The ZTE Iconic phablet is now available as 'ZTE Boost Max' with Boost Mobile
The ZTE Boost Max comes with rather underwhelming hardware specs – the device sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (which results in a mediocre pixel density of 258 ppi), a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, which is clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and an 8MP rear camera. The phablet is also LTE-enabled and comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Some of the more interesting features of the device include support for Dolby Digital Sound, as well as the so called Smart Viewer, which allows users to be "running two apps together" on the display. In addition, the 3,200mAh interchangeable battery at the back of the Boost Max would most probably result in a very decent battery life.
If you opt to get the ZTE Boost Max, you can benefit from Boost Mobile's currently ongoing promotion. It's a limited time offer that is valid for new customers only – after you buy and activate one of the select devices, you have to sign up for one of Boost's Monthly Unlimited plans online and pay a full month's payment in advance. After you've followed all these steps, you are eligible to receive a $30 credit on your account. The offer is valid through March 31. You can view additional details about the promotion here.
source: Boost Mobile via Android Authority
1. Doakie (Posts: 1223; Member since: 06 May 2009)
If this was on T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid this would raise my eyebrow. But on Boost means that here in Seattle it'll be getting 200 Kbps connection speeds and dropping phone calls all day. We just left Sprint after 11 years because of how bad their network has become here in Seattle. ZTE seriously put this on T-Mobile for cheap and you'll sell a ton of these.
2. kindlefireowner (Posts: 344; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
ZTE has released dozens of horrible prepaid phones in the USA. Anybody that's willing to pay $299 for a ZTE prepaid phone has more dollars than brains. Remember the Warp?
3. grams17 (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 May 2011)
+1 A couple more dollars you can get a Nexus 5. Or Moto G for less.
4. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Boost mobile is the best prepaid company in the USA...
7. mturby (Posts: 239; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
what u just said is grous. i provided customer service to this company for 2 years and 70% of the customer complained about the reception, dropped phone calls and more.if u have good service with them ur lucky.
5. housry23 (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
This phone has only 1GB of ram, but supports dual windows for running 2 apps at a time. They should have put in at least 2GB of RAM. Then it would be worthy of the price tag. Plus Jellybean 4.1? That's just nuts. 4.3 is old. Why didn't they at least put that on it?
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2957; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Other than it's 5.7 inch display, you've seen this before already....even on prepaid networks. VM and BM both have the SGS3 which has 2GBs of RAM and Android 4.3 and it will get 4.4 soon enough as well. ZTE has had nothing but a bad rep of making extremely buggy devices and these specs do not justify paying the same as you would for the SGS3(in fact the SGS3 is cheaper right now on VM) The only thing you might like is the display size and at 720p it might not cut it anyway.