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As the US's largest cell phone service provider, Verizon Wireless offers its customers a wide choice in handset models, from high-end smartphones to basic budget-friendly models.

The company has lined up phones capable of multimedia and other desirable features in a variety of models beyond smartphones. As with other similar cell phone providers, Verizon offers subsidy on the cost of the instrument against a contract commitment for the service. The customer benefits by getting a great device for free - almost.

One of the best features of Verizon cellphones is the availability of Internet telephony (VoIP) with Skype mobile, based on the chosen data plan. Note that other carriers forbid VoIP. This application enables free Skype-to-Skype calls and instant messaging worldwide. The added attraction is access to lower international calling rates to landlines and cell phones.


A few more of the applications and features of the models offered by Verizon include

  • Several entertainment options like music downloads, V CAST Videos, Mobile TV.
  • Several customizations vis-a-vis ringtones, ringback tones and wallpapers.
  • GPS service called VZ Navigator.
  • Family Locator service to using the phone or a computer.
  • Push-to-Talk functionality (walkie-talkie feature) to connect quickly with other single users or groups.
  • Unlimited messaging plan for 3G multimedia phones and feature phones at a monthly charge.
  • A few other features to look for while choosing a Verizon cell phone depending on the budget.
  • Display size
  • Battery life
  • OS and processor type.
  • Camera resolution
  • Connectivity (Bluetooth, USB, WiFi)
  • 4G capability


Customer service, network reach and reliability have been the reasons behind Verizon Wireless' popularity. The service is well-liked for the variety of unlimited pricing plans on offer - unlimited voice plan for individual users ($69.99 per month), unlimited talk and messaging plan ($89.99 monthly) and unlimited talk & text plans for families (starting $149.99 for two lines). The best Verizon cell phones come from different stables - Samsung, HTC and Motorola, which means that the user can be quite choosy.

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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
Sep 2015
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
4.0 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
1.2 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, 2.15GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, A9
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
1624.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0.1
iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.2
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2

  • Samsung has tweaked the winning design from the S6, righted the wrongs of its previous flagships, and made a phone you don't want to put down. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is iterative perfection.


  • Stunning. Samsung has just raised the bar for every other Android device. Simply put, if you want to buy a new phone right now, this is the one to pick.


  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the best phone of 2015 and, although it’s still early days, the Galaxy S7 is a serious contender for best phone of 2016. Samsung has taken into account what its fans want, addressing the three main areas of concern: removable storage, waterproofing and battery life. It’s also upgraded the core hardware and photography gear, added an always-on display and some useful software. Right now the Galaxy S7 is simply unbeatable.


  • The gorgeous Galaxy S7 Edge makes the best Android phone that much better.


  • Pricing wasn’t particularly on the side of the Galaxy S6 edge last year, mainly because for a phone that matched the S6 on paper, its added $100 premium cost on top of the S6 didn’t seem justifiable. Not surprisingly, though, the S7 edge’s pricing follows the same strategy by being accompanied with an additional $100 cost over what most of the domestic carriers will be selling the S7 for.


  • Five stars to Samsung, as the brand iterates perfectly on an already award-winning smartphone, adding a brilliant camera and gorgeous design.


  • Question marks hang over this phone’s modular capabilities, but that aside this is still a high quality smartphone with plenty to recommend it


  • With an improved battery swapping system, the LG G5 isn't a bad phone, per se. But various other features probably looked better in the R&D lab than they do in real life.


  • At the end of the review process, we're feeling kind of empty in that we can't quite place our finger on what it is that isn't feeling exactly right with the G5. Objectively, it's a competent flagship and even a decent improvement over its predecessor in some ways, but it feels like it's just way too round in character.


  • The iPhone SE is a great smartphone that brings plenty of power in a small package. It's designed to appeal to those who aren't fussed by today's typically large flagship phones. If you are upgrading from the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5 and don't want a larger phone then the SE is a no-brainer. It's faster in every aspect and delivers a phone that will feel familiar but deliver the goods at today's current top-spec level.


  • iPhone 5. or. iPhone 7. The iPhone SE certainly isn’t a ground-breaker, but it is a solid attempt at building a 4-inch smartphone that doesn’t compromise on features (and after all, who really, really needs 3D Touch?). It is a little puzzling why Apple didn’t do just a little more work on the design to give it a further point of difference for people who already have an 5S, but perhaps it tried to do a new version of the iPhone 5C and decided that bright coloured cases didn’t work for Nokia/Microsoft, so why bother?.


  • While the rest of us wait for the iPhone 7 later this year, the iPhone SE is a great choice for small phone fans looking for an 'iPhone 6S Mini.'


  • Just like the original, the iPhone 6S Plus is the big-scale Apple phone for the kind of user who uses two hands and isn't bothered about the weight or space needed to fit one into their pocket. Although most S upgrades bring minor tweaks, the iPhone 6S Plus sees notable advantages from 3D Touch. Whether that's to write on that large screen, or by hard-pressing to interact with iOS 9 in a slicker and quicker fashion than before, it's the S model to buck the annual trend.


  • - Everything great about the iPhone is even greater here, because big screens rule.


  • The iPhone 6S is full of genuinely new and useful features, including the excellent 3D Touch, the powerful A9 chip and a greatly improved camera. Combined with the excellent iOS 9 operating system, the combination adds up to the best high-end smartphone that you can buy if you're already sold on iOS. Anyone running an iPhone 5S or older should upgrade to this phone (or its smaller sibling, the iPhone 6S); if you’ve got an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, however, the reasons to upgrade aren’t quite as compelling, and you might want to wait until the iPhone 7 is released.