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Sharp AQUOS Crystal

Aug 19, 2014
Market status

US carrier availability

Available: Boost Mobile
Discontinued: Sprint


  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • High screen-to-body ratio (78.42 %)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)


  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call




The AQUOS Crystal has a 5" 720p display, an LTE-capable quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC running at 1.2GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space, and runs on Android 4.4.2. The battery capacity is 2040 mAh, which might not seem much, but let's not forget that the Crystal display is made with Sharp's IGZO technology, so the company promises three days of battery life with normal usage.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (131 x 67 x 10 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.97 oz (141 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 78.42 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.2 megapixels


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 305
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1536 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 4.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 2040 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 850 (band 26), 1900 (band 25) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2500 (band 41) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), EV-DO
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sharp 306SH

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