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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 S20 series

samsung galaxy s20 plus Verizon phone

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series consists of three phones: the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra. However, Verizon is only selling the Plus and Ultra models at the moment. The S20 Ultra offers the most of the lineup, sporting a large 6.9-inch display, as much as 16GB of RAM, and a triple-camera setup at the back (108MP+48MP+12MP) along with a ToF sensor. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset and packs a 5,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy S20 Plus, on the other hand, comes with a 6.7-inch display and triple-camera setup at the back featuring 64MP, 12MP, and 12MP shooters and a ToF camera. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery and 12GB of RAM. It’s powered by the same chipset as the Ultra model.

Both phones sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, an IP6 rating, and wireless charging. And no, neither of them has a headphone jack.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 48, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. 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.

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. It’s exactly the same as the regular version of the phone when it comes to specs, features, and design, but it can connect to Verizon’s 5G network.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • 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

3. Samsung Galaxy S10 family

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10e phones from Verizon

Samsung upped its game last 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.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S10 vs the flagship competition

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 looking for a high-end phone at a comparatively affordable 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.


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

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. 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

Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

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

5. Motorola Moto Razr

Moto Razr foldable unfolded upright on table

After months of rumors and leaks, Motorola finally announced its foldable smartphone with a familiar name and design in late 2019. The Motorola Razr looks much like the classic Razr V3 mobile flip phone that was first released in 2004. Indeed, the new Razr not only looks like that classic flip phone, but it’s about as thin as the original at 14mm. However, when it unfolds from its retro clamshell body, it exposes a large 6.2-inch 21:9 display. When folded, you can still use a square 2.7-inch display on the outside to check notifications, control media and more. You can even take selfies while using the small display since the 16MP rear camera turns into a front-facing camera when the phone is folded.

The specs on the new Motorola Razr foldable phone are not what you would find on most flagship phones. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip inside, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s also a small 2,510mAh battery and, for some reason, it ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box instead of Android 10.

Despite its drawbacks, we’re still putting it on our best Verizon phones list. It not a bad phone and it does look very cool. Many owners will want to show it off to friends if they can afford it. The new Motorola Razr is currently exclusive, at least for the moment, to Verizon Wireless in the US.


Moto Razr 2019 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch main display; 2.7-inch secondary display
  • SoC: Snapdragon 710
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera: 16MP
  • Front camera: N/A
  • Battery: 2,510mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

6. Apple iPhone 11 series

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 4 XL. 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, 1,792 x 828
  • 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, 2,436 x 1,125
  • 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, 2,688 x 1,242
  • 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 - best Verizon phones

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, meaning it should handle just about any task you throw at it.

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

Like the G8X, the V50 is a great choice for music lovers, as it features a headphone jack and a 32-bit Quad-DAC that 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 3a XL should be at the top of your list. However, Verizon is currently only selling the XL model.

The most impressive thing about the phone is that it offers 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 a phone in this price range. It 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 handset packs 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. It also features a headphone jack and the Active Edge feature, which lets you quickly summon Google Assistant by squeezing the edge of the phone.

There are a few omissions, though, which are expected due to the price tag of the phone. There’s no wireless charging or an IP rating. The handset also doesn’t feel quite as upmarket because of its plastic back.


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.

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