Over the last few years, T-Mobile has risen to become one of the most popular cell phone carriers in the US. Their low prices and lack of contracts have made them a favorite among all sorts of people. However, being such a big (un)carrier, there are plenty of phones to choose from, and the task of picking one that will suit you may seem daunting. And the reality is, choosing a phone is a daunting task. That’s what this series is for: to help you pick the best phone. If you’re not on T-Mobile, don’t worry—we have plenty more of these articles coming out in the next few days!
Top Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
If you’re looking for a more well known, non-spontaneously combusting phone, then you might enjoy the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. Both are top-notch phones, packed with top of the line specs, and plenty of Samsung-only features. The S7 has a 5.1″ AMOLED display, while the S7 Edge has a 5.5″ AMOLED display. Do keep in mind that a case would be a good idea, considering they both have glass backs.
The Galaxy S7 will cost you $28.75/month for 24 months, or $689.99 if you pay the whole cost. The Galaxy S7 Edge will run you $30/month for 24 months, or $789.99 if you pay the total cost.
Top iPhone: iPhone 7/7 Plus
If Android isn’t your thing, then iOS is probably where you’re at. The two latest phones from Apple, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, are excellent all-around choices. The iPhone 7 has a 4.7″ Retina display while the 7 Plus has a 5.5″ Retina display. Both have top-notch cameras and are blazing fast.
The iPhone 7 will cost $27.09/month for 24 months, or $649.99 for the total cost. The iPhone 7 Plus will cost $31.25/month for 24 months, or $769.99 for the total cost.
Second-best Android: LG V20
If you’re feeling adventurous and willing to try something different, then the LG V20 may be exactly what you want. Overall, it is an amazing phone packed with a brilliant screen, great audio DAC, a second display, a long-lasting battery, and plenty more features that LG offers.
The V20 will cost you $30/month for 24 months or $769.99 if you pay the total cost.LG V20 at T-Mobile
Budget Android: Samsung Galaxy J7
While the Galaxy J7 isn’t as fully specced out as the S7 or S7 Edge, it will certainly get you through some light to medium usage. It has a 5.5″ AMOLED display, 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on a Snapdragon 617 processor.
The Galaxy J7 will cost you only $8.75 per month or $209.99 if you pay the entire cost of the phone.Samsung Galaxy J7 at T-Mobile
Budget iOS: iPhone SE
While it’s not what some would consider “budget,” it definitely costs quite a bit less than the iPhone 7/7 Plus do. Most of that cost difference is due to the small, 4″ screen, but don’t let its size fool you. The processor inside is the same as that in the iPhone 6s, and the 12MP camera with 4K video won’t let you down, either.
The iPhone SE will cost you $16.67/month, or $399.99 if you pay the whole cost.iPhone SE at T-Mobile
Big And Budget: ZTE ZMax Pro
If you’re looking for a cheap Android smartphone, but small sizes aren’t your thing, the ZTE ZMax Pro might be a good choice. Packing a 6-inch 1080p display, an octa-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB-C, and Android Marshmallow, the ZMax Pro is a fantastic bang-for-your-buck.
T-Mobile doesn’t offer this device with monthly financing, but its full retail price of just $179 is well within reach for most customers.ZTE ZMax Pro at T-Mobilw