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The ZTE Warp 4G currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • 720p LCD display offers crisp details
  • Textured back for better grip
  • 4G LTE connection
  • Removable battery

What's bad

  • Camera produces poor quality images with indoor lighting
  • Poor performance for graphically intensive games
  • Small onboard storage.

Like the name suggests the ZTE Warp 4G offers a 4G LTE data link, an improvement over the 3G network of the ZTE Warp Sequent. Most reviewers were impressed with the overall build of this Android smartphone, especially when considering the low price point. Despite its plastic body, critics find the device to be quite durable although PCMag noticed some flex and creaks but added that it wasn't "flimsy." Most reviewers enjoyed handling the phone, finding the textured back easy to grip and the overall dimensions of the phone easy to handle.

Aside from a pleasing design, the Warp 4G offers a decent 4.5 inch, 720p LCD display that is protected with a scratch-resistant glass covering. While experts agree that the phone doesn't offer the same viewing angles and color saturation as phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3, CNET goes on to say that the display is bright and offers "pleasingly crisp details."

ZTE touts that the Warp 4G has the highest specs launched on Boost Mobile, but its actual specs are fairly average. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM which, as Androidized states, allows the device to handle most apps and games available though it has issues running graphically intensive games. Space on the phone is limited to 8GB of onboard storage, which is expandable up to 64GB thanks to a microSD slot.

A major strongpoint of this device is its battery life. When put through CNET Labs battery benchmark, the Warp 4G lasted 9 hours and 3 minutes. In addition to lasting a full work day, the battery is also removable, so users can easily swap out a dead battery for a new one.

The Warp 4G also touts an 8MP camera and LED flash. The camera's app has various settings, features, auto-focus and shooting modes. Despite the numerous options, most reviewers agree that the camera falls flat in anything but ideal lighting conditions. PCMag mentions that any indoor low light situations lead to a "fair amount of grain and color speckling."

Although there are no particular standout features of the Warp 4G, reviewers generally agree that the device is a good investment. Tech Hive goes on to say that "the Warp is a very good phone for anyone who wants an Android model that doesn't come tied to a carrier contract."

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


When I wrapped my fingers around the Warp 4G, though, I knew times had changed. Not only did the device feel sturdy and well crafted, it flaunted a large 4.5-inch display, and came running Android Jelly Bean. Spending some time with the Warp 4G confirmed my early impressions, especially when the pho...

- Brian Bennett, Cnet

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Common Questions

ZTE released the Warp 4G on September 26, 2013.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the ZTE Warp 4G user manual here.

ZTE backs up the Warp 4G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Warp 4G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact ZTE support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find ZTE's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The ZTE Warp 4G's screen size is 4.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8930 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2070 mAh battery.

Warp 4G Specs

Release date September 26, 2013
Regions available USA
800/850/1700/1900 MHz
1700/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8930 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2070 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.3 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm (5.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 133 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 326 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, Smile detection, Exposure, Anti-band
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
1+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, Google+)
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE N9510, Boost Warp 4G

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The best choice for frugal shoppers on Boost Mobile

from Cnet

When I wrapped my fingers around the Warp 4G, though, I knew times had changed. Not only did the device feel sturdy and well crafted, it flaunted a large 4.5-inch display, and came running Android Jelly Bean. Spending some time with the Warp 4G confirmed my early impressions, especially when the...More

When I wrapped my fingers around the Warp 4G, though, I knew times had changed. Not only did the device feel sturdy and well crafted, it flaunted a large 4.5-inch display, and came running Android Jelly Bean. Spending some time with the Warp 4G confirmed my early impressions, especially when the phone demonstrated long battery life and clean call quality.

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