1.5 GB of RAM. the Aquos Crystal runs on stock Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS.
As far as the memory goes, the Sharp Aquos Crystal is equipped with 8 GB of internal storage, and supports microSD card. The expansion limit is 128 GB.
Camera And Battery
Aquos Crystal sports a 8 MP rear-facing camera unit with LED flash. Plus a 1.2 MP unit as the selfie shooter.The battery which is non removable, is a Li-Ion 2040 mAh unit.
To support the edge-less display, the light/proximity sensor, front-facing camera unit and the notification light has been moved to the bottom-end of the display. Another noted feature is that there is no earpiece speaker on this smartphone. Sharp Aquos Crystal utilises the direct wave receiver for that purpose. The phone vibrates to produce sound with the help of bone conduction technology.According to some, the call/sound quality has suffered.
The phone comes equipped with Bluetooth, microUSB and Wi-Fi support and the Sharp Aquos Crystal supports 4G LTE.
The Sharp Aquos Crystal (8 GB, 4G LTE) is priced at US$149.99 via Boost Mobile.