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.
343 (single-thread) 1138 (multi-thread)
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
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.