ZTE Vital / Supreme
Virgin Mobile today announced the ZTE Supreme, an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone that features a large, 5-inch 720p HD LCD display that is protected by break-resistant glass. It is also known as the Vital for Sprint. The Supreme has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and a 2,500mAh battery that provides 15 hours of talk time. Other features include support for Virgin's 3G/4G networks, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0; 8GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 64GB; and Virgin Mobile iD packs. The device is preloaded with EA Mobile's Real Racing 3. The Supreme is available only from Virgin Mobile's web site. It costs $299.99 and does not require a contract. Service plans start at $35 per month.
The Vital is an inexpensive phone that's big on features. Phone Scoop spent some time with the device and these are our first impressions.
Sprint today announced the ZTE Vital, a large and inexpensive Android smartphone that features a 5-inch 720p HD display and 13-megapixel camera. The camera includes an LED flash and video capture, and the Vital offers a 1-megapixel user-facing camera, as well. The Vital is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM; it supports Sprint's LTE 4G network and Mobile Hotspot for up to eight devices; and includes NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0+LE, and a 2,500mAh battery. The Vital has 8GB of built-in storage and support for microSD cards up to 64GB. The Vital runs a near-stock version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and includes a number of Sprint apps and services, such as Sprint iD, Sprint Zone, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint TV. It meets the highest criteria for sustainability. The ZTE Vital will be available beginning June 14 through all Sprint's sales channels. It costs $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year agreement.