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a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 3200mAh battery.The phone comes with Android 4.1, so it's significantly outdated already, and I wouldn't count on receiving many OTAs in the future to address this.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