It’s true that technology changes at an insane rate today; however, it doesn’t mean that a phone released last year is of no use today. It may not feature any of the ground-breaking innovations introduced within the last few months, but it still is perfectly capable of delivering excellent performance. And the best part is that older phones are much cheaper than the ones launched very recently. Some can be even had for free. Of course, you will need to sign a new two-year contract with a carrier, but it doesn’t seem like such a nuisance when you can score flagship smartphones of 2013 for free. Some of the best free AT&T phones worth your attention today include the LG G2, the Motorola Moto X, and the Samsung Galaxy Mega.
Free AT&T Phones on Contract – LG G2
The AT&T LG G2 stands out from other devices released at the same time in a few aspects. First of all, the G2 has volume and power buttons placed on the back panel. Such solution allows for more comfortable usage for both right- and left-handed users and reduces the size of the phone. Moreover, the handset sports very slim bezels thanks to which its relatively compact body accommodates a large 5.2-inch Full HD display.
The LG G2 is powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and offers 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and a massive 3,000 mAh battery. Other features include 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE, NFC and more.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Phablet
The AT&T’s Galaxy Mega is Samsung’s largest smartphone released so far. With its beastly 6.3-inch display, the device approaches tablet territory in a big style. Still more compact than a tablet, the Galaxy Mega is easily portable, yet it’s large enough for you to view all types of content without straining your eyes. The screen has HD 720 x 1280 resolution which, given the phone’s size, works out to a pixel density of 233 ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 64 GB, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 3,200 mAh battery. The phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with such Samsung’s features as Air View, Multi Window, and Standard and Easy Mode.
Motorola Moto X for AT&T
One of the Moto X’s unique features is its customizability. Using the Moto Maker website you can design a phone that will mirror your personality with your favorite color for back panel, separate color for accents, and a wallpaper of your choosing. The Moto X 4.7-inch screen quietly displays crucial information so you can check the time or missed calls and messages without having to wake the phone.
The Motorola Moto X packs a dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor paired with 2 GB of RAM, and offers 16 GB of internal memory. Other features include 10-megapixel Clear Pixel main camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,200 mAh battery, NFC and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Not interested in contracts?
If you are not convinced about two-year agreement with AT&T, you can also choose installment plan with AT&T Next or grab either of the phones outright. In this scenario the LG G2 costs $23.25 with AT&T Next 12 and $17.88 with AT&T Next 18. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a tad more affordable selling for $21.50 and $16.54 with AT&T Next 12 and 18, respectively. The Moto X is priced at $20.00 and $15.38 with AT&T Next 12 and 18, respectively. Full retail prices of the devices are as follows – $464.99 for the LG G2, $429.99 for the Samsung Galaxy Mega and $399.99 for the Moto X.