Virgin Mobile Supreme

Virgin Mobile this morning announced the ZTE Supreme, a 5-inch smartphone running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It's running for $299 on Virgin's no-contract plans, which start at $35 a month.

In addition to the 1280x720 display, the Supreme sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery. It also comes preloaded with Real Racing 3.

 

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Virgin Mobile goes 'Supreme' with a new ZTE 5-incher

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How much is apple paying this guy to post I crap rubbish on an Android website lol.

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As the first to actually comment on the article above, let me say: I'm going to have to seriously consider this. I was with Virgin Mobile for awhile before going to Straight Talk in February, and this kind of phone might be the thing to bring me back!

Why, when you can get the Nexus 4 for less or the upcoming Nexus 5 for as much or not much more?

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That depends... Which service is better in his/her area? Or which service offers the most bang for the buck?

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It could be a really nice phone if it only had more RAM, still I'm always excited to hear Virgin Mobile is bringing more higher to mid range choices to their lineup.

Everyday Virgin Mobile looks better and better. If they had bigger data allowments then I would consider but right now, 2.5GB is pushing it.

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It appears to be a nice phone. VM is definitely stepping their game up. I just don't care for their coverage.

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His mom accidentally threw the happy sock in the laundry, lol. We gotta wait a few more wash cycles, then no more spam from him for a while.

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This phone looks pretty nice for $300. My wife has been on virgin mobile for 2yrs she's never had a problem with them.

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I have been VM since 2000. Never had any issues with their service or their various phones. No contracts and great coverage. ;) I trade-up on phones every 2-4 years too.

yea, but since Virgin USA is just an MNVO, that means when Sprint shuts off its WiMax network, Virgin (and Boost) loose it too. And honestly, its close enough that i wouldn't get used to using WiMax. (keep in mind there's no official date for the wimax shutdown, but sprint seems to keep implying its quite soon)

Considering we live in the same town, I have never seen wimax around here. Is your phone that old? It would explain our conversation the other day

I would switch to Virgin Mobile in a heartbeat with this phone, except for one thing: They do not have 4G service in my area (metro Detroit). Shame.

Agreed, no 4GLte in Phoenix either, and the 3g speed is terrible.

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Same softkey setup as on my Prism II.. And it looks and works perfectly.. but @ $300+ Tax.. I'll stick with my $89.99+ Tax PII.
On T-Mobile's $30 a month plan..

For someone who needs a phone, has virgin and doesn't want a contract, this phone is decent. But your better off buying an unlocked nexus 4 and using it on T-Mobile or straight talk. At least you'll get decent data speeds.

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A removable battery and SD card slot are nice advantages. Though I might go with a Chinese knockoff, or one of the blu phones if I switched to straight talk. I'm curious about the next Nexus though.

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I'm happy to see that other oem's are driving the price down on good phones I think we have become a little spoiled by the nexus program that we overlook the fact that this has good specs for only $299. Of course I will be waiting to see what the nexus 5 has to offer and at what price.

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if you enjoy roms free of bloat and development in general...consider waiting to see if someone can not only root this zte beast,but also successfully get a working rom on it before you buy...zte and virgin have churned out several devices together that are pure trash in general and completely locked down with no support from zte on anything the development community considers useful like sources of any kind. in fact virgin has also began to churn out garbage from kyocera again and kyocera tells you flat out they wont offer you any development related material for their virgin branded devices because virgin mobile does not want them to do so. i see this kyocrra and zte trend as their means of defeating owners from rooting and roming their devices. take a wait and see approach when it comes to this device. because none of the kyocera/zte branded garbage from virgin mobile has went any where development wise. but if you want a bloat loaded,slow phone and dont care abouf development... buy it. and be sorry you did.

I have the Event, rooted and running an unofficial cm9 and SuperCharger.[MOD][Launcher] Galaxy S3 Launcher for Kyocera Rise/Event and any mdpi 4.0+ rom. The studs at XDA once again....xD