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Verizon Wireless isn’t necessarily known for its prepaid phones, but there are a few standouts. We already looked at the best Verizon phones, so now let’s go through the best Verizon prepaid phones. If you don’t find anything here, check out our general list of the best prepaid phones you can buy.

Best Verizon prepaid phones:

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


1. Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Verizon pre-paid phones

The Galaxy S10 series was a big deal when it launched, with the OEM trying to generate some hype around its flagship line to celebrate a decade of phones. This range includes the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10 Plus. While the phones range in size, they all offer top-of-the-range specs and premium designs. Standout features include massive screens, a bevvy of camears, and in-screen fingerprint sensors.

Of course, the high-end nature comes with a high-end price tag. But if you’re happy to splash the cash, these are still some of the best phones money can buy.

Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 16MP 
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Verizon prepaid

The Galaxy Note range has always been aimed at the power-user. They’ve been dubbed the “Swiss amy knives” of phones, thanks to their huge range of different features and pull-out-all-the-stops specs. This latest generation of handsets doesn’t quite have this same feel (especially the “watered down” Note 10), but they still offer a ton of functionality in a very attractive package. Samsung seems to be going for a slightly wider market this time around; and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And it’s still the only phone you can get with a stylus!

Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, 2,280 x 1,080
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Rear cameras: 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto, 12MP wide-angle
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, 3,040 x 1,440
  • Chipset: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto, 12MP wide-angle
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. LG V40 ThinQ

LG V40 ThinQ camera closeup - one of the best Verizon prepaid phones.

LG’s V series has become an impressive contender in the last few years. The LG V40 ThinQ further refines and adds to what made its predecessors such great options. It’s the first smartphone with a total of five camera sensors (three on the back, and two on the front), but that’s not the only reason it’s one of the best Verizon Wireless phones.

Sadly, the LG V50 is not on this list, but that shouldn’t detract from what is still a great handset. The rear camera setup features a standard 12MP camera, wide-angle 16MP camera, and telephoto 12MP camera. Around front are the standard 8MP sensor and 5MP wide-angle sensor.

We also like the V40 ThinQ’s audio capabilities. The 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC delivered the best-wired headphone experience on a smartphone, while the Boombox Speaker tech turns the phone into a mini speaker. Specs are pretty beefy too, rounding out the package.

LG V40 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12MP primary, 16MP wide-angle, 12MP optical zoom
  • Front camera: 8MP + 5MP
  • Battery: 3,300Ah
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Google Pixel 3 series

Pixel 3 XL - one of the best Verizon prepaid phones.

Again, it’s a shame not to see the very latest Pixel phone on this list, and the prices here don’t quite reflect the fact that this is now last-year’s tech. Still though, there is a lot to like about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, especially with regards to the amazing cameras. And the new Pixel 3a means you can now get that headline feature for less.

The single lens still does amazing things, even compared to 2019’s best flagships. Top Shot mode will take multiple pictures of your subject and recommend the best one. Night Sight has also changed the game and brought next-level low-light photography thanks to computational photography.

The Pixel range could be considered the Android iPhones, but what’s wrong with that?

Pixel 3 specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch, 2,160 x 1,080
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP, 8MP wide-angle
  • Battery: 2,915mAh (Pixel 3), 3,430mAh (Pixel 3 XL)
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Pixel 3 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, 2,960 x 1,440
  • Chipset: SD 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP, 8MP wide-angle
  • Battery: 3,430mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Motorola Moto Z4

Motorola Moto Z4

The Moto Z4 offers a middling set of specs and a fairly mixed-bag in terms of features. It leans into this Frankenstein’s Monster feeling, by adding the series halmark of optional mods. So while the camera is so-so (despite those megapixels!) and performance can vary, it still offers something you won’t find anywhere else, and has a fair bit going for it as we found in our review.

Motorola Moto Z3 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, 2,340 x 1,080
  • Chipset: SD 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 48MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3,600mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50

The Galaxy A50 is a great alternative for those not looking to splash out on a flagship Galaxy S10. The A50 comes with a multi-lens camera array that definitely impresses, a large AMOLED display, and a strong design. It’s middling in the performance department however, and low-light photography is lacking. Hey, you can’t have it all!

Samsung Galaxy A50 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, 2,340 x 1,080
  • Chipset: Exynos 9610
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 25MP primary, 5MP depth, 8MP ultra-wide
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


7. Motorola Moto E5 Go

Motorola Moto E5 Play back to back

If price is the deciding factor for you, then the Moto E5 Go will trump the competition at well-under $100. That of course means you’ll be getting the very lowest specs, and very basic performance to match. We recommend thinking hard before opting for as little as 16GB storage in this day and age, and the Android Go operating system also means only certain apps will be supported. That said, it will get the job done, and it would also be a great choice for a backup phone – espeically as the battery life is solid.

Motorola Moto E5 Go specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, 480 x 960
  • Chipset: SD 425
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear cameras: 8MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)


These are our picks for the best Verizon prepaid phones you can get, although there are a lot of other great options available as well. We’ll be sure to update this post once new models hit the carrier.

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