If you're looking for a relatively affordable Samsung Android phone on T-Mobile, the new Samsung Galaxy Avant just might fit the bill. The phone, which is set to retail for $216 and can be had for as little as $9/month over 24 months, has a 4.5-inch 960x540 display (245ppi), an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE, and cameras of unspecified quality, all running Android 4.4 KitKat.
That said, these specs at this price inevitably mean that this isn't exactly a slim smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Avant on T-Mobile weights in a 4.83oz and measures 0.39-inches thick. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5, with much more tech inside plus a larger screen weighing 5.1oz and being 20% thinner. Then again, the Galaxy S5 is also $390 more expensive, so there's that.
All things considered, this is the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE, but for with an amped up processor. If we had to guess, the Galaxy Avant is carrying over the Galaxy Core LTE's 5-megapixel camera.
A low price, reasonable specs, and (more or less) the latest version of Android, all of Samsung's S Thing enhancements, and T-Mobile — who might give the Samsung Galaxy Avant a look?