Nov 19 AT 1:05 PM Nick Sarafolean 1 Comment

Sharp Aquos Crystal performance: benchmarks vs reality

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While the Sharp Aquos Crystal is intended to be a mid-range device, there’s no doubt that it’s aiming to be a great one that outshines the others in its area. As such, performance is a key factor. The Sharp Aquos Crystal has great design, but do its internal specs match up? We’ve tested it out in everyday performance as well as in the most common benchmarks and now we’re here to report back on how it did.


Benchmark Test Score
AnTuTU 17518
Quadrant 8636
Geekbench 3 343 (single-thread) 1138 (multi-thread)
AndEBench Pro 3241
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited 4683
SunSpider 1.0.2 1684.8ms

All in all, the Sharp Aquos Crystal performs exactly as we’d expect from a device with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1.5GB RAM. Benchmarks aren’t the strong suit of a phone like this, so bear that in mind when considering the phone’s performance. What really matters is how the device performs in everyday matters, so let’s take a look at that next.


In everyday tasks, the Sharp Aquos Crystal performs beautifully for a mid-range phone. Scrolling is smooth and fluid with little slowdown or lag. Apps open quickly and load up in a surprisingly short amount of time. Switching through apps is a painless experience, again with little to no lag. Even with several things running, the Sharp Aquos Crystal clips along at a brisk pace.

Games are usually fine, though higher-intensity games might drop some frames. Overall, though, the performance is solid. We can’t find much to knock when it comes to the performance of the Sharp Aquos Crystal. The exceptional performance likely stems from both the 720p resolution display as well as the lack of custom software to slow things down. Those two facts help to greatly boost performance without sacrificing quality, so it was decision by Sharp. All in all, a solid thumbs-up for the Sharp Aquos Crystal on performance.

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Andy_jr

    Thanks for doing these mini-reviews! I was interested in this phone from the start, and your information has only strengthened my interest.

    The only downside is the lack of a GSM version. I might consider the Boost Mobile version, but I’d rather have an unlocked GSM unit.