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.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung did a killer job with their 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Design-wise, many would say those two phones were close to perfect. The company forwent a plastic design and instead included glass front and back panels with an aluminum frame. They weren’t without their flaws, though. The S6 and S6 Edge didn’t offer expandable storage or removable batteries — two features Samsung has been known to include in all its smartphones for years.
Now the Galaxy S7 has made its way to the masses, and it fixes many of the problems the S6 line introduced last year. While it don’t offer a removable battery, Samsung included expandable storage on the handset in case the 32GB of on-board storage isn’t enough. Samsung mostly stuck to the same design this time around, though they did shrink down the camera bump on the back and made the device a little thicker to make room for larger battery.
In terms of specs, this is a top-of-the-line smartphone. It comes with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a great 12MP rear-facing camera and it runs the latest version of Android. Seriously, this is an incredible smartphone. It’s a little pricey, but all in all, we think the high asking price is worth it.
- 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577ppi
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200GB
- 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- Non-removable 3000mAh battery
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g
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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.
- 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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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is a lot of phone for a small amount of money. It sports a 5.0-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, plenty of RAM, expandable storage up to 256GB, and even has a removable battery. You can pick up this device for just over $100, which is a really great price considering the specs it offers.
- 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 294ppi
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Exynos 3475 processor
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 8/16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
- 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- Removable 2600mAh battery
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 142.3 x 71 x 7.9mm, 138g
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.
- 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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