Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display and well-rounded features, but skip it if you require gobs of storage, are on a budget, or prefer a power user's OS.
Verizon subscribers can't beat the polished-metal HTC One Remix for value and style.
With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.
Verizon's budget-conscious QWERTY lovers should consider the Enact, but if cost isn't an issue, the Motorola Droid 4 is the better phone.
Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.
Consider the Pantech Perception if you're deciding among $100 smartphones, but you'll get more for your money with a discounted Samsung Galaxy S3 or other last-season phones.
Windows Phone fans on Verizon should buy the $100 Nokia Lumia 928 for its strong feature set, but watch out for slower-than-usual data speeds.
Although it has a competitively low price, Verizon carries better-performing feature phones than the Revere 2 at just a few dollars more.
Though it has a few minor flaws, the reliable performance and rock-bottom price of Verizon's Lucid 2 will satisfy first-time smartphone users on a budget.
A better tablet now than it was last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from Verizon Wireless is unfortunately still too expensive for most.