Holiday Gift Guide 2015 – 2016: Top 10 Best Smartphones – T-Mobile


T-Mobile is one of the most open carriers, allowing you to bring over an unlocked phone and allowing you to just pop in a SIM and use it. T-Mobile's phone selection has really improved in recent years, so which ones are worth picking up? Let's see.

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition



The Moto X isn't sold by T-Mobile but it does work on T-Mobile's network. The Moto X Pure Edition has a vivid 5.7-inch 2560×1440 resolution LCD display. The Snapdragon 808 powers it along with 3GB of RAM and the choice of 16GB/32GB/64GB of storage along with a microSD card slot as well. Motorola has a non-removable 3000mAh battery inside powering the Moto X as well.

Buy the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition from Amazon


HTC One M9

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The One M9 from HTC is a great smartphone, and it was announced earlier this year. HTC has a 5-inch 1080p display here on the One M9, along with the Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor powering it. It's paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot as well. HTC has brought the iconic front-facing Boomsound speakers here with the HTC One M9, that you're sure to love.


Buy the HTC One M9 from T-Mobile

Google Nexus 6P

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Google partnered with Huawei this year for the Nexus 6P and they did a fantastic job. The Nexus 6P is here with a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 resolution AMOLED display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage (options for 64GB and 128GB available too). All starting at $499 off contract and unlocked. Not to mention it's one of the few devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right now.

Buy the Google Nexus 6P from the Google Store

Google Nexus 5X


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Google brought us two Nexus devices this year, with the second being made by LG. It's a smaller 5.2-inch 1080p display here on the Nexus 5X. We also have the Snapdragon 808 processor inside, 2GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB of storage, as well as a 2700mAh battery inside to keep it going all day long. Because this is a Nexus, it also comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Buy the Google Nexus 5X from the Google Store


Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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The Galaxy Note is back in the Galaxy Note 5. This year Samsung redesigned their flagships with metal and glass and they look amazing. The Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, as well as an Exynos 7420 processor inside, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Gone is the microSD card slot and the removable battery, however.


Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

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The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has the same specs as the Note 5, however the screen is curved. Making for a rather interesting experience. So we do also have that 5.7-inch curved 2560×1440 resolution display here as well as the Exynos 7420 and 4GB of RAM powering the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and 32GB of storage. It's available in gold, black and white from T-Mobile.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ from T-Mobile



Still one of our favorites, the LG G4 is a great looking device this year. And it has an amazing 16MP camera, that will leave you stunned. Other specs include a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The leather back here on the LG G4 is pretty amazing as well, and it's removable so you can swap them with ease.

Buy the LG G4 from T-Mobile

LG V10

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This is LG's newest smartphone, the V10. It's the start of a new line for LG, and it's an even bigger device. We're looking at a 5.7-inch display on the front, along with that Snapdragon 808 processor and 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of storage. There is also a secondary display at the top which acts as an app launcher and other things. There's a SDK available for developers that can take advantage of that extra screen real-estate.

Buy the LG V10 from T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S6

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The Galaxy S6 is always a great phone to pick up. With it's 5.1-inch 2560×1440 resolution Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7420 processor and 3GB of RAM. It definitely has those high-end secs. It's also got a metal frame with a glass front and back that looks absolutely stunning. T-Mobile offers it in gold, black and white.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile



Now this one is a bit of a cheaper smartphone from LG and T-Mobile. The Leon does have LTE, but it also has 4.5-inch FWVGA display, Snapdragon 410 processor inside, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot as well. Additionally there is a 5MP camera on the back and a VGA front-facing shooter. It's not as high-end as some of these others here, but still a good buy.

Buy the LG Leon LTE from T-Mobile