Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver (Boost Mobile)

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  • 5 inchEdgeless Display
  • Framing Advisor, night catch, and shutter detect camera functions
  • CDMA LTE
  • HD Voice So73

5.0″ HD Screen w/ Edgeless Display Harman Kardon Clari-Fi & LiveStage for Enhanced Sound 8MP camera with 1080p Full HD video capability Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE HD Voice 2040 mAh Battery Mobile ID Mobile Hotspot Capable Visit www.boostmobile.com/enhancedLTE for more details HD Voice capability requires call between two Sprint HD Voice enabled devices on upgraded areas of the Sprint network. All talk and standby times are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.

$ 84.99

Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver (Boost Mobile)

3 Responses to Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver (Boost Mobile)

  1. Mat C. says:
    143 of 152 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An honest tech review…, January 6, 2015
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    Mat C.

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This is truly an amazing deal!
    Sprint prepaid has been around for a while but hasn’t had much buzz because of it’s lack of phone selection. Generally I do not recommend most prepaid cell providers, the low quality signal and second rate equipment often outweigh any benefits that could have been had. Lately some manufacturers have been producing extremely low quality Android phones for big profits, leaving the consumer holding the bag; waiting in line at the returns desk.

    This phone is priced $99 with free Prime shipping at Amazon, at a fair middle-ground valuation. This thing has a crazy bezel-less 5″ HD display and it’s not clunky feeling like the HTC Desire 510 that we recently reviewed. The phone has a very ergonomic feel in the hand and a weight that would be comfortable to hold for most.

    One very interesting side note is that the Sharp Aquos Crystal phone does not have an earpiece speaker like a traditional mobile phone would, instead the sound is sent through some crazy science-fiction sound vibration thing that the phone creates using the glass! It’s quite marvelous in person and did not affect the call volume or quality in the least bit, in our personal opinions. The loud speaker for music however was a different story, the chintzy speaker can barely fill a shoe box with sound…music is a very big thing when it comes to mobile devices so I’m not quite sure why Sharp opted to use such a poor quality component.

    sprint sharp aquos crystalApps run faster than expected, I was doubly impressed by the fact that this phone has a vibrant, high-end display that I would say compares to something like my Moto X (1st Gen) or the retina display if you’re familiar with those displays. The included 1.5 GB RAM is ample for a phone of this nature. Applications ran responsively and loading multiple processes did not seem to tax anything much.

    I’m not entirely sure if this phone will be receiving the Android Lollipop 5.0 software or not, but to be honest the phone handles KitKat like a trooper.

    The cameras are fine, nothing to write home about but clearer than most prepaid phones we’ve seen recently. I was put off by the awkward placement of the front-facing camera but quickly realized that it wasn’t a deal breaker and that I was willing sacrifice some function for the more modern form factor. I can say that the model we are reviewing for Sprint Prepaid does not a removable battery which I’m finding to be a common manufacturer practice with almost all new phones lately.

    The phone comes with an 8 GB of internal storage and a Micro SD Card slot, compatible with sizes up to 128 GB.

    From the sleek smartphone exterior to the powerful internal components and the ultra-vibrancy of the display make this one of the greatest bangs for one’s buck. It’s almost too good to be true with this one, but it truly was what it advertised itself as.

    You will not be disappointed with this if you are looking for a top-end phone with a low-end price tag. We love it!

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  2. Man with a plan says:
    215 of 232 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    For the money, I’d be surprised if there was anything available that’s substantially better., October 20, 2014
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    Man with a plan (Boston, MA) –

    This review is from: Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver (Boost Mobile) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    This phone can NOT be rooted. Thank you to the individual who commented on the previous version of my review. Yes, the majority of users are unlikely to care, but for those who do, don’t buy this phone. And in response to the mention of a Japanese root file, whatever. As far as I’m concerned, no practical way to root it. On the other hand, minimal bloat.

    One surprise that I discovered after owning this phone is that Kitkat does not allow apps to be moved to the SD card. I had a lot of trouble setting up my phone to save media to the sd card so it’s not eating internal memory. Occasionally I get calls but the phone won’t pickup. I’m very selective about apps I put on the phone. Two gigs are used, two are free, I try to keep it that way and stick to the default apps for messaging and dialer.

    I’ve had the phone for almost a year. I’m bumping my review up to four stars. It was pegged at three for quite awhile because I was having trouble saving images to sd then editing them. I still think it’s more hassle than it needs to be but that may have more to do with the os than the phone. For the money, I’d be surprised if there was anything available that’s substantially better.

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  3. Rick says:
    298 of 331 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It looks amazing and not as cheap as the galaxy, October 9, 2014
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    Rick

    This review is from: Sharp Aquos Crystal Silver (Boost Mobile) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    OK so I have had this phone for little over a week now and I am def impressed. It looks amazing and not as cheap as the galaxy. Beside looks lets get down to basic specs.

    BATTERY: Standby time BASIC texts messaging and phone calls phone last about 24hrs. On HEAVY use emails, texts, calls, chat apps, games, It last out 13 HRS (Which is not bad compared to iPhone or Galaxy)

    No speaker phone option since the screen works as speakerphone. It amazingly has great quality and loud.

    I love the fact that it does not have a lot of silly pre-installed apps like the galaxy.

    So far it does everything as the Galaxy n iPhone does and same apps are available.

    I researched n compared before buying and only issue I had was with the battery since there was no reviews but I decided take the chance and buy it and was surprised on how well the battery works. Much longer than Galaxy which I previously had.

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