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ZTE's gilded Boost Max+ goes giant (pictures)

With its 5.7-inch screen, the Boost Max+ serves up a big phone with a small $200 price tag.

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Meet the ZTE Boost Max+

The Boost Max+ from ZTE is available to Boost Mobile customers for $200 prepaid and features an expansive display, a quad-core processor and Android Lollipop.

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A whopper of a screen

The device has a 5.7-inch display and 1,280x720-pixel resolution. Given its spacious size, there's much more room to view content when browsing the Web and using apps.

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Hefty measurements

Measuring 6.5 by 3.2 by 0.4 inches and weighing 6.9 ounces, the Boost Max+ is big even when compared to phones with the same display size.

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Going for the gold

The Boost Max+ is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 3,400mAh battery. Altogether, it's wrapped in an elegant, gold metal-like material.

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A peek under the hood

Using the small indentation on the top corner, you can pry this section off with your fingernail to access the SIM card.

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Expandable memory available

On the bottom right edge there's a button that quickly launches the camera.

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Running the Google Android 5.1 OS

The Boost Max+ ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with a number of preloaded Google apps including Gmail, Chrome and Maps. You'll also find some of Boost's own apps loaded on the phone.

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Plenty of camera and editing tools

The 8-megapixel rear camera has three shooting modes that you can switch between by swiping left and right. The default setting is "Auto," which includes a timer and geotagging. The camera can also record up to 1,080p video.

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Inexpensive, but not the best

At $200, the ZTE Boost Max+ looks tempting if you're looking for a large but affordable phone. It does cut corners, though, with its camera quality and user experience. Click here for more information about ZTE devices.

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