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Best AT&T Phones in 2023

Whether you want the latest iPhone or a shiny Android phone, these are the best smartphones on AT&T right now.

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$999 at Apple
A deep purple iPhone 14 Pro with three cameras pointing upward lies on a yellow background
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
All-around best phone
$879 at Amazon
Pixel 7 Pro face down on a wooden table next to a cup of coffee
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google's best gets better
$879 at Amazon
$1,200 at Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Best premium Android phone
$330 at Amazon
Google's Pixel 6A phone with app icons on the home screen
Google Pixel 6A
Best affordable Android phone
$450 at AT&T
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
A great, affordable Samsung Galaxy phone
$1,000 at Samsung
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 in Flex Mode in someone's palm
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Best compact folding phone
$200 at Motorola
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G
Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G
Best budget phone with a stylus

You can get some of the best smartphones available on AT&T, including the likes of Apple's iPhone 14 ProSamsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra and Google's great all-round flagship Pixel 7 Pro

But it isn't just the most expensive, flashiest phones you can get, as AT&T also offers a great lineup of more affordable devices, including the Google Pixel 6A and the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G -- both of which are 5G-enabled for taking advantage of those super fast data speeds.

Read on to learn more about the best AT&T phone for meeting your particular smartphone needs, and check out our tips for how to buy a new phone.

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A deep purple iPhone 14 Pro with three cameras pointing upward lies on a yellow background
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Apple's iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce sweeping changes like the Dynamic Island, a new 48-megapixel camera system and Apple's new A16 Bionic processor. All of these upgrades come together to make for an experience that feels fresh and fast compared to older generations.

Read our Apple iPhone 14 Pro review.

Pixel 7 Pro face down on a wooden table next to a cup of coffee

Google's Pixel 7 Pro packs great cameras and slick software into a refreshed design that makes it one of the best phones launched in the last couple of years. We liked it so much we awarded it a CNET Editors' Choice award for its combination of excellent all-round performance and slightly more affordable price.

Read our Google Pixel 7 Pro review.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
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The Galaxy S23 is a lot, but in a good way. It's more than most people need in a phone, but that doesn't make it any less impressive. Samsung made improvements to the camera's resolution (200 megapixels compared with 108 megapixels), color tones and dynamic range, while retaining the same edgy design and massive 6.8-inch screen as its predecessor. There's also a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor that's been optimized specifically for Samsung's phones, which brings faster performance compared with the Galaxy S22 Ultra. 

Starting at $1,200, it may be an understatement to call this phone expensive. But those willing to pay more for a giant screen and a high-quality, versatile camera won't be disappointed. Read our full review of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Google's Pixel 6A phone with app icons on the home screen
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Google's Pixel 6A punches above its weight when it comes to camera quality, design and screen size. It's the best under-$500 Android phone you can get, and though it's not Google's flagship, the 6A is all most people need in a phone.

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Though it's one of the cheapest phones you can buy from Samsung, the Galaxy A54 stills packs great features, like 5G connectivity, a decent multiple rear camera setup, solid battery life and power enough for your everyday essentials. It looks pretty, too, and it's one of the few remaining phones that lets you expand the built-in storage using microSD cards. 

It's a great all-round budget phone, although generally we found that the Pixel 6A offers better camera and processor performance, and it costs less than the Samsung. 

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 in Flex Mode in someone's palm
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With a candy-bar design that folds down on itself to become a smaller square, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 offers a much more compact footprint than the Z Fold 4. It makes it easier to slide into a tight pocket when not in use, but it still folds out to offer a sizable 6.7-inch display when you need it. 

Like the Z Fold 4, the Flip line has seen revisions over the years with improvements to its hinge system and reduction in crease marks in its display. It's got a new camera system too, along with a larger outer display that shows incoming notifications. 

It's pricey, sure, and its battery life could be better but it's a fun phone and one we've enjoyed using.

Read our Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review.

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G
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If you're looking for a good budget phone that comes with a basic stylus and support for 5G, then the Moto G Stylus 5 is a great pick. The cell phone features a stylus that you can store inside the phone along with a built-in Notes app to help with productivity. This phone also offers a triple-rear camera, 128GB of internal storage and a robust 4,000-mAh battery.

Read our Moto G Stylus 5G review.

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