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How to Watch Opening Day Baseball On The Fly: Our Top 6 Mobile Picks

You've got the snacks packed and your favorite fan gear ready to wear. Only problem? You'll be watching opening day on the go this year. So, how do you get the ultimate fan experience on a mobile device? We've got you covered with 6 baseball-friendly picks that'll make you feel like you're in the ballpark.
A man pulling a Google Pixel phone out of his pocket.

If you're a baseball fan, Opening Day is like a national holiday! Maybe you planned on skipping work to head to the ballpark—or hoped to cross a historic park off your bucket list. While this is a great way to start the season, sometimes a day off just isn't in the cards. Whether you're stuck at work, traveling, or can't watch the game at home—the right mobile device can make all the difference.

So, what’s the best way to catch the game when you’re not at the park? We have six picks that offer the next-best experience to being there when the season begins in March!

6. Our Favorite Display: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Known for its folding display, the Samsung Z Fold5 speaks for itself. This phone is like having a mini TV in your pocket. The 6.2-inch display unfolds to a huge 7.6-inch square screen with a zero-gap hinge, so you’ll never miss a groundball up the middle. Aside from being huge, the Z Fold's screen is built for multitasking. Keep the game going on one side while you look up players and stories and jot down stats with the compatible S Pen. You won’t have to worry about buffering because this phone can do it all. With a battery life that supports up to 21 hours of watch time, you won’t even need your charger nearby on Opening Day. Drop your phone in a moment of excitement? The Z Fold5 can stand up to scratches, shock and accidental drops.

The Winning Stats:

  • Expansive 7.6" Screen with Cinematic Experience
  • Dual-App Viewing
  • S-Pen Compatible
  • 4 Cameras: 3 Main and 1 Selfie
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus2

5. Our Favorite for Extra Innings: iPhone 15 Pro Max

For loyal fans, Opening Day is an all-day affair. From early East Coast games to late-night West Coast games, you can easily fill 12 hours with baseball in a single day. The iPhone 15 Pro Max has you covered for every pitch with up to a whopping 29 hours of video playback time on the battery. The 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology makes it a great companion for watching your favorite team start the season.

The Winning Stats:

  • 6.7" Super Retina XDR Display with ProMotion
  • A17 Pro Chip with 6-core GPU
  • 4 Cameras: 3 Main and 1 Selfie
  • Battery Life: Up to 29 Hours of Video Playback

4. Our Favorite Memory Maker: Pixel 8 Pro

Capture it all with the Pixel 8 Pro, offering an outstanding camera, plus lots of AI capabilities built right in. Catch action shots with adjustable shutter speed and edit out that annoying opposing fan with the Magic Eraser. If you’re watching your favorite team at work or with the family, the 12GB of RAM makes it easy to take care of business with the game running in the background. Not sure who that player is on deck? Circle to Search with Google and get all the info you need!

The Winning Stats:

  • 6.7" OLED Smooth Display
  • Magic Eraser
  • Best Take
  • Pro Camera Controls
  • Circle to Search with Google

3. Our Favorite (Apple) Tablet for Streaming: Apple iPad (10th Generation)

Get all the action on the go with iPad 10th gen! It comes in your choice of four vibrant colors (silver, pink, blue or yellow) and boasts a big 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone. You’ll be able to see everything from the chewing gum to the grass stains to the dirt fly—and you'll capture it all with two advanced, on-board cameras. With all-day battery life, you can watch every game from your favorite chair or on the go with 5G connectivity. Plus, the A14 Bionic Chip with 6-core CPU means you can surf the internet, scroll social media and make your to-do list without the game lagging or freezing. Plus, with support for Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard Folio, it's never been easier to jot down and organize all your go-to team stats.

The Winning Stats:

  • 10.9" Liquid Retina Display with True Tone
  • A14 Bionic Chip with 6-core CPU
  • 2 Cameras: Back 12MP Wide, Front 12MP Ultra-Wide
  • Works with Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard Folio
  • USB-C Connector for charging and accessories
  • Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Ready

2. Our Favorite (Android) Tablet for Streaming: Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G

There may be no tablet that's better on the go than the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G. With its slim, light and durable design, you can watch the game anywhere your day takes you. The 11-inch display, quad speakers, two on-board cameras, upgraded chipset and long-lasting battery make for a full day of fun without missing any excitement on the field. With an affordable price point, this tablet really is a home run when game time rolls around.

The Winning Stats:

  • 11" Display
  • 7,040mAh Battery
  • Quad Speakers
  • Qualcomm SM6375
  • 2 Cameras: 8MP Main and 5MP Front

1. Our MVP: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

From watching the game on the move to making memories at the stadium, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra can enhance your experience with a 6.8-inch AMOLED display, 12GB of RAM, Circle to Search with Google and more. With AI built in, you can search for that new player’s stats or do some celebrity sleuthing in the crowd. Simply snap a photo and circle their faces, and then Google will do the heavy lifting for you. Plus, with Generative Edit, all your photos and videos will look as good as the pros (minus all the unwanted background stuff). Take notes, write down stats, and more with the embedded S Pen, the only phone in the Galaxy S24 lineup to have it on board.

The Winning Stats:

  • 6.8" QHD + Flat Screen
  • AI Features: Circle to Search with Google, Note Assist, Chat Assist, Generative Edit (for pro-style photos)
  • Embedded S Pen
  • 5 Cameras: 4 Main and 1 Selfie
  • 5,000mAh Battery

No matter how you watch baseball, you won’t have to miss a minute of the action on Opening Day with these amazing devices. For an even better experience, take advantage of T-Mobile's free MLB.TV subscription! Discover how T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans will soon be able to sign up for a whole new season of MLB.TV for free, so you can watch every pitch, hit, and run from your favorite device*.

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