Virgin Mobile has added the ZTE Supreme to its lineup of Android smartphones, a 4G LTE smartphone that will cost $299 with one of the carrier's no-contract plans starting at $35 a month. The device is priced to compete with the likes of the Nexus 4 (before its price drop) and comes equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 1280 x 720 5-inch display, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 2,500mAh removable battery. Virgin is confident in the device's performance and ships it with Real Racing 3 preloaded.


The Supreme comes with Android 4.1.2 and offers a pretty stock experience out of the box - one of the perks of buying these more budget-friendly handsets. The device's colored backing is still made of plastic, but it's a tad bolder than most devices in its class.


The Supreme is available immediately, so anyone interested can head over to Virgin Mobile's website to pick one up now.

Virgin Mobile USA has added the oh so powerful Supreme™, a 4G LTE smartphone that packs in many of today’s must-have features including the latest version of Android™ 4.1.2. Jelly Bean. This device is priced at $299.99 and is available online only with Virgin Mobile’s no-contract Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data and messaging plans starting at $35.

With up to 15 hours of talk time, the class-leading battery life on Supreme means you can click, call, play games or watch videos longer than before. Equipped with a 13MP camera and HD video recorder, Supreme allows you to point and shoot like a professional. Supreme also comes with a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

This device is great for Gamers! Supreme  is equipped with a large 5-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS display with break-resistant LCD and a 2,500 mAh removable lithium-ion battery that greatly enhances play time. Supreme also comes preloaded with EA Mobile’s Real Racing 3, including officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and more than 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi. Racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.

ZTE Supreme on Virgin Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • kabloink

    How much memory does it include? For some reason they don't mention the internal memory size on the VM page.

    • Pupdog

      8GB/1GB - it's on the 'view full feature list' tab on the VM page

      • kabloink

        Thank you, I somehow missed that.

  • Garo.j

    Not bad for 300$ I am going to check it out soon at a virgin mobile store.

  • Anton Sekachev

    Just remembered this

  • Brian

    Seems comparable VM's galaxy S3 in both specs and price. S3 gets some extra points for being 16GB/2GB. Supreme gets extra points for battery life, though my guess is that, unlike the S3, it can't be removed. Personally, I don't love virtual buttons, so I'd give Supreme points for that, too. Not sure which phone makes for a better choice. Anyone have opinions?

    • Brian

      Oops, the battery *is* removable. Nice

    • Lora

      what about stock android? supreme has that and the samsung galaxy s3 does not right?

  • Lirodon

    Again. If you're going to use stock Android, AT LEAST DO THE BUTTONS RIGHT

  • Sonrep29

    Please see Sprint Vital ... Same phone. Been on the market for a month or 2.

  • Sabrina

    I recently had the Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2, it broke and I was planning on getting the S3, then I found this phone! Which is a better option, I'm curious at why the Galaxy S3 is $400 and this one is only $300. Help!!

  • Bill

    Here is the link that will give you the answer to all your questions about the Virgin Mobile Supreme. I almost bought the S3 until I found the Supreme and compared specs and reviews. If you are a Virgin Mobile customer like I am and want a great Android phone that blows the rest of the big names out of the water both by specs and price, this is definitely it! You'll be wasting your time and money looking at anything else.


    Hope this helps.

  • Brosph

    i have droped my supreme and i only had it for a month and it cracked the screen. the screen still comes on but when i touch it,, it wont respond can someone tell me if i just need the screen replaced or i need another thing replace!¿?

    • Vanessa Soraiz Razo

      I currently have the same problem did you ever find out where you can get your phone fixed at? I cant seem to find anyplace that can fix it. :/