This is one of the most intriguing smartphones I’ve seen in a long time and for one huge reason or I guess one tiny reason. First of all the bezel is the frame that surrounds the glass screen of the phone. All the way around this phone, except for the bottom, you have a minimal bezel that basically melts over the side, so it really looks like there’s no bezel at all. On the bottom it has a huge “chin” that probably holds the display drivers. The real reason we made a review about the Aquos was the design, believe me, the display looks amazing.
We’re looking at a 5” 720p edge to edge display with the camera and white LED notifications placed on the bottom. The handset is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz and backed by a good 1.5 GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. As far as the memory goes, the device offers 8 GB of storage with micro SD card support for expansion up to 128 GB. The Aquos Crystal sports an 8 MP rear-facing unit with LED flash in addition to a 1.2 MP shooter at the front. Other significant features include a solid 2040 mAh battery unit that can give up to 13 hours of talk-time and a sound system by Harmon Kardon.
[adsense300gray]One of the sacrifices they made, for that bezzeless display, is not having an ear-peace which is actually a feature. Instead having an ear-peace on the top, the entire glass front panel vibrates so anywhere you put ear on the display you can hear it. The back facing camera looks great, basically you have a full 5 inch viewfinder. But it’s not all pros, obviously when you have an edge to edge display you have to make some sacrifices. It’s hard to hold the phone without accidentally pressing something on the screen and also durability is going to suffer ( it’s impossible to make a case for this phone that doesn’t cover parts of the display). So if you drop it on any of the sides, other then the bottom, but then again this is not a high-end phone, the price being only $240 off contract.