Verizon Wireless isn’t necessarily known for their massive selection of prepaid devices, but there are a few Android phones out there that stand above the rest. We’ve already taken a look at the best Verizon Android phones out there, but now we’re going to walk you through the best smartphones on Verizon’s prepaid network.

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list as more devices launch.
Update, May 2016: We made no changes to our list this month.
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Samsung Galaxy S6

Last year’s addition to Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship line brought with it an overhaul to design and build quality – something that was definitely needed for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to better compete with the arguably more premium high-end smartphones on offer from the competition. A metal and glass unibody design allowed for the more elegant look and feel that is expected from a Samsung flagship, and worthy of the high price tag that the device commands, even if the new build did result in previously staple features like expandable storage and replaceable batteries going by the wayside.

Of course, Samsung is still Samsung, and the Galaxy S6 is certainly not lacking in extras, with it retaining hardware features like a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner, as well as a camera package that allows for one of the best smartphone camera experiences currently available. While replaceable batteries may no longer be available, Samsung also attempted to alleviate any battery life concerns you may have with the inclusion of fast charging and wireless charging capabilities.

Specs

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB storage options, no microSD card expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2550 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, 138 g

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

It’s hard denying that Samsung has always been the king of large-screened smartphones, and that still holds true today. With its crystal clear 5.7-inch display, powerful Exynos 7420 CPU and killer 16 MP rear-facing camera, the Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best Android phones available on the market right now.

It’s an all-around solid device, boasting an all-glass chassis that’s similar to that of the Galaxy S6. It comes with an improved S Pen and some great multitasking features that will make it easy to get work done. The software is much more clean and simple than we’ve seen from the company in the past, too.

With all of that said, though, this device doesn’t come without its caveats. Samsung’s decision to omit the microSD card slot and removable battery has been a controversial one over the past few weeks, especially among Samsung die-hards. Even with these notable omissions, the Note 5 can still be considered one of the best out there.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 518 ppi
  • Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm, 171 g

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LG G4

The LG G4 enters the market promising pristine performance, a design that will have any crowd turning heads, insane battery life and customization like we no longer see in modern smartphones.

In an industry where most manufacturers sacrifice battery life for thinness, LG manages to stand out from the crowd by offering a massive 3000 mAh battery. It also happens to be removable, so you can easily swap batteries at will. Furthermore, it supports expandable memory, which also happens to be a feature under risk of extinction.

Oh, and this phone looks good! You can switch your back plates, but I am sure you won’t want to once you put that genuine leather back in there. Add in the fact that the phone comes with one of the best smartphone cameras in the market and you have a true winner. Of course, you can read our LG G4 review to see what this phone is all about before you fork out your hard-earned cash.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch LCD Quantum Dot display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
  • 1.82 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 16 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 – 9.8 mm, 155 g

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Motorola Moto E (2015)

The original Moto E was one of the best low-cost Android smartphones around, and its successor, the Moto E (2015) brings even more value to the table, with it now being capable of high-speed internet access via 4G LTE. The latest edition of the device brings a lot of small enhancements along the way as well, including a slightly larger display, updated processing package, more built-in storage, a front-facing camera, and a larger battery that allows for extremely impressive battery life.

Specs

  • 4.5-inch display with 960 x 540 resolution, 245 ppi
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Non-removable 2390 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 129.8 x 66.8 x 12.2 mm, 145 g

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How do like our list? Is there any device you’d add or remove when it comes to pricing categories? Let us know your opinions in the comments!

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  • I actually have the Moto E, got it for christmas as my first phone… Then I found out about the one thats been leaked…. *facepalm*

    *UPDATE*
    I feel quite dumb… I forgot about a sim card.
    I’ll just pop my sim card into the new Moto E!

  • Guest

    Verizon prepaid is a terrible joke. No 4G, 2 gigs of data at 3G speeds for 60.00 a month. What a joke, dumped it for T-Mobile with a far better deal.

    • John

      How do these plans work? I saw a bunch of Moto G’s for 59$ at walmart and was wondering about the “no contract” part. Are these phones unlocked or forever only compatible with Verizon?

  • David B

    Verizon prepaid is a terrible joke. No 4G, 2 gigs of data at 3G speeds
    for 60.00 a month. What a joke, dumped it for T-Mobile with a far better
    deal.

  • davidbrianishandsome

    David b, Verizon has had 4G prepaid for about a year now. for $65 a month you get 4 gigs of 4G speeds and remember that Verizon’s network is like 4 times bigger than tmobiles. I agree that it wasn’t really worth it back when it was only 3G though,.