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With the largest network and an excellent selection of phones, it is no wonder Verizon is widely considered “top dog” among the major US carriers. For those on Big Red’s network, there are quite a few options to choose from. These include major flagships universally available on all carriers, as well as exclusive Verizon phones. Here’s a roundup of the best Verizon phones you can buy right now.

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Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Verizon phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus - best Verizon phone

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus are both aimed at demanding users, although the Plus model offers more. It has a larger display with a higher resolution, more RAM, a bigger battery, and an additional camera at the back (a ToF sensor). It also supports expandable storage.

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The rest of the specs and features are mostly the same between the two devices. You get the Snapdragon 855 chipset, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. Both are also IP68 rated and come with the S Pen, which has a few new tricks up its sleeve — check them out here. All these things combined put the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus among the best Verizon phones you can currently get.

Verizon is also selling a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which is currently exclusive to the carrier. It’s exactly the same as the regular version of the phone when it comes to specs, features, and design, but can connect to Verizon’s 5G network.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Samsung Galaxy S10 family

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e

Samsung upped its game this year by introducing three Galaxy S devices: the Samsung Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus. There are some key differences between them, but they are certainly all worth considering.

All three are powered by the same processor, come with Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI skin, and feature dust and water resistance. All three retain the increasingly rare 3.5mm headphone jack, and offer microSD expansion. You also get Super AMOLED displays, albeit with different sizes and resolutions. They come with punch-hole front-facing cameras, allowing for high screen-to-body ratios and beautiful designs.

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The differences begin with the screen. The smaller Galaxy S10e comes with a lower resolution display and dual rear camera setup. It also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, while the larger two have an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Both the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus have the two cameras of the S10e, but add a telephoto lens to the mix as well. Up front, the Galaxy S10 Plus expands the punch hole to house a dual front-facing setup.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a fantastic option for those who are looking for all the power that Samsung has to offer at a comparatively cheaper price point. A better camera setup, more RAM, a larger display, and bigger battery are what you get with the Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus takes things one step further. If you’re looking to plant your flag at the absolute top of the Samsung Galaxy S mountain, the Galaxy S10 Plus with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage is the model you want.

And if you want to go even further beyond, then consider the frankly overkill Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which comes with even more battery, even more screen, and blazing 5G connectivity.


Samsung Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Quad HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Quad HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Samsung Galaxy S10 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP + ToF
  • Front cameras: 10MP + ToF
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ from Verizon

The LG G8 ThinQ deserves a lot more attention than it gets. When compared to its predecessor, it might look like not a lot has changed; but it’s another story when you peek under the hood.

LG upgraded the display to an OLED panel, resulting in a far better viewing experience. You get the processing package that powers every 2019 flagship, and other premium features like water resistance and wireless charging are also available. LG also introduced a couple of unique unlocking methods with the phone, like Vein ID and Air Motion.

If there’s one thing that sets the LG G8 apart, it’s the fantastic audio experience that the device offers, which is more than good enough to entice any audiophile. Excellent performance, good front and rear cameras, and decent battery life round out the many reasons why the LG G8 ThinQ is among the best Verizon phones you can get.


LG G8 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Quad HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP and ToF 3D
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL

Pixel 4 Verizon phone

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are somewhat divisive flagships, owing to a relatively low amount of on-board storage, small batteries, and a look that feels a little behind the times (it’s chin-central over here!). There’s no headphone jack, and nor is there space for a microSD card.

That said, the Pixel 4 and its larger brother are still compelling devices in a number of aspects. As usual, Google gives us the best-in-class cameras with excellent low-light performance and a new Astrophotography mode. It’s a shame there’s no wide-angle lens, but we’re happy to see the telephoto sensor.

Other features also mark the Pixel 4 phones as definite flagships: things like 90Hz displays and nippy performance are on-point. And Pixel handsets are always home to the purest and most fully-featured Android experience. Then there’s the wonky-yet-cool radar system. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL really are great phones, but they aren’t for everyone.


Google Pixel 4 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10.0 Pie


Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10.0 Pie


5. Moto Z4

Verizon Motorola Moto Z4 review left rear profile

Motorola has stepped back from true flagship offerings and has instead re-purposed its Z-series to fill a crucial space in the smartphone market — the premium mid-range. With specs, features, and a price point more akin to the Pixel 3a XL than the Pixel 4 XL, the Motorola Moto Z4 is an excellent option for those looking for a powerful mid-range device that doesn’t break the bank.

The general design of the Moto Z4 hasn’t changed much given the need for Moto Mods compatibility. However, Motorola has managed to squeeze a larger display into the same body, courtesy of thin bezels and a notch. It also helps that the display is one of the best we’ve seen on a Motorola smartphone.

What makes the Moto Z4 stand out from the crowd are the Moto Mods that add a lot of new functionality to an otherwise standard smartphone. The key addition to the Moto Mod lineup is the 5G Mod that lets you add blazing fast 5G connectivity to the Moto Z4. Even though an additional accessory is required, the Moto Z4 is the only mid-range smartphone in the US to offer any sort of 5G access for now.


Moto Z4 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 48MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3,600mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Apple iPhone 11 family

Verizon iPhone 11

You may be on an Android site, but there’s no denying that the new iPhones are a great bunch. The iPhone 11 Pro finds a sweet spot that nicely balances performance and usability, but all of them come with stunning cameras, incredible performance, and an amazing ecosystem of apps and accessories.

iOS isn’t to everyone’s taste and does require a few compromises when it comes to file management and customization. But there is no denying the quality of many of the apps available. Editing video on your mobile device is fiddly but doable thanks to the insanely performant processors, and games fair extremely well. Meanwhile, the big battery ensures you don’t need to worry about running out of juice.

The real stars of the show here are the cameras, however, which are arguably even more impressive than those found on the Pixel 4 and 4XL. This makes the iPhone 4 series a great choice for content creators and anyone with an itchy shutter-finger.

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Apple iPhone 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,110mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2


Apple iPhone 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,046mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2


Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,969mAh
  • Software: iOS 13.2


7. LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG V50 ThinQ Review against brick

The next model on our list of the best Verizon phones is the LG V50 ThinQ 5G. As you can tell by its name, it’s a 5G device, which allows it to achieve much higher internet speeds compared to 4G handsets. Aimed at demanding users, the phone packs the Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood along with 6GB of RAM, which means it should handle just about any task you throw at it.

The LG V50 ThinQ is a great phone for music lovers.

Like the G8, the V50 is a great choice for music lovers, as it features a headphone jack and a 32-bit Quad-DAC, which improves the audio experience with the right headphones. It also has stereo speakers on board. The phone comes with everything else you’d expect from a flagship including wireless charging, an IP68 rating, and a large high-resolution display.

The fingerprint scanner is at the back, sitting below the triple-camera setup that can capture decent photos. It’s not the best in the business, though, so if the camera is a priority for you, a Pixel phone may be a better choice.


LG V50 ThinQ 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


8. Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Pixel 3a straight top down

If you’re in the market for a mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL should be at the top of your list. The most impressive thing about them is that they offer almost the same camera experience as the regular Pixel 3. The hardware, coupled with Google’s superb camera software features like the ever-impressive Night Sight, serve up photos far beyond what you might expect from phones in this price range. They even received the popular Astro mode via a software update, which is a feature that originally made its debut on the Pixel 4 series.

The handsets pack the Snapdragon 670 chipset under the hood along with 4GB of RAM. That’s less impressive than the high-end Snapdragon 845 you get in the Pixel 3 phones, but it’s still more than good enough for the average user. They also feature a headphone jack and the Active Edge feature, which lets you quickly summon Google Assistant by squeezing the edge of a phone.

There are a few omissions, though, which are expected due to the price tags of the phones. There’s no wireless charging or an IP rating. The phones also don’t feel quite as upmarket because of their plastic backs.


Google Pixel 3a specs:

  • Display: 5.6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Google Pixel 3a XL specs:

  • Display: 6.0-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


These are our picks for the best Verizon phones you can currently buy, although there are plenty of other great options available. We’ll add more models to the list once they hit the carrier.