Best MetroPCS Android phones (July 2016)


MetroPCS tends to be ignored, but we have listed it as one of the carriers with the best unlimited data plans, as well as the best prepaid plans. There are plenty of smart reasons to stick with this T-Mobile-owned carrier, but choosing the right phone might be a more complicated task.

Looking for the best MetroPCS Android phones around? No need to keep looking around, for we have curated a list with our very favorite handsets available from the carrier. Let’s jump right in!

Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more devices hit the market.

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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung did a killer job with their 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Design-wise, many would say those two phones were close to perfect. The company forwent a plastic design and instead included glass front and back panels with an aluminum frame. They weren’t without their flaws, though. The S6 and S6 Edge didn’t offer expandable storage or removable batteries — two features Samsung has been known to include in all its smartphones for years.

Now the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have made their way to the masses, and they fix many of the problems the S6 line introduced last year. While they don’t offer removable batteries, Samsung included expandable storage on both handsets in case the 32 GB of on-board storage isn’t enough. Samsung mostly stuck to the same design this time around, though they did shrink down the camera bumps on the back and made the devices a little thicker to make room for larger batteries.

In terms of specs, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a top-of-the-line smartphone. It comes with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, great 12 MP rear-facing camera and runs the latest version of Android. Samsung kept the S7 at a smaller 5.1 inches.

Seriously, this is an incredible smartphone. It is a little pricey at $649, but all in all, we think the high asking price is worth it.


  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, 152 g

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Samsung Galaxy S6

While the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not be the latest and greatest from Samsung in 2016, it’s still a great handset that will provide a flagship level experience at a discount thanks to the arrival of its successor, the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S6 brought with it a major overhaul to design and build quality – something that was definitely needed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to better compete with the arguably more premium high-end smartphones on offer from the competition. A metal and glass unibody design allowed for the more elegant look and feel that is expected from a Samsung flagship, and worthy of the high price tag that the device commands, even if the changed build did result in previously staple features like expandable storage and replaceable batteries going by the wayside.

Despite the lack of microSD and removable battery, the Galaxy S6 is certainly not lacking in extras, with it retaining hardware features like a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner, as well as a camera package that allows for one of the best smartphone camera experiences available even a year later. While replaceable batteries may no longer be available, Samsung also attempted to alleviate any battery life concerns you may have with the inclusion of fast charging and wireless charging capabilities.

The current price for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is $549.


  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB storage options, no microSD card expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2550 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 g

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Samsung Galaxy J7

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The Galaxy J7 packs a 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage, a 13 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera (complete with LED flash). It ships a removable 3000 mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow already pre-installed. 

It should be noted, however, that this is not the Galaxy J7 2016 model that have been mentioned in recent months, but the original 2015 model.


  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution, 267 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm, 171 g

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LG K10

LG makes some great looking high-end smartphones, but aesthetics don’t always translate well to lower-end smartphones. This is why LG created the L series smartphones, and now they want to bring the same striking designs, reasonable specs and low prices to the new LG K series.

The LG K10 offers a sleek design, even if made out of plastic. It does come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow  and a fair set of specs, as well as those back buttons that are now standard in LG devices. Al for only $99!


  • 5.3-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Removable 2,300 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 146 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm, 142 g

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