ZTE Warp vs Samsung Transform Ultra, which Boost Mobile Android smartphone wins
Boost Mobile, for a long period, had only one Android smartphone in its lineup, Samsung Prevail, but that’s certainly changed now. Two additional Android smartphones became part of Boost Mobile Android family: Samsung Transform Ultra as the second added phone and ZTE Warp as a third and the latest one. Both are midrange phones but with midrange to higher-end specs, at least regarding 1GHz processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread for fast performance. They are similar but also quite different in some fields that some users might find significant but to be clear which one is a better option, let’s compare ZTE Warp vs Samsung Transform Ultra.
Why these two phones are worth comparing? Definitely because they are both Boost Mobile’s phones, which means that they require no contract obligations but the best part are Boost Mobile’s plans. They go with either Boost Mobile’s $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan or $2 Daily Unlimited plan. Android monthly plan on its own is pretty competitive comparing to other carriers. Straight Talk has $45 unlimited plan, Virgin Mobile’s Beyond talk plan offers everything unlimited for $55 with (for less minutes you can pay $45 or $35) or maybe even Simply Mobile that has unlimited talk, text and data for $40 if you are happy with 3G speeds or for $60 at T-Mobile’s fast HPSA+ speeds. But if you combine this $55 Android plan with Shrinkage Plan, that’s when you realize the real benefit of sticking with this carrier and its phones.
The Shrinkage Plan allows users to shrink their monthly bill from $55 to as low as $40 after 18-on time payments. After every six on-time payments, the bill goes lower for $5 so if users stay long enough they can benefit a lot.
This is what you benefit from regardless of what phone you choose, but how ZTE Warp vs Samsung Transform Ultra stands next to each other. Well, ZTE Warp in general has better specs like larger 4.3-inch display and 5-megapixel camera against Ultra’s 3.5-inch display and 3-megapixel camera. These specs can be quite unbeatable if there weren’t for Ultra’s specs as a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls, which can be a decisive moment for many users.
Other specs mostly match like Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, a 2GB memory card included with possible memory expansion to 32GB. Also, they both feature Mobile ID, packs consisted of apps, ringtones, wallpapers, and widgets designed especially to reflect users’ interests but ZTE Warp is first to introduce Boost Zone, one place with all Boost’s related activities.
And one more thing that can help you decide in ZTE Warp vs Samsung Transform Ultra battle, the price. Samsung Transform Ultra is available for $229.99 while ZTE Warp, the latest phone, was released at the price of $249.99. However, only one day after release, the price went off to $199.99 permanently. So, what seems like a better phone, ZTE Warp, now is cheaper as well. It can be expected that Ultra will be discounted as well but that doesn’t have to be the case, at least not in near future. So if you can live without slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a front facing camera, ZTE Warp can be the phone to choose.