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AT&T is by far the largest GSM network provider in the United States and they maintain a very good selection of some of the latest smartphones out there. This list includes the top cellphones offered directly by AT&T. The prices provided in the below selection are NOT the AT&T plan prices, but instead the prices of the equivalent unlocked version. To find out the AT&T plan offerings click through on the prices link to see an updated list.

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Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus


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Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Verizon, AT-T, T-Mobile, Sprint
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
16.0 MP
16.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.5 inch
4.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.1 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
2750.0 mAh
1715.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2550.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)

  • - Everything great about the iPhone is even greater here, because big screens rule.


  • Another year, another new iPhone – that’s just the way the world runs. Being the year of the ‘S’ for Apple, it means that the we’re given the same looking iPhone from the previous year, but with some upgraded hardware in the necessary areas, so that includes the processor, camera, and much more. In true fashion, the iPhone 6s Plus hits the mark in those crucial areas, cementing itself as a strong competitor in the field for those who happen to love, you know, big phones.For us, the biggest changes include its intuitive 3D Touch feature and the improved battery life.


  • The iPhone 6s Plus for Sprint can tap into LTE speeds that previous iPhones could only dream of.


  • It's not every day that such a complete and coherent smartphone comes to market. Perhaps more thoroughly than any other time, though, this year's iPhone 6s has become the center of so much technological advancement, that it's able to gain a surprising amount of lead against its counterparts.That is not to say the Apple iPhone 6s is necessarily the best in each and every department; rather, it means there doesn't seem to be an area where it comes off as incompetent.


  • The Apple iPhone 6s is faster than last year's model all around, including better AT&T LTE speeds.

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    The iPhone 6s is of excellent build, made out of a much sturdier aluminum alloy. The extra weight can be felt, but it's certainly not a deal breaker.
    The display on the iPhone 6s is pretty much the same affair we got in the original 6th model. It offers slightly lower brightness, but deeper blacks and the same great contrast. The sunlight legibility is great as well.
    Battery life is above average at 62 hours and matches that of the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6S posted well balanced scores across all tests, including standby.


  • We’ve dissected every part of the Samsung Galaxy Note5, and not surprisingly, it’s still an incredibly advanced device that’s untested in the phablet space. Performance alone proves that it’s every bit capable of tangling with the other handful of heavy handed phones that have been announced so far for the upcoming holiday season.

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    The Galaxy Note 5 packs incredible processing power and puts it behind the best display you can get. But this iteration of Samsung's top phablet comes with compromises.


  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 requires two hands and a pile of cash, but it's the best Android phone with a large screen, a stylus and an accurate camera. Just don't look for it to have a microSD card, removable battery – or availability outside the US.


  • For the upcoming holiday season, Samsung has two phablets in its roster to compete against the competition – the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. After reviewing the Note5, it’s still the ultimate productivity tool that’s unrivaled in the space. So where does that leave the “other” phablet in Sammy’s stable?

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is the best-looking phablet around, but the Galaxy Note 5 is much more functional.


  • A superb phone for those in love with phablets - this is aesethetics combined with stellar performance at a decent price... just a shame the battery still suffers.


  • - Battery life could have been better.


  • The Galaxy S6 puts Samsung back on top with the best screen, processor, and body design of any Android-powered phone.

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    Excellent build quality, premium finish, very good grip, size easily pocketable.
    Best in-class Quad HD Super AMOLED display with the highest pixel-per-inch density to date. Its contrast ratio, viewing angles, and sunlight legibility are all chart-toppers.
    Battery life is above average but turned out noticeably worse than the S5.


Top 5 at&t cell phone:

  1. Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  2. Apple iPhone 6s
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  5. Samsung Galaxy S6