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5.7-inch Boost Max phablet lands on Boost Mobile priced at $299 off contract

ByinNew Phones, Phones Without Contract | January 28, 2014

Boost Max for Boost MobileOur suspicions about the ZTE Iconic Phablet being on its way to Boost Mobile proved to be accurate. The phablet indeed graced the carrier’s store with its presence today, under a different name, though. If you are interested in the device look for a Boost Max, as this is how the big guy is called here in the US. The Boost Max can be yours in the carrier’s retail locations and online store for $299.99. Since Boost Mobile is a pre-paid carrier, you won’t need to sign any long-term contracts.

Boost Mobile’s Max vs. ZTE Iconic Phablet

Boost MaxBoost’s version of the phablet is identical to the one showcased at CES 2014. Well, almost identical. The only difference between these two models is the OS. The ZTE Iconic Phablet presented at Consumer Electronic Show was running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean; however, if you grab the device from Boost, you will receive the handset loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Other specs and features remain intact which means that you can expect a 5.7-inch display with 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and a decent 3,200 mAh battery.

The Boost Max sports an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 1-megapixel shooter on the front. Moreover, the phone offers 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 64 GB, and dual mode with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. Even though the OS was downgraded two notches compared to the version we saw at CES, it is still comes with ZTE’s Mifavor user interface and some cool features, for example split-screen multitasking.

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