The 5 Best T-Mobile Smartphones [October, 2013]

In the next two weeks, plenty of consumers are going to be looking to snag a brand new smartphone on the UnCarrier, also known as T-Mobile. And in addition to its growing 4G LTE network and off-contract plans, T-Mobile has an extensive amount of smartphones to choose from, something can be both thrilling and overwhelming to those in the hunt.

This year has been an interesting one for T-Mobile. Earlier this year, T-Mobile shed on-contract plans in favor of going completely off-contract, giving consumers a way to snag fantastic phones without the commitment. The Magenta carrier also launched its 4G LTE network, a network that joins its high-speed HSPA+ 42 network and one that continues to grow.

In fact, T-Mobile currently has over 200 4G LTE markets in the United States, a far cry from what it had only a few months ago. Its lack of contract and its 4G LTE data speeds have brought consumers back to the UnCarrier as it looks to compete with the likes of AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

It also helps that T-Mobile has an extensive lineup of smartphones, a lineup that finally includes the iPhone. For years, T-Mobile unofficially offered the iPhone to its customers. This year, the carrier shed the unofficial moniker and debuted the iPhone 5, the first iPhone to grace its retail stores. The iPhone, of course, isn’t the only fantastic phone on T-Mobile’s network. It’s one of many.

T-Mobile boasts an array of fantastic smartphones. And with the year coming to an end, most of the big name devices have already hit its network. This is fantastic for those looking for a new device but it also can be overwhelming, particularly for those that may not keep up with the times. To alleviate headaches with the smartphone shopping process, we offer up the devices that we consider to be the five best T-Mobile smartphones for the month of October, 2013.

iPhone 5s

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iPhone 5s

Simply put, Apple's new iPhone 5s is worth a look by those heading to T-Mobile's 4G LTE network.

The device, which took over for the iPhone 5 last month, features a number of improvements over the iPhone 5 including a fingerprint reader for added security, a souped up camera, a brand new A7 processor, and three new color options including a popular gold variant that is still completely sold out.

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Best of all, buyers can purchase the iPhone 5s knowing that they will get years of software support down the road, something that isn't always the case with smartphones.

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