If you want this phone to run on gsm antenna, you need to buy or order it from japan, Sharp Aquos Crystall 305sh model... If you have LTE broadband in your country so you may purchase Sharp Aquos Crystall 306sh model from USA (japanese model will also work for US, but for specific providers and in some cases it has several disadvantages, read below), with is even cheaper then japan one (?) with dramatic prize of 128$... deal of the century. Know that japanese 306sh model is for japan only. It is locked so u need to unlock it in order to change to your provider. And Android OS of 305sh is also japanish... configured and changed for there web services, sometimes problems accured with fonts and so, UI is unfriendly (?). In order to fix this u need to change OS to standard Android.. found in google store, and fonts maybe fixed via rooting through system and adding new administrative fonts on it, any Linux guy will help u to do that. But pls before buying this phone look through your countries antenna-band to know witch model is the best to buy. Design is fascinating, cool and soft... u'll like it to keep on your hand, something other then usual mobiles... so TY ;)
This phone is fantastic looking cosmetics are great. However the phone sound is very poor even on speaker it sounds muffled and you barely hear it, also the keys on the keyboard are way to sensitive when texting
gelk98, 21 Feb 2015I'm in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I just received the aquos crystal SH306 from USA. I need to kno... moreHey, this phone doesn`t support the bandwith of brasil, only a certain verizon bandwith from the united state, you have to look up the GSM networks before buying a phone
I'm in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I just received the aquos crystal SH306 from USA. I need to know if someone got to unlock this cell phone? the device didn't get to find the network here.
I don't understand why the Sharp Aquos isn't going to receive the 5.0 update , new phone running on the old kit Kat.lol why Sharp!
Hello. I wrote one comment a month ago but unfortunately, was not posted. Sorry. Anyway, I am in ph now, went to greenhills to have it unlocked, or atleast use an xsim but did not succeed. My friend who bought this phone said it is already unlocked, but cannot use overseas somehow. Planning to sell it, or if there is somebody who can help me unlock would be great. Cheers! Great phone indeed. No hang-ups, just enough speed, with very pretty design.
Luke, I hope you succeed since a singaporean by the name of benny_hk (seller of JPN and Korean phones) says he managed to unlock all 2g/3g/4gLTE bands on his. But the cost is too high.
Also, I can't find any rooting method for this.
But then again, I also couldn't find cwm for zte v969 on foreign sites but fellow filipinos managed to have cwm on their v969.
luke, 01 Jan 2015Softbank in Tokyo. I have a Japanese friend who purchased it by himself in Japan and will arri... moreI have the exact money for buying this phone at 6500php. I wish sharp could make it into philippines. I dont have a phone rightnow and i think ill be waiting for it to come here. If sharp wont sell it to philippines. I will buy it in japan, but it should be UNLOCKED.
I really WISH sharp will give us an UNLOCKED phone.
gee fr philly usa, 22 Dec 2014great phone hands down. do wish it were biggerthey do have a bigger one. 402sh
Softbank in Tokyo. I have a Japanese friend who purchased it by himself in Japan and will arrive in Philippines this week. As my previous post stated, I will make another comments once I have tested the device. As of the moment, I cannot tell yet if it can work to any location. But I'm sure it is a GSM device, because 305SH supports GSM that is only available in Japan. Thanks.
luke, 28 Dec 2014Mine is coming on 5th of January from Japan with white rom - meaning no sim lock, so I can use... moreHi. From where did you bought the device in Japan. I had searched in ebay.jp. But there all its mentioned the phone 305sh is locked and unable to unlock in japan. The user has to unlock the device oversea. Please comment or reply to me at email@example.com when u have the chance to get the device in hand. I am from India and very badly need this device. Trying every possible ways to get the model 305sh the GSM Version.
Sharp is missing a trick, Europe release please and watch how people flock to it in millions... one massive demand alot on of other companies dont seem to understand! Sharp has nailed it on design!
Mine is coming on 5th of January from Japan with white rom - meaning no sim lock, so I can use anywhere. Model number is 305SH from SoftBank which supports GSM. Ill post more comments once I've tested it my own. I'm from Philippines.