Best Metro by T-Mobile phones to buy in 2021
carrier's plans will certainly help with that. But saving money doesn't mean you have to settle for a bad phone. Metro's lineup of devices covers everything from feature phones to Apple's $1,000+ flagships, though you wouldn't find the very best Android phones.If you're considering a phone from Metro by T-Mobile, it's probably because you want to rein on your mobile-related expenses. And the
To help you get your bearings quicker and find the right phone among the tens of devices Metro by T-Mobile offers, we've selected the best phones in a few important categories.
But enough talking, let's look at the winners and what makes them stand out.
Best Metro by T-Mobile phones, a summarized list:
- Apple iPhone 12 – if you're looking for the best bang for your buck iPhone
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – best value Android phone
- Apple iPhone SE – for best-in-class performance at a reasonable price
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G – for affordable 5G connectivity
- Motorola Moto G Stylus – for decent specs and features on a tight budget
Best overall value iPhone at Metro by T-Mobile
Apple iPhone 12
This year, Apple fixed the biggest drawback of its non-Pro phones and gave them high-resolution OLED displays as well. This narrowed the gap between Pro and non-Pro significantly, making the iPhone 12 a great pickup for those in the Apple ecosystem. Unfortunately, the base model still comes with 64GB of storage, which is a shame. Still, with the new 5nm A14 chip and 5G connectivity thanks to Qualcomm's modem, the iPhone 12 is faster than ever. If you're using an iPhone older than the iPhone 11, the upgrade will be well worth it.
Best value Android phone at Metro by T-Mobile
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
This wasn't a hard title for the Galaxy S20 FE to win. It shares most of its DNA with the premium Galaxy S20 phones but costs a few hundred dollars less. Sure, it's plastic and doesn't have a curved-edge display, but that are hardly big sacrifices to make. It still has the fast chip, the high-refresh rate display and the triple-camera setup. And, of course, 5G as well. With the S20 FE, Samsung hits the sweet spot. Needless to say, it's one of the most popular Android phones among carriers right now.
Check out our Galaxy S20 FE review right here.
Best affordable phone at Metro by T-Mobile
Apple iPhone SE
The new iPhone SE is probably the most talked-about phone for the first half of 2020, and for good reason. Apple put its top chip in the body of the iPhone 8 and priced it very aggressively, that's a sure way to get attention. The iPhone SE is an awesome choice if you want to get your kid or parent into the Apple ecosystem and include them in your Apple accounts' family plans. Or maybe you want a secondary phone with iOS for yourself? Either way, go for it and you won't regret it!
Feel free to check out our full Apple iPhone SE review here.
Best budget 5G phone at Metro by T-Mobile
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
The new Galaxy A52 builds upon the strong foundation established by the A-series so far, and it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that the new device is one of the best value for money devices available on Android's camp. Despite being a plastic device, the Galaxy A52 comes with a large 6.5-inch AMOLED display with fast 90Hz refresh rate, triple camera with optical image stabilization, a microSD card slot along with a 3.5mm audio jack, large 4,500mAh battery with fast charging, and lots of RAM and storage. Overall, excellent value.
We recently reviewed the Galaxy A52 5G, the review is available right here.
Best budget phone at Metro by T-Mobile
Motorola Moto G Stylus
The Moto G Stylus was a surprising new addition to the Moto G family. As you can probably guess, its outstanding feature is the included stylus. That puts it right against LG's Stylo 5 and 6, both of which are also available on Metro. The Moto G Stylus has cleaner software, more RAM and storage, and looks better as well. True to the Moto brand, it's a budget phone that punches way above its weight.
Read our Moto G Stylus review right here.