T-Mobile is the carrier to watch right now. They’re currently the third biggest mobile service provider in the United States, and they’re growing very quickly. Thanks to T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” plan, they’ve been changing industry standards for the better in recent years. On top of all of the changes they’re making, they have one of the widest varieties of smartphones available on any carrier. It’s time to take a look at the best T-Mobile phones, after we have already done the same for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

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Since it has done away with two-year contracts, you’ll notice the T-mobile phones listed here are at full retail price. In some cases it’s cheaper to buy them from Amazon, so we’ve done our best to find you the best deals available. Also, if you don’t want to purchase your phone for full price, T-Mobile will let you pay in monthly installments. You can find out more info by visiting T-Mobile.com. Without anymore delay, let’s take a closer look at the best T-Mobile phones you can buy right now.

Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.


Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S8 Plus are two of the newest and best T-Mobile phones on the network right now. Visually, they don’t look very different than the older Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but inside there’s many differences. Both have the new Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and both have Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Both also have 64 GB of storage, but the 5.8-inch S9 has 4 GB of RAM and the 6.2-inch S9 Plus has 6 GB of RAM.

The biggest change comes in the camera department. The Galaxy S9 includes a single rear 12 MP camera, which includes a dual aperture mode. The main mode has a f/1.5 aperture, but you can press a button to activate mechanical blades that close down over the sensor, which offers a f/2.4 aperture mode for taking better pictures in bright daylight.

The Galaxy S9 Plus has the same 12 MP rear camera with the dual aperture mode as the S9, plus a secondary 12 MP rear sensor with a f/2.4 aperture. It is used as a telephoto lens for the S9 Plus, and also supports a proper portrait mode in Live Focus. If you love to take slow motion videos, the rear cameras on the S9 and S9 Plus can do so at an amazing 960 fps at 720p resolution. Both phones also have a front facing 8 MP camera at f/1.7 aperture. 

These T-Mobile phones are available now, with the S9 selling for $720 without a contract, or for $30 a month for 24 months. The S9 Plus is available for $840 without a contract, and $30 a month for 24 months, but with a $120 down payment up front.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm, 163 g

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 processor (depending on region)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 400 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera and 12 MP secondary camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,500 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, 189 g

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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Following a successful launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung seemed to have a pretty good idea about what users were looking for in a smartphone. Solid battery life, high-res screens, impressive camera performance, and more were all things the company achieved with the 2016 flagships. And while the Note 7 seemed to improve even more in those areas, overheating problems caused the device to enter total recall mode.

Now we get to see what Samsung has in store for us in 2017. It should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus feature top-of-the-line specifications, great cameras and an all-new design that’s truly futuristic.

This time around, Samsung included a curved screen on both the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio that allows for a much more comfortable in-hand feel. The company even ditched its famous physical home button and included on-screen navigation keys (finally). Under the hood, these devices come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895, depending on the region), 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and one of the latest versions of Android, 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung even launched a few extra accessories alongside the S8 that you should definitely consider checking out. The new Samsung DeX dock lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, and there’s also a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube. Of course, there’s also a new Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the very best T-Mobile phones on the network right now.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Samsung had a lot to make up for with the latest addition to their Galaxy Note series after the fiasco that was its predecessor. Fortunately, the company has another winner on its hands with the Galaxy Note 8.

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch curved Super AMOLED Infinity display with a Quad HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is easily one of the best features of this smartphone, and while Samsung’s prowess in this department isn’t particularly surprising, they continue to push it to new heights every time.

Another arena where Samsung never fails to impress is in camera design. The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature a dual camera setup, and they take advantage of all that is possible with two rear cameras, allowing for clear and impressive bokeh shots all the time.

With a beautiful design, the expected top of the line specifications and features, the introduction of a dual-camera setup, and new software features that highlight the S-Pen, Samsung has certainly ticked all the right boxes with the Galaxy Note 8, making it one of best T-Mobile phones you can currently get your hands on.

Specs

  • 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 521 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm, 195 g

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LG V30/V30 Plus

 

LG’s V series has emerged as an impressive contender over the past couple of years, the LG V30 continues to further refine and add to what made its predecessors such great options. This time around, LG combines the beautiful design and display of the G6 with the best features of the V series to make for a device that many consider to be the company’s true flagship. 

There isn’t a lot that stays the same with the V30 when compared to its predecessor, with it now featuring a metal and glass construction, a near bezel-less design up front, and a new P-OLED display panel, along with the fact that the secondary display is not available any longer. Despite looking completely different, the V30 does retain key elements like a MIL-STD 810G certification for impact and shock resistance, as well as an IP68 rating for dust and water proofing.

As was the case with previous generations, one of the highlights of the LG V30 Plus is its advanced photography and videography features as well. The device  comes with a dual rear camera that includes a 16 MP sensor with a f/1.6 aperture, along with a 13 MP sensor with a wide angle lens and a f/1.9 aperture, with the latter always being a lot of fun to use. Video creators should have fun with software features like Cine Video, which allows users to quickly put in video effects, along with Point Zoom, which will let owners zoom into any point in a video.

Audiophiles should also be happy with the LG V30, with its support for Hi-Fi Quad DAC tuned by B&O Play. It is also the first smartphone to support MQA, which is supposed to let users stream high-res audio, but with a smaller file size and no loss in quality.

LG’s flagship offerings sometimes get lost in the crowd in this saturated market, but if there is one device that can and certainly deserves to break through, it is the LG V30, and a excellent choice for our T-Mobile phones list. T-Mobile is selling both the V30 and the V30 Plus version, which has 128 GB of onboard storage, compared to 64 GB of storage for the V30.

Specs

  • 6.0-inch P-OLED FullVision display 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 538 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64/128 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 2 TB
  • Dual 16 and 13 MP rear cameras, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm, 158 g

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Apple iPhone 8/Plus

 

Okay, we know we are an Android site — but it’s hard to leave this one off, considering it is easily one of the best Sprint phones. Apple’s current mainstream phones are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both come with iOS 11 out of the box and both come with the company’s own quad-core A11 Bionic processor inside. The two smartphones also support wireless charging, and are waterproof (IP67). The iPhone 8 has a smaller 4.7-inch display, and one rear camera, while the iPhone 8 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch screen and a dual camera setup in the back, along with support for portrait mode (bokeh effect).

The iPhone 8 Plus is priced at $799 (64 GB) and $949 (256 GB), while the iPhone 8 is cheaper at $699 (64 GB) and $849 (256 GB). Both come in silver, gold, and space gray. If you don’t want an Android phone, these  T-Mobile phones might be a good alternative.

iPhone 8 specs

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1,334 x 750 resolution, 326 ppi
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 64/256 GB of on-board storage, not expandable
  • 12 MP rear camera, 7 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 1,821 mAh battery
  • iOS 11
  • 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm, 148 g

iPhone 8 Plus specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 64/256 GB of on-board storage, not expandable
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 7 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,691 mAh battery
  • iOS 11
  • 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm, 202 g

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iPhone X

 
 

Apple did something different this year by launching an even higher end phone than the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”) is a radical design change compared to the last several iPhone models. It has a large 5.8-inch display with a slick bezel-less design. It’s also waterproof thanks to its IP67 rating, has a dual-camera setup, supports wireless charging. and includes a glass back.

The iPhone X ditches the fingerprint scanner and instead uses Face ID cameras and sensors on the front to help you unlock your phone. It also doesn’t have a headphone jack. Apple is selling the phone at the highest price ever for an iPhone, with the 64 GB model retailing for $999, while the 256 GB option will set you back $1,149. The  T-Mobile phones version can be bought for as low as $41.67 a month for 18 months.

The device is now available for the starting price of $999.99, without a contract, for the 64 GB version, and $1499.99 for the 256 GB model. You can also get it from T-Mobile for $279.99 up front and $80 a month for 24 months.

iPhone X specs

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,436 x 1,125 resolution, 458 ppi
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 64/256 GB of on-board storage, not expandable
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 7 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,716 mAh battery
  • iOS 11.0.2
  • 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, 174 g
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Best  T-Mobile phones – Conclusion

How did you like our best  T-Mobile phones list? Do you have any other suggestions? If so, feel free to voice your opinion in the comments below! And if you’re looking for great T-Mobile phones that are a little cheaper, be sure to check out our list of the best cheap Android phones.

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