Boost Mobile picks up the surprisingly premium Coolpad Legacy at a shockingly low price

Boost Mobile picks up the surprisingly premium Coolpad Legacy at a shockingly low price
Coolpad is a far lesser-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer than the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi, or ZTE, but somehow, the company has both been able to sell its ultra-affordable handsets on a number of US carriers for several years now and keep a low enough profile doing that so as not to end up on the local government's radar for any potentially funny business.

After making its debut on Metro by T-Mobile last month at an incredibly reasonable price of $130, the surprisingly premium Coolpad Legacy is today officially expanding to the Sprint-operated Boost Mobile MVNO. Believe it or not, Boost customers can get this large phone with an extra-large battery in tow even cheaper, needing to pay just $99.99 to own it outright with absolutely no strings attached or as little as $49.99 when switching their networks.

The 50 percent discount is valid starting today and until July 8 for new subscribers looking to port in their number from a non-Sprint-related carrier. To qualify for the introductory deal, you'll also have to activate the Legacy on an eligible plan fetching at least a $50 monthly fee.

Of course, even at $99.99, this thing shines in terms of the apparent quality/price ratio, running Android 9.0 Pie on the software side of things, packing a gargantuan 3,980mAh battery, and sporting a big 6.36-inch screen with a nice 2160 x 1080 pixel count (aka FHD+ resolution). The Coolpad Legacy looks pretty sweet on the outside by budget-friendly standards as well, while also featuring dual 16 + 5MP rear-facing cameras, a single 13MP selfie shooter, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, and a Snapdragon 450 processor.

As Metro by T-Mobile advertises this bad boy, you get "all the bells and whistles" of a high-end or at least an upper mid-range phone at a truly unbeatable, irresistible, unbelievable price point.

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3 Comments

1. Sam1ne

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 07, 2019

The times we live in.. $100 for what would be unimaginably capable and cool handheld device just 10 years ago.

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

4 years ago too

3. haydenb

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I didn't realize that a 3980 mah battery was considered gargantuan..

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