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.
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.
Apple iPhone 5s ( 32GB, Silver)
The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
LG Revere 2 ( Verizon Wireless)
Although it has a competitively low price, Verizon carries better-performing feature phones than the Revere 2 at just a few dollars more.
Pantech Perception ( Verizon Wireless)
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.
LG Lucid 2 ( Verizon Wireless)
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.
Samsung Ativ Odyssey
The Samsung Ativ Odyssey provides an affordable but not thrilling Windows Phone 8 experience.
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II ( Verizon Wireless)
Although it isn't banging on all cylinders when it comes to top-tier specs, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II's reliable performance makes it the QWERTY keyboard phone to buy on Verizon.