There are several phones in the market today. While we generally focus on flagship offerings, there’s no denying that a large bulk of the population also focus on budget offerings, most of which come under the $200 price bracket. However, given the versatility of the Android platform, there are hundreds of devices out there that come under the $200 price range. Verizon is one of the popular sellers of these budget oriented smartphones. Keeping this in mind, we figured it would be best for our readers if we compile a list of all the top Verizon branded phones that you can buy in 2018 for under $200.
Best Verizon Phone Under $200
|Motorola||Moto G PLUS (5th Generation)||204.99|
|Samsung||Samsung J3 V Eclipse||183.57|
|Apple||Apple iPhone SE (Refurbished)||150.00|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy J7||149.99|
|Motorola||Moto E (4th Generation)||119.99|
The list includes a diverse range of smartphones, so don’t be surprised if you see a device that was unexpected. This also helps you diversify your search and perhaps invest in a phone that you weren’t interested in previously.
5 Best Verizon Phones Under $200
The 5th gen Moto G Plus has been around for a while now, and it continues to be popular among Verizon customers, mainly for the kind of features it offers out of the box. The device comes with a massive 5.2-inch 1080p display, accompanied by a 12-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 5-megapixel front camera. It runs Android 7.0 out of the box, but users can upgrade it to Android 8.0 conveniently. Most Moto phones come with a relatively stock version of Android, which ensures smooth performance and quick updates.
The variant listed here comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, although Amazon is also offering a 64GB/4GB variant for $250. In terms of build quality, the Moto G Plus is a robust device, which offers the best in terms of durability and toughness. This being said, we strongly recommend you to cover it up with a case as modern day smartphones are easily breakable. Although this listing is for the Verizon variant of the smartphone, you can also choose to use it with any of the top carriers in the U.S., including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
The smartphone is currently available in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold color variants, giving users the choice to pick the variant they like. Keeping the phone going is a 3,000 mAh battery, which should last you a full day of regular usage. The Moto G Plus (5th gen) can be yours for $204.99. It’s listed as Prime exclusive, so you might have to be an Amazon Prime member to reap full benefits of this particular listing.
You might be surprise to find an iPhone on this list, but there’s no denying that this is an excellent phone for those who are considering a smartphone on a budget. It comes with all the features that you come to expect from mid-rangers and more. However, it has a relatively smaller display compared to modern day Android mid-rangers, which might not be a problem for everyone. This offering will set you back by $174 on Amazon right now, which is as good a price as we can see on this smartphone right now. The retailer is offering the 16GB variant of the handset at this price, so it’s not the cheapest mid-ranger going around.
The iPhone SE comes with a 4-inch 640 x 1136 display, along with a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, the dual-core Apple A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of non-expandable storage, iOS 11 (the latest version), and a moderately sized 1624 mAh battery under the hood. Although the battery appears to be relatively small in comparison to Android offerings, iOS has excellent battery management, which ekes out a lot of usage times if your phone’s on standby. We highly recommend this to budget shoppers, although you’re probably better off getting the larger storage option as 16GB is barely enough for some users. Be sure to check out the iPhone SE on Amazon.
This particular offering might not be as popular as some other smartphones out there, but still does well in the budget segment. Taking this into consideration, the Galaxy J7 is a very important smartphone for the budget market. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, which is a feature usually reserved for flagship offerings. High-end Samsung smartphones come with Super AMOLED displays, while budget ranged offerings feature an LCD panel, however, the Galaxy J7 here is an exception.
The Galaxy J7 offered here comes without a SIM, so you might be required to register with Verizon after purchasing this particular unit. This shouldn’t be a problem as Verizon has a bunch of plans for new devices. In terms of features, you’re getting an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a battery that can offer 12 days of standby. These features are complemented by 16GB of expandable storage and 2GB of RAM. Going by the specs sheet, it’s pretty amazing that Amazon is offering this for only $155.
The Moto E was launched a few years ago by the company as a budget ranged offering to combat the flurry of Chinese OEMs dominating the market (although Moto is now owned by a Chinese company, Lenovo). Today, the Moto E doesn’t make all that much noise Stateside, although it’s incredibly popular in Asian markets. This version selling on Amazon, comes with a bunch of pre-installed Amazon apps, to help you navigate through Amazon’s offerings effectively.
In terms of hardware specs, the Moto E comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 SoC, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 2,800 mAh battery pack under the hood.
The build quality is nothing to write home about, although it does fare well under normal circumstances. As is the case with other offerings, we recommend you to protect the smartphone with a case or cover to avoid accidentally damaging it. The Moto E4 comes with a price tag of $129.99, and is a Prime exclusive.
This is yet another attractive budget offering meant for the masses. It comes with a 5-inch HD display, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a 2,600 mAh battery. While these features are in no way high end, it will surely get the job done for those looking for a snappy device on a budget. Amazon is only offering the handset in Black right now, so you have no other color variants to pick from. The retailer doesn’t mention the processor it’s running, although we’re guessing it’s the quad-core Snapdragon 425 underneath. This model is only compatible with Verizon Wireless, so you can’t use it with any other carrier out there. Be sure to head over to Amazon and have a closer look at the device. You will have to shell out close to $169 for a new unit, while refurb models are selling for under $100.