Giant mobile network Verizon almost always offers a lot of smartphones and basic phones from different manufacturers every year, but the best phones they have for 2017/2018 so far are mostly full-feature smartphones, most of which are Android models. Some rugged phone brands (designed for outdoor use) have also made it to this best of list, aggregated from reviews ratings from different sources.
Although you might be tempted to go for a flagship phone for your contract-plan because it features the latest technology, you'd better read through this list first before making any decisions because, latest doesn't always mean that you are getting the best Verizon smartphones.
The iPhone 7 Plus is a 5.5-inch variant of the iPhone 7 that brings back its 3D Touch technology and Taptic Engine pressure-sensitive Home key, but this time alongside dual 12-megapixel rear cameras rigged with a four-LED true-tone flashKey features:
The Z Play is a follow-up to Motorola's premium Moto Z and Z Force smartphones that tries to make a name for itself through Moto Mods, a 16-megapixel dual-autofocus (laser and phase-detection) 4K-video camera, and a 2GHz octa-core engine clubbed with Natural Language and Contextual Computing enginesKey features:
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The Galaxy S7 is the successor of Samsung's premium Galaxy S6, joining other premium-specked smartphones with its 5.1-inch Quad HD always-on display, Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core 14nm CPU (4GB RAM), and 12-megapixel f/1.7-aperture camera with the Dual Pixel technologyKey features:
The iPhone X is a face detection-boasting smartphone that champions its 5.8-inch (almost) all-screen OLED display on top of a revamped TrueDepth 7-megapixel front camera, an all-glass and stainless steel finish, and a Bionic A11 chip that, as Apple claims, enhances the phone's security and usabilityKey features:
The Pixel XL is one of the first two Google-branded smartphones, lugging VR support (via the Daydream View headset), a 5.5-inch 534ppi Quad HD Gorilla Glass 4 screen, and a 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz Snapdragon 821 four-core engine coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAMKey features:
The Pixel is a heavy-artillery 5-inch Android phone made by Google itself, boasting a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 chip with 4GB's worth of RAM, a 12.3-megapixel 4K-video double-autofocus main camera, and VR games/apps support through the Daydream View headsetKey features:
The 6S is an upgraded version of Apple's iPhone 6 that slaps a pressure-sensitive (3D Touch) display technology, a 64-bit A9 processor, and a 12-megapixel sapphire-lens 4K camera onto its ultra-high-end profileKey features:
The iPhone SE is a callback to Apple's 4-inch iPhone concept that comes with flagship-tier specs, including a 64-bit A9 chip, a 12-megapixel 4K-video True-Tone-flash camera, and the Touch ID fingerprint technologyKey features:
The Desire 530 is a mid-tier 5-inch HTC smartphone whose specs are headlined by a 16GB Flex Storage memory expandable by up to 2TB, with an 8-megapixel camera and HTC BoomSound in its soft-touch polycarbonate packageKey features:
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