If you’re looking for a prepaid carrier in the United States, you have a ton of options. One of the best prepaid service providers out there is AT&T’s GoPhone service. There are a handful of solid GoPhone options out there, so we’re here to point you in the right direction if you’re in the market for a new Android phone.

You’ll notice that our list is a little short, as the Android phones offered by AT&T aren’t all that current or high-end. At the bottom of this post we’ll point you to a few other solid options that can still connect to AT&T’s network that aren’t offered through the carrier.

Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.
Update, May 2016: This month we removed the HTC Desire 626 from our list.
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Samsung Galaxy S6

While the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not be the latest and greatest from Samsung in 2016, it’s still a great handset that will provide a flagship level experience at a discount thanks to the arrival of its successor, the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S6 brought with it a major overhaul to design and build quality – something that was definitely needed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to better compete with the arguably more premium high-end smartphones on offer from the competition. A metal and glass unibody design allowed for the more elegant look and feel that is expected from a Samsung flagship, and worthy of the high price tag that the device commands, even if the changed build did result in previously staple features like expandable storage and replaceable batteries going by the wayside.

Despite the lack of microSD and removable battery, the Galaxy S6 is certainly not lacking in extras, with it retaining hardware features like a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner, as well as a camera package that allows for one of the best smartphone camera experiences available even a year later. While replaceable batteries may no longer be available, Samsung also attempted to alleviate any battery life concerns you may have with the inclusion of fast charging and wireless charging capabilities.


  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2550 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 g

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The LG G4 enters the market promising pristine performance, a design that will have any crowd turning heads, insane battery life and customization like we no longer see in modern smartphones.

In an industry where most manufacturers sacrifice battery life for thinness, LG manages to stand out from the crowd by offering a massive 3000 mAh battery. It also happens to be removable, so you can easily swap batteries at will. Furthermore, it supports expandable memory, which also happens to be a feature under risk of extinction.

Oh, and this phone looks good! You can switch your back plates, but I am sure you won’t want to once you put that genuine leather back in there. Add in the fact that the phone comes with one of the best smartphone cameras in the market and you have a true winner. Of course, you can read our LG G4 review to see what this phone is all about before you fork out your hard-earned cash.


  • 5.5-inch LCD Quantum Dot display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
  • 1.82 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm, 155 g

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Samsung Galaxy Express Prime

Samsung Galaxy Express Prime

Looking for a budget-friendly device that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow? If so, you should definitely check out the Samsung Galaxy Express Prime.

While it doesn’t sport the highest end specs out there, it will certainly be able to perform most everyday tasks with ease. It has a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, a 1.3 GHz Exynos processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and also has 16 GB of on-board storage with microSD expansion up to 128 GB.


  • 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 294 ppi
  • 1.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad processor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera
  • Removable 2600 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 142.2 x 71.1 x 7.9 mm, 128.9 g
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ASUS ZenFone 2E

The ASUS ZenFone 2E is by no means the best device on the market, but it’s a solid budget option that boasts some great features. The design is minimalist, and the detachable back cover gives you access to slots for additional storage. You’ll probably want to take advantage of that too, as the ASUS ZenFone 2E only comes with 8GB of internal storage. In terms of use, the ZenFone 2E offers a generally good experience, though the device tends to lag at times in heavy use cases like gaming or multitasking.

All in all, the ZenFone 2E isn’t about pushing the limits of performance. It’s about bringing a solid Android experience to a user on a budget, and this it pulls off in spades. We’ve never really seen a smartphone that offers this much punch for so little cost. If you just need a prepaid phone to make and receive calls, browse the internet, occasionally stream media, and maybe play a game or two, the ASUS ZenFone 2E is hard to beat.


  • 5.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 294 ppi
  • 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 64 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,500 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 148.1 x 71.4 x 10.9 mm, 155.1 g

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Motorola Moto E (2015)

The original Moto E was one of the best low-cost Android smartphones around, and its successor, the Moto E (2015) brings even more value to the table, with it now being capable of high-speed internet access via 4G LTE. The latest edition of the device brings a lot of small enhancements along the way as well, including a slightly larger display, updated processing package, more built-in storage, a front-facing camera, and a larger battery that allows for extremely impressive battery life.


  • 4.5-inch display with 960 x 540 resolution, 245 ppi
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Non-removable 2390 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 129.8 x 66.8 x 12.2 mm, 145 g

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You’ll notice that our list is a little short – AT&T doesn’t offer a ton of notable options for its GoPhone service, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a solid device through another retail outlet and activate it on AT&T’s prepaid network. If you’re looking for a few other options, you can’t go wrong with these:

AT&T Prepaid Plans

How do like our list? Is there any device you’d add or remove? Let us know your opinions in the comments!

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  • ohyes

    Gorgeous phones , Father Christmas are u listening?

  • Rajashekara Reddy

    New class of Budget Phones..waiting to see them in India

  • Terri Wilson

    Nice phones!


    great specs…want one.

  • Nena Sinclair

    This sounds like a great quality phone with awesome features!

  • Vyacheslav Nikolov

    Sounds like a great phone

  • João Pedro Fernandes

    Excellent phones and Prices!

  • Dmitriy Sukhanov

    Nice phones!

  • Shea13

    very nice options

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  • batty

    nice hardware for low prices

  • Kartheek T

    Nice configuration… Good Phone.

  • Michael Elrod

    But you can use any phone on the go network as long as you pay full price…

  • Max Buondonno

    Using the Moto E 2015 right now! Such a great little phone! Can’t go wrong!

  • coldspring22 .

    for $60 no contract, zenfone 2E is pretty amazing. All smart phones below $100 used to be complete rubbish. Now they are actually delivering decent user experience.