Everybody needs a smartphone. Some of us manage to get the job done with a mid-ranged smartphone, while some of us simply want the newest phone of the year. So if you’re in a dilemma like this, and if you happen to be a customer of Verizon Wireless, which phone would you pick? Well, the options are several, so we’re going to make your life easier by giving you a rundown of some of the best VZW phones currently selling in the markets. These are not unlocked offerings and sold directly by Verizon, so this only applies to existing or new customers of the network. With that out of the way, let’s get to our list.
Best Verizon Wireless Phone
|Google Pixel, 5 inch 32GB Verizon||878.99|
|Apple||Apple iPhone 7 32GB Verizon||839.99|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Note 8||749.95|
|Essential Products||Essential Phone||478.99|
5 Best Verizon Wireless Smartphones in 2018
It’s no surprise that the Samsung flagship tops the list. It is immensely popular right now, which is probably due to the fact that it was released recently. The company is marketing this as a slightly improved version of the Galaxy S8+ that broke cover last year to numerous praise. The handset comes with a mammoth 6.2-inch 1440 x 2960 Super AMOLED “Infinity” display, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, an 8-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of internal storage (expandable), Android 8.0 Oreo, and a 3,500 mAh battery.
As you can guess, the Galaxy S9+ is the gold standard among smartphones right now, and that’s thanks mainly to the work put in by the company. Samsung has come out strongly despite the setback of the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016. It seems like a fading memory now that this company was in the midst of a controversy. The Galaxy S9 doubles up on features from its predecessor and brings a lot more to the table. It retains the simplistic design with the edge-to-edge display popping out of the crowd.
The company mentions that its battery can give you usage times of 31 hours and standby times of 4 days, which is remarkable for a modern day flagship. Verizon is currently offering the Galaxy S9+ for $38.74/month (24 months) or $929.99 off contract. While the price tag seems high, it’s not the most expensive phone out there, as you’ll soon find out.
This is easily one of the most popular phones in the world since November. The phone was part of several leaks in throughout 2017 leading up to its launch, and has been the most talked about phone since then. The company initially faced some trouble producing the phone in enough quantities, but that was streamlined shortly after. In terms of features, the iPhone X has definitely changed our perception of a standard iPhone. Gone is the home button, replaced by a Face ID sensor, which will create a map of your face and use it to unlock your device. Going with this is an unusual (yet popular) notch on the earpiece which is host to the wide array of sensors. Apple is using a vertical layout for the camera (also a first), which makes it stand out amongst other phones.
Speaking more in depth about the internal hardware, the iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch 1125 x 2436 Super AMOLED display, the six-core Apple A11 Bionic processor, 3GB of RAM, 64/256GB of non-expandable storage, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 7-megapixel front camera, iOS 11.3, and a 2,716 mAh battery under the hood. While the hardware might not be as impressive as an Android flagship, it’s the performance aspect where iPhones really shine. This is the best iPhone you can get right now, so be sure to check it out. Verizon is offering the device outright for $999.99 (64GB) or $41.66/month for a period of 2 years.
Launched last year, the LG V30 is a robust device, capable of holding its own against any flagship. It comes with a glass back panel as well, which makes it stand out amidst other handsets. While glass backs are classy to look at, they have to be handled very carefully lest you want to damage your device. But it’s built with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, which is the gold standard among glass panels.
The smartphone comes with a 6-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440. On the performance side of things, the V30 comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and a 3,300 mAh battery. The phone comes equipped with dual 16-megapixel cameras on the back, accompanied by a 5-megapixel front camera. The phone lacks the ticker display that we saw on the LG V20 and the V10, which is probably a wise choice.
Verizon Wireless is currently offering the smartphone in Silver. The contract pricing for the device starts at $35/month for 2 years, while you can also choose to get it off contract for $840, which puts it among the likes of the Galaxy S9 in terms of pricing. But given the choice between the two, I’ll definitely pick the latter.
This is the successor to the Google Pixel XL, launched in 2016 as a rival to the iPhone lineup. The Pixel 2 XL is a significantly upgraded model, however, which means that it comes with a bigger display, and since it’s made by LG, there’s no compromise in terms of display technology. The Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch Quad HD P-OLED display, 64/128GB of non-expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, a 12.2-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, Android 8.0 Oreo, and a 3,520 mAh battery.
Oh, and the phone is IP67 certified water/dust resistant too, which makes this an incredibly well packed smartphone. As far as Android flagships are concerned, very few phones come close to the Pixel 2 XL in terms of sheer performance and power. Keeping this in mind, this flagship comes highly recommended. Verizon is currently offering the 64GB version for $35.41/month ($849), while the 128GB model is offered for $39.58/month ($949.99). The Pixel 2 XL is available in Just Black and Black & White.
As we mentioned above, there are very few phones that match up to the Pixel 2 XL, but the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is one such smartphone. It comes with a mammoth display, a well packed hardware underneath, and a whole lot of features that you won’t find on any other Android smartphone.
The Note8 comes with a mammoth 6.3-inch 1440 x 2960 Super AMOLED display panel, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, an 8-megapixel front camera, the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.1 (upgradable to Nougat), and a 3,300 mAh battery. The phone comes with IP68 certified water, dust resistance as well, making this an ideal device for your travels. Verizon is currently offering the 64GB version of the handset for $40/month or $960 outright. For the kind of features it’s packing, the price tag shouldn’t surprise you. The handset is available in Orchid Gray and Midnight Black.