Big phablets are good for business, but they can also be expensive. That's why small business owners on a budget should give the Boost Mobile Boost Max a second look. The large smartphone boasts a relatively sharp 5.7-inch display, good performance for everyday tasks and handy multitasking software. It's also a notably affordable phablet for users who prefer not to be tied to a two-year contract. Check out a full review of the Boost Max at our sister site Laptop Mag, then read on for three reasons this phone is ready for work.
Business users on a budget will appreciate the relatively low cost of the Boost Max. The phone costs $299 up front, but buyers can get it contract-free, with no need to sign a two-year commitment. And a data plan including unlimited talk, texting and 4G LTE through Boost Mobile costs just $35 per month for the first six months, and $50 per month after that. This makes the phone quite affordable in the long run compared to similar plans from other major U.S. carriers.
2. Big display
Business users will benefit from the extra real estate afforded by the Boost Max's 5.7-inch display. The phablet's big screen is more comfortable for basic tasks such as email and Web browsing, compared with the cramped displays on smaller devices. And it offers the space you'll need to view or edit documents and spreadsheets on your smartphone. The Boost Max also features handy software that lets you run two apps at once in a splitscreen view for better multitasking.
3. Long battery life
The Boost Max boasts impressive battery life, lasting for more than 10 hours during continuous Web browsing. That's about 3 hours longer than the average smartphone. Good battery life is a real boon for business users, especially if you rely on your mobile device to stay connected and productive when you're away from the office.