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

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list as more devices launch.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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Following a successful launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung seemed to have a pretty good idea as to what users want in a smartphone. Solid battery life, high-res screens, impressive camera performance and more were all things the company achieved with the 2016 flagships. And while the Note 7 seemed to improve even more in those areas, overheating problems caused the device to enter total recall mode.

Now we get to see what Samsung has in store for us in 2017. It should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Verizon prepaid phones feature top-of-the-line specifications, great cameras and an all-new design that’s truly futuristic.

This time around, Samsung included a curved screen on both the S8 and S8 Plus, as well as a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio that allows for a much more comfortable in-hand feel. The company even ditched its famous physical home button and included on-screen navigation keys (finally). Under the hood, these devices come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895, depending on the region), 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage, and one of the latest versions of Android, 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung even launched a few extra accessories alongside the S8 that you should definitely consider checking out. The new Samsung DeX dock lets you use your S8 as a desktop computer, and there’s also a new Gear 360 camera that allows for shooting video in 4K and live streaming to YouTube. Of course, there’s also a new Galaxy S8-compatible Gear VR headset, complete with a controller for easier navigation.

All in all, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the most promising smartphones launching in 2017, and two of the best Verizon prepaid phones money can buy.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 570 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, 155 g

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 529 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Samsung had a lot to make up for with the latest addition to their Galaxy Note series after the fiasco that was its predecessor, and fortunately, the company has yet another winner on their hands with the Galaxy Note 8, available as a Verizon prepaid phone.

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch curved Super AMOLED Infinity display with a Quad HD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is easily one of the best features of this smartphone, and while Samsung’s prowess in this department isn’t particularly surprising, they continue to push it to new heights each and every time.

Another aspect where Samsung never fails to impress is when it comes to the camera. The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature a dual camera setup, and they take advantage of all that is possible with two rear cameras available, allowing for clear and impressive bokeh shots all the time.

With a beautiful design, the expected top of the line specifications and features, the introduction of a dual camera setup, and new software features that highlight the S-Pen, Samsung has certainly ticked all the right boxes with the Galaxy Note 8, making it one of best Android smartphones you can currently get your hands on as well as one of the best Verizon prepaid phones.

Specs

  • 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, 521 ppi
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region)
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 64/128/256 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm, 195 g

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Google 2 Pixel and Pixel 2 XL

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The Pixel 2 is Google’s latest flagship smartphone, and it’s great at just about everything. It doesn’t have as many bells or whistles as the Note 8, but if you’re in the market for a simple Android phone, the Pixel 2 is a great option.

This device has a 5-inch OLED 1080p display with a pixel density of 441 ppi. It doesn’t have a fancy 18:9 aspect ratio screen or a bezel-less design, though it does have front-facing speakers above and below the display. Inside, it comes with a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, along with 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. You can buy the phone with either 64 GB or 128 GB of on board storage, but there’s no microSD card to add additional storage.

If you like taking photos with your phone, you’ll be very pleased with the Pixel 2’s 12.2 MP camera. Not only has it been named the smartphone camera on the market according to DxOMark, we found the Pixel 2’s main camera to be incredibly impressive in most situations. There’s even a portrait mode on the front and back cameras, even though the phone doesn’t have a dual-camera setup.

The Pixel 2 XL shares most of the same hardware features as the smaller Pixel 2. It’s two main differences are that the XL edition a larger battery (3,520 mAh versus the 2,700 mAh for the Pixel 2), along with a larger 6.0-inch pOLED 18:9 display with a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and a pixel density of 538 ppi. It’s also a great phone—don’t get us wrong—but just know that the XL’s display has had its fair share of issues since launch. The LG-made pOLED 6.0-inch display on the 2 XL shows off a blue tint when the phone is tilted, it’s not tuned to be as vibrant as other OLED panels, and many early adopters have already been noticing burn-in issues. Google says it will continue to combat these issues with software updates, and it’s also extended the warranty to two years

If you want a Pixel phone with a larger battery and can live with a mediocre display, we’d recommend going for the Pixel 2 XL—you’ll be very happy. But if you can live with a smaller battery and a smaller screen (that doesn’t have any issues), we’d recommend the Pixel 2. Keep in mind that Verizon is the only wireless carrier in the US that sells both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL making them two of the more unique Verizon prepaid phones.

Specs

  • 5.0-inch OLED 16:9 display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441 ppi (Pixel 2)
    • 6.0-inch pOLED 18:9 display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 538 ppi (Pixel 2 XL)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 12.2 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,700 mAh battery (Pixel 2)
    • Non-removable 3,520 mAh battery (Pixel 2 XL)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm, 143 g (Pixel 2)
    • 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm, 175 g (Pixel 2 XL)

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Moto Z2 Force

 
 

The Moto Z2 Force is the latest flagship device from Motorola, currently owned by Lenovo, and the successor to the 2016 released Moto Z Force. While it shares a number of features with its predecessor, the Moto Z2 Force has many differences, and some are not for the better.

The Moto Z2 Force has a 5.5-inch 2.560 x 1,440 resolution display, along with Motorola’s Shattershield screen technology which is supposed to help prevent the glass from shattering if it falls on a hard surface. Inside, it has,the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and Android 7.1.1. Nougat out of the box. The phone has 4 GB of RAM in the model sold in the US, but goes up 6 GB of RAM in China and other parts of the world. Onboard storage is set at 64 GB for the US model and 128 GB in the version sold in China.

The Moto Z2 Force has a dual camera sensor setup in the back, with a 12 MP color sensor alongside a 12 MP monochrome sensor. There’s also a 5 MP front-facing camera. The battery in the phone is 2,730 mAh, which unfortunately is much smaller than the 3,500 mAh battery found on the older Moto Z Force. The new phone also lacks a headphone jack.

The Moto Z2 Force supports all of the current and upcoming Moto Mods accessories, which allow it to add new features by quickly attaching these add-ons to its back via magnetic clamps. The Moto Mods include speakers, cameras and batteries, including a new 360 degree camera, along with a game pad that’s available exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

The Moto Z2 Force is available as an unlocked device directly from Motorola’s website for $720, and it’s also available from Best Buy. The five top US carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular) are also selling the phone, with payment plans available. It’s also available as a Verizon prepaid phone.

Specs

  • Display: 5.5-inch POLED ShatterShield, 2.560 x 1,440 resolution, 535 ppi
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Storage: 64/128 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP color sensor, 12 MP monochrome sensor
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 2,730 mAh
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Dimensions: 155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm
  • Weight: 143 g

Samsung Galaxy J7

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When it comes to affordable Samsung Verizon prepaid phones, the J7 family is pretty easy to recommend. The Verizon prepaid phone version of the Galaxy J7 trades in the Exynos chip found in other variants for a Snapdragon 625, paired with 2GB RAM.

Turning to the display,the J7 V offers a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Other specs include 16 GB storage with microSD expansion and a 3,300 mAh removable battery.  Sure it’s not the very best of all the Verizon prepaid phones you can buy — but it’s still a solid phone at a reasonably affordable price.

 

Specs

  • 5.5-inch TFT display with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, depending on market
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 8MP main cam, 5MP selfie cam
  • 3,300 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

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Motorola Moto E4 and E4 Plus

The newly launched Motorola Moto E4 is the latest cheap phone from Lenovo-owned Motorola, and it continues the Moto tradition of bringing solid performance for as little money as possible. Many people don’t want to spend a lot of money to get a mobile phone, but they also don’t want a feature phone either that’s made mainly for voice and text messages. The Moto E4 is an Android 7.1 Nougat handset that also won’t break the bank.

The 5-inch phone has a plastic body, and inside it has the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. The display has a 1,280 x 720 resolution, and a decent amount of memory, with 2 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB of onboard storage, with a microSD card slot for adding up to 128 GB of additional storage. The front-facing camera is pretty good at 5 MP, while the rear camera has 8 MP, with features like autofocus, a four-piece composite lens, and LED flash. The Moto E4 has a removable 2,800 mAh battery that is supposed to offer a full day’s worth of use on a single charge. It even has a fingerprint sensor, which is something most new phones that are priced under $100 don’t have.

Overall, the Moto E4 won’t win any performance or design awards, but it manages to pack in some decent hardware specs in a package with a near rock bottom price tag. In the US, you can purchase the phone from Verizon Wireless for just $69.99 if you sign up for one of its pre-paid plans. 

Verizon also sells the larger 5.5-inch Moto E4 Plus for just $129.99, again if you get the phone under one of its pre-paid plans. It also has a slightly more recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor inside, along with a bigger 13 MP rear camera. Its biggest difference, compared to the standard E4, is that the E4 Plus has a massive 5,000 mAh battery, which could last you up to two days on a single charge with normal activities. They are among the cheapest of the Verizon prepaid phones.

Specs

Moto E4

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with Moto experiences
  • 5.0-inch 1,280x 720 HD display
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • microSD card support up to 128 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with autofocus,
  • 5MP front camera with selfie flash
  • Video Capture 1080p (30fps)
  • 2,800mAh removable battery

Moto E4 Plus

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with Moto experiences
  • 5.5-inch 1,280x 720 HD display
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • microSD card support up to 128 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 13MP rear camera with autofocus
  • 5MP front camera with selfie flash
  • Video Capture 1080p (30fps)
  • 5,000mAh removable battery

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Apple iPhone 8/Plus

 

Okay, we know we are an Android site — but it’s hard to leave this one off, considering it is easily one of the best Sprint phones in terms of sales. Apple’s current mainstream phones are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both come with iOS 11 out of the box and both come with the company’s own quad-core A11 Bionic processor inside. The two smartphones also support wireless charging, and are waterproof (IP67).The iPhone 8 has a smaller 4.7-inch display, and one rear camera, while the iPhone 8 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch screen and a dual camera setup in the back, along with support for portrait mode (bokeh effect).

The iPhone 8 Plus is priced at for $799 (64 GB) and $949 (256 GB) while the iPhone 8 is cheaper at $699 (64 GB) and $849 (256 GB). Both come in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. If you don’t want an Android phone,  these Verizon prepaid phones might be a good alternative.

iPhone 8 specs

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1,334 x 750 resolution, 326 ppi
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 64/256 GB of on-board storage, not expandable
  • 12 MP rear camera, 7 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 1,821 mAh battery
  • iOS 11
  • 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm, 148 g

iPhone 8 Plus specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 401 ppi
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 64/256 GB of on-board storage, not expandable
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 7 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,691 mAh battery
  • iOS 11
  • 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm, 202 g

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iPhone X

 
 

Apple did something different this year by launching an even higher end phone than the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone X (pronounced as “iPhone 10”) is a radical design change compared to the last several iPhone models. It has a large 5.8-inch display with a slick bezel-less design. It’s also waterproof thanks to its IP67 rating, has a dual-camera setup, supports wireless charging. and includes a glass back.

The iPhone X ditches the fingerprint scanner and instead uses Face ID cameras and sensors on the front to help you unlock your phone. It also doesn’t have a headphone jack. Apple and Verizon are selling the phone at the highest price ever for an iPhone, with the 64 GB model retailing for $999, while the 256 GB option will set you back $1,149. It’s the most expensive of the Verizon prepaid phones.

iPhone X specs

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,436 x 1,125 resolution, 458 ppi
  • Apple A11 Bionic
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 64/256 GB of on-board storage, not expandable
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 7 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,716 mAh battery
  • iOS 11.0.2
  • 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, 174 g
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