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While it’s not solely a prepaid carrier, T-Mobile offers great network coverage and low price points. It’s a great choice for people looking to get an off-contract smartphone, so you might be wondering: what are the best T-Mobile prepaid phones available?

T-Mobile recently expanded its prepaid device lineup to include nearly all of its best flagships. This means that there are more devices than ever that will work with T-Mobile’s various prepaid plans. The only caveat here is that your prepaid plan must be more than $40-per-month to be eligible for prepaid device pricing.

Keep in mind as well that you can always bring your own GSM device to the network, which opens up the selection possibilities even more.

Without any further ado, here are the best T-Mobile prepaid phones you can buy right now directly from the carrier. Don’t find anything you like? Be sure to check out our list of prepaid phones on all the major networks.

Best T-Mobile prepaid phones

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best T-Mobile prepaid phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

best T-Mobile phone -- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Not only are the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus two of the best T-Mobile prepaid phones available, but they are two of the best smartphones in general. The handsets are very similar as far as specs and design go, but the Galaxy S10 Plus is the top dog. It features an enormous 6.4-inch display, a giant 4,100mAh battery, and a dual front-facing camera setup. It also has an option for adding a whopping 1TB of built-in storage.

The vanilla Galaxy S10 is a bit smaller with a 6.1-inch display and has a smaller battery to match. It also only features a single selfie shooter on the front. However, it has the same processor, triple-lens rear camera setup, and software as its larger sibling.

As one would expect, getting the best-of-the-best smartphones won’t come cheap, as the Galaxy S10 currently starts at $900 and goes up from there. T-Mobile offers a few options as far as payment plans go so that will hopefully offset some of the upfront costs.


Samsung Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear 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+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB and 1TB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus back at angle

Samsung’s Note line is kind of like a flashier, more expensive version of the Galaxy S line. As such, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, you’re getting most of the ultra-premium features of the Galaxy S10 with the addition of some new features as well as the iconic S Pen stylus.

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For the first time ever, Samsung released two versions of the Note 10 this year: the vanilla version and the Plus version. If you’re looking for the best smartphone you can get — and money is not really a concern — you should absolutely stick with the Note 10 Plus.

That doesn’t mean that the Note 10 isn’t a good phone. It is. It’s just that with the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus the vanilla Note 10 sits in an awkward place: not quite as good as the Note 10 Plus and kind of outshined by the S10 Plus.

In general, if you really need the S Pen stylus but don’t want to spend over $1,000 on your smartphone, the Note 10 is perfect for you. If you don’t care about the S Pen, stick with the Galaxy S10 Plus. If you want the best of everything, get the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, FHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Rear 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
  • Rear cameras: 16, 12, 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


3. Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL 1

The latest entries in Google’s line of Pixel smartphones are the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 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 actually baked-in 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 is one of the best T-Mobile prepaid phones you can get at the moment.


Google Pixel 4 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, FHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64 or 128GB
  • Rear 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 or 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10


4. OnePlus 7T

OnePlus 7T using in hand on table

For a time, T-Mobile sold both the OnePlus 6T and the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, once the OnePlus 7T launched, T-Mobile removed both those devices and focused solely on the 7T.

Dollar-for-dollar, the OnePlus 7T might be the best of the T-Mobile prepaid phones on this list. You’re getting a stellar triple-lens camera system, the fastest chipset of any other device on this list, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and the very latest version of Android — all for around half the price of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and $200 less than the entry-level Google Pixel 4.

Granted, you’re not going to get as big a battery as you’ll find in something like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the waterdrop notch design on the front of the phone might not be to your taste. But if you want the absolute best phone you can get while still staying under $600, the OnePlus 7T is the phone for you.


OnePlus 7T specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, FHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 48, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10


5. LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ Review black back

As far as the other flagships on this list go, the LG G8 ThinQ might seem like it’s not as “advanced” as the rest. There’s no triple camera on the rear, no in-display fingerprint sensor, and no fancy pop-up selfie shooters.

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

However, don’t let that deter you from considering the LG G8 ThinQ 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 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.


LG G8 ThinQ specs:

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


6. Samsung Galaxy S10e

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S10e

Unlike its more advanced siblings at the top of this list, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is smaller and has some weaker specs. However, it also has a considerably lower price while still packing a mighty punch in two of the most important aspects of any smartphone: performance and photography.

The performance is bolstered by the inclusion of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the same as you’ll find in all the flagships above. The Galaxy S10e also features a dual camera on the rear, which won’t be as good as the triple-lens setups on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, but will still get you some incredible footage.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10e also comes in some fun colors that you won’t find on the S10 or S10 Plus. However, keep in mind that certain T-Mobile shops might not have all the colors available.

Overall, if you’re looking for the best you can get from Samsung without paying the starting price of $900 for the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10e is the T-Mobile prepaid phone you’re looking for!


Samsung Galaxy S10e specs:

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


7. Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a Purple-ish Rear Ground

The Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL have the distinction of being the very first Google-made devices to launch on T-Mobile. Prior Pixel devices launched exclusively through Verizon. In fact, you still can only buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL from Big Red.

Although the Pixel 3a series isn’t as powerful as the regular Pixel 3 series, 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
  • Rear 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
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10


8. Motorola Moto G7 Power

Moto G7 and Moto G7 Power rear camera and fingerprint sensor

Technically, there are devices that are cheaper than the Motorola Moto G7 Power at T-Mobile. However, this device is still insanely cheap and is probably the best budget-oriented phone available on this list of the best T-Mobile prepaid phones.

One of the star specs of the device is its massive 5,000mAh battery. For the record, that’s the largest battery capacity on this entire list!

If you want a T-Mobile prepaid phone that won't break the bank, the Moto G7 Power is the one to get.

Granted, the other specs of the device aren’t exactly noteworthy. It’s got a small amount of RAM, not too much internal storage, and the front and rear camera systems leave a lot to be desired. But if you need a phone that will get you through the day and perform the basic tasks you expect a smartphone to do, you simply can’t go wrong with the Moto G7 Power.

Also, it does come in that very pretty Marine Blue color, so that certainly doesn’t hurt.


Motorola Moto G7 Power specs:

Display: 6.2-inch, HD+
Chipset: Snapdragon 632
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB

Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery: 5,000mAh
Software: Android 9 Pie


That’s our look at the best T-Mobile prepaid phones! Which ones do you plan to pick up from the Uncarrier?

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