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8 Best Verizon Feature Phones

Best Verizon Feature Phones

Our list of the best Verizon feature phones is for all those of you who are not smitten by all those glossy smartphones that have been dominating markets for quite some time now. One of the greatest advantages of owning these new-age basic devices is that you need not splurge on data plans in order to have internet access on the move. You may not have access to those over-hyped app stores which stock up on thousands of applications that claim to be of help, but losing out on them is not such a big price to pay, that is, if you need a handset only for the most basic mobile needs. Have a look at them and do let us know if you are willing to give those smartphones a miss for any of these.

1 – Samsung Intensity III:

Samsung Intensity III

The third generation of the Samsung Intensity has been thoughtfully designed for all those texting buffs looking for an intermediate device before they take the plunge for a smartphone. It not only gives you the option to type on the numeric keypad that you may be comfortable with, but also brings along a slide out QWERTY keyboard so you could get a hang of it too.

The environment-conscious device also has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, shocks and vibrations amongst others. Additionally, the phone with a 2.4-inch screen of 240 x 320p resolution is armed with a 2MP camera and an A/V player to keep you entertained on the move.

Price: $79.99 (with a two-year contract)

2 – Samsung Gusto 2:

Samsung Gusto 2

If the only reason why you’ll go for a basic handset is that you do not get clamshell smartphones, then the Gusto 2 from Samsung listed in our queue of Verizon feature phones should be your preferred choice. In addition to a 2-inch main display of 128 x 160p resolution, it is outfitted with a 1-inch 96 x 96p screen and a 1.3MP camera, capable of recording videos.

And if that’s not enough, the handset gives you access to the Media Center for wirelessly downloading productivity applications, games, wallpapers and more. Its VZ Navigator offers voice navigation and 3D maps so you do not lose your way, while built-in Mobile Email allows you to read through mails on the move.

Price: $79.99 (with a two-year contract)

3 – Casio G’zOne Ravine 2:

Casio GzOne Ravine 2

According to the network provider, the Ravine 2 by Casio G’zOne is virtually indestructible because it goes strong even if it is immersed in water or used in the rain. Moreover, it endures extreme temperatures, dust, humidity, salt fog, solar radiation, low pressure and even shocks when accidentally dropped from a height of about 1.5 meters.

The global-ready device is compatible with voice services in over 220 countries and lets you enjoy 3G internet speeds in as many as 105 nations. It adorns a 2.2-inch main screen, a 1.38-inch front display and a 3.2MP snapper with auto focus and flash. The handset’s 1,150mAh lithium-ion battery can cough the juice for usage time of about 281 minutes.

Price: $199.99 (with a two-year contract)

4 – Samsung Brightside:

Samsung Brightside

A plus point of choosing one of these Verizon feature phones is that you do not have to get used to touchscreens, as most of them have been blessed with a physical keypad. The Brightside is one of them, but also features a 3.1-inch touchscreen along with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It boasts of a 3.2MP camera possessing attributes like night mode, built-in image editor as well as the capability of recording videos.

Complete with VZ Navigator and Bluetooth Stereo support, the Samsung device also has an HTML web browser so you can access the internet for social networking, checking your emails or surfing the web, while on the move.

Price: $119.99 (with a two-year contract)

5 – LG Extravert:

LG Extravert

Yet another device that offers the best of both worlds is LG Extravert, which has been bestowed with a 2.8-inch WQVGA multi-touch display as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Bluetooth-certified handset has been deployed with Backup Assistant Plus, so you can rest assured as all your contact details are safe.

You can capture memories in the form of images and videos using its 2MP camera and share them with friends via social networks like Facebook and MySpace. It draws power from a 950mAh battery and embeds an expansion slot for a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity.

Price: $79.99 (with a two-year contract)

6 – Pantech Hotshot:

Pantech Hotshot

For those of you who do not have qualms about using a touchscreen phone with a virtual keyboard, can turn their attention towards this ‘hotshot’ piece of hardware. The phone from Pantech measures not more than 0.35 inches in thickness and supports a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive display on its sleek profile. Loaded with V Cast Zones and VZ Navigator, it comes with Opera web browser to ensure internet access.

A 3.2MP imager is accompanied by a dedicated camera button and a card slot to expand the memory by up to 32GB. And a 1000mAh lithium-ion battery has been added to provide usage time of close to 301 minutes on a single charge.

Price: $19.99 (with a two-year contract)

7 – Pantech Jest 2:

Pantech Jest 2

Next on our lineup of Verizon feature phones is Pantech Jest 2, a compact device with a 2.4-inch touchscreen and a slider QWERTY keypad. The global-ready device is complaint with CDMA as well as GSM services and offers internet access in 205 countries. It is equipped with a 2MP fixed focus camera and extends support to video formats like MPEG4, 3GP and 3G2.

And what’s more, it runs with the help of a 950mAh lithium-ion battery and lets you enjoy uninterrupted talk time of approximately 294 minutes. You can even increase the memory by up to 32GB with a little assistance from a microSD card.

Price: Free (with a two-year contract)

8 – LG Revere:

LG Revere

And the last alternative on our catalog for today is the Revere, a clamshell device manufactured by LG. It is outfitted with a 2-inch main display, a 0.98-inch screen and a 1.3MP camera with a built-in image editor.

The handset’s wireless communication options include Bluetooth and like some other Verizon phones, it too boasts of Media Center and VZ Navigator. You can expect the 1000mAh battery to power the device for usage time of up to 420 minutes.

Price: $79.99 (with a two-year contract)


Our compilation of the best Verizon feature phones will come to your rescue if you wish to own a basic device from this network provider. Apart from reading through attributes of each of the phones, you can even compare them to find out which is better. So after you are done narrowing down on the phone you wish to purchase, do drop in a word to let us know.

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