Best Verizon Phones Android Central 2019

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 value flagship: OnePlus 7 Pro

Bet you didn't expect to see a OnePlus phone on a Verizon list, huh? The company's recent handsets support Verizon's network, and while it's not available directly through the carrier, the 7 Pro is an absolutely unbeatable phone for the price. You get the same top-tier specs as the other phones on this list, plus a pop-up selfie camera, an almost completely bezel-less display, and a triple camera system, for hundreds less than the competition.

$669 at OnePlus

Best budget phone: Google Pixel 3a

The Pixel 3a is a cheaper, polycarbonate version of last year's Pixel 3 with a nearly identical design and the same barebones Android software, guaranteed to receive regular updates for three years. Its performance isn't quite as snappy, but the Pixel 3a has the same incredible camera experience we've come to expect from Google, including Night Sight and Portrait Mode. This is by far the best photography experience you can get for the money.

$400 at Verizon

The S10+ isn't your only great option

If you're looking for the best combination of fast software, superb cameras, and all-day battery life, the Galaxy S10+ is the phone to beat. It packs the highest-end Snapdragon processor on the market, and includes everything from reverse wireless charging for topping up your accessories to Samsung Pay and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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. There's simply no beating the Note 9's S Pen if you're into stylus input, whether for drawing or just better accuracy, and its huge screen comes as an added bonus. Similarly, LG offers unparalleled manual video controls on the V40 ThinQ for mobile videographers, along with a suite of LUTs to apply for different visual styles.

If stills are more your style, the Pixel 3 manages to pull off class-leading photography with its single rear camera — of course, you get first-in-line access to new versions of Android, as well. For half the price, you can also pick up the Pixel 3a, with reduced build quality and performance but the same outstanding camera.

Lastly, sitting outside of Verizon's selection is the newly released OnePlus 7 Pro, which brings a lot of what makes the other phones in this list great into a cheaper flagship. For under $700, you get the same Snapdragon 855 as the Galaxy S10+, an incredible edge-to-edge display, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. You don't get official water resistance certification, and the cameras are a bit lacking compared to the other options, but it's an excellent all-around phone for considerably less money.

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