Virgin Mobile Supreme, is now available. It's one of the big but little known Chinese manufacturer's highest end phones to date with specs that rival those of the Samsung Galaxy S III. But it's list price is $299.99 price, $100 less than the Samsung.
The Supreme is the same phone that Sprint has been selling since June as the Sprint Vital. In Sprint livery it has been getting some pretty good reviews. PhoneArena said the display was "bright, vibrant and generally pleasant to use" and the camera "performed respectably" but the battery "drained fairly quickly". PCMag called the Vital "ZTE's best smartphone yet" liking the camera and display, but found the out going call quality "thin, tinny and grating". Engadget's Brad Molen gave the camera a mixed review; it took fine pictures in normal lighting but didn't do as well as Samsung's best in low-light situations or bright sun. Brad did like the Vital's video capture quality and found battery life decent at at 12 to 13 hours with moderate use.
Here are the Virgin Mobile Supreme's specs:
- Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960)
- Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, accepts SD cards up to 64 GB
- Screen: 5.0" 1280x720px HD IPS Touchscreen
- Cameras: 13 MP main camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture; 1 MP front facing camera
- OS: Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Hi-Speed Data: LTE, EV-DO
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 4.0
- Dimensions: 5.59 x 0.39 x 2.81 in (141.9 x 9.9 x 71.4 mm)
- Weight: 5.43 oz. (153.9 g)
- Battery: 2500 Mah, Talk time: 15 hours,Standby Time: 11.25 days