Best smartphones you can buy on T-Mobile (2016)
Things are definitely going well for T-Mobile, and its smartphone lineup is diverse enough to attract all types of users. But what are the finest handsets that you can currently buy from T-Mobile? Well, to answer this question, we prepared a list of the best T-Mobile smartphones of 2016, and we invite you to check it out below.
The devices that you'll see below were chosen based on our own reviews, as well as on reviews from T-Mobile customers (as shown on the magenta carrier's website). By the way, besides presenting these handsets, we're including links to buy them, as well as links to our reviews, so you can check out each and every phone in detail.
Best compact smartphone on T-Mobile
All in all, the iPhone SE is the most powerful 4-inch smartphone ever made. Just like all other major US carriers, T-Mobile is offering both the 16 GB and 64 GB variants of the iPhone SE in space gray, silver, gold, and rose gold. The 16 GB model costs $16.67 per month for 24 months, or $399.99 outright, while the 64 GB one can be yours at $18.75 per month for 24 months, or $449.99 outright.
Best mid-size (normal) smartphones on T-Mobile
While it's nearly identical to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 when it comes to design, the iPhone 7 brings some major changes, including dust- and water-resistance, Apple's A10 Fusion chipset, up to 256 GB of storage space, and the removal of the 3.5mm headset jack. The absence of a 3.5mm jack may have upset some customers, we know. Even so, the iPhone 7 is certainly the best 4.7-inch handset Apple has made to date.
T-Mobile is offering the iPhone 7 in 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB variants. All three cost $27.09 per month for 24 moths, but you have to pay $99.99 upfront for the 128 GB model, and $199.99 upfront for the 256 GB one. You can also buy the iPhone 7 at full retail price: $649.99 (32 GB), $749.99 (128 GB), or $849.99 (256 GB).
Best large smartphones on T-Mobile
The iPhone 7 Plus obviously offers everything that the regular iPhone 7 does, while being significantly larger (thanks to a 5.5-inch screen) and having a longer-lasting battery, plus a better rear camera: a dual unit with 2x optical zoom. Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus comes in 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB variants. Each costs $120 more than its iPhone 7 counterpart, which means an iPhone 7 Plus 256 GB goes up to $969.99 when bought outright.
Best cheap smartphone on T-Mobile
If you don't want (or can't afford) to spend too much money on a new smartphone, you can still get a good device from T-Mobile. We're talking about the HTC Desire 530, which costs just $139.99 outright, or $5.84 per month for 24 months. Thanks to a colorful "micro splash" finish, the Desire 530 has a unique, youthful look. It's also got some decent features for its price, including a 5-inch 720p display, LTE, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.