The latest 4G LTE phone for MetroPCS is the Samsung Galaxy Attain and is currently available from them. In the online store, you can purchase the phone for $249 and then there is a mail in rebate of $50 which will lower the price to $199. This is another addition to MetroPCS and their 4G LTE network which provides a pretty decent phone for those at MetroPCS wireless. Since they are not in the top 4 US wireless carriers, they do not get top tier phones, but the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G has features such as a 3.5 inch screen with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. That is Samsung’s additions to the Android OS for their phones running Honeycomb (Android 2.3). It also has front (1.3 megapixels) and rear (3 megapixels) cameras running on a 1 Ghz processor.
While the Samsung Galaxy Attain is the latest 4G phone coming to MetroPCS, it makes one wonder whether the Samsung Galaxy Indulge might be a better phone. Right now, you can purchase it at $199 after a $100 online discount. It would appear that the Galaxy Indulge has better features than the Galaxy Attain, though it is running Android 2.2 instead of Android 2.3. The Galaxy Indulge is “enabled for the MetroPCS 4G LTE” and that may be the difference between this and the Galaxy Attain which has “4G LTE connectivity”. The confusion between the definition of 4G LTE continues/
Here are the differences between the two from the MetroPCS site.
Samsung Galaxy Attain™ 4G
Samsung Galaxy Indulge™
|Full Retail Price||$249.00||$299.00|
|Mail in Rebate||-$50.00||-$0.00|
|Processor Speed||1GHz processor||n/a|
|What it has (Details)||Samsung Galaxy Attain™ 4G||Samsung Galaxy Indulge™|
|Camera||1.3MP front camera||3.2 megapixel|
|MP3 Music Player||No||Yes|
|Available Features||Samsung Galaxy Attain™ 4G||Samsung Galaxy Indulge™|
|Specifics (Specifications)||Samsung Galaxy Attain™ 4G||Samsung Galaxy Indulge™|
|BatteryCapacity||1650 mAh battery||1,500 mAh|
|TalkTime||Up to 3.3 hours of talk time||3|
|StandbyTime||Up to 200 hours of standby time||300|