If you’re looking to move to a prepaid carrier in the United States, you have a ton of options. One of the best quality prepaid carriers out there is Boost Mobile, powered by Sprint. We’ve already taken a look at the best phones you can buy on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, and now it’s Boost Mobile’s turn. This prepaid carrier has a wide selection of premium devices, and to be honest, it can get a little confusing at times. So, we’re here to help you make that decision.

Related: Best Sprint Android phones

Many of the best options from Boost Mobile are pretty pricey when buying directly through the carrier. Keep in mind that these are all off-contract prices. You’ll likely be able to find them a bit cheaper on Amazon. Without any more hesitation, let’s get started!

Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.

Samsung Galaxy S8

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Following a successful launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung seemed to have a pretty good idea as to what users want in a smartphone. Solid battery life, high-res screens, impressive camera performance and more were all things the company achieved with the 2016 flagships. And while the Note 7 seemed to improve even more in those areas, overheating problems caused the device to enter total recall mode.

Now we get to see what Samsung has in store for us in 2017. It should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S8 features top-of-the-line specifications, a great camera and an all-new design that’s truly futuristic.

This time around, Samsung included a curved screen on the S8, as well as a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio that allows for a much more comfortable in-hand feel. The company even ditched its famous physical home button and included on-screen navigation keys (finally). Under the hood, the device comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895, depending on the region), 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and one of the latest versions of Android, 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung even launched a few extra accessories alongside the S8 that you should definitely consider checking out. The new Samsung DeX dock lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, and there’s also a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube. Of course, there’s also a new Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.

All in all, the Galaxy S8 is one of the most promising smartphones launching in 2017.


Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

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Samsung Galaxy S7

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Samsung did a killer job with their 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Design-wise, many would say those two phones were close to perfect. The company forwent a plastic design and instead included glass front and back panels with an aluminum frame. They weren’t without their flaws, though. The S6 and S6 Edge didn’t offer expandable storage or removable batteries — two features Samsung has been known to include in all its smartphones for years.

Now the Galaxy S7  has made its way to the masses, and it fixes many of the problems the S6 line introduced last year. While it doesn’t offer a removable battery, Samsung included expandable storage on the handset in case the 32 GB of on-board storage isn’t enough. Samsung mostly stuck to the same design this time around, though they did shrink down the camera bump on the back and made the device a little thicker to make room for larger battery.

In terms of specs, this is a top-of-the-line smartphone. It comes with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a great 12 MP rear-facing camera and it runs the latest version of Android. Seriously, this is an incredible smartphone. It’s a little pricey, but all in all, we think the high asking price is worth it.


  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, 152 g

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage which is further expandable via microSD card. It also sports an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing shooter, a large 3,300 mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The Galaxy J7 Perx is currently available for $199.99 from Boost Mobile.

In case you were wondering, there are some subtle differences between the Galaxy J7 Perx and the Galaxy J7 (2016) that is available globally, with the former coming with an upgraded processing package, but downgraded rear camera unit.


  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 267 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 140.7 x 70.1 x 8.6 mm, 133 g

LG Stylo 3

The LG Stylo 3 features a lot of similarities with its predecessor, but comes with updates to key aspects that will make this device a worthy upgrade. The Stylo 3 features a 5.7-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage which is further expandable via microSD card, a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front-facing unit, a 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

The device also comes with a stylus, which gives it its name, and an additional layer of security is available via the fingerprint scanner on the back. If you are looking for a large display smartphone with a stylus without breaking the bank, the LG Stylo 3 is a great choice.


  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 257 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Removable 3,200 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4 mm, 150 g

How do like our list? Is there any device you’d add or remove? Let us know your opinions in the comments!

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