Boost Mobile’s ZTE Warp Sync is a ridiculously cheap upper mid-range Android

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ZTE Warp SyncAfter taking over China, ZTE is becoming increasingly competitive on the Western hemisphere. Particularly in the no-contract US mobile landscape, where the Grand S Pro and Nubia 5S Mini LTE have recently launched to offer robust competition for similarly specced handhelds produced by bigger names in the industry that cost hundreds of bucks extra.

The same goes for Boost Mobile’s fresh Warp Sync, available at $179.99 in a prepaid, no-strings-attached scheme with a spec sheet worth about twice as much in Samsung or Sony’s camps. Think I’m exaggerating?

Then why don’t you compare Warp 4G’s sequel with, say, the Galaxy S5 mini, up for grabs on Amazon starting at around $450 unlocked and SIM-free? True, Sammy’s “diminutive flagship” is quite the looker, and the fingerprint sensor and water resistance have no match on the ZTE side.

But moving past shallow looks, the Warp Sync basically eclipses the S5 mini in all other departments. The display is larger, at 5 inches, 720p resolution is more than enough to keep the big guy in contention, and you even get an extra half gig of RAM (2 GB vs 1.5).

Then there’s the beefier battery, an 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash that on paper is just as capable, and a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 chip with, well, probably less punch than the Exynos 3 Quad but not by much.

All in all, with LTE connectivity, HD Voice, Dolby Digital Plus sound system and pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat added in the mix, the ZTE Warp Sync is a damn hard to refuse bargain. Too bad Boost smartphones rarely make their way outside the tight confines of the petite prepaid network.

Via [Boost Mobile]

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