top Top 10 Best T-Mobile Camera Phones September 2016

Top 10 Best T-Mobile Camera Phones 2016

We base our best T-Mobile camera phone list on two main factors: How good are their camera specifications and how good they ranked in various web-wide reviews.

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#1. iPhone 6S
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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...

Worth mentioning:

  • 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. iPhone 6S Plus
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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...


  • 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. LG V10
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Kicking off a flagship family outside of LG's G-series, the 5.7-inch QHD V10 introduces a few innovative technologies...

What We Noted:

  • Special: it unveils the Second Screen technology, which is basically a small panel atop its 5.7-inch QHD main display that lets you access various functions or applications
  • Imaging: it is the first smartphone to feature 5-megapixel dual front cameras, which support 80-degree selfie angles and up to 120-degree groupfie or wide-angle shots


#4. 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...


  • 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


#5. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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Its 5.1-inch dual-curved Gorilla Glass 4 display might be the Edge's only edge over the Galaxy S6, which is similarly powered by a 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge potentially handles multitasking better than other premium-class devices with its 3GB LPDDR4 RAM capacity
  • Special: it cuts the conventional 20nm processor size down to 14nm, promising an up to 20 percent performance enhancement over larger CPU chips
  • Imaging: it records videos in a 3820 x 2160 pixel resolution (aka 4K or Quad HD) with its 16-megapixel rear camera, joining other ultra high-end models imaging-wise


#6. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
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One of two MWC 2016 releases from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 edge boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD always-on Super AMOLED display crowned by the previous Edge model's Edge Screen technology...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge rocks a more promising hardware setup than its predecessor, in the form of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 64-bit 14nm CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and an Adreno 530 GPU
  • Special: it joins the S6 models and its plain S7 sibling in offering the Universal Flash Storage 2.0 technology (64GB maximum native memory), which is marketed as a more-efficient alternative to the conventional eMMC storage type
  • Imaging: it claims to focus as quickly and as accurately as the human eye with the Dual Pixel camera technology offered by its 12-megapixel 4K primary camera


#7. Samsung Galaxy J7
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Released alongside the Galaxy J5, the J7 is the more advanced variant between Samsung's 2015 sequels to the J1, sporting a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and a 5.5-inch HD display...

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy J7 doubles up the number of CPU cores on the J5 (from 4 to 8), with a slightly higher clock speed (1.4GHz) as well
  • Imaging: it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture, which is unusual, given the widespread f/2.2 aperture


#8. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
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Following-up the S6 Edge and resembling the 2015 Note5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Android sporting two curved edges, a relatively fresh spec from Samsung...

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus banks on Samsung's own Exynos 7420 split-octa-core CPU, which scores 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz clock rates respectively
  • Special: it mimics the original S6 Edge (and S6) in terms of memory, offering Samsung's Universal Flash Storage 2.0 (128GB maximum) -- a combination of the conventional SSD and eMMC memory types
  • Imaging: it joins the 2015 Galaxy Note5 in sporting a VDIS (Video Digital Imaging Stabilization) 16-megapixel 4K main camera


#9. Samsung Galaxy Note5
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Taking after the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge's top-line profile, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 banks on an S-Pen-rigged 5.7-inch Quad HD screen (with Gorilla Glass 4 protection), an Exynos 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz eight-core processing system with 4GB of RAM, as well as 16- and 5-megapixel VDIS cameras...

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Note5 ties up with many premium-end models via its split-octa-core Exynos 7420 processor running at 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz respectively
  • Special: it merges the high-speed SSD (used for PCs) and the low-power eMMC (for conventional smartphones) memory types for its Universal Flash Storage (UFS) of up to 128GB
  • Imaging: it rocks a high-end 16-megapixel UHD (4K) camera sprinkled with Video Digital Imaging Stabilization (VDIS), Live Broadcast, and an 8x optical zoom
  • Connectivity: it is one of the first ever smartphones to come with a v4.2 Bluetooth standard, which is apparently faster than older mutations


#10. Samsung Galaxy S7
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Samsung built around the premium-tier specs of the Galaxy S6 for its MWC 2016 Galaxy S7, a 5.1-inch Quad HD always-on-screen flagship equipped with the 14nm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core (2.1GHz + 1.6GHz) processor, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a 64GB UFS 2.0 memory with an up-to-200GB top-up memory support...


  • Special: it has two photodiodes on its pixels (instead of one) through the Dual Pixel camera technology, which means that its 12-megapixel camera potentially focuses quicker and more-accurately than conventional solutions
  • Connectivity: it promises up to 450Mbps maximum data speeds on LTE Cat 9 networks, which is blazing fast when compared to the 300Mbps and 150Mbps max data rates scored by many of its rivals

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