Psst! Did you hear? T-Mobile’s got an awesome deal on 4G smartphones for Father’s Day weekend. The carrier’s reduced the price of Android and Windows Phone devices that initially cost as much as $250 to nothing (with a two-year contract, of course). Each of the devices were released in the last year (so they’re not relics) and feature access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Mbps 4G network, which, during our tests, proved to be a network snappy enough to notch speedy 15 Mbps downloads.
You can see the full list of 11 smartphones here, but we’ve done some of the work for you by narrowing down the pickings to these five options. Just, you know, don’t tell Dad–yet.
If Dad's into cutting-edge smartphones for the price of free, he'll go nuts for the HTC One S, an Android 4.0 device that mixes killer features with a slim design--all for $0.00 this holiday weekend. Let's count the specs packed into this .31 inch-thick, unibody, aluminum shell, shall we?
There's an 8-MP camera with the ability to shoot high-quality stills even while capturing 1080p video, a 1.5-Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM to tap through HTC Sense 4.0 with ease, and a Super AMOLED 4.3-inch with a 960 x 540-pixel resolution. That's less sharp than some competing phones with 720p screens, but the HTC One S is still among the brightest and most colorful displays we've seen.