Updated on 2 December 2015 by

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 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
Sep 2015
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
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
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
54% Positive
46% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
68% Positive
32% Negative
93% Positive
7% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Negative