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 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 is the first waterproof iPhone, listing a 4.7-inch 3D Touch Retina HD screen, a solid-state taptic-feedback Home key that doubles as a Touch ID fingerprint reader, and a 12-megapixel 4K-video main camera spruced up by a quad-LED true-tone flashKey features:
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:
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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 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:
The Moto Z Force is a more-advanced version of the premium Moto Z smartphone that brings back the Moto Mods snap-on accessories and the 4GB RAM, but this time with a 21-megapixel hybrid autofocus camera and a ShatterShield-finished 5.5-inch QHD screenKey features:
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 Galaxy S7 edge is the Edge Screen counterpart of Samsung's premium Galaxy S7 phone, lugging ultra-high-end specs like an expandable 64GB UFS 2.0 memory, a 12-megapixel 4K-video Dual Pixel rear camera, and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAMKey features:
The G5 is a premium Android phone unveiled by LG during the MWC 2016, the G5 features a modular design (slide-out battery tray), an 800nit-bright 5.3-inch QHD IPS Quantum screen, a 2.1GHz quad-core engine with 4GB of RAM, as well as a pair of 16- and 8-megapixel rear camerasKey features:
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