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5.7-inch ZTE Iconic Phablet arrives to Boost Mobile, rebranded as Boost Max

The ZTE Iconic Phablet has now arrived to the United States via Boost Mobile, rocking a new name. The handset has been rebranded as the Boost Max.

Published onJanuary 28, 2014


Earlier this month at CES, ZTE unveiled several new handsets, including the 5.7-inch beast they dubbed the ZTE Iconic Phablet. Now the Iconic is already making its U.S. debut starting today on the prepaid carrier Boost Mobile, alongside a re-branded name.

The Boost Mobile variant of the handset will officially be called the Boost Max, and is priced at $299.99 outright. Spec-wise, the Max isn’t exactly a powerhouse but it’s 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU is still respectable enough.

Other specs include a 5.7-inch 720p display, 8MP rear cam, 1MP front cam, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3200mAh battery and the now heavily aged Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Considering both the specs and price, most users would probably be better off saving some money and grabbing the Motorola Moto G or spending a bit more and getting a Nexus 5. 

On the other hand, if you really have your heart set on getting a massive “phablet-sized” handset at a budget price, the Boost Max should still be more than capable of delivering a decent Android experience. Just keep in mind that the handset will only work on the Boost Mobile network.

What do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up?

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