Last Update
Jun 2017
This month we removed the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from our list to make room for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

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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.

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

Best Verizon prepaid phones:

  1. Moto G6 Play
  2. Moto Z3
  3. Samsung Galaxy J7
  4. Moto E5 Play


Samsung Galaxy S10 Series

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus red reflection at angle

The Samsung Galaxy S branding is synonymous with quality, design, and performance. Don’t expect any less out of the Galaxy S10 series, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10 Plus. These phones may come at very different sizes, but their internals are all high quality and you are guaranteed to get a great experience out of any of these. 

Of course, their high-end nature goes in hand with the price tags. Verizon sells the Samsung Galaxy S10e, s10, and s10 Plus for $749.99, $899.99, and $999.99, relatively. 

We know this is quite a bit of money to spend on a prepaid phone, but it is one of the best out there. If you really want a flagship, you can have it. If not, keep reading for more affordable alternatives. 

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

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Galaxy Note 8 was a beast of a phone, and the Galaxy Note 9 is somehow even better, and it is easily one of the best Verizon phone the carrier currently sells.

The Note 9 is still the big, S Pen-touting flagship we expect from the Note line. It has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6 or 8GB of RAM, a crazy 128 or 512GB of storage, as well as the same dual-camera setup we first saw on the Galaxy S9 Plus. It basically has the best specs you could want on a smartphone in 2018.

Some upgrades are worth pointing out. First, the battery. Samsung increased the battery from 3,300mAh in the Note 8 to 4,000mAh in the Note 9. Plus, the S Pen now supports Bluetooth, so you can actually do things like control your phone’s camera and control music with the S Pen’s button. It’s pretty awesome.

Finally, the dual-camera setup on the back might be the same as the S9 Plus, but the Note 9 can recognize what’s in a photo and automatically pick the best camera settings for each scene.

If you want the Verizon phone version of the Galaxy Note 9, it will cost you. The carrier sells the 128GB version for $999.99 as a prepaid device.

Galaxy Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 516ppi
  • SoC: SD 845 or Exynos 9810
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12/12MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo

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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.

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. The second front camera also helps capture depth information for self-portraits.

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. Elsewhere, we also appreciate the V40 ThinQ’s support for wireless charging and Quick Charge 4.0. The phone even retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and IP68 certification of the older LG V30. Inside, the V40 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage, along with a 3,300mAh battery. Verizon sells the LG V40 ThinQ for $979.99 as a prepaid phone.

LG V40 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch OLED, 3,120 x 1,440 resolution, 538ppi
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 12/12/16MP
  • Front cameras: 5/8MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

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

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are here and like all of Google’s previous Pixel phones, they are exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the U.S. While they may not rival the Galaxy Note 9 in specs, these phones improve on what made the Pixel 2 so great — the camera. They still sport the same single rear cameras as the Pixel 2, but there are a ton of camera software improvements here. Top Shot mode will take multiple pictures of your subject and recommend the best one. Night Sight will also arrive for the phones soon, which is supposed to bring next-level low-light photography thanks to computational photography. Finally, there’s a mode called Motion Auto Focus that lets the Pixel 3 focus on a subject in a video, no matter how much they move around.

They both have 18:9 screens (well, 18.5:9 for the XL), but look very different. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD+ screen, which makes it look like a smaller Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel 3 XL has a big ol’ notch at the top of its screen. Both phones also come with Qi wireless charging support, no headphone jack (womp womp), and still manage to squeeze in front-facing speakers.

The Pixel 3 could be considered the Android iPhone, but what’s wrong with that? You can get the standard Pixel 3 from Verizon starting at $799.99 for the prepaid version. The Pixel 3 XL starts at $929.99, again if you get the prepaid version.

Google Pixel 3 and 3XL specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch OLED, 2,160 x 1,080 resolution (Pixel 3), 6.3-inch OLED 2,960 x 1,440 resolution (Pixel 3 XL)
  • SoC: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front cameras: 8/8MP
  • Battery: 2,915mAh (Pixel 3), 3,430mAh (Pixel 3 XL)
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

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Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play poster - one of the best Verizon prepaid phones. Motorola

The main reasons to get the Moto G6 Play are its big 4,000mAh battery and the very low $129.99 price. There are cheaper phones available, but this one offers much more phone for not much more cash. It has a 5,7-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. It’s a great deal for casual users who want the best bang for the buck. 

Moto G6 Play specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch IPS LCD, 1,280 x 720 resolution
  • SoC: Snapdragon 427
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear cameras: 13MP
  • Front cameras: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo

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Motorola Moto Z3

At first glance, the Moto Z3 isn’t so different to 2017’s Moto Z2 Force. In fact, its hardware specs make the phone feel like it should have come out a year ago. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, along with a 3,000mAh battery. It also has a 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080.

 The Moto Z3 also has dual 12MP cameras in the back, with the main sensor supporting a f/1.7 aperture, with features like Dual Autofocus Pixel. It will also have an 8MP front-facing selfie camera with a f/2.0 wide-angle lens.

While its specs may not be in the flagship category, the Moto Z3’s price on Verizon is pretty affordable. You can get it for $480 as a prepaid Verizon phone. 

Moto Z3 specs:

  • Display: 6.01-inch Super AMOLED, 2,160 x 1,080 resolution
  • SoC: Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 12/12MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (Second Gen)

Samsung Galaxy J7

 

The Samsung Galaxy J7 family is a great choice affordable Verizon prepaid phones. The Verizon prepaid phone version of the second generation Samsung Galaxy J7 has some solid hardware specs. They include 13MP cameras on both the front and the rear of the phone.

Turning to the display, the Verizon Galaxy J7 offers a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280. Other specs include 16GB storage with microSD expansion and a 3,300mAh 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 reasonable price.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (second gen) specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch TFT, 1,280 x 720 resolution
  • SoC:Samsung Exynos 7884 A73 processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear cameras: 13MP
  • Front cameras: 13MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo

Motorola Moto E5 Play

Motorola Moto E5 Play back to back

If you really want to save some cash, we wouldn’t recommend you go with the cheapest phones Verizon has to offer. Those are $49.99, but the Moto E5 Play goes for $94.99 and we are sure you won’t regret paying the extra $45 bucks. 

It has a 5.2-inch display and inside there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. There’s also an 8MP rear camera,  a 5MP front-facing camera and a 2,800mAh battery. 

Moto E5 Play specs:

  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD, 1,280 x 720 resolution
  • SoC: Snapdragon 425
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear cameras: 8MP
  • Front cameras: 5MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo

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