top Top Texting Phones from Verizon Wireless 2016

Top Verizon Texting Phones 2016

For Phonerated's list of the top texting phones from Verizon for 2016, we've chosen to include only models which have physical QWERTY keyboards (similar to a computer), primarily because some people think that they are more convenient and quicker to use if you're typing an urgent message compared with touchscreen phones. Most of these texting phones also qualify as smartphones and business phones.

Apart from the keyboard requirement, however, it's all fair game for this list: The texting phone rankings provided below were determined by online review scores of each model.

#1. The PRIV, By BlackBerry

Photo of the BlackBerry PRIV.
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BlackBerry finally comes out of the wood and has the 2015 PRIV merge their signature elements with the popular Android ecosystem (v5.1.1 preloaded)...

What We Like:

  • BB enters the premium space in terms of imaging with the PRIV's 18-megapixel 4K PDAF camera
  • Having an app suite dedicated to privacy and phone management (DTEK) sounds quite handy
  • The combination of its ultra-high-end 5.4-inch Gorilla Glass 4 screen (arced edges) and a slide-out keyboard adds a BB signature to its offering


#2. The Cosmos 3, By LG

A picture of the LG Cosmos 3.
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This QWERTY-equipped handset (that also comes with a numeric keypad) has a string of basic features that fit in well with the entry-level crowd: social network capability (with a quick launch to Facebook) a 1.3-megapixel camera (with no video recording capability), a 2-inch low-resolution (320 x 240) TFT screen, and a 900mAh battery capacity...


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