Are you looking at possibly using Verizon’s network for your smartphone needs, but don’t want to be locked down to their network only? No problem! There’s quite a few excellent flagship smartphones that you can pick up that are Unlocked and will work not only on Verizon, but many other carriers in the US and beyond. If you follow along below, we’ll show you the best options on the market! Here are our top picks.
The Moto G6 is an excellent option, able to work with Verizon right out of the box. It comes with a beautiful 5.7-inch Full HD display, able to deliver you clear, crisp, and sharp quality.
This one comes with a pretty unique dual-camera setup, actually being a raised circular module on the back.
The Moto G6 comes equipped with all-day battery life, but when it’s on the cusp of dying, it has Turbo Charging to juice your phone up quickly and on the fly. It has fast performance, coming with a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor.
Uniquely, this one is Amazon Alexa capable, allowing you to use some nice, hands-free commands, too.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Next up, we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy S10+. This one is supported by Verizon, but it’s always good to enter your Device ID in the Device Switch tool on Verizon just to make sure. Once Verizon confirms it, they’ll send you a free SIM card.
It actually has a 6.4-inch “Infinity Display”, using a Quad HD+ Dynamic OLED panel. One of the more unique aspects of this is that it has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, as well as facial recognition.
It comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 processor, which keeps things running quickly and smoothly. It actually has 8GB of RAM, which is excellent for multitasking.
With a massive 4,1000mAh battery, your phone will be able to last easily throughout the day. And with Quick Charge tech on-board, you should be able to charge this up by wire fast, too. There’s Qi wireless charging as well, if that’s your thing.
Of course, this can take excellent photos, too. It has a triple camera setup on the rear, giving you a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel lens, a 16-megapixel wide lens, and then a 12-megapixel zoom lens.
Samsung Galaxy S9
First up on our list is the Samsung Galaxy S9. You can purchase this directly from the carrier, or you can purchase it online, Unlocked, which will allow you to bounce between your favorite carriers at the time. Overall, it’s a really nice smartphone that you don’t want to pass up, especially with its hardware.
The Galaxy S9 is essentially a Samsung Galaxy S8, but it’s been fine tuned to give you the ultimate perfection. With a 5.8-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED display (packing a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440), you’ll get only the most stunning visuals out of this smartphone. It’s got a Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB of RAM, so it’ll be able to handle just about everything you throw at it. It’s got a 3,000mAh battery which should get you through the day and then some.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is a profound device that you don’t want to miss out on. You can purchase it Unlocked, so you can use it on Verizon, or really, any other network you want — just make sure to check the network bands to make sure the carrier you pick has the proper cellular bands for the smartphone.
With the Galaxy Note 8, you get that famed 6.3-inch dual-curved AMOLED display. With a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440, you get some absolutely stunning visuals on-screen. It plays media wonderfully well, and the phone itself is able to handle any task you throw at it with its Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of RAM. It can be purchased in storage sizes for as little as 64GB all the way up to 256GB. The battery is no slouch either, offering you a full day’s worth out of a 3,300mAh unit.
The LG V30 is a very nice smartphone. You get a large display — 6-inches in size, with a beautiful resolution of 2,880 x 1,440. One thing’s for certain: playing media on this phone is a jaw-dropping experience, especially when paired with the Quad DAC for audio. It’s packed with some really powerful hardware, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage space. There’s a microSD slot that will allow you to expand storage space up to 256GB, if you need it. You can expect to take great photos with the LG V30 — around the back is a dual camera featuring one 16-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel sensor. Paired together, the LG V30 is able to bring just the right amount of light to take stunning photos. You can’t go wrong with the LG V30, and with it being unlocked, you can head to almost any network, including Verizon.
You might also want to consider the Moto G4 smartphone. This was originally made for international markets, but you can purchase an unlocked version of this smartphone that can be used on Verizon’s network. It was designed to be more of a budget phone, but the Moto G4 is still a powerhouse. It has a large 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 617 CPU, and 2GB of RAM. It’s a snappy smartphone, has a decent display, and all on a budget, too!
Lastly, we have the iPhone X. It might not be Android, but it is still a phenomenal smartphone that you can get unlocked on Verizon. One of its selling features is its Face ID sensor, allowing you to log into your phone, bank accounts, and other apps just with facial recognition. Another thing with it is its button-less design. Yes, Apple finally got rid of the home button with this phone, giving you more screen to use. Overall, it’s a really nice smartphone with a 5.8-inch display. Everything is snappy, fast, and quick. Not only that, but the battery seemingly lasts forever, too. The only con we have to mention is that it’s not necessarily that large — buying it, you might think its akin to the iPhone 8 Plus, but it turns out that it’s actually more like an iPhone 8, but without the home button.
We’ve only scratched the surface on all of the great unlocked Verizon smartphones there are, but what we’ve listed here are some of the best. Do you have a favorite unlocked Verizon phone? Let us know in the comments section below!