5 Best T-Mobile Smartphones [January, 2014]

Those in the market for a new smartphone on T-Mobile are going to find themselves starring at a fantastic lineup of devices including a brand new flagship from Sony in the Xperia Z1S. While T-Mobile’s smartphone options are fantastic, it’s also a lineup that has the potential to overwhelming for some consumers, particularly those that aren’t in tune with the smartphone world.

Prior to the start of 2013, T-Mobile had a bunch of great smartphones and some solid, cheap data plans. It did not, however have a 4G LTE network and it did not officially carry Apple’s iPhone. Both of those contributed to a mass exodus from a carrier used to playing third fiddle behind the likes of AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

Things changed in 2013. T-Mobile not only launched its 4G LTE network, it also started to offer the iPhone and the iPad. The carrier also shifted from on-contract data plans to off-contract data plans, something that it has reinforced with its UnCarrier initiatives, the latest coming at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

T-Mobile has now positioned itself as an attractive option for those coming off contract, disenchanted with carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. And while the new data plans, perks, iPhone, and 4G LTE network are all attractive, it also helps that T-Mobile has bolstered its smartphone lineup with top notch devices.

The carrier has matched the bigger carriers, phone for phone, which had led to a solid selection of devices in the new year. In other words, those looking for a new smartphone in the month of January aren’t going to find a shortage of options. That’s both good and bad. Good because choice is always good, bad because it makes choosing a device an even harder task.

We want to make things easier on those in the hunt and here, we offer up the devices we consider to be the five best T-Mobile smartphones for the month of January, 2014.

iPhone 5s

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Apple's iPhone 5s, now months old, remains one of the top smartphone options on T-Mobile thanks to its all-around performance. It features a quality design, camera, Retina Display, A7 64-bit processor, and it comes with an almost guaranteed three years of software updates. When it comes to software updates, Apple is the best in the business.

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While the iPhone 5s is a little more expensive than some of the other phones on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network, for many, it's going to be worth any penny. It's a top performance and one that consumers should certainly have their eye on in the new year.

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Comments

  1. blaze says

    To the editor of this article. .how are these new phone’s for tmobile? They have been out for awhile w tmobile. ..You have forgotten the galaxy note 3. .. that should be on top of the list.

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