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The best Verizon phones available in October 2019

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The best Verizon phones are ready to fit your needs. There are premium options on both the Android and iPhone sides of the fence, while budget Android phones and older iPhones offer excellent value. So, there's a phone to meet just about anyone's demands.

Our testing of the best smartphones and the best cheap smartphones keeps us aware of which phones are worth considering and which are worth passing up. For this list, we've also factored in what Verizon offers directly, since buying a new phone along with a service plan directly from your carrier can be a good way to score some discounts.

If you're looking to trade-in your old iPhone for a new one, want score a buy-one-get-one deal on the best Android phone, or just want a great price on a capable smartphone, we've got the best options for you.

We'll go over what each phone has to offer, and which discounts Verizon offers on them to sweeten the deal. This way, you can be sure you're money is well spent, and you're not missing out on an opportunity to save a little bit more.

Best Verizon phones at a glance:

  • Best of the Best: Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Best Apple Phone: iPhone 11
  • Best Android: Google Pixel 3
  • Best value phone: iPhone 7
  • Best affordable phone: Moto G7 Power

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Verizon phones: Your options explained

How TechRadar has found the best Verizon phone for you

From premium to budget, and Android to iOS, we've looked at the phones Verizon has to offer and determined which are the best options in a number of categories. These choices are based on the value of the phones compared with the price Verizon is charging. Whatever your needs, you should be able to find something that fits in this list.

We're also approaching the time where Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals are coming our way - and we're expecting that a few cases deals might start popping up then. So if you think you're OK to wait and not damage your device, you could save some cash - but if the worst does happen then perhaps bookmark our Black Friday iPhone deals page... it could save you a heap of cash. 

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Understanding your purchasing options

The phones listed here are all available on an installment plan from Verizon that allows you to pay for the device over a set 24-month term. We'll include the installment price so you can clearly understand what your bill for the phones will look like. If you're also looking for a new Verizon plan, check out our rundown of the best plans the carrier has to offer.

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The best Verizon phones for every budget:

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Best of the best: Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Check out all Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus plans on Verizon starting from $41/month ($999 retail)

Samsung's big, new Galaxy S10 Plus is the phone to conquer all phones right now. It has a massive, 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display  stretching all the way to the top of the phone, with a cutout in the screen for two front-facing cameras. It's rear three-sensor camera system is incredibly capable as is the Snapdragon 855 chipset inside. It comes at a price, but that's what you should expect from the best. Verizon is offering up to $750 in discounts for new lines with a trade-in device and Unlimited plan.View Deal

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Best Apple Phone: iPhone 11

Check out all iPhone 11 plans on Verizon starting from $29/month ($699 retail)

Apple's new iPhone 11 is the best option if you love iOS. Not only is it offering excellent performance from the A13 Bionic chipset, but it has a new dual-camera system on the rear with some seriously impressive capabilities. The new iPhone also comes in a wide range of colors, and has a lower starting price than any of the new iPhones that launched in 2018. You can even get up to $650 off the price from Verizon if you’re a new customer looking for an Unlimited plan.View Deal

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Best Android: Google Pixel 3

Check out all Google Pixel 3 plans at Verizon starting from $33/month

If you care less about big screens and super flashy design but care more about the camera, then Verizon has a solution for you. It’s the only carrier that sells Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone, which offers the very best smartphone camera, beating even Apple’s and Samsung’s best phones. It’s not slouch in other departments either, with a 5.5-inch OLED for a one-hand-friendly size, a Snapdragon 845 chipset for speedy performance, and speedy updates to the latest versions of Android.View Deal

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Best value phone: iPhone 7

Check out the iPhone 7 from Verizon starting from $0/month ($349 retail) 

There are few things better than free, and that's just what the iPhone 7 is for customers getting a new line online with Verizon. It's only better that the iPhone 7 is a good phone that still has life left in it. The A10 Fusion chip still has some decent performance to offer, and Apple continues to keep the phone alive with the new iOS 13. The phone's water and dust resistance can also help you keep the iPhone 7 living that much longer.View Deal

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Best affordable phone: Moto G7 Power

Check out all Moto G7 Power plans on Verizon starting for just $5/month

The Moto G7 Power is a budget powerhouse. It has a larger, 6.2-inch display with a modest 1,520 x 720 resolution. While the phone is a little on the thick side, that's because it's housing a 5,000mAh battery that we've seen last over three days. It even runs on a more mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset, which offers surprisingly good gaming performance. TheMoto G7 Power comes running Android 9 Pie.View Deal

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Picking your plan

Once you've found the phone you want, make sure you find the best Verizon plan. You'll want to see all the plan options Verizon has available to you can rest easy knowing you're getting the most for your money,

If you want more phone recommendations check our list of the best smartphones we've tested.