Best Verizon Smartphones of 2018

By Staff

Verizon is one of the biggest wireless providers in the United States. Unlike T-Mobile and AT&T, Verizon's phones tend to be unique to the carrier, and you can't typically use any ol' unlocked phone on their CDMA network. That said, Verizon gets all the big flagship phones you'd want.

Whether you want a Samsung, an iPhone, or even an HTC or a Google Nexus, Verizon has most of the best devices around. These are the best smartphones we've tested that you can find on Big Red's expansive nationwide LTE network.

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Updated January 11, 2018

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Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 offers top-notch design, industry-leading performance, and the best smartphone camera we've ever tested. Like any smartphone, it's not perfect, but it's successes are so numerous that the blemishes are easy to overlook. To put it bluntly, the Galaxy S8 might be the best Android phone we've ever tested.

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Samsung Galaxy Note8

With a class-leading camera, a fun and intuitive stylus, and outstanding all-around performance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones we've ever tested, and one of the best Android phones money can buy. The asking price is pretty steep, but if you're yearning for a big screen, stylus support, and a fun, flexible dual camera experience, the Note 8 is well worth the cost.

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$923.68 Amazon Buy $949.99 Best Buy Buy $949.99 Walmart Buy

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Yes, it lacks a headphone jack, but the iPhone 7 Plus is also one of the best smartphones we've tested to date. Both its battery and its camera post some of the most impressive results we've ever seen, and it's even sealed up for water resistance. It won't come cheap, but if you're considering a premium, extra-large smartphone, the iPhone 7 Plus is in a class all its own.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Between its lavish design, its long-lasting battery, and its sensational dual-camera experience, the iPhone 8 Plus is one of the best big-screened smartphones money can buy. It's not as big of a step-up from its predecessor as the iPhone 7 Plus was from the 6s Plus, but if you're in the market for an upgrade, the 8 Plus is one of the best in the game—assuming you're not willing to pay more for the iPhone X.

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Google Pixel

The Pixel has Google's fingerprints all over it; from the integration of Google Assistant to the architecture of the software, everything about this phone is confident and streamlined, like most of Google's efforts. The camera sits at the top of its class, its battery life is superb, and its quite possibly the fastest phone we've ever tested. At last, Samsung has competition for the best Android smartphone out there.

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Click for price Amazon Buy $469.95 Walmart Buy