Your phone is only as good as the network it's on, and Verizon's network is consistently rated the best in the U.S. That means you'll rarely ever be without coverage, and with Verizon's impressive lineup and unlimited plans, you get a wide variety of smartphone options to choose from. We like the Galaxy S10+ best, but it's far from your only choice.

Uncompromising: Samsung Galaxy S10+

Staff pick

The S10+ does it all, with class-leading specs including the new Snapdragon 855 chipset, a gorgeous design that comes in stunning finishes, and Samsung's new One UI on top of Android 9 Pie. Its new triple camera array allows you to switch between standard, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses, and the S10+ offers outstanding battery life with its 4100mAh cell.

$1,000 at Verizon

Best camera: Google Pixel 3/3 XL

The Pixel 3 isn't just a great phone; it's Google's vision of what an Android phone should be. If you value clean software and timely updates above all else, there's no better choice than a Pixel. Of course, it also takes absolutely incredible photos, particularly in low light thanks to Night Sight, and offers unlimited storage for full-resolution uploads in Google Photos.

$799 at Verizon

Best for productivity: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Galaxy Note 9 is the ultimate mobile workhorse, cramming powerful specs into a sleek and sexy design with the same great cameras from the S10+ (minus the ultra-wide lens) and, of course, the mighty S Pen. If the massive 6.4-inch display somehow isn't enough for you, you can even hook it up to a monitor and keyboard for an impromptu desktop rig. Long story short: this is the phone to buy to get things done.

$1,000 at Verizon

Great for video: LG V40 ThinQ

If you're passionate about videography, look no further than the LG V40. Like the S10+, its triple camera module has options for wide-angle and telephoto shots, and the camera app features an incredibly powerful array of video tools, including manual controls and LG's Cine Video mode that allows you to apply LUTs to your footage like on a real video camera. It's great on paper too, with a Snapdragon 845 and LG's excellent Quad DAC.

$980 at Verizon

Best modular phone: Moto Z3

The Moto Z3 doesn't have as impressive a spec sheet as the S10+, Pixel 3, Note 9, or V40, but it still runs smoothly thanks to a clean build of Android, and more importantly, you can add to the experience with various Moto Mods. The upcoming 5G Moto Mod will even add support for Verizon's new network with a built-in Snapdragon 855 processor and X55 modem.

$480 at Verizon

Best value: OnePlus 6T

Bet you didn't expect to see a OnePlus phone on a Verizon list, huh? The 6T is the company's first phone to support Verizon's network at last, and while it's not available directly through the carrier, the 6T is an absolutely unbeatable smartphone for the price. You get the same top-tier specs as the other phones on this list, plus a futuristic in-display fingerprint sensor and a tiny notch, all for about half the price of the competition.

$549 at OnePlus

If you're looking for the best combination of clean, fast software and superb cameras, the Galaxy S10+ is the phone to beat. But if you're looking to maximize productivity, shoot your next short film on the go, or you're just after a better deal, Verizon has some other great options in its selection.

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