Our list of the top Verizon smartphones will help you if you’re planning on picking up a new device. Sometimes selecting a phone from the numerous options available can get more than a little confusing. Nevertheless, narrowing down a carrier is half the battle in itself. And our catalog should help you short-list a handset, assuming you’ve already overcome the first hurdle.
1 – Samsung Galaxy S3:
The latest kid on the block – well not really a kid – has taken the market by storm and we can assure you that all the hype surrounding it is not for nothing. This device treats you to Ice Cream Sandwich and allows you to carry out multiple operations simultaneously, thanks to its 1.5GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM.
Additionally, a huge 4.8-inch diagonal capacitive multi-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass rests comfortably on the front panel along with a 1.9MP webcam, while the flip side sports an 8MP camera.
Price: $199.99 (16GB), $249.99 (32GB)
2 – Apple iPhone 4S:
The most amazing iPhone yet, graces our lineup as well. If you aren’t willing to wait for the next generation iPhone that will supposedly touchdown in September 2012, then the iPhone 4S could be the perfect choice.
This handset is blessed with a 3.5-inch Retina display, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a VGA webcam. Powered by a dual core A5 chipset, it runs iOS 5 and tags along Siri, the voice recognition software that acts as your virtual assistant.
Price: $199.99 (16GB), $299.99 (32GB), $399.99 (64GB)
3 – HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE:
The Droid Incredible series hardly needs an introduction and the 4G LTE phone in question only takes this range’s legacy forward. It helps itself to a generous scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich garnished with Sense 4.0, while the internal workings of the device are carried out under the supervision of a 1.4GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
This 4-incher is equipped with an 8MP camera and a VGA front-mounted webcam. And what’s more, it scores brownie points for its ability to render good quality audio, courtesy Beats Audio integration.
4 – Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
The phone that marked the debut of the Ice Cream Sandwich platform is available with this service provider’s 4G LTE network. The stylish device proudly flaunts a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contoured touchscreen and permits you to engage in video conferencing with assistance from the front-facing 1.3MP snapper.
Shutterbugs may appreciate the addition of a 5MP primary camera, capable of capturing videos as well as pictures. It acquires multitasking properties from 1GB of RAM as well as a dual core processor that ticks at 1.2GHz.
5 – Motorola Droid Razr Maxx:
Considering that the 4G LTE network compatibility is becoming the norm of the day, finding a device that runs on this network and offers a long battery life may not be such an easy task. But this queue features a device that meets both the above criteria. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx’s 3300mAh battery promises to cough up the juice for uninterrupted talk time of about 21.5 hours.
Fueled by a 1.2GHz dual core processor, it wears a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED advanced display reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass. Additionally, this durable handset boasts of a Kevlar Fiber backplate and a water-repellant nanocoating to protect the device from scratches, dents and spills.
6 – LG Lucid:
An affordable phone meant especially for first-time users, this Gingerbread-based device offers instant access to a number of frequently used features such as voicemail, messaging, and calling amongst others. The 4G LTE-enabled device takes advantage of 1GB RAM and a dual core chipset that processes at speeds of 1.2GHz.
Besides a 4-inch IPS multi-touch display, protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass coating for resistance against scratches, it comes with a 5MP primary snapper, a VGA front-facing webcam and a memory slot for a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity.
7 – Pantech Marauder:
If a phone that is as efficient as any other handset and offers ease of use is what takes the top spot on your wishlist, then you might want to turn your attention towards the Pantech Marauder. For starters, this device is compatible with the 4G LTE network speed, thus ensuring relatively fast internet access.
Secondly, it brings the Ice Cream Sandwich platform to the platter, so you can rest assured with its intuitive interface. And as far as the convenience factor is concerned, the manufacturer has thrown in a slide-out QWERTY keyboard along with a 3.8-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen for smooth navigation and comfortable typing.
8 – BlackBerry Curve 9310:
No worries if you do not want to go the Android way, our compilation features a BlackBerry device as well. The Curve 9310’s ‘iconic’ BlackBerry QWERTY keypad facilitates fast typing on the move, while dedicated keys embedded on it ensure instant access to applications such as BBM.
It employs an 800MHz processor in addition to 512MB of RAM and operates with the help of the BlackBerry 7.1 OS. The handset’s 512MB onboard storage can be expanded by up to 32GB using a microSD card.
9 – Motorola Droid 4:
If the Marauder didn’t quite manage to impress you, it doesn’t matter. There’s another Android device armed with a full QWERTY keypad. If the name did not already give it away, this Motorola handset forms a part of the celebrated Droid range and much like its counterparts, it boasts of a water-repellant nanocoating to avoid damage in case of accidental spills.
The 4G-LTE device has been bestowed with a 4-inch qHD multi-touch display, an HD webcam and an 8MP primary snapper. Moreover, it serves a slice of Gingerbread and gets steam from a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
10 – LG Spectrum:
If you have no qualms when it comes to settling for a mid-range Android device, the Gingerbread-based LG Spectrum seems to fit the bill. Its compliance with the 4G LTE network makes for swift internet access and 4.5-inch true HD screen provides ample real estate for navigation purposes.
A 1.5GHz dual core processor is responsible for facilitating smooth multitasking, while an 1830mAh battery keeps the handset going for about 498 minutes at a stretch.
Here we’ve plucked out the top Verizon smartphones from all the available options to give you a head start. We wouldn’t blame you if you’re ready to jump in and take your pick. So which phone have you chosen as your mobile companion? Let us know about its advantages and pitfalls through the comments section below.