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If you don't mind its extra bulk, the Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged and water-resistant device that delivers a modern smartphone experience for a low price.
The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE is an excellent and affordable rugged handset, but skip it if taking great pictures is a priority.
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.
With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.
Save for the LG Lucid 3’s disappointing photo quality, the mid-tier device ranks high in its class and is an excellent value on contract.
The latest LG Lucid handset for Verizon sports a 4.7-inch display and a quad-core processor, and is available for free after users sign a two-year carrier agreement.
The Casio G'zOne Commando is absolutely the choice if you want a rugged Android smartphone, but you have to keep its various negatives in mind.
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.
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.
Though it is has rather basic offerings, the Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S is a rugged and sturdy phone perfect for extreme sports enthusiasts, industrial workers, and those who just want a reliable and durable phone.
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