Sprint is one of the four largest carriers. While they don’t claim to be the fastest network or have the largest coverage area, they do claim to be within 1% of Verizon Wireless when it comes to reliability. Their coverage and data speeds have been improving over the years, and their prices are far from unreasonable. Whether you’re sticking with them or you’re a newcomer, here are some of the best phones you can get on their network.
The Best: iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus
If you’re looking for an option that gives you power, reliability, and fantastic hardware, the choice is pretty obvious — the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple’s latest flagship brings a lot to the table, and Sprint has both options available in stores and online. The smaller iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus offer top-of-the-line performance, great cameras, good battery life, and a water resistant device, all encased in fantastic hardware. A downside for many buyers might be the lack of a headphone jack, but an adapter is included in the box.
You can get your own iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for $649 or $769, respectively. Monthly pricing starts at $27.09/month for the iPhone 7 and $32.09/month for the iPhone 7 Plus.
Runner-Up: The LG V20
This phone is amazing. With a second display, fantastic camera, and incredible DAC for audio, this phone is built for anyone. It lasts a long time on a charge and doesn’t get run down. I believe anybody would be happy with this phone.
The LG V20 can be purchased for $792. Monthly pricing starts at $33 per month.
The Galaxies: Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge
If you’re a fan of Samsung’s Galaxy line and don’t want something that explodes, the Galaxy S7 might warrant your attention. Packed with water resistance, top-tier specifications, excellent cameras, and Samsung’s dozens of software tricks, the Galaxy S7 family is an excellent choice — almost as good as the LG V20. The standard S7 has a 5.1-inch display where the larger S7 Edge offers a 5.5-inch display. Both bring glass designs, so you might want to pick up a case along with it.
You can grab the Galaxy S7 starting at $28.96 per month, or $694.99 at its full price. For the Galaxy S7 Edge, you’ll end up paying $33.13 a month or $794.99 outright.Samsung Galaxy S7 at Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at Sprint
On a Budget
Samsung Galaxy J3
If you’re looking for something that your wallet won’t cry about, the Samsung Galaxy J3 is for you. The 1.5GB of RAM and 1.5Ghz A7 processor aren’t anything to write home about, but it’s the best the carrier has for cheaper smartphones.
You can find the Galaxy J3 for $8 a month or $192 for its full price.Samsung Galaxy J3 at Sprint
While the iPhone SE is not in the same league as the Galaxy J3 when it comes to budget phones, it’s the best “cheap” iPhone you’ll find. With Apple’s great hardware and fantastic specs packed into a smaller frame, the SE is a great buy.
The iPhone SE’s price starts at $14.50 a month or $399.99 at its full price.iPhone SE at Sprint