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Are you a Sprint customer looking for your next phone? We understand it can be frustrating to look through the gigantic list of available Sprint phones, so we’re here to help you find the best ones. The list below includes high-end handsets aimed at demanding users as well as a few mid-rangers that won’t break the bank. Let’s dive in.

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


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

samsung galaxy s20 plus review display in hand 1

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series consists of three phones: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. The Ultra model offers the most of the three, sporting a large 6.9-inch display, as much as 16GB of RAM, and a triple-camera setup at the back (108MP+48MP+12MP) along with a ToF sensor. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset and packs a 5,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy S20 Plus is next in line, coming with a 6.7-inch display and triple-camera setup at the back featuring 64MP, 12MP, and 12MP shooters and a ToF camera. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery and 12GB of RAM. It’s powered by the same chipset as the Ultra model.

The regular Galaxy S20 is very similar to the Plus model. The major differences are that it comes with a smaller 6.2-inch display, packs a smaller 4,000mAh battery, and lacks a ToF sensor. All three phones sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, an IP6 rating, and wireless charging. And no, none of them have a headphone jack.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 48, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus - best Sprint phone

Samsung did something different with its latest Galaxy Note series. Instead of just offering one device as in previous years, the company announced two of them last August. You have the regular Galaxy Note 10 and the pricier Galaxy Note 10 Plus, both of which are available at Sprint. Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 Lite at the beginning of the year, but the carrier isn’t selling it.

Opting for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus gets you more RAM and storage, a microSD card slot, a larger display with a higher resolution, a larger battery, and a time-of-flight (ToF) rear sensor. Otherwise, the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus feature the same specs.

That means you get the Snapdragon 855 processor, an in-display fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and the updated S Pen. So even if you go with the smaller Galaxy Note 10, you still get a flagship-level smartphone, which fits better in your hand than the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

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

3. iPhone 11 series

iPhone 11 Pro Max Home Screen Display in Hand

These are the latest flagship iOS-based handsets from Apple. All three phones come with Apple’s latest and greatest processor, the A13 Bionic. The standard iPhone 11 is the most affordable of the three models, with a price starting at $699.99. 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 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage versions.

The iPhone 11 Pro’s biggest feature is a triple rear camera setup, with standard, telephoto, and wide-angle lenses. It also has a 5.8-inch display and a battery that should last up to four hours longer than the one of 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 last year’s iPhone XS Max. They are definitely three of the best Sprint phones you can currently purchase.


iPhone 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1,792 x 828
  • SoC: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 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

4. LG G8X ThinQ

LG G8X ThinQ Review home screens standing

The LG G8X is very similar to the older LG G8, at least in terms of specs and design. The phone is slightly with its 6.4-inch display, as opposed to the G8’s 6.1-inch screen. Other specs and features of the LG G8X include an in-display fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, IP68 water/dust resistance, and the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The phone also has stereo speakers and a 4,000mAh battery.

For music lovers, LG is always a great option and this remains true with the LG G8X. Not only does it sport a headphone jack, but it also offers a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for an improved audio experience.

The LG G8X isn’t a major upgrade over its predecessor, but it makes several improvements. It also offers a detachable second screen in the box for those looking for a dual-screen experience. The second display is exactly the same as the main one, meaning it measures 6.4 inches and offers Full HD+ resolution. It even has a notch, although it’s just for uniformity, as it lacks a selfie camera.

 

LG G8X ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

OnePlus 7T Pro front

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the first 5G phones Sprint released. It has a large 6.67-inch display with almost no bezels. That’s because the front-facing 16MP camera pops up from the top of the phone when in use. You also get a 48MP primary rear camera along with an 8MP telephoto sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide shooter.

Inside there’s 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, along with the Qualcomm 855 processor. Finally, there’s a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging tech that should allow the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G to fully charge in just over an hour.


OnePlus 7 Pro 5G specs

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16 and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

6. Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL Sprint phones

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are somewhat divisive flagships, owing to a relatively low amount of on-board storage, small batteries, and a look that feels a little behind the times. There’s no headphone jack, and nor is there space for a microSD card.

That said, the Pixel 4 and its larger brother are still compelling devices in a number of aspects. As usual, Google gives us the best-in-class cameras with excellent low-light performance and a new Astrophotography mode. It’s a shame there’s no wide-angle lens, but we’re happy to see the telephoto sensor.

Other features also mark the Pixel 4 phones as definite flagships: things like 90Hz displays and nippy performance are on-point. And Pixel handsets are always home to the purest and most fully-featured Android experience. Then there’s the wonky-yet-cool radar system. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL really are great phones, but they aren’t for everyone.


Google Pixel 4 specs:

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

Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

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

7. Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a XL from Sprint

The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL represent the first attempt from Google to release a mid-range device — and it’s a total win in nearly all respects for the company.

The tech giant made a genius move with this new smartphone line by focusing only on what people most love about Pixel devices — namely the camera and the software — and cutting corners on everything else. With the Pixel 3a line, you get the exact same camera as you’ll find in the Pixel 3 line, as well as the same software.

As a trade-off, you’ll get a less-powerful processor, a smaller internal storage option, only a single selfie camera sensor, and a plastic build. But hey, the starting price of a Pixel 3a is just $399, which is a lot more affordable than the starting price of the Pixel 3.


Google Pixel 3a specs:

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

Google Pixel 3a XL specs:

  • Display: 6.0-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50 rear panel

Over the past few years, Samsung has all but ignored the mid-range segment of the smartphone industry. Even when it did release a prominent mid-ranger, it would be overpriced and underpowered, especially when compared to the competition.

That all changed with the Samsung Galaxy A50, the best Samsung mid-ranger in years. The device ticks off all the right specs boxes, comes with a terrific design language, and keeps the price exceptionally low for what you get. Welcome back, Samsung!

The Galaxy A50 is Samsung’s best mid-ranger in years.

Granted, the Galaxy A50 isn’t going to deliver the same experience as a Note 10 or S20 device, but the list price for the phone is roughly a third of what you’d pay for a premium handset. And it even has a headphone jack!

If you’re looking for the best Sprint phone without breaking the bank, this could possibly be the best choice on this list.


Samsung Galaxy A50 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Exynos 9610
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 25, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

These are our picks for the best Sprint phones you can get, although there are a lot of other great options available as well. We’ll be sure to update this post once new models hit the carrier.

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