Finding competent Android smartphones at an affordable price just isn't as difficult as it used to be. There's the Nexus 5 for people who want a phone for $349.99 that remains competitive with largely anything out there. There's the HTC Desire 601 for $279.99 for anyone who wants Sense but doesn't want to fork over the money for one of the manufacturer's flagship devices. And for people who really don't want to spend over $200, there's the Moto G. But if you want a significantly larger handset for a similar low price, Boost Mobile is ready to fill that niche with the Boost MAX, a 5.7-inch device available for $299.99 without a contract.


The Boost MAX is a rebranded ZTE Beast, which @evleaks leaked a week ago. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 3200mAh battery.The phone comes with Android 4.1, so it's significantly outdated already, and I wouldn't count on receiving many OTAs in the future to address this. But if you know someone who would benefit from a large display that couldn't care less about what version they're running, this might be the phone to get.

Boost MAX on Boost 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.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Who are Boost Mobile?

  • Firmino


  • Scott

    I like the original name better... BEAST!

  • Derail Doax

    If this was on T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid this would raise my eyebrow. But on Boost means that here in Seattle it'll be getting 200 Kbps connection speeds and dropping phone calls all day. We just left Sprint after 11 years because of how bad their network has become here in Seattle. ZTE seriously put this on T-Mobile for cheap and you'll sell a ton of these.