August 18th 2014 12:41 pm

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Sharp and Sprint deserve some major kudos -- not only did they bring a truly interesting smartphone to our shores, but also they're pricing it to move and trying to get it into as many hands as possible. We can't help but wish Sprint imported the Crystal's more powerful brother instead, but hey: We have an actual bezel-less screen, and a set of guts that (for the most part) doesn't let it down. In the end, though, here's what it boils down to: If you're absolutely, positively enamored with Sprint, and don't feel the need to pay gobs of money for top-tier power, the AQUOS Crystal is definitely worth your attention. If you're all about the non-contract lifestyle on Virgin or Boost, though, the Crystal is a steal at $150. Thanks to the dark magic of carrier-exclusivity deals, no one else need apply.

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Engadget Oct 14, 2014

The Snapdragon 400 ticking away inside gives it enough oomph to keep up with most people's daily grinds. Alas, if you're not a fan of Sprint, you'll have to look elsewhere for your bezel-less phone fix.

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