Boost Mobile, an MVNO running on Sprint's network, has just released two new smartphones for customers to choose from: the ZTE Prestige 2 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx. In detail, these two phones include the following features:
ZTE Prestige 2
A couple of weeks ago, Boost Mobile announced that they were adding the new ZTE Prestige 2 smartphone to their lineup. The device comes as a successor to the original ZTE Prestige that we first saw in the market in 2015. Today, the new Prestige 2 is officially ready for release.
Even though the Prestige 2 doesn't necessarily have high-end specs, it does come with a few improvements compared to the original model. The Prestige 2 comes with a 5-inch LCD display with a 480x854 resolution.
From within, the device follows its older brother by running on a 1.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor. ZTE, however, improves the hardware on the Prestige 2 by throwing in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in memory as opposed to the Prestige's 1GB of RAM and 8GB built-in memory configuration. There is an expandable memory space of up to 32GB through a microSD card.
Camera-wise, the Prestige 2 has the same 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording as its older brother. Up front, another 5-megapixel sensor can be found for taking selfies and video calls. The Prestige had a 2-megapixel sensor upfront.
As for the battery, the Prestige 2 comes with a smaller 2,035 mAh battery compared with the original device's 2,300 mAh battery capacity. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS upon unboxing.
The Prestige 2 is in no way comparable with the high-end flagship smartphones available in today's smartphone market. But if you're looking for a secondary device or an emergency phone, it might be worth checking out.
It is priced at $79.99. Although a quick visit to Boost Mobile's website will show you that there is currently a promotional discount of $30 available with this device. So instead of $79.99, the ZTE Prestige 2 may be purchased for only $49.99.
There is no mention of when the promotional discount will end.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx
The second device that Boost Mobile released today is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx. Despite its catchy name, the Galaxy J7 Perx does come with some humble specs that are suitable for those who want a mid-tier device.
The Galaxy J7 Perx comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. From within, the device runs on a 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2GB of RAM and a built-in memory of 16GB.
This smartphone is able to capture photos with its 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1080p HD video recorder. Up front, the device has a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls. There is also a 3,300 mAh battery that powers the device for up to 40 hours of talk time. Upon release, the Galaxy J7 Perx runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
Unlike the ZTE Prestige, the Galaxy J7 Perx doesn't come with a promotional discount. Instead, you may purchase it from Boost Mobile's website with a price of $199.99.