MetroPCS used to be the 6th largest carrier in the United States. In 2013, however, they merged with T-Mobile. While T-Mobile has become the uncarrier and more affordable, you can still save money by using MetroPCS. Saving money while keeping reliability and network speed — who could ask for more? There are also no contracts. The selection isn’t nearly as large as its parent company’s, but there’s still a phone for everyone. Let’s check out the best smartphones on MetroPCS, from budget to premium.
The Best iOS Device: iPhone 7/7Plus
Apple’s latest flagships, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are incredible devices. Their retina displays, A10 Fusion chips, IP67 dustproof/waterproof ratings, and 12-megapixel cameras make these phones some of the best on the market. They simply blow the competition away. Seriously. Of course, it all comes down to personal preference in the end. If you’re a fan of iOS and Apple’s ecosystem, you’ll be more than satisfied with these phones.
Now, these are far from budget friendly devices. You can grab the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus at MetroPCS for $649 and $769, respectively. Sadly, you can’t purchase them (or any iOS device) online, but the links below will help you find the nearest MetroPCS dealer.
The Best Android Device: Samsung Galaxy S7
Don’t worry. This Samsung Galaxy phone doesn’t have a reputation of exploding. The Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s current flagship, and definitely a worthy competitor to Apple’s iPhone. It’s IP68 rating makes it a bit more water resistant than the iPhone, but there are many other pros to this device. It’s 5.1″ Quad HD Super AMOLED display shows off birght, vivid colors that’ll make watching your favorite YouTube videos or showing off those vacation photos worth it. With fast charging (and its 3,000mAh battery), you can go from 0-50% in a half hour, meaning you shouldn’t have to worry too much about your battery throughout the day. It comes with 32GB of built-in storage, but it’s expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.
You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S7 (no Edge, sorry) for $649.
Cheaper, Yet Capable
Don’t let its small size fool you. The iPhone SE is meant for those who want the power of the iPhone 6s without the large frame. It packs the same internals, including Apple’s powerful A9 chip and 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. It’s also a bit cheaper than the 6s.
The iPhone SE goes for $349 at MetroPCS.iPhone SE at MetroPCS
Samsung Galaxy J7
This is definitely more budget friendly than the Galaxy S7, but it’s definitely not a feature phone. This cheaper smartphone still holds its own, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sporting a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (and 5-megapixel front-facing camera for you selfie lovers), 5.5″ HD Super AMOLED display, and 2GB of RAM.
You can snag the Samsung Galaxy J7 for just $179.Samsung Galaxy J7 at MetroPCS
The cheapest iPhone you can purchase from MetroPCS is the iPhone 5s. Despite being a three year old device, Apple still supports it with the lastest software, iOS 10. Its fingerprint sensor, retina display, and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera still make this a pretty decent device for the price.
The iPhone 5s goes for $199 on the budget friendly carrier.iPhone 5s at MetroPCS
ZTE ZMAX PRO
When it come to a smaller budget, this is going to be the best Android device you can find at MetroPCS. It rocks a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 6″ Full HD display, 1.5Ghz Octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 3400mAh battery, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The 32GB of internal storage certainly won’t hurt either, especially since you can increase it to 256GB with a microSD card.
You can grab the ZTE ZMax Pro for a mere $99.ZTE ZMax Pro at MetroPCS