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MetroPCS phones, now formally known as Metro by T-Mobile, tend to be ignored. However, we have listed the carrier as one with the best unlimited data plans, as well as the best prepaid plans.

There are plenty of smart reasons to stick with MetroPCS, even with its new name. However, choosing the right phone might be a more complicated task. Looking for the best Metro by T-Mobile phones around? There’s actually quite a few on offer.

Best MetroPCS phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best waterproof phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. iPhone 11 series

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The iPhone 11 series are the latest flagship iOS-based handsets from Apple and come in three different models. All three phones come with Apple’s latest and fastest processor, the A13 Bionic. The standard iPhone 11 is definitely the most affordable of the three models, with a Metro by T-Mobile price of $599.99. It has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display, two 12MP rear cameras, a 12MP front-facing camera, and a battery that is supposed to last one hour more than the one in last year’s iPhone XR. It is only available in its 64GB version

The iPhone 11 Pro’s biggest feature is a triple rear camera setup, with standard, telephoto, and wide-angle lenses, all of which are 12MP sensors. It also has a 5.8-inch display and a battery that should last up to four hours longer than the last year’s iPhone XS. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is basically the bigger 6.5-inch version of the iPhone 11 Pro, with a battery that should last up to five hours longer than the last year’s iPhone XS Max.


iPhone 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1,792 x 828
  • SoC: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP 
  • Front camera: 12MP + 3D depth sensor
  • Battery: 3,110mAh
  • Software: iOS 13

iPhone 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, 2,436 x 1,125
  • Chipset: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 12MP + 3D depth sensor
  • Battery: 3,046mAh
  • Software: iOS 13

iPhone 11 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 2,688 x 1,242
  • SoC: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 12MP + 3D depth sensor
  • Battery: 3,969mAh
  • Software: iOS 13

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 MetroPCS

The Galaxy Note range has always been aimed at the power-user. It’s been dubbed the “Swiss army knife” of phones, thanks to its huge range of different features and pull-out-all-the-stops specs. This latest generation of handsets doesn’t quite have this same feel, but they still offer a ton of functionality in a very attractive package. Samsung seems to be going for a slightly wider market this time around, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G is currently the only 5G phone among the MetroPCS phones. It has a huge 6.8-inch display, the Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage with an SD card slot to add up to 1TB of more storage. You get three rear cameras (12MP, 12MP, and 16MP), plus a VGA depth-sensing camera. Finally, there’s a 10MP front camera and a big 4,300mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 16, 12, 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. Samsung Galaxy S10e

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The Galaxy S10 series was a big deal when it launched, with the OEM trying to generate some hype around its flagship line to celebrate a decade of phones. The model that joins the list of MetroPCS phones is the Galaxy S10e. While it has a relatively small 5.8-inch display, it still packs in a Snapdragon 855 processor. You also get 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and two rear cameras (12MP and 16MP). There’s also a 10MP front camera and a standard size 3,100mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855 
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP 
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

4. Motorola Moto G7 Play

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If you want to get a smartphone that doesn’t cost a ton, the Moto G7 Play may be for you. It normally costs $179 but it’s free via Metro by T-Mobile if you switch your number to the carrier. For that price, you get a 5.7-inch display, a Snapdragon 632 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage that can be expanded with an SD card. You also get a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Finally, this phone has a 3,000mAh battery.


Motorola Moto G7 Play specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 632
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

5. Motorola Moto G7 Power

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The Moto G7 Power may be the best combination of solid hardware for a low price among the MetroPCS phones. For the price of $209 (or free if you switch your number), you get a big 6.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 632 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage that can be expanded with an SD card. You also get a 12MP camera at the back and an 8MP front camera up front. The battery comes in at 5,000mAh, which should last you up to two days on a single charge.


Motorola Moto G7 Power specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 632
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

6. LG Stylo 5

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The LG Stylo 5 has a big screen and an embedded stylus, just like the Galaxy Note 10 phones. However, thanks to some choices in other hardware, the LG phone costs a lot less. It has a 6.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage that can be expanded with an SD card. You also get a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery. It’s the embedded stylus that’s the star of this phone, however. You can use it to take handwritten notes, mark on documents, and more.


LG Stylo 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Camera: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

That’s our look at the best MetroPCS phones available, now known as Metro by T-Mobile. We’ll update this post with new models once they launch.