The Best Phones from Metro PCS 2015



If you're interested in Metro PCS's subscription plans, you should probably know that the phones they carry are mostly entry-level (texting phones) to mid-range smartphones (mostly operating on Android OS). They only have a few high-end models, and if you're looking for Apple devices, you won't find any of them under this carrier. But then, high-end and popular doesn't always translate to the best, does it? You just might be surprised.

Here's our verdict on the best Metro CPS phones, according to a scientific compilation and averaging of their online review scores.

#1.

#1. Samsung Galaxy S6
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The MWC 2015 marks Samsung's unveiling of their 6th Galaxy-S flagship, which lists several innovations under the Korean brand's belt...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S6 runs on a 14nm octa-core processor with 64-bit architecture that is likely more efficient compared to conventional 20nm chips
  • Special: it combines the eMMC (smartphones) and SSD (PCs) memory types to create its Universal Flash Storage 2.0, promising faster data transfer speeds than older storage technologies
  • Imaging: it boasts one of the most capable back-facing cameras among Samsung flagships at 16 megapixels, with Optical Image Stabilization and Tracking AF among its options
  • Connectivity: it promises up to 620Mbps data rates on 4G LTE Cat6, which is one of the fastest speeds you can get out of a smartphone




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#2.

#2. LG G4
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Officially entering the flagship market in April 2015, the 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Quad HD LG G4 is the brand's sequel to the G3...

Noteworthy:

  • Performance: The LG G4 achieves flagship status on the hardware front with its 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core engine intergrated with X10 LTE
  • Design: it is available in either Brown or Black Genuine Leather on top of its classic Grey (metallic) and White (ceramic) finishes


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#3.

#3. LG Leon
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Likely finishing third out of four mid-level contenders pitched by LG in line with the MWC 2015, the 4.5-inch LG Leon offers a 1.2GHz or a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, a 1GB RAM, and a 1900mAh battery...

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#4.

#4. Samsung Galaxy S5
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The fifth generation of Samsung's flagship smartphone has a faster Quad-core processor (from 1.9 to 2.5Ghz) and a bigger camera (16 megapixels, compared to 13 for the S4)...

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#5.

#5. LG F60
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LG might have intended to offer their signature features with an entry-level Android, as the F60 does just that...

Noteworthy:

  • Connectivity: it promises up to 150Mbps data rates on 4G LTE, keeping up with most other 2014 releases from LG

#6.

#6. Samsung Galaxy Avant
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The Galaxy Avant comes in at 4.5 inches, offering the Easy Mode for those who are still learning the ropes of Android...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Avant runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, which is likely faster compared to the dual-core ones on comparable models

#7.

#7. Samsung Galaxy Light
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The Samsung Galaxy Light is outperformed by most of its Galaxy family peers, but for a lighter Galaxy phone, it still has an interesting processor speed with its quad core 1.4 GHz CPU, and it works on 4G LTE...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Light has four cores, each clocked at 1.4 GHz
  • Design: it has a 4-inch display at a resolution of 800 x 400 (compared to 1080p HD for the Galaxy S IV)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mm

#8.

#8. ZTE ZMax
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ZTE expands their phablet roster with the 5.7-inch ZMax...

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#9.

#9. LG 450
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This basic flip phone from LG seems to target users who may have some problems with hearing or vision...

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#10.

#10. LG Optimus L70
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LG welcomes the L70 to their Optimus family...

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The LG Optimus L70 is powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz Qualcomm MSM8210 processor and a 2040mAh battery that claims to last up to 13 hours of talk time
  • Durability: it is outfitted with a Corning Gorilla Glass version 3, which is always a welcome feature, considering it's mostly found on rugged or high-end phones



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