The Best AT&T Phones
We've got AT&T's highest-rated handsets, from rugged voice phones to ultra-powerful smartphones.
Now that you've chosen AT&T as your carrier, it's time to pick a phone. Luckily, AT&T has a plethora of choices—especially if you're looking for a touch-screen smartphone. But with so many options, and so many phones with unique capabilities, it can be tough to make a decision. And with most users signing up for two-year contracts, you certainly don't want to get stuck with a dud.
We're here to help. We put each new phone released by each of the major wireless carriers through a series of rigorous testing in the PCMag Labs to find out which ones live up to their ad copy and which ones are just phoning it in. If you're buying a phone on AT&T right now, these are the best you can get.
The first thing you need to decide is what type of user you are. Do you just need an inexpensive phone to make the occasional call home? If so, a simple voice phone will do you just fine. Text more than talk? Then check out our pick for the best texting phone.
If you're looking for something more advanced, then you're looking for a smartphone. The good news is that, as we discovered in our special report, The Fastest Mobile Networks, AT&T offers great 3G data speeds in the United States. But AT&T's new, super fast 4G LTE network is quickly expanding, so if you want a phone that stays relevant until the end of your contract, you should go for LTE.
And there are still plenty of users looking for a smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard instead of a touch-screen-only handset, so we've given at least one good option for each type.
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While two years is a long time to commit to anything, you really can't go wrong with any of the best-of-their-class phones below. But if you need more help buying a cell phone, check out our cell phone product guide for more recent reviews.
Not looking for a phone on AT&T? Check out our guides for the best phones on Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
Prices are with a two-year AT&T contract, and were accurate at the time of this writing.