Friday Poll: What’s Your Next T-Mobile Smartphone?

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With the Nexus 5 hot on the rumor mill, the Galaxy Note 3 just weeks away from release and the new iPhone devices set to hit in a week the T-Mobile smartphone selection is about to get a lot better.

Barring the availability of the Galaxy S 4, HTC One and other “recently” released smartphones, what if any of the up and coming T-Mobile smartphones are on your shopping list? With that question in mind, here’s a fun poll for Friday inquiring about your smartphone shopping list.

Are you eager to snag one of Apple’s new iPhone devices or the Galaxy Note 3 and its beautiful display? Perhaps the LG G2 and its unique rear-key and bountiful specs already has you under its spell.

So by all means, take the poll and let the T-Mobile world know what’s next for you, or let us know it’s none of the above. Maybe, just maybe you want to wait for the rumored Nexus 5 the Android world expects to see in October.

What’s your vote?


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    Sony Xperia Z Ultra LTE!!!

  • g2a5b0e

    That’s an easy one. The only suitable replacement for my Galaxy Note 2 is a Galaxy Note 3. Anything else would be a step backward.

    EDIT: I’ll pass on the Gear, though. Pointless. My phone doesn’t need a secretary.

    • lbaxter80

      “My phone doesn’t need a secretary.”

      Best comment I’ve seen about the Gear yet.

  • 30014

    Nexus 5 as long as it supports T-Mobile LTE. My galaxy nexus is getting a little long in the tooth.

    • GwapoAko

      Nexus 4 is now $249 :)

      • ChristianMcC

        And too easily breakable, IMO. It can be assumed the N5 will support LTE on Tmo, ATT, and Sprint, based on the FCC filing.

      • 30014

        My G-Nex works fine. I don’t see a reason to get the N4 with the N5 right around the corner. My G-Nex will become my backup once I have my new phone.

  • besweeet

    First vote for “not buying a new phone.”

  • thepanttherlady

    I’m getting the Sony Xperia Z1, not a T-Mobile phone at this time but I’ll be using it on T-Mobile. :)

    • mreveryphone

      After reading your praises on the Z I found one on CL and tried it out. It didn’t tickle my fancy like I thought it would. Screen was always washed out and it was kinda boring, save for the water tricks. What did I miss with this phone??

      • pbxtech

        May I ask what reference card you compared too?

        I find many manufacturer’s skin tone and hue representation are way off.

        • niftydl

          I think he is talking about the screen itself having bad off-angle contrast. It washes out almost immediately if you are not looking at it straight on. The ZL has the same problem. I am not sure if its the protective film pre-installed, but I suspect its just the particular LCD Sony is using for these two models.

          P.S. For whitebalance calibration I am using:

          Saturation: 9.0
          Hue: 220.0

    • niftydl

      Yep. Enjoy your bloatware-free Xperia. No Carrier IQ, no useless T-Mobile apps, easy to root (if you need to) and 3rd party developer friendly (Sony).

      Have an Xperia ZL LTE and aside from the less-than-ideal viewing angles on the screen, it has been the closest to an ideal high end device with T-Mobile LTE + microSD slot that is not made by Samsung.

  • OZ

    Not sure what I’m gonna get yet. On a Classic Plan with corporate discount, it is way cheaper for me (and my 4 lines) to upgrade with a subsidized price than converting to the new plans. WIth that said, I’ll likely get to Costco or Worst Buy, and get my new phone and renew my contract. $100 for a phone that retails for $500, and paying the same per month if compared to the new plans, is a no brainer.

  • S. Ali

    Meh, the Galaxy S3 is still the best phone on the market (price vs. performance)

  • thirty5thrifters

    5s for me. I’ve been on Android for a long time. With iOS7 I think now is a good time to jump on.

    • Roy Harrigan

      It’s never a good time to jump on. Smh Enjoy the downgrade.

      • Eric

        Heh, android fanboy detected.

    • ChristianMcC

      The only thing that is good about the new iPhones is the 11-band LTE, I’d say. N5 here I come!

  • literally

    nexus 5 if the official specs fit my needs. otherwise i’ve got an unopened nexus 4 sitting here waiting…

    • ChristianMcC

      Yeah I’m still debating on which to buy, so I figured I’d wait until we have a more firm launch event, purchase the N4 2-3 days before(assuming it will still be available), and make my decision with the 15 day return period.

  • bitbank

    Why no mention of the HTC One?

    • Whiskers

      I have the HTC ONE now and i have’nt seen a new phone yet that makes me want to switch.
      Great camera , front facing speakers,4.7 HD 1080 screen , and quality build.

      • Derrick

        This is the best phone released this year so far imho. Would’ve been my next phone if tmobile carried it in black. However, I’m looking forward to the One max.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Same here. The HTC One has and does everything I like.

  • redsa6729

    Personally I’d like to see the next WP device. After spending some time with a friend’s Lumia 521 the OS has really grown on me. I’m not a big apps guy, as the handful of Android apps I currently have are available on WP. Maybe Nokia cranks out one more phone before MS officially takes over.

    • Hudi G.

      So true! :) MORE WP PLEASE!

  • Craig Caro

    Moto X

  • Hudi G.

    I just got a Lumia 1020 and unlocked it for free by calling att and now have freakishly fast lte on tmobile!!!

    • Does the device T-Mobiles wifi calling by any chance?

      • Hudi G.

        no wi-fi calling unfortunately

        • eanfoso

          I installed it from the store on my Lumia 920 but gives me an error message, so the app is there but it requires extra jiggery to get it to work

        • Hudi G.

          How did u find the wifi app, couldnt find it using the 1020

        • eanfoso

          I just typed t-mobile and all the traditional t-mobile, usa and European apps came up, and wifi calling was there but as I said it gives an error message when trying to open it

    • GwapoAko

      Can I buy it from AT&T store even without AT&T line?

      • Amazon sells the phone sans contract for $610 clams and various colors too

        amazon DOT com / dp / B00DVRJBE0/?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

      • niftydl

        At full retail price, sure. Some stores are full of super aggressive sales people who will sometimes flat out lie and try to get you to sign a contract. Ignore them and tell them you are purchasing a gift.

    • GwapoAko

      Can you delete all the AT&T crapware and is there AT&T logo on the front?

      • Hudi G.

        yes and no, you can delete all the att apps but cant remove the logo, and you miss out on data sense and wi-fi calling

    • eanfoso

      Did you buy it full price from amazon or where? The reps at my local at$t wouldn’t sell it to me unless it was a contract

      • Hudi G.

        if you get it from the Microsoft store there should be no problems. they let you buy off contract, then u call att to get unlock code

        • eanfoso

          Think they’ll also throw in the free camera grip?!

        • Hudi G.

          forsure, just tell them to match att price if they dont want to.

  • The one in the pic / the Moto X (only if it has wifi calling) / Nexus 5 (only if it has wifi calling). Yeah my service blows at home.

    • ChristianMcC

      No WiFi calling on nexus 5 or the unlocked att nokia 1020 unless T-Mobile releases a general WiFi calling app… (Insert negative cliché)…..

      • eanfoso

        I have the Lumia 920 from at&t using it with t-mobile, I downloaded the WiFi calling app but it gives me an error message when trying to use it

        • ChristianMcC

          Yes it doesn’t work because Tmo has locked out any phone but the one they have made the app for. I’ve attempted it with a number of android phones with the same results. It would be nice if they just made a general app for Tmo customers, but then they’d lose a reason people buy Tmo locked phones.

    • Henry Pham

      Not much love for Moto X. Is it because it probably won’t have wi-fi calling or because of price and no installment plans as of yet. I’m thinking the latter.


    Nexus 5… unless it’s a dog in the photo department, then possibly LG G2.

  • Sorry guys, just added the Moto X!

  • kliu0x52

    I hadn’t planned on getting a new phone (I love the Nexus 4 that I got during last year’s infamous stampede), but the recent spate of rumors about the next Nexus has me salivating. Though I might wait a little, if only to avoid the headaches of the launch rush.

  • Brandon

    I have my eyes set on the Note 3 since I love my S4 but want a bigger screen and slightly faster processor. I can’t jump until February though so I’m sure something else will catch my eye by then.

  • GwapoAko

    Nexus 5 if the price is right or Note 3 !

  • Alex Zapata

    Well I just got a Lumia 925 so…… I’ll wait for a bit.

  • mreveryphone

    Note 3 for me. I’m running a unlocked optimus g pro right now, I was very excited to see the lte icon pop up when I turned it on wasn’t expecting that at all. G2 looks nice but doesn’t seem like a big jump from the g pro.

    • ClausWillSeeYouNow

      I prefer the G Pro over the Note 3. Stunning display, international firmware (if you installed it), and better UI. Plus, much cheaper ;-)

      I am in love with my LG.

      • mreveryphone

        Well the note 3 display should be just as great, but I will install the international firmware, all this att stuff makes me sick to my stomach to look at!! lol

        • ClausWillSeeYouNow

          A matter of taste lol. I am in LOVE with my G Pro. :-)

  • tomarone

    I cannot figure out how to vote for a smartphone that is not in the poll. I must be having Friday the 13th blues.

    • ChristianMcC

      I agree, “other” should be an option.

  • I hope all those iPhone people, are those that don’t already have an iPhone 5 or 4S. Anyway, Galaxy Note 3 for me. Sammy is the way to go!

  • ClausWillSeeYouNow

    Already using it. LG Optimus G Pro, best LTE device I know. Typing this on T-Mobile 4G LTE in Fairfield, CT. :-) #ilovetmo

  • Nearmsp

    The iPhone 5S was underwhelming. I am not excited. The Note 3 is too big. I might go for Samsung Galaxy S4. But there was no option to choose that or an “other” category. The Nexus is out for me, because due to my international travel I need the Wi-Fi calling built in. In any case, My almost 2 year old SGS II is still usable.I am going to wait for some time. But for business tax write offs, I will buy something before year end. No idea it is going to be. I was hoping for an iPhone 5S. Instead of buying that I sold some of my AAPL stock.

  • Joe

    How about a non-gigantic Android with decent specs and WiFi calling??!?!?

    • ChristianMcC

      Your optimus g pro is larger than the moto x and the nexus 5, and both have better specs, but none support Tmo WiFi calling. Moto x is most likely candidate.

      • Joe

        I want something in the 4.3″ range. And WiFi calling is a must. Moto X doesn’t have WiFi calling, does it???

        • I have an LG L9 and it has wifi calling close to your 4.3″ range needs. Maybe look at that lower/mid range phone.

        • Joe

          I had the G2x. I avoid all LG products now.

        • I don’t blame you as most people who owned the G2x now hate LG. I’ve never had an issue with LG phones but I never got around to buying that G2x and went for the HTC Sensation instead.

        • Garo.j

          Lg has significantly improved since the g2x days. Try out the optimusG for a month
          Then tell me how you feel about LG.

        • ChristianMcC

          No, it does not currently, but it is the most likely to get it out of your phone, the N5, and it. 4.3″ the old large phone:-) because of decreasing bezels, newer larger phones are less noticeable. Take the Sensation 4g, that 4.3″ phone is only slightly smaller than the 4.96″ N5 and probably a bit thicker.

        • Joe

          Ah, good point. The small bezels on some of the new phones are beautiful.

  • Brian Bloom

    My Sensation 4G is rather long in the tooth. I’ve just been waiting for a worthwhile sale before replacing it. Changing 99 down to 0 down but upping the payments didn’t count.

    I’d be interested in the Nexus 5 if it natively did wifi calling, but failing that, waiting to see if the Experia Z1 is coming to Tmo and how its camera actually tests. If that’s a bust, I’ll probably go for an S4, Note 3, or G2.

    • ChristianMcC

      Why not the current xperia z?

      • Brian Bloom

        Camera on it was pretty lousy from the testing I saw. I’m a photographer so camera quality matters a lot to me, even on my phone. I haven’t seen any methodical tests for the 20.7MP camera on the Z1 yet.

        • Chimphappyhour

          I’m with you on that one. I did a side by side of the Z and my Note 2. One would think the Sony would have trounced all over the Z…. but it was the other way around. I had to double check the settings to make sure I didn’t do something wrong but everything was correct. Hoping the Z1 is massively better and comes to Tmo. Otherwise, the G2 seems to be getting pretty good reviews for its camera.

      • LoganK

        Sony has the right style, great software, waterproof devices, and support for AOSP. They are doing everything right, but…

        The headphone output on the Xperia Z is terrible (along with all the other phones based on that chipset). Since Qualcomm seems to have finally cleaned up their audio, the Z1 is definitely on my radar, as well.

  • David Thoren

    Not the Nexus 5, but probably the Nexus after that. Using a Nexus 4 right now and it’s still plenty.

    • MikeParker

      That’s what I thought last year – I still have the Galaxy Nexus because I thought the Nexus 4 wasn’t enough of a step up. Now I’m wishing I bought the Nexus 4, but I won’t because I know the Nexus 5 will be out any day now.. still waiting for that official announcement!

    • noelsito

      Same here. I’m completely satisfied with the Nexus

  • RussellWilson

    iPhone 5s…currently have iphone 5 and nexus 4, plan to sell nexus 4 and give iphone iphone 5 to my gf

  • doubleatheman

    Nexus 5, I love pure un bloated google, with a super easy root, cheap price, no contract…. I still wonder why the Nexus line has not yet gained more popularity. My Nexus 4 is beginning to show its age some for me. Yes It does have LTE, but I want a better battery, camera and screen….. the typical top three things I want in a new phone.

    • 21stNow

      Lack of knowledge for some and the “addiction” to subsidized devices for others. I told some people of my recent woes with Google regarding my purchase of the HTC One GPe and I was frequently met with the response of “Google sells phones?!”

    • Paul

      My only issue with the Nexus is the lack of expandable memory. It’s a personal choice, but I prefer to have that option.
      Otherwise, I’ve never heard a bad thing about the phone from a Nexus user.

  • DoDaDum

    None of the above, I have an unlocked C6903 Z1 on pre-order!!!

    • thepanttherlady

      Where did you pre-order?

      • ssl48 The price is currently $786.50.

        • DoDaDum

          Paid $772 for mine and it comes with a free SmartWatch 2.

        • thepanttherlady

          How did you pay more than I did? Did you opt for a faster shipping method?

        • DoDaDum

          Nope, did not opt for faster shipping, picked the cheapest option they have. Was using market value for the currency exchange. Just check my credit card statement, turns out my bank gave me a much better exchange rate. Ended up to be $765.

      • niftydl

        Looks like Negri Electronics has it on preorder for $786.50. Way too much, the unlocked ZL LTE came out on NewEgg for around $600 and dropped to $550 fairly quickly.

        The Z1 is surely a step up, but not $300 better.

        • thepanttherlady

          I had a pre-order with them when it was $729.50 and kept watching the pricing go up. I canceled the order and pre-ordered through Paid $768 and change (including shipping) and my order is supposed to come with the Sony Smartwatch 2.

        • DoDaDum

          Yep, pre-ordered mine from Clove too. It’s a pity that they do not have purple in stock due to Carphone Warehouse having exclusive right to selling it. Normaly in situation like this, I don’t mind waiting for the color I want and the benefit of price dropping, but the free SmartWatch 2 is just too good to pass on.

        • thepanttherlady

          Negri had the purple up for pre-order but I opted not to go that color this time around (had the purple XZ). I’ll be getting the Sony QX10 lens next month and as of right now they’re not offering it in purple. I’d prefer a matching lens with my phone. I ordered white.

        • DoDaDum

          Refuse to pay a premium just for color, and getting less for more(no SmartWatch 2). In my opinion, the QX10 is a waste of money, same sensor size as the Z1. The only advantage is the 10x optical zoom. Personally, would’ve gotten the QX100 if they allowed shootinging RAW.

        • thepanttherlady

          Did you get a tracking # yet? I ordered white and it’s been delayed a week. :(

        • niftydl

          Is there only one model that supports all the bands this time around? The Z and ZL had a US/North American version and separate European/Asian model with different LTE bands.

        • DoDaDum

          The current models of the Sony Xperia Z1 that you’re able to pre-order at the moment are C6902(HSPA Only) and the C6903(LTE). The C6903 will all the necessary bands to support T-Mobile’s LTE and HSPA+ network, just not ATT’s LTE network since it’s missing band 17.

        • Marcelo_L

          My Bad…I was looking at the Z1 Ultra…not the Z1 ….DOH!

        • thepanttherlady

          The C6833 is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, not the Z1.

          ETA link to Z1:

          Also, I see your question pertaining to the pen (you included a link so the comment is pending David’s approval) and no the Z Ultra does not come with one. You can use any stylus or even a pencil:

          “Be it business or personal use, the Xperia Z ultra can easily become your daily driver. Gain greater accuracy by using a stylus on screen, or if you have an artistic flare, use a standard pencil on screen and make your artwork digital.”

        • thepanttherlady

          There are 3 models (4 according to @DoDaDum’s post):

          2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
          3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – all versions
          4G NetworkLTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 – C6903
          LTE 700 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 – C6906
          LTE 800 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 – C6943

          ETA: Also known as Sony Xperia Z1 Honami, Sony Xperia Z1 C6902/L39h, Sony Xperia Z1 C6903, Sony Xperia Z1 C6906, Sony Xperia Z1 C6943

        • Marcelo_L

          Edit: Looks like I was looking at the Z1 Ultra..not the Z1…doh!

        • Marcelo_L

          What’s that “pen” or “Pencil” device they have in one of the pictures on their page( ) ?

          Do they have a pen accessory for it as well, that I didn’t know about ? If so, it might be worth it to upgrade to that from the Note II.

        • DoDaDum

          In a due fairness, when the C6506 ZL was available on Newegg, it was already available for a while outside of the US, hence price was that low and dropped that quickly.

  • It’s between the LG G2 or the Nexus 5 for me. But I’m probably not upgrading till November-January, so I’ll probably wait to see what is offered during the Holiday season as well.

  • Nick Gonzalez

    HTC One 2

  • It would be a Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520, but I guess I’ll be sticking to the Lumia 925 since AT&T seems to always get exclusives on the new Lumias. I would just buy one of those newer Lumias unlocked, but I need WiFi calling.
    Hopefully once the Microsoft purchase of Nokia finalizes, we will see new Lumias released on all the carriers at the same time. I hate exclusives.

  • 21stNow

    I don’t know what order phones are coming out in, but assuming the Note 3 is first, that will be my next T-Mobile phone. I also plan to get the Nexus 5. I am waiting to see what the Lumia 1520 brings, but it seems like this will be another AT&T exclusive device.

  • maclifer

    I just got an HTC One and love it. Shame that’s not on the list as it’s still just as much of a great contender as it’s been all year. :( Now that I increased my warranty by $2/mo i’m on the Jump plan… should be interesting…

    However, whatever the next one is, it needs WiFi dialing. Love the feature. Also just getting used to LTE; what a *surprise* when it’s on… whoa!

  • MastarPete

    I was all set to buy a 32gb S4 since the S3 64gb never showed up last year, but either ATT got an exclusive or t-mobile dropped the ball. SD slot or not, I refuse to buy the Galaxy S4 8gb. I’ve been considering buying the ATT S4 32gb but the locked boot loader is preventing me from jumping. If the Note 3 is any indication then Samsung should hopefully be starting the S5 off at 32gb. So it looks like I’ll be waiting till spring, just hope I don’t go mad during the wait.

    • TmoSamsungMan

      I have my girl friends 32gb s4 working on tmobile. Yes you have to root the phone but it’s better to do so anyways.

      • MastarPete

        Did you try the service menu mod to enable DC-HSDPA+ 42mbps? I know it’ll still work on t-mobile without the mod, I was just hoping to play around with roms and possibly flash the t-mobile rom. That won’t be possible unless I luck out and find a device from before the MF3 update, or someone releases a work around.

        • TmoSamsungMan

          I can’t tell you since I paid someone to do it for me. I just bought the phone and paid a buddy to root it And make it work but all the at&t crap bloat remains. It gets tmobile full hspa+42 abdomen lte that’s all I can say but i’m gonna ask him and find out cause I hate at&t, even there bloat and logo on boot.

        • MastarPete

          Ah ok, sounds like your friend did the mod for you already if you’re getting full 42mbps. ATT stopped updating their HSPA at 21mpbs, so out of the box their device is limited to HSPA 21. As far as I know LTE should work on Tmobile out of the box due to roaming agreements, don’t quote me on that though.

  • Paul

    I’ll have to see if the HTC One Max has an SD slot, if not I may wait until next year for something new. There’s not much to upgrade to from a Note 2.

    • EnX$$

      im waiting for HTC ONE MAX to

  • NinoBr0wn

    Thought about getting the G2 just to hold me over, but I’m just gonna get the Nexus. Buying it straight from Google of course.

  • Hoppysport

    I have the Note 2. I find the S Pen and its app necessary. I don’t feel the need to upgrade to the Note 3. Not much there that the Note 2 won’t do. I would rather put the $300 into a Nexus 5 (the difference between what I could get for the Note 2 and the price of the Note 3). I would also have to buy extra batteries and a new case. Not needed.

  • noelsito

    I’ll have to finish paying off my Nexus 4 first, before I start thinking about the next one haha, but I’ll probably stick to the Nexus brand from now on

  • conservative_motorcyclist

    You forgot the Windows Phones!!!! Lumia 928??

    Also, the blackberries :P

    • Bryan

      Nobody cares about those.

      • sahib102 .

        wow, just wow I don’t know if you are trying to be funny or sarcastic but that is the most ignorant statement I heard all day. you know when people say nobody cares that makes you seem very immature. just because you don’t have one doesn’t mean nobody has or wants one.

        • plsgo

          I just looked at the statistics and apparently WP8 has a 3.9% market share.


        • sahib102 .

          Huh ….really where did you those numbers….. I see no link or explanation. So I will throw those numbers out. And since when is having another phone os a bad thing ? I would hate to just have an over pried iPhone or an option to have gimmicky android phone. It would be like this ” oh would you like this android phone or this android phone or an iPhone take your pick. Ask for another option ” does not compute ” but really when is it bad to have options I’m glad there are 4 mobile os not just 2 that are boring and gimmicky

        • ChristianMcC

          I believe that the comment was sarcasm, otherwise it would just plain ridiculous.

        • eanfoso

          He’s an iDiot

    • NOTE Taker

      Those guys still in business?

      • eanfoso

        Of course, I as a t-mobile dealer proudly say that thanks to the Lumia 521(best seller) and Lumia 810 I made a lot of customers happy, see we don’t get paid extra on phones, unless it’s a galaxy(Samsung pays us 5$ extra per unit we sell, none of the other guys do it but I don’t care about that shady practice from Sammy) but I’d feel bad if I sold someone an overpriced piece of plastic, instead I tell them about our bang for the buck, Lumia 521, we get 30 per week, same that go out from our store, so yes thanks to those guys we’re still doing great things at magenta

    • moises1204

      they don’t count! sorry!!

    • Alex Zapata

      It’s cool, I’m rockin my Lumia 925 like a boss.

  • Jason Taclas

    I have an S3 right now, and I’m a little over a year into owning it. I’m thinking I’ll be looking at a Note 4, assuming such a phone will exist and be released next year.

  • SocalTeknique

    I was interested in the Moto X until I read about the disappointing camera. Then my attention turned to the Xperia Z but it’s too bezzleliciously huge. So I stumbled on its little brother, the Xperia ZR (4.5″ screen) and works on T-Mobile HSPA+ (C5502). It has the same guts as the Z and It’s smaller than my Galaxy Nexus. Loving the phone so far.

    • moises1204

      same here but i saw that pricing and nah, probably nexus 5 all though i am not a fan of vanilla android ui i think is boring.

    • yeah right

      Wait for the first OTA of the update. Punit Soni ( head of product at Motorola) promised significant all around camera improvements coming very shortly.

  • AndroidProfit

    It’s GREAT to see the high percent waiting for the Nexus 5! The carriers need to WAKE UP and realize that more and more consumers are essentially demanding that they end the artificially inflated smart phone pricing.

    • RedGeminiPA

      I wouldn’t call it artificially inflated pricing. With the Nexus line, Google is making money from you in many other ways, that’s why they chose to make next to no profit from the device itself.

      That bad part is, you can’t opt. out of many of the ways Google makes profit from you, or you can’t use most of their services. Just some food for thought.

  • sushimane

    For me its the nexus 5 or not buying a phone at all because I’ll be saving 20 dollars a month. Saving is the best but the note 2 is more then enough for me to have fun with. It has lte, hspa+42 and soon whatever the s4 has with the next update.

  • TmoSamsungMan

    Galaxy Note 3 and Nexus 5 winning the polls. Happy to see people aren’t as dumb as I though.

    • bob90210

      You really ought to have more self-esteem.

      • TmoSamsungMan

        Really? Why’s that?

        • RedGeminiPA

          There are plenty of reasons why someone might call you “dumb” for buying Samsung products. The “smart” ones will leave personal opinion to themselves.

          Oh, and you might want to edit your post. “… as dumb as I though.” As in, “people aren’t as dumb as I am…”

          I believe you meant “thought.”

    • 21stNow

      Phone choice intelligence

  • StankyChikin

    Nexus 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • graywolf323

    I’m gonna keep enjoying my iPhone 5 and wait until next year when the iPhone 6 launches

  • Garo.j

    I am going to upgrade my nexus 4 with a nexus 5 and update my back up device l9 to the new lg F6.

    • Serotheo

      Why not use the N4 as backup..?

      • Garo.j

        Because I promised a family member that I will give my nexus4 to him when I upgrade to
        A nexus5.

  • vinnyjr

    I want the Note 3 in white with 64gb of int storage and the iPhone 5S in Gold with 64gb of int storage. I own several top Samsung devices and just sold my iPhone 5 to update to the 5S. Very exciting times at T-Mobile, best Carrier in the USA.
    PS I may even grab the matching Samsung watch to go with my Note 3. I’m loosing my mind.

    • Binny Gupta

      How do you have enough for so many new phones?

      • RedGeminiPA

        A healthy income or extreme budgeting. Take your pick.

        • Binny Gupta

          still pretty expensive though.

        • eanfoso

          Not necessarily, I’m used to buying the latest Nokia handsets, coming from the 808 preview to the last 2 lumias t-mobile released, along with having as my work phone the bbz10, its not expensive at all to own various phones if there is no children and no wife

        • Binny Gupta

          Well yeah
          If i had a job i would buy so many phones.
          But no one wants to hire a 15 year old.

        • RedGeminiPA

          Wow… just… wow…

  • tmo_rep

    Now since the company took away our phone discount, prob. none :(

  • Mark McCoskey

    Staying with my Galaxy Note II for at least another year, maybe two.

    • Chris

      I completely agree. I just can’t give this phone up. I have no reason to…

  • Sony

    Im still waiting for Xperia z ultra :)

  • JuliusChaves

    nokia lumia 925 or next high end lumia.

    • eanfoso

      Get the Lumia 1020 from negri electronics, it gets 4g and LTE with tmobile

  • Xperia Z1

  • Timbo1

    G2 or Nexus 5

  • Yuesef babukr

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the Galaxy note 3 and galaxy gear i definitely wanted the LG G2 but the non SD card support gave me an heart attack

    • Yeayeayeah

      SD cards on Samsung are a real disappointment. You can only store app data to SD with root. I did the whole directory bind and internal/
      External swap. Both caused apps to constantly crash. Then Samsung allowed app to SD, but this feature isn’t supported by tmobile

  • Adam Cab

    i hate to say it but…. i dont think i want a new one from tmobile, unless they come out with a keyboard phone. yes, i know keyboard phones arent really a “thing” anymore, but there are still a ton of people who want them… and im not talking no damn mid-range phone. i want high specs, but it wont be coming from tmobile from what it seems..

    • RedGeminiPA

      Since Apple isn’t doing it, don’t expect others to deliver. It seems keyboards are a thing of the past for premium phones.

      • krazytrixxxsta

        Lmao….. Where did you get that bullshit info from.

        • RedGeminiPA

          Let’s see…

          Apple introduces a tablet based on a mobile OS. Shortly after, every company under the sun comes up with a tablet.
          Apple announces a 64-bit CPU. Samesung immediately says they’re going to have one.
          Apple introduces a gold-tone iPhone. HTC announces they’re going to have one.

          See a trend? The list goes on and on, but those are 3 off the top of my head.

        • krazytrixxxsta

          Gold phones have been around for a long time. Many companies like Nokia, Samsung, and even Motorola made gold cellphones in the past. Some of them even made diamonds cellphones. Tablets have been around way before the Ipad came out, just like smartphones was around before the Iphone. These stuff isn’t actually new, they just market and advertise the hell out of them. Motorola still make high end android smartphones with keyboard. The only problem is that they are Verizon exclusives in the U.S. HTC just got lazy and stop putting the resource into making them. HTC claim the touch screen became more popular than the keyboard, that the reason HTC stop making them.

        • Spanky

          Precisely. LG had a tablet, called…wait for it…iPad (!!!) in 2001.

        • RedGeminiPA

          And it was so good that nobody even remembers it…

        • KingCobra


        • RedGeminiPA

          I don’t remember anyone claiming Apple invented those markets.

  • Next…Note 3

    Now that Verizon and AT&T have started taking pre-orders for the Note 3, any word on when/if T-Mob would be doing the same?

  • Darkcloud2005

    Where the hell is the xperia z1 man this whole lets exclude sonys phone out is total bs I don’t want any of those phones except the z1

  • Darkcloud2005

    The xperia z ultra and z1 are great phones man. After samsung and apple announced there new devices/smartwatch tmobile was all over there sack buy I no word about the xperia line up not the ultra or the z1.

  • Impatient Waiter

    Sony Xperia Z1 – HOPEFULLY Tmobile gets it!!!!!

  • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

    Nexus 5 all the way, if the specs and and internal memory aren’t up to snuff (I need 32gb if not 64gb come on Google) I’m going with the Note 3

  • Deng

    Huge omission of Windows Phones and BlackBerry.

  • Fish

    I got a 925 with jump, I’ll be waiting for the next wp8 device. Its very good.

    • kalel33

      I thought there was a waiting period for 6 months with Jump.

      • Anthony V Cannata

        I have the SGS4 & it’s worth $330 for trade in all depends what you are upgrading from or you have to wait 6 month unless you take it out of your pocket

      • thepanttherlady

        Some customers had to buy a new device to get on Jump! so the OP may be talking about their initial purchase.

  • RedGeminiPA

    I’ll be buying the iPhone 5s unlocked and sticking it out with Net10 until T-Mobile gets on the ball and updates my area. If AT&T drops LTE here first, I’ll jump to their GoPhone until T-Mobile comes around.

    • eanfoso

      Why not just use aio? It’s better if it’s only one line, plus you get access to at&ts network

      • RedGeminiPA

        AIO has an activation fee, and data speeds are capped. Otherwise, I might’ve considered it.

        • eanfoso

          Not if you sign up online, and yeah they’re capped at 7 gigabytes lol but if you want the 2 gigs its cheaper than t-mobile, since t-mobile charges $60+tax and regulatory fees, while aio is a flat rate of 55$

        • Jazib Nasim

          By “capped”, he means LTE speeds are throttled (capped) to 8mbps at all times on AIO no matter which plan you have. I believe 4G (HSPA) is also throttled (capped) at 4mpbs.

        • David Lebron


        • RedGeminiPA

          Exactly. That’s pretty sad considering I’ve gotten over 9Mbps on AT&T’s HSPA using Net10.

  • David Lebron

    I want the Z1

  • Anthony V Cannata

    Galaxy Note 3 baby!!!!

  • Kilroy672

    My wife wants the Iphone 5 or 5C and I’m torn between either the 5S or the Note 3. Money is short on our end so we may have to wait until nest year. By then who knows what is coming out.

  • Newmexican

    I might still go for the HTC One as soon as I am out of contract. None other is a good looking and the Nexii do not have WiFi calling, which is a must for TMO in New Mexico

  • Liberty

    What no Blackberries nor Windows Phones? Not everyone wants to have their entire life monitored by Google.

    • Nearmsp


    • eanfoso

      No kidding, I’m actually contemplating getting the Lumia 925

      • Napster87

        i have the 925 and it was cool at first but now youtube is horrible, i can’t watch half of the videos posted on reddit, and the navigation doesn’t update when being used. the camera and homescreens are what making wp8 awesome but you’ll feel the hurt after a while.

        • eanfoso

          Hahaha but it’ll definitely be an upgrade to my windows device, the Lumia 810

  • mingkee

    Removable battery is priceless.

    • eanfoso

      On lagdroid phones that freeze constantly, other os you don’t have to worry about freeze ups, or change the battery because it ran out of juice

      • Napster87

        LMAO. trolls are getting less and less creative.

        • mingkee

          Other than adding convenience, removable battery can extend the unit’s entire service life other than broken screen or parts failure (bricking). Once the battery reaches the end of service life, get a replacement and keep using the unit without much hassle.

      • drivethruboy168

        You don’t need a removable battery because your freezes. As a matter of fact, the last 4 Android phones I’ve had never froze on me. It’s the convenience of being able to put a fully charged battery in your phone instead of a bulky battery case.

        • eanfoso

          I’m just saying man, I use heavily my lumia 810 and / or my BlackBerry z10 and go a full day without any problems, but yes agreed on the extra battery case, back when android was good for me I used to have a note two and the otterbox alone made it really bulky

      • Trevnerdio

        Or, you know, whenever said battery inevitably loses some of that original juice it came with and you want to replace…but oh, wait, you can’t.

        • eanfoso

          Of course I can, in either my lumia 810 and my BlackBerry z10, now on my lumia 920 yeah I’m in trouble but not a big deal, I’m about to replace it with the lumia 1020

        • Trevnerdio

          It really only applies to people that like to keep their phone for a long time, but I gotcha.

      • Turb0wned

        The only phones that lag are the cheap android phones and the garbage GS4.

        HTC One= no lag
        Moto X= no lag

  • Wilma Flintstone

    The Xperia Z1 but it doesn’t seem likely that it will release here.

  • kev2684

    HTC One max if it is a high-end device with 5.9 or above screen. Nexus 5 if all else fails.

  • $14077376

    I would love the Z1 in purple!

    • eanfoso

      Either z1 or a variant of the Lumia 1020 for me, sammys plastic materials just don’t cut it

    • thepanttherlady

      I opted for white this time (had the purple XZ) because the QX lenses only appear to have two colors: white and black. I like matching accessories. :)

  • Ian Harrington

    I am still very happy with my iPhone 5. I will wait til the 6 comes out. I used to get a new phone every 3 month when I work for T-Mobile and well I am done with that. Time to hold on to one for a change

  • J-Hop2o6

    I think my HTC One will last me a good amount of time. So nothing soon. Maybe a tablet.

  • nandeep

    any idea on when sony xperia z1 if and will be available?

    • eanfoso

      Negri electronics is already taking pre orders

      • thepanttherlady

        There are other sites in the UK offering a better deal than Negri is. I pre-ordered mine from Clove and will get the Sony Smartwatch 2 and the content offer for movies and music (if it works here). Just got an email from them that the white version is delayed until the 23rd. Grrrrrrrrr!!!!

  • EnX$$

    im waiting for the HTC ONE MAX on Tmobile

  • timmyjoe42

    I didn’t see a Windows Phone in that list.

    • For the same reason you didn’t see the Galaxy S 4 or HTC One.

      • valzho

        “or let us know it’s none of the above” … except that’s not one of the options. :(

        Personally, I’m hoping the Nokia 1520 will find its way to TMO…

      • eanfoso

        But not all of us want a lagdroid, some of us want a decent, sturdy, powerful, Nokia Lumia handset with some Carl Zeiss optics on board, I’m still debating whether to get the Lumia 925 from t-mobile or get the Lumia 1020 unlocked from negri electronics(I can verify that an unlocked Lumia 920 gets 3.5G and LTE with t-mobile, gave this to my mother for her birthday)

        • IRIE4IPIEIR

          Whats this Lagdroid you talk about? Android has been lag free for 2.5 years now(high end device of course) No WP devices listed because,
          1).. The OS sucks and is severely limited.
          2) . Microsoft is the worst, most arrogant company around that is bound to kill off Windows Phone because it is wasting more money on it than they ever have before.
          3). WP7 devices(don’t know if this includes WP8 devices as well) will not be upgraded to new OS releases, which shows what kind of crap you are buying into when you choose the bottom of the barrel OS that is Windows Phone.

        • Ordeith

          Android is still using that crap Java VM, and as long as they do it will lag and require more resources than its competitors.
          Google is the worst, most arrogant company around. Just listen to Eric Schmidt.
          Many Gingerbread devices won’t even be upgraded to ICS, which shows what kind of crap you are buying into when you choose the bottom of the barrel OS that is Android.

    • tomarone

      Trying to figure out what “Barring the availability of the Galaxy S 4, HTC One and other “recently” released smartphones, ” means, I think it’s that you’re supposed to eliminate those phones and vote, but this means only if you’re planning on buying one of the newly released, not recently released, or imagining you’re buying one even if you’re not. Supposed to be a ‘fun poll’.
      May I comment on the new phone construction? (warning: non sequitur)
      You know, there’s nothing wrong with ‘plasticy’ phones if the plastic was a quality composite (like the cheap Lumia 521 surprisingly) and I think the crappy plastic is supposed to be justified by forcing you to buy a nice case or cover. I don’t buy cases or covers. One reason I don’t like them is that when the phone gets hot I want it to be able to breath. But there is lots of plastic that feels like silica composite or rock, that is quite pleasant.
      (end of non sequitur section, back to normal existence)


      Because not many people care for that OS. Microsoft is a joke.

  • MarcusDW

    Note 2 running 4.3. I dong need a new phone for another year probably.

  • Daniel

    Next one is hopefully the Xperia Z1

  • Note 3 all the way. Have my note 2 with 3 batteries ready to be unlocked and sold to buy the new one

  • Eric

    iPhone 5S or 5C.

  • vinnyjr

    I am a long time Android hacker who will be buying the Note 3 hoping with 64gb of int storage. That phone is a real beast. Also I just sold my iPhone 5 so I could easily update to the 5S. I enjoy both OS and it is just fantastic that T-Mobile will have IMO the two best devices available for their customers.
    Thank You T-Mobile.

  • arak

    If Samsung provides a $200 discount like last year, then Note 3, else Nexus 5 assuming it costs $350 like last year. Not paying for overpriced phones even though Nexus 5 lacks wifi calling, has a puny sealed battery and no SD card.

  • Philly Jim

    I want he Z1

    • imho


    • David Lebron


  • tl

    The Bill Hader ads seem like more of an advertisement for insurance than for upgrading.

  • jbrizzy

    I mainly want a purple Sony xperia Z1 but I have no clue if t-mobile will pick it up. SO if not then a White Nexus 5 please

  • PLG

    I would vote if there were some Windows Phones on the list…

  • Alan713

    wonder if Ipad will be supported on Tmo officially

  • mbrewski68

    iPhone 5S 16GB. Still deciding on color but I’m partial to the slate.

  • Krzykronixxx

    Want the Sony Xperia Z Ultra or the Xperia Z1

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Unlocked Device all the way !

  • D Velasquez

    Lumia 1020

  • The Gorn

    Lumia 1020

  • Mark McCoskey

    Unless there is some super killer deal on a Galaxy Mega 6.3, I’ll be sticking with my Note II for another year or two. And looking forward to the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update.

    • BkEnigma

      Wasn’t the newest version of Android confirmed to be Android 4.4 Kit Kat?

      • Mark McCoskey

        If you Google 5.0 Key Lime Pie and Note II, you’ll find several articles mentioning that the Note II will be receiving the upgrade. Whether it will actually happen, I’ll just have to wait and see.

        • No, he means they changed the name to Kit Kat. Instead of your Note 2 getting Key Lime Pie, It’s going to get Kit Kat. It’s the same update, they just changed the name

        • Mark McCoskey

          I thought Kit Kat was Android 4.4.

        • Guest

          It is. 5.0 will go under a completely different name. Every Android update is in alphabetical order (Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwhich, Kit Kat), so the next update will start with an L.

          Android Lollipop maybe? Hah

        • It is. 5.0 will go under a completely different name. Every Android update is in alphabetical order (Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwhich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat), so the next update will start with an L.

          Android Lollipop maybe? Hah

    • james

      They changed name to kit Kat instead of key lime pie hard to get out of head they fulled me they even have big android robot made out of kit Kat bars in front of google

  • Scott Jones

    I’m holding out for the Jolla Phone… I’m tired of all these “smart” feature phones people are fighting over.

    • Julio Douglas

      You could’ve just stopped at “Jolla Phone” but instead you went full blown special snowflake hipster and added that last bit. Why, Scott?

  • foobarbaz

    BlackBerry Z30

  • symsoul

    Nexus 5. Between cost (assuming it’s $400 or <), general quality and stock Android, is there a reason to go with anything else?

  • KingCobra

    iPhone 5S. Hope to grab one Friday before the stores run out of stock.

  • Jose Pizzle!

    MINE IS THE NEXUS 5!!!!!!!

  • striker

    Galaxy s5 when my upgrade comes around

  • AnthonyRyan89

    For me it’s the iPhone 5s or The Nexus 5.

  • dtam

    nexus 5…pending google has the same pricing levels on the playstore as the nexus 4

  • Richard Yarrell

    Plain and simple Galaxy Note 3 hands down over any Nexus 5.. October 2nd I will have my Note 3

  • mgrexx

    There is no choice. Samsung Galaxy S5 next spring. Any other purchase would be foolish!

  • john v

    Google Nexus 5!

  • Ordeith

    My next smart phone may not be with T-Mobile if they don’t start offering better phones.
    AIO wireless with AT&T phones is looking very tempting lately.

  • Conrad Curtis

    Probably a Note 3 :) Though I am curious to try out the Apple train after 5 years.

  • Shawndh

    This is indeed a difficult decision. I’ve always been an HTC fan but lately, they have been letting me down with just plain STUIPID decisions. I would probably get the Nexus 5

    The Moto X is looking promising too with it’s good voice command functionality too but it’s not on T-Mobile yet. The iPhone 5s can now store my finger print? You must be crazy!!! Privacy invasion to a whole new level. And the iphone 5c in a bunch of pastel, feminine colors? What were they thinking? Samsung Galaxy line is very popular and a great phone but I personally don’t like them for various personal reasons. That leaves me with the Nexus 5.

  • james

    I hope they get the htc one max or Lumia 1520

  • james

    If they meaning apple would make 5 incher i would be in not till then

  • iz

    HTC OneMax and BB Z-30… So none of the above…

  • Carl

    BB Q10; nothing like making phone calls, emailing, & texting, from 35,000 feet!
    IPhone CAN’T!

  • goodbye

    Dunno, but it won’t be with Tmobile. Be honest. If you actually travel more than 30 miles in any direction on any major highway in any major town, data coverage is spotty and speeds suck. Was hoping for better with the refarm. Oh well, enjoy paying post-paid prices for pre-paid coverage… As a true traveler, i’m out.

    • Bill Berry

      I share your aggravation…I pulled a cool 12 megs down on my SG3 in Albany, GA this past weekend, but the moment I started to leave the city, boom, EDGE! Worse, no coverage at all in places that AT&T has at least HSPA+. Inexcusable!

  • comajorr

    Galaxy Note 3. Been waiting for it to arrive.

  • kurrupt_1

    Note 3 without a doubt!

  • Bill Berry

    Lumia 1525! I’m not here to debate or get into a pissing contest with Android owners.