Sharp Aquos Crystal today. This phone marks the return of Sharp to the US phone market and features an unusual design that's almost all screen with hardly any top or side bezels.
The edgeless display makes the Crystal the smallest 5 inch screen phone on the market. It's priced at $149.99 on the Boost Website and is rumored to be coming to Virgin Mobile "soon".
New Boost Mobile customers who buy and activate any phone priced at $99.99 or higher, including the Aquos Crystal, are eligible for a $50 account credit (offer details).
To my eye, the Aquos Crystal has a distinctive, high-end appearance and its specs are quite good for a $150 phone, including:
- Android 4.4.2 itKat
- 1.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1.5 GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with 4.1GB available to the user
- microSD slot supporting up to 128GB cards
- Tri-band LTE (Sprint Spark)
- WiFi 802.11 b,g,n
- 5" 720x1280 px screen
- 8MP main camera with auto-focus , LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording
- 1.2MP front facing camera
- 2040 mAH non-removable battery, 13 hour talk time
- HD Voice
- Harman Kardon Clari-Fi and LiveStage for enhanced sound.
- Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches
- Weight: 4.97 oz.