Boost Mobile has recently added a new mid-range Android smartphone to its portfolio, the Boost Warp 4G. As the name suggests, the device offers 4G LTE support, so customers can pair this one with the carriers’ Android Monthly Unlimited for $55 (€40) per month.Customers who wish to purchase this mid-entry smartphone will have to come up with $200 (€150) upfront. Keep in mind that Boost Warp 4G is also available with the Android Daily Unlimited plan for just $3 (€2.2), but this one does not have any mobile data included in the package.
Boost Warp 4G ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and comes with both support for 3G and 4G LTE connectivity.
Hardware-wise, the smartphone is far from being impressive, but packs quite decent specs. It comes equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, as well as 1GB of RAM.
According to Boost Mobile, the device embeds 8 GB of internal memory, but there will be less than that left for installing applications. Fortunately, Boost Warp 4G features microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32 GB).
Another strong point of the device is the large 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution.
On the back, Boost Warp 4G sports an enhanced 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and video recording, while in the front, there’s a secondary 1-megapixel camera for video calls.
Other highlights of the smartphone include Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 support and microUSB port. Boost Mobile also states that the “Warp 4G is certified by the independent UL Environment that this phone contains environmentally-preferable materials with a minimal environmental impact.”
The Warp 4G is powered by a high-capacity 2070 mAh Li-Ion removable battery, which should provide up to 12 hours of talking time.