Sharp Aquos Crystal launches on Boost Mobile today, October 17th for Sprint



Sprint has just announced release details for the Sharp Aquos Crystal, a smartphone made in conjunction with Sharp and Sprint’s new Japanese owners Softbank. The device will first launch on Boost Mobile beginning today, October 10th, for $149.99 without a contract. You’ll be able to find it at Best Buy and Boost Mobile, or just order one online if you’d prefer to avoid the annoyances of brick and mortar.

The device is also headed to Sprint stores, though you’ll have to wait until October 17th to get your hands on it. It’ll be offered through Sprint’s Easy Pay service which’ll get you the device for $0 down and 24 payments of $10 charged every month. It sounds like Sprint won’t be offering it off-contract until it reaches their pre-paid arm on October 21st, at which point you can buy it full price for $150.

The Sharp Aquos Crystal doesn’t have the same oomph and firepower as contemporary flagships from the likes of HTC, Samsung and Motorola, though it’s designed quite nicely thanks to that 5-inch true edge-to-edge display. Here’s how the rest of the device stacks up:

  • Harman Kardon LiveStage™ provides a more lifelike headphone listening experience by adding dimension to the sound
  • Clari-Fi™ technology improves digital sound quality by restoring all types of compressed digital music
  • Clip Now, which takes screenshots with one swipe and saves them with an embedded URL for easy sharing
  • 8MP rear-facing and 1.2MP front-facing cameras
  • Crystal clear HD Voice
  • 2,040mAh battery
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB (RAM) and 8GB (ROM)

Certainly not bad for $150. Order the Boost Mobile version from Boost using this link, or stay tuned for the Sprint link later next week once it goes live.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. If sprint weren’t so bad this actually looks like a great intro to Android device.

  2. Motorola should buy Sharp’s mobile division… Or at least make a joint venture… This phone is nice and both companies have a focus for minimizing bezels…. Couple that with screen technology… Could be a threat….

  3. Samsung Note 4, LG…… is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Man, lining up the screen protector on that is gonna be a PITA.

  5. I think thus would look a lot better, if the bezel were on top

  6. available today? I had them on the self for the last week and a half. desire 510, that one can’t keep them on the shelf

  7. Let me get this straight Boost mobile gets the phone earlier and cheaper than on contract Sprint customers? Way to dump on your bread and butter users Sprint; and you wonder why they are leaving you in droves.

    1. see tmobile and metro prepaid always gets it cheaper than post

  8. Screen looks nice. Really interested in how it will handle the bend test lol

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