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.
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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 feature top-of-the-line specifications, great cameras and an all-new design that’s truly futuristic.

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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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Google Pixel and Pixel XL

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Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL truly are some amazing smartphones. Not only were they the first phones to ship with the Google Assistant on board, they also come with plenty of exclusive software features and some of the best smartphone cameras in existence.

Under the hood, they sport some killer specs, too. Both devices have an AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage and long-lasting batteries. The overall design of these phones may not be the most unique, but they do feel like premium phones through and through.

There are a few things about these phones that will turn some people away, though. For starters, they only sport an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance, meaning they’re not nearly as waterproof as the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. There are ways around that, but none that will make the devices truly waterproof. Plus, if you buy the Verizon model, you’ll have to deal with a small amount of bloatware (though you will be able to uninstall it), you won’t be able to unlock the bootloader, and Verizon will be handling all Pixel and Pixel XL software updates (though the company swears it won’t delay them).

If you’re in the market for Verizon prepaid phones and don’t mind spending over $650, you should buy the Pixel or Pixel XL… these are two of the best Verizon prepaid phones out there.

Specs

Google Pixel

  • 5.0-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 12.3 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,770 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm, 143 g

Google Pixel XL

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/128 GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 12.3 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,450 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm, 168 g

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Moto Z and Moto Z Force

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Motorola (well, Lenovo actually) is doing something different with their flagship phones this year. Instead of releasing just one flagship under the Moto X moniker, they’ve decided to release two new smartphones that do things a bit out of the ordinary. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force not only bring flagship-level specs, but also support for modules.

These modules, called Moto Mods, attach to the back of both phones via magnets. There are only a few available right now, but they actually bring some handy features to the phones. You can purchase an external battery module, a powerful speaker, and even a projector!

They both have killer specs, too. Both devices come with a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage, and expandable memory. You might be wondering – what’s the difference between these two phones? The standard Moto Z is super thin at only 5.2mm in thickness, but it only comes with a 2,600 mAh battery. The Moto Z Force is thicker, has a 3,500 mAh battery, and also has a shatterproof display.

These aren’t the cheapest phones on the market, but they’re certainly some of the best when looking at Verizon prepaid phones.

Specs

Moto Z

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 535 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,600 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm, 136 g

Moto Z Force

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 535 ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 32/64 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 21 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,500 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 155.9 x 75.8 x 7 mm, 163 g

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Samsung Galaxy J7

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When it comes to affordable Samsung phones, the J7 family is pretty easy to recommend. The Verizon prepaid 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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Apple iPhone 7/Plus

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Yes, we are an Android site — and that’s why we snuck this one in last. The reality is that, regardless of our own opinions, a lot of people buy Apple and so this is without a doubt one of the most popular phones on the network and one of the best Verizon prepaid phones you can buy.
Apple’s current flagship phones are the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both come with iOS 10 out of the box and both come with the company’s own quad-core A10 Fusion processor inside with a clock speed of 2.34 GHz, which is supposed to be twice as fast as the chip inside the older iPhone 6 models. Both can be purchased in 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage options and both also have 2 GB of RAM.
The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch LED IPS screen with a display resolution of 1,334 x 750, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1.920 x 1,080. The iPhone 7 has a non-removable 1,960 mAh battery, while the iPhone 7 Plus has a 2,900 mAh battery. Both phones have a fingerprint sensor built into their Home button.
Except for their size, perhaps the biggest difference between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus concerns their rear camera set up. The smaller iPhone 7 has a single 12 MP camera, while the iPhone 7 Plus has dual 12 MP sensors in the back. Both phones also have a 7 MP front-facing “FaceTime” camera.
Pricing for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus depends on the carrier, along with the amount of its onboard storage, but the starting prices for the smaller phone begin at $649 up front, or for $32.41 a month for a standard carrier contract. The iPhone 7 Plus has an up front starting price of $769, or a per month payment of $37.41 under contract.

Specs

iPhone 7

  • 4.7-inch display with 1,334 x 750 resolution
  • 2.34 GHz quad-core A10 Fusion processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of onboard storage, non-expandable
  • 12 MP rear camera, 7 MP front-facing camera
  • 1,960 mAh battery
  • iOS 10
  • Front-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches, 4.87 ounces
iPhone 7 Plus
  • 5.5-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
  • 2.34 GHz quad-core A10 Fusion processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of onboard storage, non-expandable
  • Dual 12 MP rear camers, 7 MP front-facing camera
  • 2,900 mAh battery
  • iOS 10
  • Front-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches, 6.63 ounces

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