T-Mobile has a good lineup of phones at a variety of price points, ranging from the top of the line all the way down to affordable entry-level phones that you might not even need to finance monthly. Samsung dominates T-Mobile’s high-end Android selection, but it’s far from your only option.
Best of the best
Samsung Galaxy S10+
The Galaxy S10+ gives you everything you could ask for in a high-end phone. It has all of the latest and greatest specs, an industry-leading display, three great rear cameras that let you get a closer or wider shot at the touch of a button, and software that lets you customize to your heart’s content. The hardware is beautiful and robust, and there’s an expansive ecosystem of accessories built to support it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The Galaxy Note 10+ is an incredible flagship, packing a huge 6.8-inch QHD display, a 4,300mAh battery, and of course, the S Pen. In addition to writing, drawing, and signing documents, the S Pen lets you control the Note 9 remotely, which means you can take group photos or control music playback without ever touching the phone. There’s also a new built-in video editor, and you can now run DeX off of your laptop.
LG G8 ThinQ
The LG G8 is a compelling alternative to Samsung’s offerings, with a speedy Snapdragon 855 chipset and a dual camera array with a handy ultra-wide angle lens. The G8 is loaded with video-centric camera features like manual controls and far-field microphones, and a surprisingly loud speaker hidden underneath the 6.1-inch QHD display.
We all want a high-end flagship phone, but pricing has skyrocketed over the years. That’s where the OnePlus 6T comes in: while not as new as the 7T, the 6T still gives you about 90% of the experience of its competition for hundreds less. It’s missing out on things like water resistance, a truly top-end camera, and wireless charging, but its speed and reliability are well worth the trade-offs.
The Pixel 3a is a more affordable version of Google’s flagship Pixel 3, but don’t let the lower price fool you; it has better battery life, the same great software, and the same incredible camera that gets consistently ranked one of the top smartphone cameras on the market. It’ll also be one of the first phones to get every new version of Android for the next few years — not a bad deal at all.
Moto G7 Power
The Moto G7 Power is all about value. With a massive 5,000mAh battery inside, it boasts up to three days of battery life in one charge, and offers modern appointments like USB-C, fast charging, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. You get fairly modern software as well, with Android 9 Pie, and you can always expand the 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card.
You have plenty of options
Whether you’re shopping for a four-figure flagship or looking for the best deal you can find on a simple Android phone, T-Mobile has plenty of great options to pick from. If you want the absolute best phone that does just about everything well, it’s hard to go wrong with the Galaxy S10+. You’ll get three powerful cameras, one of the best displays money can buy, and blisteringly fast performance.
While not a necessary upgrade, you can go even further with the Galaxy Note 10+, which offers largely the same experience but packs in faster UFS 3.0 storage, an even bigger display, and the S Pen, which allows for precise touch input, remote operation, and more.
Luckily, there are plenty of great options that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, as well. In particular, it’s impossible not to recommend the Pixel 3a, which brings almost everything we love about the Pixel 3 (sans some benefits like water resistance and wireless charging) into a more durable plastic body with the same amazing camera, and better battery life to boot. Performance won’t match that of the more expensive flagship offerings, but in nearly every other way, this is a terrific phone at a bargain of a price.