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ZTE Warp 4G
ZTE Warp 4G
ZTE Warp 4G
ZTE Warp 4G

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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
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
2070 mAh

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

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+ MP 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
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8930 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
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
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 326 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
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 (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): ZTE N9510, Boost Warp 4G
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