best mint mobile phones

Using T-Mobile’s network, Mint Mobile isn’t your standard prepaid carrier. That’s because you pay upfront for three, six, or 12 months. Because of that, rates tend to be relatively lower compared to other prepaid carriers’ plans. You’re more than welcome to bring your own phone and buy any of Mint Mobile’s plans, so long as your phone supports T-Mobile’s network bands. However, you can also take the thinking out of the equation and buy a phone directly from Mint Mobile. With that said, here are the best Mint Mobile phones you can buy right now.

Best Mint Mobile phones:

Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best Mint Mobile phones as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 by Mint Mobile

For the first time in the Note series, there are two Note smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Both phones have the updated S Pen, Snapdragon 855 processor, in-display fingerprint scanners, wireless charging, and IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: Not the Note you know

That said, you get a bit more with the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. The phone features an extra time-of-flight (ToF) rear camera sensor, more RAM, a microSD card slot, a larger display with a higher resolution, and a larger battery.

Both phones also sport curved displays, stereo speakers, and a 10MP selfie snapper. However, they don’t have a headphone jack on board.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

2. Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Best mint mobile phones: Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e

Samsung upped its game in 2019 by releasing three Galaxy S flagships: the Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. The Galaxy S10e is the smallest of the trio and the only one with a side-mounted physical fingerprint scanner — the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature in-display fingerprint sensors. It’s also the only one with a Full HD+ display resolution — the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature QHD+ display resolution. The Galaxy S10e and S10 feature one front-facing camera, while the Galaxy S10 Plus features two.

The differences don’t stop there, as the Galaxy S10e sports two rear cameras. That’s one shy of the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus’ rear camera total. Finally, the Galaxy S10e features the smallest battery, followed by the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus.

The good news is all three phones share several similarities. There’s the Snapdragon 855 processor, Super AMOLED displays, water and dust resistance, headphone jacks, punch-hole selfie cameras, and Samsung’s One UI software overlay.

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Samsung Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

3. Apple iPhone 11 series

iPhone 11 Pro Max True Tone

It’s weird for an Android-centric site to recommend the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. However, we can’t ignore the stranglehold Apple has on the US smartphone market. We also can’t ignore how good of a smartphone the iPhone 11 Pro Max is, as our own Andrew Grush found out in his review.

For the most part, all three iPhone 11 phones are the same. We have the A13 Bionic processor, 4GB of RAM, at least 64GB of storage, wireless charging, water and dust resistance, Lightning ports, and iOS 13. The software will be the biggest point of contention since iOS 13 and Android 10 have their fans and detractors.

There are some differences, however. In an effort to hit a lower price point, the iPhone 11 features an LCD display and two rear cameras. That’s compared to the AMOLED displays and three rear cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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Apple iPhone 11 specs:

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

Apple iPhone 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2,436 x 1,125
  • Chipset: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,046mAh
  • Software: iOS 13

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs:

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

4. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL

The latest entries in Google’s line of Pixel smartphones are the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL. As you would expect, the XL variant is slightly larger than the regular model, but overall the devices are mostly the same.

There are two main selling points for the Pixel 4 family: the rear camera system and the front-facing sensors. The rear camera system features two lenses — a 12.2MP primary sensor paired with a 16MP telephoto — and can create some incredible shots since they are paired with Google’s top-of-the-line computational software algorithms. Simply put, this is one of the best cameras on any smartphone in the world right now.

Related: Camera shootout: Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3 vs Pixel 2 vs Pixel

As far as the front-facing sensors go, Google added a radar on the front of the Pixel 4. This system allows you to manipulate aspects of your phone without touching it. For example, a wave of your hand will reject a phone call or silence an alarm.

Unfortunately, the biggest downside to both devices in the Pixel 4 lineup is battery life. You shouldn’t expect either phone to last you much more than a day — if that. Still, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are among the best Mint Mobile phones you can get at the moment.


Google Pixel 4 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2MP and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2MP and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 9 Mint Mobile phones

Even though the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are the newest Note phones, they take a few steps backward relative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. For example, the older Note smartphone retains the headphone jack.

That’s before getting into the rest of the Galaxy Note 9, which still holds up very well to today’s flagships. The phone features the Snapdragon 845 processor, while the 4,000mAh battery remains one of the biggest we’ve seen in a flagship smartphone. There’s also the S Pen, dual rear cameras, and rear fingerprint sensor. All these things combined make the Note 9 ones of the best Mint Mobile phones available.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

6. LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ Review black back

The LG G8 ThinQ may not have a triple-camera setup or an in-display fingerprint scanner, but don’t let that deter you from considering it as a viable Android flagship. It does have some nifty tricks up its sleeve, such as air gestures which allow you to manipulate some of the phone’s features without needing to physically touch it. This is possible because of the dual-sensor camera system on the front of the phone.

The LG G8 ThinQ has a few nifty tricks up its sleeve.

The LG G8 ThinQ also features a headphone jack, which is unfortunately left out of some of the other flagships on this list. Not only that, but it also features a sweet Quad-DAC, which will make your music listening experience better than ever.

Although the G8 launched at a very expensive price, it’s since come down a bit, which means you’ll save a bit of money, too! Not a bad deal. It’s definitely one of the best Mint Mobile phones you can buy.


LG G8 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP + ToF
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

7. Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a from Mint Mobile

Although the Pixel 3a series isn’t as powerful as the regular Pixel 3 series or the latest Pixel 4, it still packs what counts: the Google camera. The camera in Pixel devices is frequently cited as one of the best you can get in any smartphone, and with the Pixel 3a series, you’re getting that camera for very little money.

Additionally, you’re going to get frequent Android security patches directly from Google and be one of the first to experience new versions of Android as they always land on Pixel devices first. That all being said, you’re going to sacrifice some processing power in exchange for spending less cash. While the Snapdragon 670 isn’t terrible by any means, it’s certainly no Snapdragon 845 as we saw in the Pixel 3 — and definitely no Snapdragon 855 as we saw on the big flagships on this list.

If you don’t know how to pick between the 3a or the 3a XL, it’s pretty simple: the 3a XL is larger and has a slightly larger battery. Other than that, the devices are essentially the same.


Google Pixel 3a specs:

  • Display: 5.6-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Google Pixel 3a XL specs:

  • Display: 6.0-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Motorola Moto Z4

Motorola Moto Z4 review in repose

Motorola isn’t nearly the giant it used to be in the phone scene, but the Moto Z4 remains a decent option for those who don’t want the frills of a flagship smartphone.

The Moto Z4 is the only phone on this list with a 48MP primary sensor, though that’s the only rear camera the phone has. It’s also the only phone here that supports Motorola’s snap-on Moto Mod accessories. From Bluetooth speakers to a projector, the Moto Z4 is modular in a way most other smartphones aren’t.

The phone also features the Snapdragon 675, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 3,600mAh battery that impressed our Eric Zeman with its longevity.

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Motorola Moto Z4 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 48MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3,600mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

That’s it for our list of the best Mint Mobile phones. We’ll add more models to the list once they hit the carrier.