Jan 28 AT 12:36 PM Alex Wagner 49 Comments

Boost MAX phablet lumbers into Boost Mobile’s lineup with 5.7-inch HD display


Today Boost Mobile officially introduced the new Boost MAX, and with a name like that, you just know that the device has a crazy spec or two up its sleeve.

The Boost MAX’s tentpole feature is its 5.7-inch 720p IPS display, making it the biggest handset on Boost Mobile’s roster. The MAX also has a beefy 3200mAh battery to help power that big ol’ screen. Also buried inside of the MAX is 1GB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, 4G LTE support and a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and the outside of the device houses an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1-megapixel front-facing shooter.

On the software side of things, the Boost MAX comes preloaded with a faily stock version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Boost and ZTE have also loaded the MAX with SmartView, a feature that allows users to take advantage of the phone’s ginormous screen to run any two apps at the same time.

The Boost MAX is now available from Boost Mobile’s website as well as its retail stores. Priced at $299.99 without a contract, the Boost MAX is one of the pricier phones in the prepaid operator’s lineup, but that’s actually not a bad deal considering that you’re getting a device with 4G LTE connectivity, a big battery and a 5.7-inch HD display that’s by far the largest screen available for the carrier. If that sounds like a phone that’s right up your alley, you can visit Boost’s website and click the big orange “Add to cart” button to claim a MAX of your very own right now.

Source: Boost Mobile

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Arsenal, beer, video games. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • jerrbomb

    Not a bad phablet for a prepaid carrier.. Not bad..

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I think the main thing to look at with this phone is the price. For $300 you get a device which would typically cost $500 if it were sold by LG, Sony, Samsung of HTC. yes, the external hardware could use a bit of inspiration, but that can easily be remedied by throwing on a cheap case.

  • thel0nerang3r

    With only 1GB of RAM, this phone would benefit greatly by having Kitkat.

  • donger

    The color reminds me of the Nexus one.

  • meika

    How do I screenshot….please help

    • Nazaree

      Power and volume down

    • latarayoungblood

      brought me one yesterday an love it but how do i screen shot

      • Yonnie

        hey guys hope this is useful to screenshot on your fne is the down volume button and the power button push both at the same time and it will screenshot

        • steve

          THANK YOOOUUUUU!!!!!

    • me05port

      hold down the volume button that turns the volume down and the on and off button at the same time

    • Libby

      I absolutely love this phone. A tablet and phone in one. It’s exactly what I needed, and the price is amazing. I haven’t put it down since I purchased it.

  • Bryan Edwards

    its a great phone easy to use and fun to use.

  • latarayoungblood

    brought me one yesterday an i love it

  • Esco

    i grabbed one yesterday..im in love

  • t dasher

    just got one yesterday, and can’t put it down.

  • Unique

    Anyone has a case for it yet??

    • Belinda

      Got it off amazon

      • April

        what kind of phone case did u get for the Boost Max 5.7

    • Libby

      Amazon has them. My case came a few days ago. But you better hurry. They’re selling like hot cakes.

    • Yonnie

      ik that Amazon got some but none i like

  • laura

    awesome phone…. I got a ondigo case for mine $35 but well worth it!!

    • deb

      Which case on ondigo fits?

  • Dedra

    how do u screenshot on this phone

  • Meoshelewinsky

    My front facing camera is too dark to take selfies so im taking this phone back…sorry

    • vee

      I love you comment. I totally agree. I take alot of selfies and the camera on this sucks. And where is the self timer for front view….ugh wish i could take mine back….

  • Dale Shields

    Im loving my Max!!! Cheap & good!! Good job Boost Mobil..

  • Preston Ward

    i really enjoy this phone and has a long battery life really like how you can use two apps at the sametime my phone freezes somtimes though whats up with the how do you do a reset when it freezes?

  • Yonnie

    i love my fne man its amazing but how do i screenshot

  • Shay

    It’s a great phone, I love it, I just found out how to do screenshot

  • Robin Gross

    The battery life is amazing! Internet is phenomenal! This is by far the best prepaid service I’ve ever had! Worth every penny

  • julia

    Anyone know how to sync contacts with Facebook? I can’t figure it out

    • Brittany

      Were you ever able to figur it out?

  • julia


  • cynthia jackson

    Got the boost max yesterday and loving it how do you screenshot do u have to download the screenshot app will someone please help me….

    • quamane Williams


  • quamane Williams


  • Kevin Goodey

    All the reviews saying this phone is garbage. Can anyone tell me how it really is?

  • Kevin Goodey

    Thanks by the way…just need a new phone…

  • Amy

    Just got mine today does anyone know if it shows how much battery you got left like the percentage on the Samsungs

  • cresha

    yea its great i brought mine a week ago and i am in love with it…kisses to my new baby

  • Danny Hernandez

    For those who don’t know how to screenshot this amazing new and cool device, you hold down the “volume down” button and the “sleep button” AT TGE SAME TIME. It takes like 1/2 a second to screenshot. Its great and yourell welcome (: the front camera needs better lighting and I take a bunch of selfies so that’s a cons but its still an amazing phone! Love the smart view!!

    • Vicki

      How do you use the smart view? I’ve had my phone for 6 months and I still don’t know how to use the smart view.

  • Heather

    my husband has this phone and he loves it! The only thing we cant figure out is how to connect his facebook contacts with his contacts under “people” I have a galaxy S3 and i thought i could do it the same way…NOPE.. We need help. He wants his contacts to have pics but don’t want to have to go through each person and every person. PLEASE HELP!!!!

  • nette

    You can sync in account and then contacts

  • robin nedd

    My phone will not restart can someone help

  • evelyn

    how do i get the battery percentage to show’?

  • dee

    Can someone please help me how can I display the percentage on the battery??

  • alfred

    My phone updated like a week ago and idk how to screenshot it the old way doesn’t work can someone help??

  • treva Moore

    Do boost max phone have an percentage icon of the battery?