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Boost Mobile Launches its First Phablet, The Boost MAX by ZTE

Boost Mobile has launched its first "phablet", a phone with a nearly tablet sized screen, today. It's called the Boost MAX and is made by ZTE. The Android 4.1 device has a 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 px HD IPS Gorilla Glass screen and an  8-megapixel camera. It supports Sprint's LTE network which is now available in 340 markets.

The Max's other specs are decidedly mid-range including a dual core 1.2 Mhz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. There's an SD card Slot with support for cards up to 64 GB and a massive 3200 MAh non-removable battery that provides a claimed 16 hours of talk time.

Like all of Boost's Android phones, the Max requires Boost Mobile’s $55 Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of the plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited talk, text and picture messaging and data (throttled to 256 Kbps after 2.5 GB). Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone

Full specs for the Boost Max:

  • 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 px HD IPS Gorilla Glass screen
  • Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.2GHz dual core processor
  • 1 GB RAM/8 GB internal memory
  • Support for up to 64 GB microSD cards
  • Dual mode 3G/4G LTE
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low-energy profile)
  • 3200 mAh non-removable battery. up to 16 hours talk time
  • Swype® keyboard for fast and easy text entry
  • Dolby Digital Plus surround sound audio
  • SmartView, technology that allows two applications to run side by side on the screen at the same time.
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight 6.87 oz
The Boost Max is available now for $299.99 at Boost Mobile stores, independent wireless dealers locations and at boostmobile.com with free shipping. For a limited time new Boost Mobile customers who purchase the Max and activate it on a new account are eligible for a $30 account credit.


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  1. Lately virgin and boost have not been putting any branding on the phones. Maybe the merger rumors are true.

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  2. I stopped reading after it said ZTE. ZTE prepaid phones have been unreliable at best. $300 is a big investment in a phone. Boost has the Moto G. I would buy that instead.

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    1. This has a screen over an inch larger than the Moto G. They're not really comparable. This compares to something like the Blu Life View ($280 for Net10) or the Samsung Galaxy Mega ($350 on MetroPCS). There isn't yet a clear winner in the extra-large budget phone category, so ZTE may as well throw their hat in the ring.

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  3. That is one ugly phone.

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