Disclosure: Device provided to facilitate review. No compensation provided. All opinions are my own and are honest. 

I was afforded the opportunity to test out the ZTE Warp 4G Android device.  ZTE is a brand that’s
fairly new to me, which is one of the reasons why I accepted the opportunity to
review the device.  Also, as an iPhone
user (#TeamiPhone), and lately due to issues I’ve had with it, I’ve wanted to
venture into the android world to see what the android hype is about. 
What is the ZTE Warp 4G?
The ZTE Warp 4G is an affordable Android phone available for
$199 through Mobile’s prepaid, no-contract cellular service. It’s a Gingerbread
powered device (read about it here), which enables the phone to have faster
texting and streaming rich content.  
Other key features include:
•       Android™ 4.1,
Jelly Bean OS
•       Dual Mode 3G/4G
LTE
•       4.5inch HD IPS
touchscreen display with durable glass
•       8-megapixel
camera with 1-megapixel front-facing camera
•       1.2GHZ dual core
processor
•       Wi-Fi & GPS
enabled
•       Stereo Bluetooth
4.0
•       Visual Voicemail
•       Services: Boost
Zone, Mobile ID, Google Mobile Apps
Display
The ZTE Warp 4G has a 4.3 inch touchscreen display, which is .2
inches smaller than my iPhone 4S currently has. 
The ZTE Warp compares in weight to my iPhone 4S weighing 4.9 ounces; however,
it doesn’t feel as durable as my iPhone. 
The ZTE Warp 4G is .4 inches wider than my iPhone 4S, but I had no issues
handling the phone, which is probably due to the rippled texture on the back of
the phone, which my iPhone lacks.  The
ZTE Warp doesn’t look as sleek as my iPhone, and is what I would describe as a simple,
somewhat boring design.
Battery Life
The ZTE Warp boasts 7.5 hours of talk time, which I love.  Through using the phone I’ve noticed that in
that capacity it is far better on battery life than that of my iPhone 4S.  Superior battery life is important to me as a
mom, blogger and makeup artist.  A dead
phone battery can mean a missed call from the sitter, missing out on social
media action, and missing out on a new client. 
With the ZTE Warp I didn’t have to charge the battery more than once per
day, which allowed me to talk, text, tweet, update Facebook, and instagram all
day without worrying about the phone dying on me.
Camera
As a blogger and mom, I take a lot of photos using the
camera on my phone.  The ZTE Warp 4G features an 8 megapixel camera just like my  iPhone 4S; however the photos pale in comparison to that of my iPhone 4S.  Normally, when I do not feel like using my digital SLR
camera, I would use my iPhone to take pictures of products I’m reviewing or
either during an event I’ve attended.  I
can’t say I was able to use the ZTE Warp for this purpose.
8.0 megapixel camera
Photo taken with ZTE Warp Camera
Keyboard
It took some getting used to using the XT9 virtual keyboard.
I found my fingers didn’t adjust well to the keyboard, and in turn, I suffered
a lot of typos in text messages.  The
autotext was a little annoying, and I ended up taking it off.  I did like the Swype Keyboard feature. “With
one continuous motion across the screen, Swype’s patented technology enables
users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods at over 40
words per minute.”
Applications
ZTE preloads the Warp 4G with a staple selection of Google
software, such as apps for Gmail, e-mail, messaging, and GPS navigation. 
It also features Boost Mobile ID which is an all in one packs that feature
apps, ringers, wallpapers, widgets and more to fit your personal style.
Final Thoughts
The ZTE Warp is an affordable prepaid option for those who
do not want to get into an annual cell phone contract, but still want the
Android experience.  The ZTE Warp has features
that I am fond of like the battery life, the same apps I currently use on my
iPhone, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Fertility Friend and more.  I also like that it is lightweight, and allows you to experience clear phone calls
when you can get service.  If you’re in
the market for a new android phone for yourself, check out the ZTE Warp.
The ZTE Warp 4G can be paired with Boost
Mobile’s no annual contract $55 Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking
Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly
Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month
for unlimited nationwide talk, text and data. Payments do not need to be
consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

Read more about the ZTE Warp here: http://www.boostmobile.com/shop/phones/zte-warp/

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