Verizon will often tempt potential customers with deals to get them to switch to its network. But the real selling point for Verizon is all the phones it offers, as you’re awash with choices that will fit just about every need, including several exclusives you’ll only find at Big Red. From the latest iPhones to a multitude of Android headsets, here are some of the top choices awaiting you at Verizon.
Samsung’s flagships are our favorite Android phones on the market, and for good reason. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have absolutely everything you want from a premium smartphone in 2017. The displays are gorgeous, the design is state-of-the-art, and the cameras are among the best out there. No matter which version you buy, you'll find excellent battery life and class-leading performance. If you want to use it as a desktop computer, Samsung even sells a dock that lets you do that, too. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
Most people may be focused on the futuristic iPhone X, but the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the best phones you can buy on Verizon right now. Despite the more familiar, traditional design, these devices are all new underneath. Both are powered by Apple’s blazing-fast A11 Bionic chip — the speediest processor we’ve ever tested in a smartphone. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also Apple’s first handsets to support wireless charging. And if you spring for the larger iPhone 8 Plus, you’ll get improved dual cameras alongside the clever new Portrait Lighting mode. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
The Galaxy Note 8 might look like a scaled-up Galaxy S8 at first blush, but there’s still no device like it. Samsung crammed a 6.3-inch Infinity display into the Note’s sleek frame, resulting in the most compact phablet we’ve ever held. The new-and-improved S Pen is both fun-to-use and practical, allowing you to jot down notes and translate text easier than ever before. And with dual cameras, the Note 8 can pull off beautiful shots that put it on equal footing with the iPhone 8 Plus. Yes, it’s expensive — but it can also do things no other smartphone can. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
You can still get the original Pixel and Pixel XL at Verizon, but with the new versions now available for preorder from their exclusive carrier, you'd be better off turning to the latest Pixels. The 6-inch Pixel 2 XL has an 18:9 aspect ratio and smaller bezels than the 5-inch Pixel, but otherwise these phones are the same, with both relying on Google's artificial intelligence and software to stand out from the crowd. We're particularly impressed with how the new Pixels use computation photography to support a portrait mode feature even though there's only one rear camera on the Pixel 2. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
With the G6, LG finally delivered a captivating product that looks and feels as good as its rivals. Although you’ll find a faster processor in the Galaxy S8, the G6 doesn’t feel like it's lacking in power. This phone kicked off the industry-wide shift toward 18:9 displays. It also features a wide angle lens as one of its two rear cameras, unlocking the potential for vast, expansive landscape shots that other devices can't deliver. As much as we would have preferred a slightly better battery, the G6 ranks among the year’s best smartphones. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
If you’re looking for a budget phone on America’s largest and fastest network, you can’t do much better than the just-released Moto E4 Plus. This phone is a jack-of-all-trades, with a metal design, solid camera, respectable performance, a great software experience, and a decent display. But it’s the battery life that separates the E4 Plus from the competition. With a 5,000mAh pack built-in, this phone lasted nearly 15 hours on our Tom’s Guide Battery Test, barely edged out by Asus’ more expensive ZenFone 3 Zoom. At just $130 prepaid on Verizon, the E4 Plus is the best bargain on the network right now. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)
Verizon offers many premium Android phones, but the Moto Z2 Force is unlike any other. The Z2 Force supports Moto Mods — Motorola’s roster of swappable components that attach to the back of its Z-series phones, providing everything from a full-body camera lens to extra battery power, and even gamepad controls. The list of Mods has grown considerably over the last year or so, and although many of them can be a little pricey, you won’t find this functionality on Apple’s or Samsung’s handsets. (Image Credit: Tom's Guide)