If you’re looking for a prepaid carrier in the United States, you have a ton of options, but one of the best is AT&T prepaid. The carrier also has a number of handsets that we’ve compiled to help you find the best AT&T prepaid phones.
While AT&T’s postpaid phone selection has some of the best and most varied options for handsets, the company’s prepaid offerings are low- to mid-range at best. To make it even more difficult, there aren’t too many devices available, either. Honestly, we have a hard time recommending any of them.
If you do plan to go with AT&T prepaid service, take advantage of their “Bring your own phone” option, where they provide a SIM card for you to put into a device that you’ve purchased elsewhere. That is the best recommendation we have for this service.
If you decide to bring your own device, be sure to check out our best cheap Android phones, best-prepaid phones, and best Android phone lists for great options that will play nicely with the AT&T network. If you decide to stick with just what AT&T prepaid phones are on offer, here are the best options.
Best AT&T prepaid phones:
- LG Stylo 4 Plus
- Motorola Moto G6 Play
- Alcatel Tetra
- LG Phoenix Plus
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best AT&T prepaid phones regularly as new devices launch.
LG Stylo 4 Plus
The LG Stylo 4 Plus is the kind of phone for people who not only want a really big display with an included stylus but also not have it cost an arm and a leg like the phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note series. This phone has a 6.2-inch, 2,160 x 1,080 resolution display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for adding even more storage.
The embedded stylus can be used to write and save notes on the phone’s big screen, even if the screen itself is not turned on. It can also be used for a number of other apps, including GIF Capture, which lets you make your own fun GIFs from your stored phones and videos.
The LG Stylo 4 Plus also has a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,300mAh battery. It ships with Android 8.1 Oreo and has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
Motorola Moto G6 Play
One of the best budget phones you can buy is also one of the best AT&T prepaid phones you can buy. The Moto G6 Play starts with a 5.7-inch display, and inside you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of onboard and expandable storage. There’s also a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing selfie camera, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Thankfully, there is an update to Android 9 Pie available for the Moto G6 Play, so you’ll be able to get a newer — and safer — version of Android.
However, the biggest feature with the Moto G6 Play is its big 4,000mAh battery. That means this phone should keep working for you for well over a day on a single charge, with normal use anyway. The big battery also supports fast charging with its included 10W rapid charger, or you can go even faster if you purchase a separate 15W charger.
The Alcatel Tetra is one of the more recent additions to the AT&T prepaid phones list, priced at just $49.99. For that low cost, you get a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, with a Mediatek MT6739WM processor running at 1.1 GHz.
It also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, supporting up to 128GB of additional storage with its microSD slot. It has a 5 MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP selfie camera, a 2,050mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
You definitely get what you pay for with this phone, but if you don’t have the money to spend on something more expensive, this is certainly a quick way to get an Android smartphone at a very low cost.
LG Phoenix Plus
Here is another AT&T prepaid phone from LG. It has a 5.3-inch display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, along with a microSD card slot to add 128GB of more storage. Inside you can find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, running at 1.4 GHz.
There’s also an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. Finally, this budget phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
These are our picks for the best AT&T prepaid phones you can get right now. As we mentioned, the list is quite short, which is why it’s likely better to bring your own device to the service. Regardless, we’ll be sure to update this post once new models hit the market.