Best Straight Talk phones (July 2017)

Straight Talk is the prepaid, no contract service that you find in Walmart locations. If you’re looking to grab the best Straight Talk phone possible, look no further.

There are a lot of cheap Straight Talk phones out there, though honestly most of them aren’t worth the asking price. That’s why we’ve chose to focus mostly on their more premium offerings like the Galaxy S8. If you want a cheap phone, you’re probably better looking at unlocked options.

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list regularly as new devices launch.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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Following a successful launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung seemed to have a pretty good idea as to what users want in a smartphone. Solid battery life, high-res screens, impressive camera performance and more were all things the company achieved with the 2016 flagships. And while the Note 7 seemed to improve even more in those areas, overheating problems caused the device to enter total recall mode.

Now we get to see what Samsung has in store for us in 2017. It should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus feature top-of-the-line specifications, great cameras and an all-new design that’s truly futuristic.

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This time around, Samsung included a curved screen on both the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio that allows for a much more comfortable in-hand feel. The company even ditched its famous physical home button and included on-screen navigation keys (finally). Under the hood, these devices come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895, depending on the region), 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and one of the latest versions of Android, 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung even launched a few extra accessories alongside the S8 that you should definitely consider checking out. The new Samsung DeX dock lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, and there’s also a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube. Of course, there’s also a new Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.

All in all, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the most promising smartphones launching in 2017 and two of the best Straight Talk phones you’ll find.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

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Samsung Galaxy S6

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The Galaxy S6 is starting to show its age now, but if you don’t want the S8, the next best choice on Straight Talk is the S6 — no, for some reason they don’t directly offer the S7 series anymore, though you might be able to find some left over stock in stores.

The under-the-hood specifications on the Galaxy S6 are still mostly up to date, and it continues to perform well in day to day use. This device is fast, comes with a great rear-facing camera, and they’ve recently been updated to the latest version of Android. Oh, and since the arrival of the S7 and S7 Edge, the price on this baby has dropped quite a bit. If you’re interested in learning more about the Galaxy S6, check out our reviews linked below.

This might not be the newest phone, but it is still a great Straight Talk phone that’s worth picking up.

Specs

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB storage options, no microSD expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,550 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 g

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LG Stylo 3

LG Stylo 3

First announced as part of LG’s phone lineup at CES 2017 earlier this year, the Stylo 3 is a pretty large phablet that includes its own built-in stylus for taking notes on the display. However, both of these features are included in a phone that has mostly mid-range hardware specs. The 5.7-inch display only has a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720, which means it doesn’t even reach True HD levels.

Inside, the Android 7.0 Nougat phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor running with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz, along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded to up to 2 TB with its microSD card slot. There’s also a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera, along with a removable 3,200 mAh battery. Finally, there’s a fingerprint sensor located in the back of the phone, below the rear camera.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch display with 1,280 x 720 resolution
  • 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB built-in storage, microSD card expansion support up to 2 TB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 6.13 x 3.15 x 0.29 inches, 5.3 ounces

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Camp Apple – iPhone 6s or iPhone 7

Yes we are an Android site, but we couldn’t really do a “best phones from X carrier” list right if we left out Apple. While we obviously prefer Android, there are many folks out there that would rather own an Apple. If you are one of these folks, you’ll be happy to know that StraightTalk offers several models, going back even to the iPhone SE and iPhone 5 family.
Still, more than likely you’ll want to stick with the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 if you plan to go Apple.

Specs:

iPhone 7
  • 4.7-inch display with 1,334 x 750 resolution
  • 2.34 GHz quad-core A10 Fusion processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of onboard storage, non-expandable
  • 12 MP rear camera, 7 MP front-facing camera
  • 1,960 mAh battery
  • iOS 10
  • Front-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches, 4.87 ounces
iPhone 6S
  • 4.7-inch display with 1,334 x 750 resolution
  • 1.84 GHz dual-core A9 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB and 128 GB of onboard storage, non-expandable
  • 12 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 1,715 mAh battery
  • iOS 9
  • Front-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches, 4.87 ounces

While the phones on the list aren’t bad at all, if you are looking for more options you’ll be happy to know that the MVNO has a great BYOP (bring your own phone) program, allowing you to activate your existing GSM or CDMA phone on its network. All you need to do is buy the right SIM card. For more information on bringing your own phone to Straight Talk, follow this link.

If you don’t have an existing phone and aren’t a fan of anything on this list, feel free to check out our best cheap Android phones list!

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