Like other major carriers, T-Mobile has officially rolled out its 5G network, which is now available in more than 5,000 cities and towns nationwide. Check out the T-Mobile 5G coverage map for more information regarding coverage locations. T-Mobile’s network uses different radio waves (2.5GHz spectrum vs 600MHz) than traditional 5G millimeter waves, allowing for broader coverage with slower peak speeds. While this may be an advantage in some respects—600Mhz waves penetrate buildings and walls better than millimeter waves—it also means that 5G phone manufacturers will need to adapt their hardware to T-Mobile’s specific 5G network.

So which 5G phones are compatible with T-Mobile’s 5G network? Read on and find out.

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Which 5G Phones Does T-Mobile Carry?

As of December 2019, T-Mobile is offering three 5G smartphone options—the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, and the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren. T-Mobile is the only carrier offering the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren. You may also want to check out the Verizon 5G phones, Sprint 5G phones, and AT&T 5G phones articles (keep in mind that AT&T has rolled out its 5G network but isn’t currently offering any 5G phones).

T-Mobile’s 5G speeds are about 10 times slower than Verizon’s 5G speeds.


T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Price, Features & Specs

The Galaxy S10 5G costs $999, which isn’t too expensive considering the price of other flagship devices that aren’t 5G-compatible (e.g. the Galaxy S10+ costs $799 and the iPhone 11 Pro costs $999).

The Galaxy S10 5G has a 6.7-inch screen with specs comparable to the Galaxy S10+. It includes Samsung’s Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, the first in-screen fingerprint reader, six cameras, and a brand new 2.73GHz Snapdragon 855 processor. The same processor is also included with other S10 Galaxy models, but the S10 5G’s chip includes a special X50 modem used to connect to 5G networks.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Specs
Display 6.7-inch Infinity-O AMOLED
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels
Cameras Dual 10MP/Time of Flight (TOF for 3D face recognition and depth) selfie camera
Quad camera: 12MP wide-angle, 12MP telephoto, 16MP ultrawide angle, and TOF
Fingerprint Reader Ultrasonic, in-screen
Battery Capacity 4,500 mAh
Internal Storage 256GB or 512GB
External Storage None
Memory 8GB
OS Android 9.0
Price $999.99

The S10 5G’s four rear cameras allow you to take ultra-wide-angle shots of landscapes and zoom shots with the telephoto lens, while the “time of flight” (ToF) camera can be used to take 3D images and add depth to photographs. On the front of the Galaxy S10 5G, you’ll find a second ToF camera which can be used to unlock your phone via 3D face-recognition in addition to a 10MP selfie camera. Samsung is also introducing its new Live Focus feature, which can blur the background in live video while focusing on the subject.


T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G Price, Features & Specs

You can get the Galaxy Note10+ 5G for $1,299.99 outright or $36.12/month for 36 months through T-Mobile. The Galaxy Note10+ 5G is Samsung’s most impressive device yet, bringing you a beautiful display with cinematic-quality viewing, an extremely long-lasting intelligent battery that optimizes power based on phone use, and a sophisticated, pro-grade camera. Additionally, T-Mobile has stated that the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G will be ready to use Sprint’s 5G spectrum (2.5 GHz) if the merger closes, so you don’t have to worry about it only being compatible with T-Mobile’s 600MHz network.

Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G Specs
Display 6.8-inch QuadHD+
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels
Cameras 10MP selfie camera
Quad camera: 12MP wide-angle, 12MP telephoto, 16MP ultra wide angle, and DepthVision
Battery Capacity 4,300 mAh
Internal Storage 256GB or 512GB
Memory 12GB
OS Android 10
Price $1,299.99

Some other key features of the Note10+ 5G include:

  • Next Generation S Pen
  • Superfast Charge
  • Wireless Power Share
  • Water and dust resistance
  • Screen Write
  • Air Actions

T-Mobile has stated that the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren will be ready to use Sprint’s 5G spectrum (2.5 GHz) if the merger closes.


T-Mobile OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Price, Features & Specs

Exclusive to T-Mobile, the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren will run you $899.99, making it the most affordable 5G phone to date. This device has a 6.67-inch 90Hz Fluid Display, a cutting-edge triple lens camera, and Warp Charge, which gives a full charge in just an hour. Again, T-Mobile has assured customers that the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G will work on Sprint’s 5G spectrum in the future.

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren
Display 6.67-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED Display
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Cameras 16MP wide selfie camera
Triple lens: 48MP (wide), 8MP telephoto 3x optical zoom, 16 MP (ultrawide)
Battery Capacity 4,085 mAh
Internal Storage 256GB
Memory 12GB
OS OxygenOS (based on Android 10)
Price $899.99

Some other notable features include:

  • Nightscape Camera Mode
  • 2x loss-less zoom
  • 21 hours of talk time
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • In-display fingerprint and face unlock


T-Mobile 5G Plans

As far as phone plans go, T-Mobile offers 5G access with its unlimited data plans and won’t cost any more than the current 4G LTE unlimited plan prices.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Plans

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G Plans

T-Mobile OnePlus 7T Pro 5G Plans


Let’s Talk Take

If you’re interested in buying a T-Mobile 5G smartphone and plan, you’ll want to weigh the pros and cons before committing. T-Mobile’s 5G coverage is widespread, which is good news for people who frequently travel domestically, but the speeds aren’t that much faster than T-Mobile’s 4G LTE speeds (and Verizon’s 5G speeds are up to 10x faster than T-Mobile’s). T-Mobile’s 5G speeds don’t necessarily justify paying anywhere from $900 to $1,300 for a new 5G phone, unless you’re an early adopter with the spare cash to spend. Otherwise, you could save yourself a lot of money by taking advantage of one of T-Mobile’s phone deals.