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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Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
Apple iPhone 6s
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
$649 - $900
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$960 - $1,287
$685 - $1,000
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Verizon, AT-T, T-Mobile, Sprint
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
16.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.1 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2550.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
100% Positive
95% Positive
5% Negative
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
94% Positive
6% Negative
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
Ease of Use
83% Positive
17% Negative
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
Applications
100% Positive
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Fingerprint Sensor
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
Storage
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
16% Positive
84% Negative
Price
100% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
100% Negative
Waterproof
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Negative
Connectivity
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Call Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
Speaker
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Texting
100% Positive

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