T-Mobile has an impressive lineup of phones at various price points, ranging from top of the line down to affordable entry-level devices that you might not even need to finance monthly. Of course, Samsung makes some of the best T-Mobile phones you can get with plenty of power for any task and innovative new features like folding displays. Samsung also nails the refreshes, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra acting as a replacement for the Note series that many people came to love. If you don’t love what Samsung’s doing with the Galaxy, there are plenty of other great options as well.
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 256GB
The Galaxy S22 Ultra steps in for the Galaxy Note series with a huge display, a large battery, powerful CPU, and of course, the S-pen that stores inside the phone. This phone also has one of the best camera systems ever fitted to a smartphone and with five years of software updates promised, you can be confident using this phone for a long time.
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Google Pixel 6
The Pixel 6 is still one of the best Android phones you can get with solid battery life, great camera performance, and a fast CPU. The OLED screen is 6.4 inches with a 90Hz refresh rate so Android’s animations look smooth and crisp. Google also keeps the Pixel phones up to date with the latest version of Android so you can be first in line for all of the new features.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
The Z Fold 3 from Samsung is a cool phone with a 6.2-inch outer screen and a 7.6-inch folding inner display. Both displays are silky smooth 120Hz AMOLED displays with great colors and blacks. This phone also supports 5G, including mmWave, to make the most of the T-Mobile network. Samsung has also managed to make this phone water-resistant with an IPX8 rating, so you don’t need to worry about your phone if it starts to rain.
OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro has beautiful hardware with a gorgeous 120Hz 6.7-inch display. This phone ships with Android 12 powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. Battery life is good at 5,000mAh with ultra-fast charging at up to 80 watts wired. The 48MP main camera is also nice with Hasselblad delivering natural-looking colors.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 128GB
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 takes the folding phone idea in a different direction making it one of the most compact, pocket-friendly Android phones ever. This model has a small but useful 1.9-inch display on the outside, with the internal display reaching 6.7 inches. It also comes with IPX8 water resistance to give you a bit more peace of mind in the rain. If you’re looking for a great compact device, this is a beautiful choice.
Motorola One 5G Ace 128GB
The Motorola One 5G Ace is all about value. With a sizable 5,000mAh battery, it boasts up to two days of battery life with one charge. It offers modern appointments like a nearly bezel-less display, triple cameras, and a 20: 9 aspect ratio. You get fairly modern software, and with Android 10, you can always expand the 128GB of internal storage with a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
The Galaxy A53 5G is one of the most complete mid-range phones you can buy, with great support for 5G including mid-band and mmWave, plus solid hardware for the price. The screen is a vibrant 120Hz AMOLED panel powered by the Exynos 1280 CPU, giving it more power than its predecessor. Samsung has also shipped it with Android 12 and the promise of four more Android OS updates.
Google Pixel 5a 5G
The Google Pixel 5a is the cheapest Pixel you can get, but on T-Mobile, it’s still a solid mid-range pick. Its 5G support is a good fit for T-Mobile’s network with mid-band and low-band support. The software is up to date with Google offering three years of software support. Its camera also punches above its weight with great software, producing vibrant and clear pictures.
You have plenty of options at T-Mobile
T-Mobile’s network works with the majority of unlocked phones, including those that support 5G. For the best coverage, you’ll want a phone that supports 5G bands n71 and n41 at a minimum. Luckily, most of the best Android phones do, including those listed here. It’s also worth keeping in mind that most people don’t need top-of-the-line phones. Something like the Galaxy A53 5G is a great option with plenty of power that comes in at less than half the price of the S22 Ultra.
Even so, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is proving to be everything Galaxy Note fans were missing with a large screen, solid battery life, and an included S-pen that’s stored inside the phone. It’s a beast with 12GB of RAM, a 6.8-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 108MP main camera. This phone also supports all of T-Mobile’s 5G bands including mmWave. If you’re looking for a phone that does just about everything, the S22 Ultra is a great place to start.