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Straight Talk is the prepaid, no contract service that you find in Walmart locations. If you’re looking to grab the best Straight Talk phones possible, look no further.

Now, we’re going to be honest, there are a lot of cheap Straight Talk phones out there, but most of them aren’t worth the asking price. That’s why we’ve chosen to focus mostly on their more premium offerings. If you want a cheap phone, you’re probably better off looking at unlocked options.


Best Straight Talk phones — what are your options?

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


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

samsung galaxy s20 plus Verizon phone

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series consists of three phones: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. However, Straight Talk is only selling the Plus and Ultra models at the moment. The S20 Ultra offers the most of the lineup, 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, on the other hand, comes 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.

Both phones sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, an IP6 rating, and wireless charging. And no, neither of them has a headphone jack.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • 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+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 48, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus - best Verizon phone

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus are both aimed at demanding users, although the Plus model offers more. It has a larger display with a higher resolution, more RAM, a bigger battery, and an additional camera at the back (a ToF sensor). It also supports expandable storage.

The rest of the specs and features are mostly the same between the two devices. You get the Snapdragon 855 chipset, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. Both are also IP68 rated and come with the S Pen, which has a few new tricks up its sleeve — check them out here. All these things combined put the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus among the best Straight Talk phones you can currently get.

 

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 9.0 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 9.0 Pie


3. Samsung Galaxy S10 family

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e phones from Verizon

Samsung upped its game last year by introducing three Galaxy S devices: the Samsung Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus. Straight Talk only sells the S10 and S10 Plus models, however. There are some key differences between them, but they both worth considering.

Both are powered by the same processor, come with Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI skin, and feature dust and water resistance. They retain the increasingly rare 3.5mm headphone jack and offer microSD expansion. You also get Super AMOLED displays, albeit with different sizes and resolutions.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S10 vs the flagship competition

The differences begin with the screens. The Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch display, while the S10 Plus has a larger 6.4-inch screen. Both share the same real cameras. but up front, the Galaxy S10 Plus expands the single punch hole sensor on the S10 to house a dual front-facing setup.

You will get a solid camera setup, lots of  RAM, a large display, and a big battery with the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus takes things one step further. If you’re looking to plant your flag at the absolute top of the Samsung Galaxy S mountain, the Galaxy S10 Plus with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage is the model you want.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Quad HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Quad HD+
  • 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 9.0 Pie


4. Apple iPhone 11 series

Verizon iPhone 11

You may be on an Android site, but there’s no denying that the new iPhones are a great bunch. The iPhone 11 series finds a sweet spot that nicely balances performance and usability, but all of them come with stunning cameras, incredible performance, and an amazing ecosystem of apps and accessories.

iOS isn’t to everyone’s taste and does require a few compromises when it comes to file management and customization. But there is no denying the quality of many of the apps available. Editing video on your mobile device is fiddly but doable thanks to the insanely performant processors, and games fair extremely well. Meanwhile, the big battery ensures you don’t need to worry about running out of juice.

The real stars of the show here are the cameras. This makes the iPhone 11 series a great choice for content creators and anyone with an itchy shutter-finger. They are certainly among the best Straight Talk phones.

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Apple iPhone 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1,792 x 828
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,110mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2


Apple iPhone 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, 2,436 x 1,125
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,046mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2


Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 2,688 x 1,242
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,969mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2


5. Apple iPhone SE (2020)
iphone se 2020

Do you want the latest processor from Apple inside your next iPhone, but don’t want to spend tons of money? Then check out the 2020 edition of the newly launched Apple iPhone SE. You are getting the same A13 Bionic processor found in the iPhone 11 models in this phone, but you will only have to pay $349.99 to get it from Straight Talk.

The catch is that you will be getting a much smaller 4.7-inch phone, without a 1080p HD display. You will also get a single 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera, along with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s also a tiny 1,821mAh battery, but on the plus side it does support wireless charging. It’s still one of  the best Straight Talk phones you can get for a much lower price than the more expensive flagships.


Apple iPhone SE 2020 specs:

  • Display: 4.7-inch, 
  • SoC: A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Front cameras: 7MP
  • Battery: 1,821mAh
  • Software: iOS 13


6. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50 front display in hand

 

If you’re in the market for a mid-range Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A50 should be at the top of your list if you are looking at Straight Talk phones. For about $300 you are getting a 6.4-inch display, an in-house Samsung Exynos 9610 processor. You also get a big 4,000mAh battery with this phone.

The big feature on this phone is its cameras. You are getting three rear sensors with this phone; a main 26MP camera, an ultrawide 8MP camera and a 5MP sensor for collecting depth info. The front-facing camera is also 25MP for taking some great selfie pictures.  This is definitely one of the best Straight Talk phones in its price range.


Samsung Galaxy A50 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 9610
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 25, 8 and 5 MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


These are our picks for the best Straight Talk phones you can currently buy, although there are plenty of other options available. We’ll add more models to the list once they hit the carrier.

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