Best Android Phones on Verizon

Let’s continue our Android Phone Finder questions with what kind of user you are.

Read the descriptions below and select the answer that’s closest to how you use your phone. This question is important to help you find the best available phone that fits the way you use the phone. We do this by focusing in on the features that are most important for how you use the phone. We’ll also show you where you can get that phone the cheapest.

Q2: What kind of phone user are you?

 

Gamer

For gamers, the number one thing you need is a powerful device with a strong processor to run the best games. You’ll also want a large screen so that you can see the details in the games. The large screen will also help with the controls of the game. Since most games are touch based, your fingers cover less of the screen the larger it is. Gamers are the true power users — they will always need the latest phones with the fastest processors and the largest screens.

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Business User

Business users need a professional device that has great connectivity. One of the many devices with tethering should be a must. A keyboard is a pretty good feature as well — especially for those users coming over from the Blackberry world. Not necessarily large, but a good quality, easy to read screen is a must. Next, battery life is very important for power business users that are checking emails and talking on their phones all day.

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Social User

A social user needs a little bit of everything. The ability to check in with their social networks at anytime and any place. The ability to take pictures and video to post, GPS to find connections, and most likely a keyboard to type up those Facebook updates quickly. Battery life is also a really important feature for the social user.

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Casual User

A casual user generally uses the phone to (gasp!) actually make phone calls more than any other feature. For them good call quality and battery life are the most important features. Since the typical casual user isn’t a real power user, a keyboard is optional. Size is more important — the smaller, the more convenient, and therefore the better.

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None of the Above

If you don’t really fit into any of the above segments, feel free to take a look at any of the phones below and look for features that are important to you.


Best Verizon Android Phones for a Gamer

Droid X

Manufacturer: Motorola
Specs: 1 GHz processor, 4.3″ screen 854 x 480 resolution, 8.0 MP / 720p camera with flash, 8 GB on board memory, GPS
Size: 5.47 ounces, 5″ x 2.57″ x 0.4″
Relative Size: Very large
Battery: 8 hours talk time
Released: July 2010
Network: Verizon Wireless

The Rundown: We like this phone for one, because it’s one of the most powerful Android phones to date. It’s got a beautiful screen — at a huge 4.3″. And, it just feels good in you hand, in your pocket, anywhere. A great phone for people who need the power. The camera is also rather amazing at 8 MP and does 720p HD video recording. Won’t be for everyone as it is very large. Consider Droid Incredible if this is too large for you.

What’s it cost?: (Device + Contract costs minus taxes,fees,etc.)

Via Amazon:: $179.99 with two year contract (affiliate link)
Direct from Verizon:: $199.99 with two year contract, $569.88 without contract.

Best Verizon Android Phones for a Business User

Droid Incredible

Manufacturer: HTC
Specs: 1 GHz processor, 3.7″ 480×800 resolution screen, 8MP camera with flash, 8GB on board memory, GPS
Size: 4.59 ounces, 4.6″ x 2.3″ x 0.5″
Relative Size: Large
Battery: 5.2 hours talk time
Network: Verizon Wireless

The Rundown: Slightly smaller than the Droid X, this phone is almost as powerful. A great all-around phone with good talk time, powerful processor, and a killer 8MP camera. Great trade off from the Droid X if that phone is just too large for you.

What’s it cost?:

Via Amazon:: $149.99 with two year contract (affiliate link)
Direct from Verizon:: $199.99 with two year contract, $529.99 without contract.

Best Verizon Android Phones for a Social User

Droid

Manufacturer: HTC
Specs: 550 MHz processor, 3.7″ 480×854 resolution screen, 5MP camera with flash, 256 MB on board memory, GPS, slide-out keyboard
Size: 5.96 ounces, 4.56″ x 2.36″ x 0.54″
Relative Size: Medium, heavy feeling
Battery: 6.4 hours talk time
Network: Verizon Wireless

The Rundown: A fairly small phone to have a real slide-out keyboard, and still one of the few Android phones with a real keyboard. While this phone is getting a little long in the tooth, it’s still a solid workhorse and a great phone. The screen is rather clean and crisp and the keyboard functions well. A great budget option on Verizon — especially so if you need the keyboard.

What’s the cost?:

Via Amazon:: $0.01 with two year contract (affiliate link)
Direct from Verizon:: $149.99 with two year contract, $559.99 without contract.

Best Verizon Android Phones for a Casual User

Droid

Manufacturer: HTC
Specs: 550 MHz processor, 3.7″ 480×854 resolution screen, 5MP camera with flash, 256 MB on board memory, GPS, slide-out keyboard
Size: 5.96 ounces, 4.56″ x 2.36″ x 0.54″
Relative Size: Medium, heavy feeling
Battery: 6.4 hours talk time
Network: Verizon Wireless

The Rundown: A fairly small phone to have a real slide-out keyboard, and still one of the few Android phones with a real keyboard. While this phone is getting a little long in the tooth, it’s still a solid workhorse and a great phone. The screen is rather clean and crisp and the keyboard functions well. A great budget option on Verizon — especially so if you need the keyboard.

What’s the cost?:

Via Amazon:: $0.01 with two year contract (affiliate link)
Direct from Verizon:: $149.99 with two year contract, $559.99 without contract.