Best Verizon Wireless Phones

Verizon Wireless, which works on the CDMA network, has the best call quality and service, particularly in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Western states. The best Verizon phones include the Android-based Motorola Droid and workhorses like the BlackBerry Tour and BlackBerry Curve.
HTC One

HTC One

Reviewed July 2013

Power-packed, aesthetically pleasing HTC One wows experts

Pros: Sleek, striking design, top-of-the-line hardware, good low-light camera performance

Cons: Normal lighting camera performance only average, blinkFeed home screen unremovable

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Est. $200 and up with contract
 
Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Reviewed June 2013

All-encompassing Galaxy S4 impressive and overwhelming

Pros: Large, vibrant display with wide viewing angles, wide variety of camera settings and filters, good reception and 4G connectivity, includes apps for virtually every need

Cons: Plastic chassis feels cheap, long list of settings and features can overwhelm

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*Est. $200 and up with contract
 
HTC Droid DNA

HTC Droid DNA

Reviewed April 2013

A speedy processor and stunning high-res display make the HTC Droid a winner

Pros: Large, high-resolution display, easy, one-handed use, rapid quad-core processor

Cons: Screen colors slightly muted, no expandable memory

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*Est. $200 with contract
 
Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Reviewed February 2013

A sleek profile, large display and powerful processor make the Galaxy Note II a tempting titan

Pros: Responsive , large display, excellent battery life, above-average call quality, lightning-fast quad-core processor

Cons: One-handed use difficult, display can appear slightly washed out

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*Est. $300 and up with contract
 
Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

Reviewed November 2012

With the latest tech and a gorgeous display, the GS3 climbs to the top of the Android heap

Pros: Slim profile, large, vibrant screen, excellent call quality, long battery life, impressive camera, latest Android features

Cons: Plastic design instead of metal, s Voice (voice commands) performs poorly

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*Est. $200 and up with contract
 
Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Reviewed October 2012

Taller, thinner, lighter iPhone 5 speeds up with a faster processor and true 4G

Pros: Thinner, lighter design, durable aluminum backing, larger, more vibrant display, improved camera software, 4G LTE capabilities, speedy operating system upgrade

Cons: New charger requires $30 adaptor for old accessories, data plans can be costly, depending on carrier

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*Est. $200 and up with contract
 
HTC Rezound

HTC Rezound

Reviewed June 2012

HTC Rezound offers excellent audio quality and a breathtaking display

Pros: Beautiful high-definition display, snappy processor, packed with multimedia features, includes high-quality headphones, improved sound quality with Beats Audio

Cons: Bulky design, battery drains quickly while using certain features

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Price too low to display
 
Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Reviewed March 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is light-years ahead of other Android stars

Pros: Beautiful and speedy Android operating system, large, bright screen, fast and responsive

Cons: Mediocre camera performance, spotty 4G signal strength, short battery life

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Price too low to display
 
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx

Reviewed March 2012

Droid Razr Maxx offers a worthwhile boost in battery life

Pros: Long battery life, bright, vibrant display, sturdy construction, fast 4G speeds

Cons: Text can appear jagged on screen, may be too large for some users

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Price too low to display
 
Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola Droid Razr

Reviewed March 2012

Droid Razr is extra thin, but so is its battery life

Pros: Extremely thin, durable, scratch-resistant design, lots of screen space, fast 4G speeds, good call quality

Cons: Poor battery life, lower screen quality than competitors

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Price too low to display
 
HTC Droid Incredible 2

HTC Droid Incredible 2

Reviewed February 2012

Droid Incredible 2 is an improvement, but late to the game

Pros: Long battery life, vibrant, large screen, fast and responsive, world phone

Cons: Single-core processor, no 4G support, bloatware

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Free with new contract
 
LG Cosmos 2

LG Cosmos 2

Reviewed February 2012

Like its predecessor, the LG Cosmos 2 is a basic yet excellent text-messaging phone

Pros: Roomy QWERTY keyboard, great call quality, decent music player, sharp screen

Cons: No video camera, poor photo quality

Best Verizon Wireless Phones
Free with new contract
 
LG Revere

LG Revere

Reviewed February 2012

LG's Revere is a great choice for those who need a simple voice phone

Pros: Excellent call quality, easy-to-use keypad, can upload photos to Facebook, light and compact design, sturdy hinge

Cons: Weak camera, no external storage, non-standard 2.5 mm headphone jack, no music player

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Free with contract
 
LG Octane

LG Octane

Reviewed November 2011

LG's Octane is an unofficial installment to the LG enV series

Pros: Stylish design, dual screens, large-capacity microSD slot, socialBeat app unifies messaging platforms, hTML browser

Cons: Sub-par voice quality, below-average photo, video quality, nonstandard microphone jack, monthly mobile email fee

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*Est. $100 with contract
 
Samsung Droid Charge

Samsung Droid Charge

Reviewed November 2011

Verizon's large and in-charge 4G smartphone

Pros: Fast 4G web browsing and media streaming, call quality, vibrant, high-contrast display, high-quality photo and video output

Cons: Short battery life, older hardware compared to recent smartphones

Best Verizon Wireless Phones
Free with new contract
 
BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Reviewed November 2011

Affordable smartphone for the BlackBerry loyalist

Pros: Small and slim, wi-Fi calling capability, long battery life

Cons: Identical to older model, poor image quality, small selection of third-party apps, slow browser

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From $0.01 with contract
 
Apple iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4S

Reviewed October 2011

iPhone 4S proves that it's what's on the inside that counts

Pros: Improved camera, dual-band world phone, faster, more powerful processor, voice-activated personal assistant feature, new antenna configuration to improve reception

Cons: No change in design from iPhone 4, not 4G-compatible

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*Est. $100 with contract for 16 GB
 
HTC ThunderBolt

HTC ThunderBolt

Reviewed May 2011

HTC ThunderBolt's lightning-fast speed zaps battery life

Pros: Fast web browsing, large touch screen with wide viewing angle, high-quality camera, kickstand for video viewing

Cons: Poor battery life when using 4G, occasional bugs

Best Verizon Wireless Phones
*Est. $100 with new contract
 
Samsung Intensity II

Samsung Intensity II

Reviewed April 2011

Messaging phone for teens with an eco-friendly angle

Pros: Built with recycled components, does not require Verizon's monthly data plan, affordable

Cons: No 3.5 mm jack, slow downloads, poor call quality

Best Verizon Wireless Phones
Free with contract
 
BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold 9650

Reviewed February 2011

BlackBerry Bold with world-roaming functionality

Pros: Wi-Fi capability, responsive trackpad, global roaming, generous memory for apps

Cons: Clunky browser, awkwardly placed charging port

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Discontinued
 
Apple iPhone 4 (Verizon)

Apple iPhone 4 (Verizon)

Reviewed February 2011

Apple's powerful smartphone meets Verizon's speedy network

Pros: Colorful screen, fast speeds, easy-to-use touch-screen keyboard

Cons: No world roaming

Best Verizon Wireless Phones
Free with contract for 8 GB
 
Samsung Fascinate

Samsung Fascinate

Reviewed December 2010

Feature-packed Android smartphone enhances Verizon line

Pros: Bright, colorful touch screen, mobile hot spot, camera includes LED flash

Cons: Default Bing search engine can't be changed, phone feels slightly flimsy, no front-facing camera

Best Verizon Wireless Phones
Discontinued
 
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