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.
HTC One Remix ( Verizon Wireless)
Verizon subscribers can't beat the polished-metal HTC One Remix for value and style.
LG Lucid 3 ( Verizon, Black)
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.
HTC One M8
Elegant style, raw power, and sophisticated features make the HTC One M8 an excellent smartphone choice for anyone but the most exacting photographer.
Nokia Lumia Icon ( Verizon Wireless)
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.
LG Exalt ( Verizon Wireless)
With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.
Kyocera Hydro Elite ( Verizon)
Kyocera's Elite will quench Verizon users' thirst for a stylish and reasonably priced water-resistant phone -- just don't expect it to be a powerful speed demon.
Apple iPhone 5s ( 32GB, Space Gray)
The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
LG Enact ( Verizon Wireless)
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.
Motorola Droid Maxx
If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.