Top 5 Tracfone Prepaid Cell Phones for 2017(Updated on 3/3/2017)
Everyone wants to know, what is the best Tracfone device? Which cell phones are the best options from Tracfone? We provide for you here the updated list of Best Tracfone Cell Phones for 2017!
As you might expect, this list is dominated by the smartphones Tracfone has released over the last year or two. But which one will receive the top pick? And where in the ranking do the rest of the phones fall?
|Best Tracfone Cell Phones in 2017|
If you want to see a full listing of all the smartphones, take a look at our comprehensive Android Tracfone List.
We are judging this list of the best cell phones based primarily on features, specifications, and performance as well as feedback from consumers. Price and availability will only be small factors, as both of these variables change often.
We will provide a short description of each phone in the list, and a link to our full review if you would like to learn more about a particular phone. This list is written as a helpful guide, that can give you an idea of which phones are generally better than others. However, each phone has certain features which are more important to some people, thus making that phone the best choice, even if it isn't at the top of our list.
We originally created this list of the best Tracfone devices in January, 2014, but have updated in March of 2017.
List of the 5 Best Cell Phones from TracfoneThe best phones available from Tracfone as of March 2017, starting with number 5.
#5 Best Tracfone - Samsung Galaxy Sky S320VLThis phone comes in at the 5th spot for its wide popularity, low cost compared to other phones in this list, and good features. The Samsung Galaxy Sky has a 5" touchscreen, quad core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, Android 6.0 and 16 GB internal memory.
The specs, especially the 16 GB internal memeroy, make this a great phone for the average user. It has enough performance to keep up with most apps and activities you might need your phone for throughout the day.
The price is also nice, at around $100-150 and usually bundled with airtime. Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Sky in our full review which also includes where to buy it.
#4 Best Tracfone - iPhone 5SEven though the iPhone 5S was released at the end of 2013, it is still a relevant phone and a popular choice because of the features and price
The iPhone 5S uses Apple's iOS which means users have access to the Apple App Store. The 5S also comes with 16 GB internal memory, 4" touchscreen, 1 GB RAM and 8 MP camera.
Many people like the iPhone 5S for the sleek design and smooth operating system. Just be aware that it is a few years old now, and newer options are available (further down our list...)
Read up on our full post about the Tracfone iPhone 5S for more specs, features and news.
The iPhone 5S can be found on the Tracfone website and in Target retail stores. Additionally, you can buy your own iPhone and bring it to the Tracfone BYOP program. Follow the link to learn more.
#3 Best Tracfone - Samsung Galaxy S6The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes in at number three on our list of the best Tracfone cell phones with a stellar list of features and specs.
It has a 5.1" quad HD touchscreen, octa core processor, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM. You also get a 16 MP camera with excellent video and photo capabilities.
Perhaps the only drawback (besides the price) for the Galaxy S6 is that it only has Android 5.0, a somewhat older version of the operating system, and it is not possible to upgrade it.
See more of the features in our Samsung Galaxy S6 Review which also includes how much you will have to pay to get one.
For those seriously interested in the Galaxy S6, you may want to consider buying an unlocked S6 and bringing it to the BYOP program. We've created a helpful Guide to Activating with Tracfone BYOP to make it as easy as possible.
#2 Best Tracfone - iPhone 6 PlusThe runner up in this list is the iPhone 6 Plus which is larger and more powerful compared to the iPhone 5S, but also has a higher price.
The 6 Plus comes with Apple iOS, a 5.5" HD touchscreen, 16 GB internal memory, dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 MP camera.
While the specs are not impressive on paper, Apple devices are well known for their good performance. The 8 MP rear camera has excellent image quality and can record HD video at 240 FPS for slow motion shots.
Learn more about the iPhone 6 Plus (and iPhone 6) in our recent post. The iPhone 6 Plus is available fro $499 on the Tracfone website. For a less expensive option you might consider finding an unlocked iPhone 6 Plus and bringing it to the BYOP program.
#1 Best Tracfone - Samsung Galaxy S7And finally, our pick for the best Tracfone is the Samsung Galaxy S7. It beats out the competition with incredible features and performance (and a big price tag).
The S7 features a 5.1" quad HD screen, Android 6.0, 32 GB internal memory, octa core processor and 12 MP camera with dual pixel technology.
The Galaxy S7 brings a handful of improvements and updates from the S6. Of course, it will cost you, listed at $629 on the Tracfone website.
As with several of the other options in this list, finding an unlocked S7 and using it on Tracfone BYOP is a cheaper option.
That concludes our list of the Best Tracfone Cell Phones. For many, buying the S6, iPhone 6 Plus or S7 would be impractical because of the high cost, but these are the best options available through Tracfone. Leave a comment with your thoughts, and if you enjoyed this list, take a look at our List of the Best Phones for Tracfone BYOP.
Honorable Mentions - Unlocked Smartphones on Tracfone BYOP
Many Tracfone users are bringing their own phone (BYOP) to Tracfone to use with the prepaid service, and this includes phones such as the Moto G4 Plus, iPhone 7 and much more (and soon the Moto G5).
The BYOP program from Tracfone makes it much easier for consumers to have the phone they want at a reasonable price on Tracfone's prepaid service. Visit our main, Tracfone BYOP page for all the details.
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----------We also want to share that Tracfone continues to add new phones to their lineup, and we will work to continue to update this post as needed to keep it up to date.
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