top The 10 Best Phones from Metro PCS 2017 Based on Reviews

The Best Metro PCS Phones 2017



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). 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 PCS phones, according to a scientific compilation and averaging of their online review scores.

* To compare some of these phones, just select the compare box under the picture and click compare at the bottom of the list.

#1.

#1. iPhone 6S
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Description:

The 2015 edition of Apple's yearly September event introduced the iPhone 6S (alongside the 6S Plus), a slightly-thicker (7.1mm) 4.7-inch follow-up to the iPhone 6 that welcomes the 3D Touch pressure-sensing technology previously offered by other Apple products to the brand's smartphone lineup...

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The iPhone 6S claims an up-to-70% more efficient task-handling performance with its 64-bit A9 CPU (M9 coprocessor), as opposed to the iPhone 6 with its A8 chip
  • Design: it offers a Rose Gold color option this time, primarily so that users can match their purchase to an iWatch of the same color
  • Special: it introduces the 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display technology, which recognizes inputs based on how hard you press the screen
  • Imaging: it finally upgrades the iPhone's main camera resolution from 8 megapixels (sported by the previous three models) to 12, which incidentally boasts a 4K video capability






#2.

#2. iPhone 6S Plus
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Description:

The 2015 iPhone 6S Plus takes after its predecessor (iPhone 6 Plus) in terms of its 5.5-inch screen, though this time, the 3D Touch technology, which enables new touch gestures based on the pressure applied, is at the ready...

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The iPhone 6S Plus supplants the iPhone 6 Plus's A8 chip for an A9 CPU with an inbuilt M9 motion coprocessor, which as of its release, is Apple's most capable mobile processor
  • Special: it introduces 3D Touch (unofficially known as Force Touch), a pressure-sensing display technology that apparently facilitates a more accurate tactile feedback from the screen
  • Imaging: it escapes the 8-megapixel limitation of the previous four iPhones with its 4K-video-recording 12-megapixel True Tone flash camera


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#3.

#3. LG K7 3G
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Description:

Opening CES 2016 for LG are two K-series models, this one (K7 3G) being rigged with a 5-inch on-cell FWVGA 2.5D-glass screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (the LTE version runs at 1.1GHz), and a 16GB/8GB internal memory...

What We Noted:

#4.

#4. HTC Desire 530
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Description:

As far as mid-level 2016 smartphones go, the 5-inch HD Desire 530 offers a few somewhat desirable specs, including a 16GB memory accompanied by Flex Storage support and a 2TB microSD card slot, a BoomSound-enhanced audio system, and NFC-based mobile payment capabilities...

Noteworthy:

  • Design: it features a soft-touch polycarbonate body and a retro lanyard
  • Special: it lets you virtually expand its 16GB internal memory by encrypting its microSD (2000GB maximum) space to accommodate large file libraries, a technology known as Flex Storage

#5.

#5. Samsung Galaxy S6
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Description:

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

Noteworthy:

  • 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

#6.

#6. Coolpad Catalyst
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Description:

Coolpad's 2016 Catalyst, initially carried by T-Mobile, is a basic 5-inch FWVGA Android whose specifications include a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, Emergency Alerts, and preloaded anti-theft functions...

Noteworthy:

#7.

#7. ZTE Zmax Pro
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Description:

First released through MetoPCS, the 2016 ZTE Zmax Pro is a 6-inch (Full HD), Gorilla-Glass-finished phablet that features a fingerprint detector, a 32GB memory extendable by up to 128GB, and a 3400mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 1.0 technology...

What We Noted:

#8.

#8. iPhone 5s
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Description:

The iPhone 5s brings its slew of innovations with a new kind of home button that includes a finger identity sensor and touch sensitivity, a better low-light camera (8 megapixels) and the capacity to display multiple languages and characters simultaneously...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The iPhone 5s moved to a 64-bit architecture to increase performance (reportedly 40x faster) compared to the original iPhone (but that was a while ago)
  • Special: it improves the infamous home button with a built-in touch sensor and fingerprint sensor
  • Imaging: it claims 33% more light sensitivity on its main 8-megapixel camera than previous iPhone models

#9.

#9. Alcatel Fierce 4
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Description:

Alcatel's Fierce 4 is a cheap introductory 5.5-inch HD smartphone whose key specs include a scratch-resistant Dragontrail cover glass, a 16GB memory that can be expanded by up to 128GB, and multi-band 4G LTE connectivity...

Worth mentioning:

#10.

#10. Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
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Description:

This 4.5-inch KitKat-run Android from Samsung targets audiences who are on relatively low budgets, sporting 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor...

Noteworthy:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime automatically limits irrelevant functions as a method to conserve battery life with the built in Ultra Power Saving Mode



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