$79.99 gets you the ZTE Tempo X on Boost Mobile


Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
Quad-core (4x1.1GHz Cortex-A7)
Adreno 304 GPU

Screen Size

5 inches
480 x 854 (~196 ppi)




8GB storage + microSD up to 64GB


Rear: 5MP
Front: 2MP


2,200mAh removable battery

Release Date

September 19th, 2017


150 grams

Operating System

Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Burner phones aren’t you thing, we know, but stick with us for a second.

For $79.99, you could get a BLU Studio Selfie 3 off of Amazon. It’d have Android Marshmallow, a quad-core MediaTek processing with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage, a 5-inch 720p display and a 2,200mAh battery. The top point here are the 8-megapixel cameras on the front and back. You can take it to AT&T or T-Mobile and see what you can do.

Or, you can get a ZTE Tempo X on Boost Mobile for $79.99. Same 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The battery’s the same size. The screen’s actually worse at 480p. The cameras compare poorly. But there are a couple of advantages that are purely on optimization levels: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. That Android Nougat’s a pretty clean version, too, and if you’re somewhat paranoid on BLU’s firmware security even after a recent controversy, it’s a better bite for your cash. It runs on the Sprint network — yes, we know that’s a killer, that line.

But if you’re still interested, the link to purchase is below.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.