Metro by T-Mobile phones (February 2019)

Metro by T-Mobile tends to be ignored, but we have listed it as one of the carriers with the best unlimited data plans, as well as the best prepaid plans.

There are plenty of smart reasons to stick with Metro by T-Mobile, but choosing the right phone might be a more complicated task. Looking for the best Metro by T-Mobile phones around? There’s actually quite a few on offer, but the bad news is most Metro by T-Mobile phones are actually pretty awful. 

Thankfully, there are a few Metro by T-Mobile phones worthy of picking up, both on the flagship and budget end of the spectrum. Let’s jump right in!


Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 is all about refinement. Design, display, photography, and performance were all strong areas for the Galaxy S8 line, and the S9 does all of them better. It’s definitely the best Metro by T-Mobile phone that’s currently available.

The biggest improvements in the Galaxy S9 have to do with the camera. The S9 sports a single Dual Pixel 12MP autofocus sensor with OIS, along with support for two apertures at f/1.5 and f/2.4. This mechanical iris lens is able to switch between apertures depending on the lighting conditions. If you need something even more powerful, the Galaxy S9 comes with a dual-camera setup on the back.

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Samsung also included its own creepier version of Apple’s Animoji, called AR Emoji, allowing you to make GIFs and send cartoony videos to your friends.

It’s a flagship, so it’s no surprise that it features the most top-of-the-line specs currently available. It comes with 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the Snapdragon 845. It’s the best Metro by T-Mobile phone you can buy and you can get it now for $699.

Specs

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 570ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm, 163g
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Samsung Galaxy A6

Samsung Galaxy A6

The Samsung Galaxy A6 is a mid-ranger with a premium design. It has a metal back, relatively thin bezels, and an 18:9 display measuring 5.6-inches. It’s powered by the Exynos 7870 Octa chipset and packs 3GB of RAM under the hood, although a 4GB version is available in other markets.

The phone has a 16MP shooter on the back as well as the front, which is paired with LED flash for improved low-light selfies. It also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3,000mAh battery, and 32GB of expandable storage. There’s even a headphone jack on board. It will set you back $359 or $149 if you switch to the carrier’s unlimited plan.

Specs

  • 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,480 x 720 resolution, 294ppi
  • Exyynos 7870 Octa processor
  • 3/4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 16MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7mm, 159g
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Motorola Moto E5 Play

Mototola Moto E5 Play Front Display

The Moto E5 Play is the cheapest of Motorola’s latest budget phones in its E series. It has a 5.2-inch display and inside there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There’s also an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2,800mAh battery. It’s available now from Metro by T-Mobile for $139, or for free if you switch your old phone to the carrier’s unlimited plan.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1,280 x 720 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,800mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 151 x 74 x 8.85mm, 150g
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Motorola Moto E5 Plus

The Moto E5 Plus includes a big 6-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Its rear camera is bigger at 12MP and so is the front-facing camera at 8MP. Finally, it has a huge 5,000mAh battery which should offer one and a half days of use with a single charge. Metro by T-Mobile is selling the Moto E5 for $209, or for just $49 if you switch your old line to the carrier’s unlimited plan.

Specs

  • 6-inch IPS LCD display with 1,440×720 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable  5,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Nougat
  • 161.9 x 75.3 x 9.35 mm, 200g
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LG K30

lg k30
The LG K30 is one of the best Metro by T-Mobile phones because it supports the carrier’s 600MHz network — otherwise known as band 71 — for improved coverage in rural areas. Aside from this, the phone doesn’t seem that special, although it is good value for money.

It sports a 5.3-inch display and packs the Snapdragon 425 along with 2GB of RAM under the hood. There’s only 32GB of storage available, but you can expand it for an additional 512GB with a microSD card. The handset also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for protecting your data and a headphone jack that’s missing on a lot of high-end devices. The LG K30 goes for $179, but you can get it for free by switching to the carrier’s unlimited plan.

Specs

  • 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with 1,280 x 720 resolution, 277ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD card up to 512GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing shooter
  • 2.880mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 148.6 x 75 x 8.6mm, 168g
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LG Q7 Plus

The LG Q7 Plus is the company’s attempt to bring its FullVision style of 18:9 display to budget phones. This model has a 5.5-inch screen, and inside it has a Snapdragon 450 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It also has a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone even has a high IP68 water and dust resistance rating. Metro by T-Mobile is selling the LG Q7 Plus for $329, but you can get it for just $99 by switching to the carrier’s unlimited plan.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 2,160 resolution
  • 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, further expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 143.8 x 69.3 x 8.4mm, 14g
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LG Stylo 4

An image of the LG Stylo 4 and its stylus pen Sprint pre-paid phones YouTube

The LG Stylo 4 is the latest in the Stylo series that offers a smartphone with a big screen, and an included stylus, much like the phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, but at prices that are a fraction of Samsung’s flagship series. The LG Stylo 4 is a great alternative, and while the stylus may not be as feature packed as the S-Pen, it still proves to be very handy.

The LG Stylo 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and features a big 6.2-inch HD display. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,300mAh battery. You can get the phone from Metro by T-Mobile unlocked for $239, or for free if you switch your old line to the carrier’s unlimited plan.

Specs

  • 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 2,160 resolution
  • 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing shooter
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 160 x 77.7 x 8.1mm, 172g
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Don’t like what you see? The good news is that many unlocked phones will play nicely with the carrier, just do your homework on band compatibility before buying. 

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