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Boost Mobile Released Two New Phones Today

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Boost Mobile, one of Sprint's prepaid brands, has just released two new smartphones for customers to choose from: the ZTE Prestige 2 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx. In detail, these two phones include the following features:

ZTE Prestige 2

A couple of weeks ago, Boost Mobile announced that they were adding the new ZTE Prestige 2 smartphone to their lineup. The device comes as a successor to the original ZTE Prestige that we first saw in the market in 2015. Today, the new Prestige 2 is officially ready for release.

Even though the Prestige 2 doesn't necessarily have high-end specs, it does come with a few improvements compared to the original model. The Prestige 2 comes with a 5-inch LCD display with a 480x854 resolution.

From within, the device follows its older brother by running on a 1.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. ZTE, however, improves the hardware on the Prestige 2 by throwing in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in memory as opposed to the Prestige's 1GB of RAM and 8GB built-in memory configuration. There is an expandable memory space of up to 32GB through a microSD card.

Camera-wise, the Prestige 2 has the same 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording as its older brother. Up front, another 5-megapixel sensor can be found for taking selfies and video calls. The Prestige had a 2-megapixel sensor upfront.

As for the battery, the Prestige 2 comes with a smaller 2,035 mAh battery compared with the original device's 2,300 mAh battery capacity. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS upon unboxing.

The Prestige 2 is in no way comparable with the high-end flagship smartphones available in today's smartphone market. But if you're looking for a secondary device or an emergency phone, it might be worth checking out.

It is priced at $79.99. Although a quick visit to Boost Mobile's website will show you that there is currently a promotional discount of $30 available with this device. So instead of $79.99, the ZTE Prestige 2 may be purchased for only $49.99.

There is no mention of when the promotional discount will end.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx

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The second device that Boost Mobile released today is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx. Despite its catchy name, the Galaxy J7 Perx does come with some humble specs that are suitable for those who want a mid-tier device.

The Galaxy J7 Perx comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. From within, the device runs on a 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2GB of RAM and a built-in memory of 16GB.

This smartphone is able to capture photos with its 13-megapixel rear-facing camera  and 1080p HD video recorder. Up front, the device has a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls. There is also a 3,300 mAh battery that powers the device for up to 40 hours of talk time. Upon release, the Galaxy J7 Perx runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Unlike the ZTE Prestige, the Galaxy J7 Perx doesn't come with a promotional discount. Instead, you may purchase it from Boost Mobile's website with a price of $199.99.


Source: @BoostMobile

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  1. Sprint deserves to fail. Boosts BYOD selection is a joke. I can't even use my unlocked Moto x pure with boost or Virgin Mobile.

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    1. i use a sprint galaxy note 4 on boost. i agree that the phone selection is horrible but im getting a good deal on data, 2 lines unlimited lte each with 8 gb wifi hotspot and unlimited talk and text for $80 , nobody else can beat that deal. and if sprint continues to exist that brings the price down with more competition.

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    2. And, SoftBank deserves the bleeding loss they've taken dumping money into a dead horse.

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    3. i want to activate the MOTO G5 PLUS on boost mobile, is this possible? will boost allow this factory unlocked phone that is compatible with sprint network

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    4. You can easily re-create the experience of putting your Moto G5 on Boost by putting it in airplane mode.

      For free.

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  2. Great. Both of their new customers for April 2017 will be very happy.

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  3. $199 for a useless paperweight outside of boost and its lackluster network? Now that's funny.

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  4. Since SoftBank loves to burn cash as fast as they can bale it for their pet pork project and Boost's daddy, Srpint, Masayoshi should make these J7's gratis!

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    1. I might consider boost if they paid me to use it.

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  5. The J7 would need to be completely free and come with free roaming in order for it to be worth anything.

    Otherwise, it belongs in the trash with all the other Boost phones.

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  6. Has anyone been able to activate the new Moto G5 plus on boost Mobile? It's factory unlocked Sprint and Verizon compatible. If so how was the process?

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  7. i see there are some people being trolls here, boost has the best deal on service in my area and i always have coverage, my only issue with them is the phone selection, but they did let me activate a note 4.

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    1. ...they "let you."

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    2. yes let, just like everything you get on your network is because they let you. i dont spend a lot on phones and i wouldnt pay a monthly fee to lease one either so leaving boost to go to another carrier just so i would have a bigger selection of phones(something i only buy 1 time a year) doesnt make sense when i get a good deal on service

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    3. and if they "let me" activate a note 5 or a g6 next i will be a happy customer for a longer time

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    4. My carrier will "let me" move my SIM card to ANY device I please, at any time. That is what they "let" me do. Without asking. At will.

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    5. i dont know if that was supposed to impress me but you cant put your sim in any phone unless you own the device, and you are starting to sound like a rep for another carrier.

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    6. "Everyone who has a different opinion is a troll, no matter how valid or supported by facts/experience their opinion is."

      When everyone's a "troll," nobody's a troll.

      The fact remains, most of us are presumably well versed in regards to Sprint's service and network based on RingPlus which was, for a time, a universally beloved deal.

      But it wasn't beloved because the service and devices were top notch.

      It was a big hit because it accurately underpriced Sprint service and activated subsidized devices, allowing subscribers to get nearly free stuff as a trade off for using Sprint's shoddy network.

      It then fell in popularity as the price increased, all while GSM competitors bettered their own offerings to actually become competitive.

      Despite many prepaid hobbyists hoping RP would offer GSM service as well, both to get off a sinking ship and to improve the network quality of their service, they stayed the course until their price hikes/war on "data hogs" eventually spurned enough high-usage PAYING customers that the entire ponzi scheme went belly up from insufficient new funds.

      The point is, despite data being a valuable commodity, it was still so unusable half the time (especially in some buildings) that people just weren't willing to pay comparable rates for Sprint's terribly inferior network.

      RP's failure now serves as a testament to the "true market value" of Sprint service, which could only be peddled to potential new customers (i.e. deal seekers with no emotional attachment to any carrier) when it was sold for pennies on the dollar.

      That's ultimately why Sprint always gets so much hate, because long-time users already know from past experience that Boost's unlimited data is only worth $10/mo tops due to spotty native coverage and lack of network investment.

      And since the devices will become paperweights when Sprint goes bankrupt, nobody actually wants to pay more than $50 for one.

      It actually gets worse, though.

      Where as the former problem could be solved with a mere price cut, the latter issue is far trickier.

      Nowadays, a lot of people are now mobile-only and need higher specs.

      But because Boost can't (or won't) subsidize such high-spec devices down to that $50 sweet spot, they wind up driving customers to buy universal phones that can be used on competitors.

      And since their competitors offer better networks and speeds, there's no real reason to use Boost.

      This creates a dynamic where Boost actively funnels subscribers to the competition.

      I know that's a lot of tl;dr, but understanding the context Boost's critical mismanagement is key to understanding why anything Sprint-related always inspires cascading waves of hatred every single time.

      The carrier and its subsidiaries really are just that bad, and most commenters are just tired of watching them never actually improve their pricing and/or network enough to once again become a viable choice.

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    7. "That's ultimately why Sprint always gets so much hate, because long-time users already know from past experience that Boost's unlimited data is only worth $10/mo tops due to spotty native coverage and lack of network investment."

      Exactly. That's why RingPlus is so missed... the only company that sold Sprint service for its true value.

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    8. Warren said: "i see there are some people being trolls here, boost has the best deal on service in my area and i always have coverage, my only issue with them is the phone selection, but they did let me activate a note 4."

      Once you leave Mom's basement and get out of the range of her AIRAVE signal booster, Warren, you will find that it's a pretty much Sprint-free desert out there. Even T-Mobile is much better now.

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  8. The truth about Sprint/Boost and their rather weak network, years of empty promises, draconian policy, anti-consumer practices, and their master plan of alienation is NOT TROLLING. They haven't succumbed to a natural death yet on account of SoftBank and its appetite to burn money as fast as possible.

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    1. Dead carrier walking.

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    2. Waiting for SoftBank's cash to dry up.

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  9. Nothing exciting here. Another SD210 burner phone and an overpriced mid-ranger. I would get the Moto G5 instead, at least you can leave the carrier if service stinks. Boost still doesn't offer Canada roaming either, the main reason I won't even try their service.

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    1. The roaming options, like so much of Sprint, scream 2007.

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  10. Despite the Sprint-Hate trolled here on every Sprint-related post, Sprint’s image among consumers is at an all-time high, according to a new report from Cowen and Company.
    Verizon’s brand is slipping.

    Cowen’s quarterly wireless survey of more than 1,000 respondents found that 31.8% of those polled said Sprint’s brand is improving, and 38.5% of Sprint customers said it is on the rise. Only 7% of Sprint customers said the brand is worsening, marking the lowest such figure in the history of Cowen’s survey.

    http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-s-image-rises-while-verizon-s-slips-cowen

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    1. "all-time high," is a relative thing and can be the smallest of increase and be deemed "all-time high." A junk network, empty promises for years (back to 2002 when I was, unfortunately, a customer), no VoLTE, "mother may I?" policy on phones, and on and on. But, great. I wouldn't exactly want all of Sprint's subscribers flocking to the other three and choking them overnight. Then where would SoftBank burn their cash?

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    2. All of which is meaningless, and could mean people like the modified logo.

      But when it comes to what really counts, few choose Sprint.

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    3. stop censoring so much... unless there is profanity or personal attack. Your censorship skews the direction of conversation.

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    4. Agreed. Bottom line... Sprint is dead last. Period. Unarguable.

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    5. these anonymous trolls just sound like reps for other carriers

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    6. "38.5% of Sprint customers said it is on the rise. Only 7% of Sprint customers said the brand is worsening"

      Confirmation bias at work.

      First of all, that doesn't even measure the opinion of exclusively prepaid subscribers, which is the only thing relevant given that it's prepaid subscribers who actually use prepaid carriers like Boost.

      More to the point, people who realize Sprint's a bad deal won't continue being Sprint customers, thereby limiting the pool to people who either get bad service from other carriers due to their location (which means they don't have a broader perspective) or those who aren't well-informed (which means they don't have a broader perspective).

      What's more, the opinion of 1000 customers doesn't even address whether or not Sprint's prepaid divisions are actually gaining customers at a rate comparable to the competition.

      Those kinds of statistics are basically worthless trash, with a much better measure of Sprint being what prepaid hobbyists think of them.

      After all, you wouldn't dismiss a food critic just because 100% of hobos thought dumpster food was improving.

      Sometimes trash is just trash regardless of what garbage people think, and that's really all there is to it.

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    7. "these anonymous trolls just sound like reps for other carriers"

      People recommend things they have good experiences with and point out the failings of things they don't.

      Some services and products are just better than others on price, customer service and quality.

      On the other hand, some are so bad that there's near-universal agreement of how bad they are.

      That's just the way a market works.

      The only way Sprint will shed its bad reputation is by improving.

      But since it can't, won't, and hasn't for a long time, everyone's rightfully written them off as a lost cause.

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    8. i think we will continue to see sprint and its mvno's get better.

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    9. "i think we will continue to see sprint and its mvno's get better."

      I hope so, Warren. But that would be Sprint doing a 180. They aren't going in the direction of any improvement now.

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    10. "i think we will continue to see sprint and its mvno's get better."

      Better isn't enough.

      They need to get competitive, which means massive spending on infrastructure and spectrum a la T-mobile as well as total BYOD.

      That was never the plan, though.

      From the very beginning, esteemed corporate samurai Masayoshi Son bet everything on using Sprint as a stepping stone to buy out T-mobile.

      When that fell through, Softbank got stuck with hazardous waste that costs more to recycle than they're willing to invest.

      Sprint turned out to be their Fukushima after it got assailed with a tidal wave of regulatory scrutiny.

      Nowadays, their only option is bankruptcy and stripping it for parts to pay back creditors.

      The only reason they haven't put the zombie carrier to rest yet is because of what an immense blow it would be to Softbank's Japanese spirit.

      But given time, odds are that Sprint's eventually going under once Son accepts the reality that his superior Japanese business sense, which was refined in over 100 board rooms, still can't cut through the malaise of good old fashioned American incompetence.

      Maybe not this year or the next, but it's still an inevitability.

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  11. Is Sprint now an MVNO?

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  12. "After all, you wouldn't dismiss a food critic just because 100% of hobos thought dumpster food was improving."

    Some would, if they offered free maggots.

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  13. Sprint has ONE redeeming value. It serves as some level of competitive threat (however minuscule) to the big three. But at the end of the day. They're dead last. As soon as SoftBank runs out of money to keep it artificially alive, it'll die and its carcass will be picked apart.

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  14. Even PrimeCo wasn't as horrendous as Sprint, proportionately to the services offered at the time, and they were awful. I happily marched right on PAYING the incumbent carrier here in Dallas. smh.

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  15. l've seen so many negative reviews about the gov.phone program on the internet.So many complaints and nothing good is said.I was thinking in getting into one of them. But I'm skeptical and don't know what to do. I would like your opinion and advice on this. Also the field agents peddling the phones, can they be trusted.As to giving your personal info to them. What should I do?

    sorry,for this second reply.Don't know if first one got through.

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