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  1. hidden202

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    Might as well get some conversation going until the next phone or set of phones get announced to Boost.

    What's the best current Boost Mobile phone out there today?


    I'd imagine the top 3 currently is the F7, the S3 and the One SV.
     

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    I haven't owned the F7 but did own the One SV. The S3 is easily the winner I'd say.
     
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    The S3 is a great phone but that F7 looks pretty good too.
     
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    The HTC sucked. The volume was low it ran out of memory and it froze alot. Hands down sg3
     
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    I'd love to see a detailed comparison between the F7 & S3. All I've seen are lists specs that give the s3 an edge for RAM and the F7 for battery talk time. But specs usually don't tell the whole story. A review comparing cameras, voice quality, GPS, 3G, 4G signal levels, etc would be useful.

    I ended up getting the F7 because it was a hundred bucks less expensive than the s3, and spec wise looks almost as good. So far I am very happy with it.
     
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    Personally, I'm still using my Prevail although that might change in the near future because I've had it for almost 2 years.
     
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    @Palmtree. Do you have a grandfathered Prevail plan or a regular android plan?
     
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    Grandfathered

    I'm well aware that this could change if I get a new phone
     
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    Get some o' that sweet, sweet LTE when upgrading ur Prevail.


    Did I mention sweet LTE?
     
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    Provided it's available here (don't think it is yet). Still probably a good idea to be ready for when it is
     
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    Palmtree I sidegraded to a Samsung Galaxy Procliam on Straight talk from the Samsung Galaxy Prevail on boost mobile but straight talk sucked and I was with them for 3 months so I hopped back over to Boost Mobile and picked up a HTC One SV and have had no issues so far it does everything I need it to and I get LTE and a better signal in this area then I ever did with the Prevail with the prevail I had to keep the phone in the window for service but with the HTC I have service with the phone on my desk which is a great thing for me. Had not got to test out the LTE yet as its not here at home but it is south of me once I go out shopping or go for a haircut. So I will test it out once I get down that way for some reason or another. The HTC is far better then the prevail ever was so far and I am happy and will likely stay with the phone for a good 2 years like I did the prevail. Hopefully by then Srpint/Boost Mobile will have 800MHZ around here since the IDEN network had far better coverage around here then the current CDMA network had/has.
     
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    I'm actually considering the Force. Anyone with opinions?
     
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    Looks like a nice phone, decent bang for your $.


    Respectable processor, LTE, rootable Force 4g LTE - All Things Root - Android Forums, SDcard, 1 gig RAM still very usable.

    Without ever spending time on the force my only knock is screen size. I prefer 4.5" but the 4" should fit in your pocket better. I don't see if the battery is removable.

    I would have bought this phone for $150 instead of the $379 for my S2.
     
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    Personally, I won't even consider the S2 or S3 (no lte on the S2 and the S3 is just too expensive). Also, I've got a thread on this here
     
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    The wife has it. Great phone and great lte where we are
     
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    I can't speak to the Force as a phone, but I'd be wary of any ZTE phone. I had the original Warp. It was okay at first (though weird that you have to root the phone to use any flashlight app), but as time went on freezes and forced restarts became a more and more common occurrence. It got to where the phone would just randomly restart at least twice a day. And the camera was just lackluster.

    Reading reviews of the Warp Sequent, it sounded like the same problems persist. I think ZTE makes phones that look good on paper, but are shoddily manufactured.

    Do yourself a favor and go to YouTube for reviews. There's one guy on there that just reviews Boost phones (Knox... something?).

    I bought the S2 and upgraded to Jelly Bean. I know WiMaxx is on the way out, but it's still a solid phone.
     
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    General rule of ZTE phones :: You don't buy ZTE phones. Point, blank, period.

    They are simply lacking in QA
     
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    I actually ended up choosing the One SV
     
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    Firewill, I'm curious to see how the Force ages. I hope ZTE has improved.
     
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    What do you think of the One SV?
     
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    Love to tell you but I haven't received it yet. Should be here in the next couple days
     
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    I had it at one point. Froze alot the volume is low and ran out of memory.

    And as far as the zte it froze once. We had it since the release date and it has been running smooth. I have been suprizwd for a zte. Maybe a good one slipped thru lol:rolleyes:
     
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    I had problems with 2 of them. The first one The micro usb Jack was crooked and I had to push really hard to plug in the cable. The second one after a week the screen started to lift out of the phone on the left side. I could see light escaping along the entire left side. I took that one back and picked up the S3.

    It seemed like a nice phone but 2 in a row with quality control issues was enough for me.
     
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    I know a lot of people have had problems with them ... but I think a blanket condemnation is too harsh. I had a Warp. It worked flawlessly until I clumsily cracked the screen. I replaced it with a Warp Sequent. It hasn't had a problem either. It runs Jelly Bean perfectly and is a whole lot of fun. Biggest problem my wife's Warp has had is that her custom notification tone keeps going away.
     
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    Update: got my One SV today and love it so far
     

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