Best Verizon phone 2014: 8 smartphone upgrades

What's the best Verizon phone? We're here to help you choose

Best Verizon Phones

Verizon is arguably the biggest carriers in the United States with the largest 4G LTE network and some of the fastest data speeds in North America. Big red's mobile plans are often also the most expensive in the country - especially with the extinction of unlimited data plans - but that's a trade off for one of the most reliable networks.

Of course, you'll also want to get the most out of your service by getting a great phone to go with it. But with so many choices in the mobile space, it can be hard to parse the champs from the chaff. Well sit back and we'll give you the lowdown on the best Verizon handsets that will include iPhones of course, some Android devices and even Windows phones.

LG G3

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QHD screens are the new display benchmark for smartphones

We're starting our tour of the best Verizon phone with the often forgotten LG G3. Despite being made with a faux metal body without the slightest bit of waterproofing as some other Android flagship devices, the LG G3 is still a solid and attractive handset.

What's more, it was also one of the first handsets to start the QHD craze with a 2,560 x 1,440 display. It's a new display resolution we're starting to see on more phablets, but the LG G3 comes with a slightly more restraint and less pocket bulging 5.5-inch sized screen.

The LG G3 also has some notable signature features including a back button for unlocking the device and triggering the shutter. Speaking of the camera, it also quick on focusing and has an optically image stabilized lens to boot.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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The best Galaxy Note yet

Samsung's Galaxy Note has been a go to smartphone for phablets users for years. After seeing very littler iteration between the Note 2 and Note 3, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one the best and most powerful handsets around.

Firstly, the phablet comes with a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel screen as more handsets are beginning to push the display resolution beyond the 1080p envelope. Plus it's equipped with a blazing fast 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM.

The Galaxy Note 4 is also one of the Samsung most well built handsets. The South Korean handset maker has been recently introducing new devices with a metal-rimmed body since introducing the Galaxy Alpha.

Moto G

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The new bargain king is here

In case you're shopping for a new handset on a budget you're best bet will be a Moto G. It comes at a very affordable $99 price but don't think that mean you're settling for a subpar device. The original Moto G was an excellent handset and the 2014 model is even better with a bigger 5-inch screen as well as an improved camera. That all said, the Moto G also has it fair share of issues including a chunky design and disappointingly short battery life.

Moto X

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Perphas the best Android handset around

You knew it was coming (be honest), but the Moto X is a very good and noteworthy handset to include in our round up. Similar to the Moto G, Motorola has also bumped up the screen size a bigger 5.2-inches. This adds a little more screen real estate for web browsing and watching movies along with makes it a fair competitor amongst the flagship smartphone crowd.

The new Moto X has also been improved with an all-new aluminum metal frame, which adds some rigidity and a high-end feel to the handset. Some of our favorite features of the Moto X also return including customizable backs, an active display to efficiently display notifications as well as Motorola's patented always on-microphone to access the voice commands.