AT&T has plenty of amazing smartphones, but not everyone want to sign his life away to a carrier. If you are part of the contract freedom advocates, your best bet will likely be to go with a prepaid plan. There’s no need to stay chained to a carrier, right?
Those of you looking to sign up for an AT&T prepaid plan are probably wondering what phone to get, too. AT&T offers a good list of prepaid phones that are optimized and recommended for their network. Yes, you can also buy any compatible unlocked smartphone, but today we are focusing on what AT&T offers, for consumer-friendliness’ sake.
Without further ado, let’s jump into our very favorite AT&T prepaid smartphones. And don’t forget to circle back in the comments and let us know which one is your personal favorite!
HTC One M8
Though it’s quite a bit more expensive than the Verizon prepaid version, AT&T’s HTC One M8 continues to be the best smartphone in the list. The only real competitor in the high-end range was the Samsung Galaxy S5, and you all know how I feel about Samsung phones.
The HTC One M8 comes with unparalleled build quality and a design that will leave your mates envious. It’s a gorgeous device, and it comes with power to run sprint rounds around most other devices. The device sports a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 5-inch 1080p display and a 2600 mAh battery.
It does cost $669.99 from AT&T, but it’s the best you can get from AT&T’s prepaid selection. If you have the cash and want true quality, this is the phone to go for.
If you are an iOS fan, there is no question about which device will be hte best for you. AT&T does offer the iPhone 5s for $549.99. Now, if you ask me, I will tell you that is a bit overpriced for a previous generation smartphone. The iPhone 6 is already around, and it doesn’t cost that much more.
Regardless, it’s there for those who want it. It’s still a great phone!
ASUS PadFone X Mini
This one was a bit of a hard decision, because it was either the ASUS PadFone X Mini or the Moto G. I usually recommend the Moto G as a great mid-end alternative. I must say the Moto G can’t compete against the ASUS PadFone X Mini, so this time around it won’t make the list.
Instead, let me introduce you to the ASUS PadFone X Mini. This is actually more than a smartphone. The device comes with a tablet dock that essentially turns your device into a 7-inch pad.
Specs include a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel CloverTrail processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a 2060 mAh battery. The device itself comes with a 4.5-inch 854x480p, while the tablet features a 7-inch 1280x800p screen.
It’s two devices in one, and for $199.99 you really can’t go wrong.
HTC Desire 610
Not convinced by the ASUS PadFone X Mini? We have another mid-range device to show you. This is the HTC Desire 610, an affordable handset with capable specs and that iconic HTC design we have all fallen in love with.
It goes for $169.99 and comes packed with a 4.7-inch 480x854p display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8MP/2MP cameras and a 2040 mAh battery. It’s a good deal if you want a mid-range device with a great design.
There’s a couple options for those of you who really want the cheapest smartphones around. This was is a tiny bit pricier, but it’s very well worth the extra cash. The ZTE Comel comes with overall better specs and 4G LTE speeds.
Packed inside you will find a 4-inch 480x800p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and an 1820 mAh battery. Not a bad deal for a $70 phone.