Looking for a new smartphone to rock your T-Mobile world? I have always said you must find the right carrier before you find the right phone. At least that is the case here in the USA, where carriers hold a bit too much power.
If your carrier of choice is T-Mobile, you are lucky that this is a GSM carrier, meaning you can bring in unlocked devices if you choose to. We know many of you prefer sticking with the official carrier smartphones, though. You have a long list of great devices to choose from, if that is the case. Which one is the best?
It’s hard to name any one device the “best”, simply because that is a very subjective topic. We all have different preferences and needs, so instead we have put together a list of our very favorite devices available on T-Mobile. Let’s take a look at them!
The Nexus 6 may be uncomfortably large for some, but those who like (or don’t mind) sizable smartphones will love the Nexus 6. This device comes with a QHD (2560x1440p) display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32-64 GB of internal storage and a 3220 mAh battery that should keep your device running for a good time.
It’s a great device. It features a simple stock Android interface with no silly bells and whistles. And because it is a Nexus smartphone, it will always get updates in time… or at least before most regular smartphones. You really can’t go wrong with the Nexus 6.
Sony Xperia Z3
At Mobile Geeks we love the Sony Xperia Z3. Sony’s flagship smartphone offers great build quality (water resistant), a great design, powerful specs and a simple experience. The Xperia Z3 is proof that the gimmicks and flashy features in other devices are simply not necessary.
It may not have a QHD (2560x1440p) screen, but it doesn’t need one. The 5.2-inch display is crisp, bright and vibrant. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB of RAM will also keep it running speedy. You can learn more about the Sony Xperia Z3 in our full review.
HTC One M8
The HTC One M8 is a bit older than all the other phones in this list, but it continues to be one of the best smartphones in 2014. No matter how many devices I try, I keep going back to the handy HTC One M8, and it’s for multiple reasons.
HTC’s unprecedented build quality and design make the HTC One M8 one of a kind. No other Android manufacturer has quite matched HTC’s elegant, metallic design. It also continues having the best smartphone speakers in the market. It’s specs are strong and performance is speedy.
I do wish it had better battery life, but it won’t die on you before the end of the day. That’s for sure. It also lacks a QHD display, but the 1080p panel looks great. Oh, and if you are looking for a Windows Phone device, there is also a version of the HTC One M8 for you!
iPhone 6 (or iPhone 6 Plus)
Many of our readers are not very fond of the iPhone 6, but we can’t deny it is one of the best phones around. Some may argue it is the best, but that all depends on your preferences.
The iPhone 6 plus comes with a beautiful design and a minimalistic UI you will find very simple. Apple’s ecosystem is solid and very well supported, so there is also a plethora of apps for you to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
No ‘best phones’ list is complete without a Samsung device, right? I am not a big fan of the Korean manufacturer, to be honest, but I am quite excited about one of their latest devices. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is not only a powerful and capable smartphone, but it is one of the most innovative gadgets around.
This is thanks to the flexible display that extends along the edge of the smartphone. This extra bit of screen offers shortcuts and quick previews to content, making your phone just a tad more resourceful.