June 25, 2022

Metro by T-Mobile is a prepaid brand owned by T-Mobile that uses the entire T-Mobile network, including LTE and 5G. This carrier has four main plans starting with 5GB of data and going up to unlimited. The Metro by T-Mobile network has full support for unlocked phones and even allows a 5G connection on every plan as long as the phone supports it. The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is the perfect companion for Metro thanks to its low cost, solid performance, and great-for-T-Mobile 5G.

These are the best phones for Metro by T-Mobile

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The perfect fit for Metro

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous AMOLED display

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Great camera performance

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T-Mobile 5G support with mid-band

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Hardware looks and feels premium

Reasons to avoid

Limited software updates

Display is only 60Hz

The OnePlus Nord N20 5G is a mid-range Android phone that looks and feels a lot nicer than its price tag would suggest. In our review, we found that if you only have $300 to spend on a phone, it had better be the N20 5G. Even those that can spend more might not need to with the Snapdragon 695 CPU keeping up well with Android 11. It is worth noting that OnePlus has only promised one software update for this device so it will likely never move beyond Android 12. At least OnePlus is offering three years of security updates.

The main rear camera comes in at 64MP with a 2MP macro and 2MP monochrome camera assisting. Photos with this camera system are great and far exceed anything else at this price range. This phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you don’t need to rely on Bluetooth for your music. You also get microSD expansion in addition to the onboard 128GB of storage so you can download as much music or take as many photos as you like. While the OnePlus Nord N20 5G doesn’t quite keep up with flagship phones, it outpaces every other phone at this price.

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Google Pixel 5a

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High-end features with a mid-range price

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic camera

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Large 4,680mAh battery

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6.34-inch 2400×1080 display

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Great Android updates

Reasons to avoid

No Wireless charging

No mmWave 5G support