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The best AT&T phones available in January 2020

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The best AT&T phones have you covered, whether you wanted the latest iPhone or the very best Android phone. AT&T has a wide variety of devices available, and it even launched a proper 5G network you can experience with the right phone, which current means only one AT&T 5G phone.

Since we’ve reviewed many of the best phones, giving them substantial hands-on time to figure out what makes them truly compelling devices, we know which of AT&T’s phones are worth your consideration. We’ve looked at the many phones on offer and picked out a variety of options, from the best of the best to the value champions.

We’ve also considered what kinds of deals AT&T has available to bring the price of the phone down, so you can be sure you’re getting a good phone and a good deal.

Once you find your phone, we can help you figure out what the best AT&T plan is as well.

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AT&T phones: Your options explained

TechRadar's guide to finding the best AT&T phone for you

We've reviewed the contenders for best AT&T phone, and compared the value to the price. Ignoring any personal preferences and/or biases towards specific operating systems, be it Android or iOS, we've picked AT&T's best phones in a number of categories. 

All of these phones are available through an AT&T installment plan, which spreads the cost of the phone over a set amount of time. For this article, we'll be looking at the AT&T plans that spread the cost of the phone over 30 months, with an option for upgrade after 80-percent of the device's sales price is paid off.

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How to choose the best AT&T phones for you:

From free to $30 or more a month, AT&T's best phones come in at all prices. And you always have the option to pay the full price of the device up front. How much you want to pay for a new phone is up to you, but the best phones don't come cheap.

Here we've done the tough work of going through what AT&T has to offer and picking out the best AT&T phones. Let's find the perfect phone for you.

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The best AT&T phone options for every budget:

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Best of the best: Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Check out the Galaxy S10 Plus on AT&T starting from $33/month ($999 retail)

The big version of Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S10 Plus, is the current champion of phones. It has just about everything you could ask for. The Snapdragon 855 chipset inside is wonderfully powerful and backed by a solid battery that can even be used to wirelessly charge other devices. The 6.4-inch screen is dazzling, and has an even more impressive screen-to-body ratio than earlier Samsung flagship. You can get up to $700 off you switch to AT&T with a trade-in and new unlimited plan.View Deal

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Best Apple phone: iPhone 11

Check out all iPhone 11 plans on AT&T starting from $23/month ($699 retail)

The iPhone 11 isn't actually the most expensive in the past year's lineup, but its blend of features and value makes it a true winner. You get two powerful cameras on the rear that keep up Apple's legacy of quality photography. It runs on the latest version of iOS with support for years to come, and the A13 Bionic chipset is incredibly powerful. AT&T will give new unlimited plan customers porting in a phone number up to $700 off with a trade in.View Deal

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Best non-Samsung Android: Google Pixel 4 XL 

Check out the Google Pixel 4 XL from AT&T starting from $10/month ($959 retail)

You can get a clean Android experience from Google with the Pixel 4 XL. The phone gives you a big OLED screen to help you take pictures with the new dual-sensor camera. The PIxel 4 XL takes some of the best pictures of any smartphone you can get, and Google will keep it up-to-date with timely upgrades to new versions of Android. AT&T has the phone for $32/month right now, but anyone getting a new line on a qualifying unlimited plan can get it for just $10/month over 30 monthly installments.View Deal

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Best value phone: Apple iPhone 8

Check out all iPhone 8 plans on AT&T starting from $15/month

The iPhone 8 might feel like old news, but that’s part of what makes it a compelling value right now. The price has come down from when it launched, yet it still has plenty of power thanks to the A11 Bionic chipset inside and full support for iOS 13. Performance isn’t likely to feel sluggish any time soon, and the camera will be better than just about any earlier phone. AT&T is offering the phone for free with a new line on an eligible unlimited plan.View Deal

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Best phone deal: Samsung Galaxy S10e

Check out the Samsung Galaxy S10e from AT&T for free with a special offer

If you're switching to AT&T or activating a new line, you can get the Galaxy S10e for free. The phone offers performance on a level of the other Galaxy S10 devices, but its much more affordable, and its size makes it easier to use with one hand. It still has a great camera system as well.  If you're already a customer of AT&T's and not getting a new line, you can't get this deal, buy you can check out the Galaxy A10e for a similar design at a much lower price.View Deal

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Best 5G phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G

See the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G from AT&T for $43/month ($1,299 retail)

If you want to get on AT&T's 5G network, you only have a single phone option. That doesn't leave you with a bad phone, though. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a dazzling phone with incredible performance and brilliant cameras. It has a lot of screen space, perfect for taking notes or streaming videos, and the 5G connectivity can let you stream even faster when you're somewhere covered by AT&T's 5G network. It has a high price, AT&T offers multiple ways to save up to $950.View Deal

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Now find the best AT&T plan

Once you've picked out the best AT&T phone, you're going to want to pair it with the best AT&T plan. We've looked at all AT&T has to offer and have all the details on AT&T plans here.

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