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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus: New or old?

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra a better smartphone than last year's Galaxy Note 10 Plus? We find out.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus vs. Note 10 Plus: Which is best?

If you're shopping for a new Samsung smartphone, the S20 Plus and Note 10 Plus are bound to be on your radar.

The best Android phones available at Verizon Prepaid

Verizon Prepaid, like its postpaid brand, has a number of great phone options. It’s essentially the same as what you might find at the tier-one carrier, but there are other models exclusively offered in a prepaid manner.Here, we gather up some of the best Android phones you can buy through Verizon Prepaid today. Although we do select one as the best overall (Editors’ Choice), the list below aims to address a variety of user types.VerizonThe best phones available at VerizonThe best discounts and offers at VerizonWhere is Verizon 5G available?Which phones support Verizon 5G?Cheap rate plans that use Verizon’s networkSamsung Galaxy Note 10 PrepaidOutfitted with a large screen, lots of memory, and an incredible camera experience, this is a no-compromise device. It’s one of the newest phones on the list and a true testament to what Samsung is capable of producing.We love the updated S Pen experience, in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. The phone is sexy, sophisticated looking, and boasts hardware that rivals all comers. The Samsung DeX Mode turns your phone into a desktop-like experience, taking advantage of all of that prowess.Bonus points are awarded for the 5G-ready version, a Verizon exclusive. If you live in a market that has the ever-expanding 5G network, the Galaxy Note 10 is on a short list of supported devices.Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+Samsung Galaxy S10 PrepaidIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. To that end, the Galaxy S10 is that flagship device that’s built to last. Yes, even with the rumored successor hanging out just over the horizon, this is still one to consider.Choose from three versions of the phone, each of which runs Android 9 (Pie) with Samsung’s One UI. As of the time we publish this list the Android 10 update is rolling out.  Resistant to dust and water, the Galaxy S10 line has excellent cameras, beautiful glass designs, and generous batteries — all important things to most users.Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10+Google Pixel 3aThere are plenty of other devices with much more hardware to choose from, even at Verizon Prepaid. And yes, there are phones that cost less and still suffice for the masses. But there’s nothing else at the prepaid carrier that walks the line between value and performance.The stock Android experience stays as current as anything you’ll find and it only get better with each, timely update. Throw in a camera that wows anyone and everyone, a solid battery, and a $400 price tag and you can understand why we love it.Is it worth spending the extra money to get the full Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL experience? Sure, but it’s not necessary. This one has all the stuff that’s important with compromises done in just the right spots. You’d have a tough time convincing us that you truly need more from a phone as 2020 gets going.Google Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3a XLPixel 4 PrepaidMaybe one of the most controversial “best” phones we’ve seen in some time, the Pixel 4 is the newest from Google. And while it’s not the most powerful and robust device on the market, it does have its share of cool features.First, of course, is the really great camera experience; it gets better with each generation. Also worth your attention is the baked-in Google Assistant and Android 10 experience.The display is really awesome, too, and we’re big fans of the design change. If you can swing it, buy the larger storage option because 64GB is a little light, especially in 2020. Go for the Pixel 4 XL and get a bigger display and higher capacity battery.Pixel 4Pixel 4 XLMotorola Moto Z4 PrepaidFour generations later, we’re glad Motorola still invests in its Moto Z line and Moto Mods ecosystem. The Moto Z4 pushes things forward enough to keep us happy and Motorola does a great job keeping the price in line.Enjoy a large 6.4-inch screen, the latest in Android, and a capacious 128GB storage capacity, for about half of what you’d expect to pay. We also appreciate Motorola’s keeping a 3.5mm headphone jack and adding the in-display fingerprint scanner. It’s a nice mix of old favorite and cutting edge features.We love that users can add modules as needed or when applicable. Want a better speaker, extended battery, or physical gaming controls? Snap them on the back. Hell, you can add 5G connectivity to the phone once Verizon’s network reaches your city.Motorola Moto Z4Nokia 3 V PrepaidYounger readers might not even know that there used to be a Nokia from the days before Android. Nevertheless, the stuff coming out of the brand in today is among the most interesting.Don’t be fooled by the price of the Nokia 3 V; it’s all the phone that most users need, especially in the prepaid demographic. For your money you get a large screen and a battery that lasts well beyond a day. And while those are nice, we’re bigger fans of the stock Android software and its updates and support.When you’re buying multiple phones for a family you don’t want to break the piggy bank. These are excellent options for first time users and parents alike — and leave money in your wallet.Nokia 3 VSamsung Galaxy A50 PrepaidKnowing that this list already has a few Samsung models on it, we have to add the Galaxy A50. Why? Because it’s a fraction of what the Galaxy S models cost, but still give users all the important features.The Galaxy A series in itself is very interesting to watch, however this is the one we like most. Present are a generous 6.4-inch display and a multi-camera (25 MP/8 MP/5MP) array on the rear, and a battery that rivals most phones. You know, the stuff we love.Under the hood are an octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a microSD expansion card slot for up to 512GB space. Rounding things out are a headphone jack, fingerprint reader, and USB Type C charging.Samsung Galaxy A50

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Edition is seriously out of this galaxy

Now I REALLY can't wait to see The Rise of Skywalker.

AT&T lights up low-band 5G in 10 new cities alongside the Note 10 Plus 5G launch

AT&T flipped the switch for its low-band 5G network in 10 new cities — double from what it promised last month. This is launching alongside AT&T's first true 5G device the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review

When it comes to Samsung smartphones, the company doesn’t have to worry about cutting corners, or dealing with other competitors. That includes Apple’s iPhone lineup that has become a bit stagnant as of late.Instead, Samsung is allowed to focus on what it does well with its new products. Regarding the Note 10+, this is the culmination of just about everything Samsung does well with the ultra-popular Note line.Samsung’s Note series of phones is the only lineup (that matters) which includes stylus built-in. Yes, we know LG does something similar, but that’s a budget-range device and doesn’t come anywhere near what the Note does.As we got closer to the release of the Note 10 lineup, there were a few questions about how Samsung would shock us. And then it didn’t. However, let me explain.An ultra-desirable spec-sheetBefore getting into my gripe about the Note 10+, let’s take a look at what’s under the hood and what the Note 10+ has to offer.Display6.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED (Infinity O)ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855RAM12GBStorage256GB/512GBBattery4,300mAhFront Camera10MP; f2.2 apertureRear Cameras16MP Ultra-wide, 12MP Wide, 12MP Telephoto, DepthVision Camera (VGA)Water ResistanceIP68Fingerprint ScannerUltrasonic (in-display)This is the best phone that Samsung has ever released, other than maybe the Galaxy Fold. Spec-wise it’s a monster. The Note 10+ has four rear-mounted cameras, an absolutely gorgeous 6.8-inch Quad HD+ display, and the expected Snapdragon 855 SoC.Paired with the SD855 is 12GB of memory, the only option, and either 256GB or 512GB of expandable storage. On the battery front, Samsung packed a huge 4,300mAh lithium-ion cell into the Note 10+ with promises of all-day battery life and more.For better or worse, Samsung has moved to solely using its ultrasonic, in-display fingerprint scanners. With this phone, it really feels like we are living in the future, as the spec sheet is better than some computers. And it’s in he palm of your hand.How good is the software?At the time of this writing, we have been unable to load up Samsung’s new One UI 2.0, which is based on Android 10. The beta program has been reserved for those running unlocked variants, and we currently have a Verizon unit.Samsung’s software used to be the sticking point as to why I could never fully get behind what the company was doing. The hardware was always great, but felt hindered and held back by slow and lag-infested software.With the release of One UI many of my complaints have been resolved, and this may just be the third-best software experience. Who’s ahead? In my opinion, it’s Google and OnePlus, with Samsung having moved ahead of LG and HTC.One UI is smooth, fluid, and everything just works. That includes all of the extra software features and gimmicks that Samsung packs into its software, such as the Edge Display stuff and the endless myriad of tweaks that can be made in Settings.Over the course of the review, I never felt stutters, jitters, or lag unless my phone got too hot from playing games. Even then, the stutters were very minor.One more thing to make note of is the launcher. Samsung’s launcher used to be an abomination of frustration that I couldn’t use for more than a day. With the Note 10+, it was about two to three weeks before I switched over to my favorite launcher (Lawnchair v2.0).The hardware is a dreamCurved edges, a slightly curved display, and a beautiful glass sandwich. That’s what you get with the Galaxy Note 10+ and it’s an absolute dream to hold and use on a daily basis.It almost feels like Samsung did a bit of magic as the Note 10+ is lighter than one would expect. Even when switching between the iPhone XS Max and the 10+, there’s not much of a difference and I don’t get much hand fatigue.More important than the weight, to me, is just the way that the phone looks. I never want to put it down, I always want to be actively using it, and I’m always looking for excuses to do so. That’s something that I haven’t experienced since the release of the iPhone X.Samsung did it perfectly here and made sure that we wouldn’t have to do any finger gymnastics to unlock it. Yes, I’m looking at the Note 8 and its absurdly placed scanner.The fingerprint scanner is one of my biggest gripes and complaints about the Note 10+. It’s too slow. I don’t understand all of the ins and outs of biometrics, and I know that ultrasonic fingerprint scanners are new and trendy, but it’s just too slow.It’s even more obvious when you look at the OnePlus 7 Pro and how fast that scanner is comparatively. Given its resources and the money spent on R&D, we expected more from Samsung.I’m sure that the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy Note 11 lines will be better, but for now, we are disappointed. Another disappointment is the removal of the headphone jack. Samsung had been one of the remaining proponents of the 3.5mm jack, but it’s now gone from the Note line.The only sense in removing it comes when looking at the battery life, which we’ll touch on here shortly. But it still seems that with the S Pen and speakers, something could have been adjusted to keep the headphone jack. Oh well, another excuse to use my AirPods Pro on a regular basis.Holy **** battery life is greatThere’s no reason to mince words here. Battery life on the Galaxy Note 10+ has been absolutely phenomenal. Here’s how my day usually looks.Wake up and spend time catching up on emails/social media before getting out of bedDrive for up to an hour and a half to my day job with Google Maps/Spotify runningSpend 9-10 hours at work with random emailing and social media interaction, mixed with some game playing on lunchDrive back home for up to an hour and a half with Google Maps/Spotify runningOn a regular basis, even with Maps running for my drive to and from work, I still end up with 20-30% when I get home at 830 PM. It’s a workhorse and allows me to get through my whole day without feeling the need for a charger. And if I’m not around a charger, I can just switch into power-saving mode quickly to last me the rest of the day.Triple camera features for daysI’m not an Instagram photographer and I don’t go out of the way to find reasons to use my phone’s camera. But, what I want is a smartphone camera that can handle the times that I need to quickly snap a photo. That, and enough features to tweak and change settings on the fly.When you open the camera app on the Note 10+, you have to swipe a lot to see the different modes that are available, and it’s pretty awesome. Here’s what you get:PhotoVideoLive FocusLive Focus VideoSuper Slow-moSlow MotionHyperlapseProPanoramaNightFoodInstagramThat’s a lot to handle, but knowing there is a mode for every situation puts my mind at ease. If I want to play around with Pro mode, I can. If I want to fiddle around with Night Mode, I can. If I want to quickly open up my phone and snap a quick pic of my daughter, I can.Speaking of Night Mode, it’s clear that Apple and Google have this figured out, while Samsung is still tinkering. You aren’t going to get the astro-photography mode offered by the Pixel 4, and Apple’s “magic” with the camera isn’t available either. I’m sure that there will be some type of software upgrade in the future, but it’s not here yet.That’s not to say that the Note 10+ is a slouch, because it’s definitely not. Samsung has a bit of work to do with computational photography, but at least you get three cameras to switch between based on the situation that arises.Okay, so what’s my gripe?Battery life is great, the design is beautiful, and the software is finally good for me. So, why would I say that Samsung didn’t shock anyone? That’s because I’m disappointed in the display.Sure, the 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Infinity O AMOLED display is stunning in every way, and is the best smartphone display I’ve ever seen. Except for the fact that the company decided to “skimp” or skip on the 90Hz revolution we’re currently seeing.After seeing a 90Hz display used in the OnePlus 7 Pro, I was convinced that this was the future. Thanks to staring at screens for years on end, my eyes aren’t the greatest, but there is still a discernible difference between viewing 90Hz and not.Oh, and just as a little salt to the wound. Samsung provided the display for the OnePlus smartphones.You may be thinking “yeah, but Google added 90Hz displays and battery life is terrible”. That’s true, but Google isn’t Samsung, and OnePlus did the same thing without a major hit to battery life. In fact, the 7 Pro continues to be one of the best phones on the market, despite being succeeded by the OnePlus 7T.Samsung has the wherewithal to get this right, and I really wish that they had.ConclusionThe Galaxy Note 10+ is going to be the best phone on the market until the calendar turns to 2020, and then a little beyond that. Something is going to come out that beats the overall package, possibly the S11, and then Note 10+ will be discounted and slowly forgotten.For now, though, if you’re in the market for a flagship, and you want all the bells and whistles without worrying about a budget, the Note 10+ is perfect.Let us know what you think about Samsung’s handset and if you already have, or will be picking one up for yourself.You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ at all major carriers and a variety of retailers.

Google Pixel 4 XL vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: There can be only one

It can be tough deciding on your next smartphone. We pit the excellent Google Pixel 4 XL against the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus to help you choose.

Pixel 4 XL vs. iPhone 11 Pro vs. Note 10 Plus vs. OnePlus 7T: Camera shootout

The Google Pixel 4 is here with another winning camera, so how does it stack up to competitors like the iPhone 11 Pro and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus? We take a look.

The best phones available at Sprint

Sprint might be the fourth largest wireless provider in the US but if offers nearly the same phone selection as the other players. Moreover, it has a unique leasing program that the bigger carriers does not. This makes for a interesting way to procure phones without spending hundreds of dollars up front.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Sprint today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, this list speaks to more targeted or specific buyers.SprintThe best phones available at SprintThe best discounts and offers at SprintWhere is Sprint 5G available?Which phones support Sprint 5G?Cheap rate plans that use Sprint’s networkSamsung Galaxy Note 10Leader of the PackYou can’t have a list of top phone without including the latest and greatest. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Outfitted with a large screen, lots of memory, and an incredible camera experience, it’s a no-compromise device.We love the updated S Pen experience, in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. The phone is sexy, sophisticated looking, and boasts hardware that rivals all comers. The Samsung DeX Mode turns your phone into a desktop-like experience, taking advantage of all of that prowess.Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+Google Pixel 3aThe One for AllYes, there are many other devices with much more hardware to choose from, even at Sprint. Yes, they are phones that cost less and still suffice for the masses. No, you can’t beat this one. The stock Android experience stays as current as anything you’ll find and it only get better with each, timely update. Throw in a camera that wows anyone and everyone, a solid battery, and a $400 price tag and you can understand why we love it.Is it worth spending the extra money to get the full Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL experience? Sure, but it’s not necessary. This one has all the stuff that’s important with compromises done in just the right spots.Google Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3a XLOnePlus 7 Pro 5GAffordable 5G FreedomPriced considerably lower than Samsung and LG ask for their models, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G provides a high-end flagship experience with 5G capabilities. A large display (6.67-inches), long-lasting battery, and nearly stock Android experience are three key reasons to consider the phone. Then, factor in the octa-core processor with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and Android 9 Pie, and you’ve got a tier-one contender.The 90Hz refresh rate makes for a buttery smooth scrolling and video experience, something that not many phones offer. And of course that 5G means ultra-fast data connection.OnePlus 7 Pro 5GSamsung Galaxy S10For Today, Tomorrow, and BeyondIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. To that end, the Galaxy S10 is that flagship device that’s built to last.Choose from three — four, if you count 5G — versions of the phone, each of which runs Android 9 (Pie) with Samsung’s One UI. Resistant to dust and water, the Galaxy S10 line has excellent cameras, beautiful glass designs, and generous batteries — all important things to most users.Opting for the 5G model also adds in a time of flight camera and punches up the screen and battery. Resist the urge to go all-in here as even the S10e is more than adequate for most users.Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10 5GSamsung Galaxy A10eWallet-friendly AffairYou don’t have drop tons of money to get a decent phone, let alone one with the Samsung Galaxy branding. For a fraction of the cost of the more prolific S series, you can have an experience that’s more than sufficient.Running Android 9 Pie, features include a 5.8-inch display, 3000mAh battery, and 8-megapixel rear camera. There’s plenty of storage included at 32GB but a microSD expansion card slot allows for breathing room up to 512GB.The sort of phone you might outfit a family with, it keep prices in line. Sure, there’s plenty of other fancy bells and whistle stuff out there, but you’d never use it, right?Samsung Galaxy A10e

The best phones available at T-Mobile

With more than 83 million subscribers, and highly-rated customer service, T-Mobile is the third largest wireless network in the US. As such, it has a wide selection of devices, including phones, tablets, watches, and more.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at T-Mobile today. Do note that this isn’t a list of the best overall which often focus on performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users and demographics.T-MobileThe best phones available at T-MobileThe best discounts and offers at T-MobileWhere is T-Mobile 5G available?Which phones support T-Mobile 5G?Cheap rate plans that use T-Mobile’s networkIf you’re looking for the best discounts and promotions at AT&T, we’ve got that, too.Samsung Galaxy Note 10The Most Well-RoundedYou can’t have a list of top phone without including the latest and greatest. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Outfitted with a large screen, lots of memory, and an incredible camera experience, it’s a no-compromise device.We love the updated S Pen experience, in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. The phone is sexy, sophisticated looking, and boasts hardware that rivals all comers. The Samsung DeX Mode turns your phone into a desktop-like experience, taking advantage of all of that prowess.Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+Samsung Galaxy S10Long Term InvestmentIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. To that end, the Galaxy S10 is that flagship device that’s built to last.Choose from three — four, if you count 5G — versions of the phone, each of which runs Android 9 (Pie) with Samsung’s One UI. Resistant to dust and water, the Galaxy S10 line has excellent cameras, beautiful glass designs, and generous batteries — all important things to most users.Opting for the 5G model also adds in a time of flight camera and punches up the screen and battery. Resist the urge to go all-in here as even the S10e is more than adequate for most users.Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10 5GOnePlus 6TFlagship ThrillerSure, there’s a new model right around the corner, but we have to give the OnePlus 6T a nod here. Priced a few hundred bucks lower than what Samsung and others are doing at the high end of hardware, it’s far past time you take the brand seriously.A large display (6.14-inches), long-lasting battery, and nearly stock Android experience are three key reasons to consider the phone. Then, factor in the still-awesome octa-core processor with 8GB RAM and you’ve got a recipe for performance.You don’t get wireless charging, but you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack and improved resistance to water and dust.OnePlus 6TGoogle Pixel 3aAll Around ValueYes, there are many other devices with much more hardware to choose from, even at T-Mobile. Yes, they are phones that cost less and still suffice for the masses. No, you can’t beat this one. The stock Android experience stays as current as anything you’ll find and it only get better with each, timely update. Throw in a camera that wows anyone and everyone, a solid battery, and a $400 price tag and you can understand why we love it.Is it worth spending the extra money to get the full Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL experience? Sure, but it’s not necessary. This one has all the stuff that’s important with compromises done in just the right spots.Google Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3a XLMotorola Moto G7 PowerBattery for DaysWe say it all the time — most people don’t need, or care about high-end hardware. That’s why Motorola’s G series of phones do so well. They’re priced affordably and have all the stuff that’s important.We love that Motorola opts to leave the Android experience largely untouched. Google’s done a great job of creating a cohesive interface so it’s nice when phone makers don’t stand in the way or try to add onto it.The handset houses a large, 6.2-inch display and offers respectable performance and a lot of storage. Its real selling point, though, is the 5000mAh battery which puts it far above others.Motorola Moto G7 Power

The best phones available at AT&T

AT&T is the largest wireless network in the US, serving nearly 160 million subscribers. And being as big as it is, you’d expect it to offer a generous selection of phones. Indeed it does, with no less than three dozen options to choose from.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at AT&T today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users.AT&TThe best phones available at AT&TThe best discounts and offers at AT&TWhere is AT&T 5G available?Which phones support AT&T 5G?Cheap rate plans that use AT&T’s networkIf you’re looking for the best discounts and promotions at AT&T, we’ve got that, too.Samsung Galaxy Note 10The Biggest and Most VersatileYou can’t have a list of top phone without including the latest and greatest. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Outfitted with a large screen, lots of memory, and an incredible camera experience, it’s a no-compromise device.We love the updated S Pen experience, in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. The phone is sexy, sophisticated looking, and boasts hardware that rivals all comers. The Samsung DeX Mode turns your phone into a desktop-like experience, taking advantage of all of that prowess.Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+Samsung Galaxy S10A Phone for Tomorrow and BeyondIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. To that end, the Galaxy S10 is that flagship device that’s built to last.Choose from three — four, if you count 5G — versions of the phone, each of which runs Android 9 (Pie) with Samsung’s One UI. Resistant to dust and water, the Galaxy S10 line has excellent cameras, beautiful glass designs, and generous batteries — all important things to most users.Opting for the 5G model also adds in a time of flight camera and punches up the screen and battery. Resist the urge to go all-in here as even the S10e is more than adequate for most users.Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10+Razer Phone 2Gamer’s DelightSure, there are newer phones and even those with a little more power. But, when you factor in the current price of this one, it’s hard to argue with the overall value.Designed with game enthusiasts in mind, the Razer Phone 2 has a generous display size with a refresh rate that beats all. Games and video look butter smooth; hell, even scrolling emails and blocks of text is better.There’s power and performance for days and a battery that goes for long stretches, too. While it might be outdated on paper, you won’t be pushing this phone to its limits anytime soon.Razer Phone 2Sonim XP8Built to Take a BeatingNot everyone needs a phone that handles cutting-edge tasks or one that tears through tasks. Some people just need a device that’s going to work no matter the environment. This means places that could include rain, snow, dirt, dust, and debris.The Sonim XP8 not only military tough, but it happens to feature respectable hardware, too. It’s not sexy or dressy but it’s one of the few AT&T phones built for water sprays and submersion. Moreover, it also houses dedicated buttons for push-to-talk and SOS.Other standout features include a generous (4,900mAH) battery, loud speakers, and a three-year warranty. That’s peace of mind in more ways than one.Sonim XP8LG V40 ThinQSleeper HitLG might not be the most glamorous phone maker in the space, but it does a great job of staying consistent. Its V series of devices has been flying under the radar for a few generations and is more than capable for most users.For your money you get an impressive set of hardware that’s protected by water resistance and MIL-STD 810G certification for shock and drops.You’ll not find a better audio experience in phones that what LG does here and the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC helps your favorite pair of wired headphones sound as good as possible.LG V40 ThinQSamsung Galaxy FoldFirst of its KindIt doesn’t come cheap, but the Samsung Galaxy Fold does things that no other phone can: it folds in half. Open it up and you’ll have a 7.3-inch tablet with split screen capabilities.The cost isn’t high strictly because it’s a gen-one device because there’s hardware that rivals all others. In fact, it’s almost laptop-like with its 12GB RAM and 512GB storage space.Like other high-end Samsung phones, you’ll also find three cameras on the back and two on the front. Sure, it’s essentially a luxury device, but AT&T is the only carrier offering it.Samsung Galaxy Fold

The best phones available at Verizon

Verizon has a far-reaching wireless network in the US and compliments it with a wide variety of phone choices. There’s no shortage of selection, at any price point, and the carrier does well to support its growing 5G network. Indeed, it also nabs an exclusive phone from time to time, too.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at Verizon today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users.VerizonThe best phones available at VerizonThe best discounts and offers at VerizonWhere is Verizon 5G available?Which phones support Verizon 5G?Cheap rate plans that use Verizon’s networkIf you’re looking for the best discounts and promotions at Verizon, we’ve got that, too.Samsung Galaxy Note 10The Biggest and BestYou can’t have a list of top phone without including the latest and greatest. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Outfitted with a large screen, lots of memory, and an incredible camera experience, it’s a no-compromise device.We love the updated S Pen experience, in-display fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging. The phone is sexy, sophisticated looking, and boasts hardware that rivals all comers. The Samsung DeX Mode turns your phone into a desktop-like experience, taking advantage of all of that prowess.Bonus points are awarded for the 5G-ready version, a Verizon exclusive. If you live in a market that has the ever-expanding 5G network, the Galaxy Note 10 is on a short list of supported devices.Samsung Galaxy Note 10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5GSamsung Galaxy S10Future Proof Peace of MindIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. To that end, the Galaxy S10 is that flagship device that’s built to last. Choose from three — four, if you count 5G — versions of the phone, each of which runs Android 9 (Pie) with Samsung’s One UI. Resistant to dust and water, the Galaxy S10 line has excellent cameras, beautiful glass designs, and generous batteries — all important things to most users.Opting for the 5G model also adds in a time of flight camera and punches up the screen and battery. Resist the urge to go all-in here as even the S10e is more than adequate for most users.Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10 5GGoogle Pixel 3aUnbeatable Value for the EverymanYes, there are many other devices with much more hardware to choose from, even at Verizon. Yes, they are phones that cost less and still suffice for the masses. No, you can’t beat this one. The stock Android experience stays as current as anything you’ll find and it only get better with each, timely update. Throw in a camera that wows anyone and everyone, a solid battery, and a $400 price tag and you can understand why we love it.Is it worth spending the extra money to get the full Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL experience? Sure, but it’s not necessary. This one has all the stuff that’s important with compromises done in just the right spots.Google Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3a XLMotorola Moto Z4Affordable Modular FlexibilityFour generations later, we’re glad to see Motorola still investing in the Moto Z line and its Moto Mods ecosystem. The Moto Z4 pushes things forward enough to keep us happy and Motorola does a great job keeping the price in line.Enjoy a large 6.4-inch screen, the latest in Android, and a capacious 128GB storage capacity, for about half of what you’d expect to pay. We also appreciate Motorola’s keeping a 3.5mm headphone jack and adding the in-display fingerprint scanner. It’s a nice mix of old favorite and cutting edge features.We love that users can add modules as needed or when applicable. Want a better speaker, extended battery, or physical gaming controls? Snap them on the back. Hell, you can add 5G connectivity to the phone once Verizon’s network reaches your city.Motorola Moto Z4Nokia 3 VDirt Cheap Peace of MindYounger readers might not even know that there used to be a Nokia from the days before Android. Nevertheless, the stuff coming out of the brand in 2019 is among the most interesting.Don’t be fooled by the price of the Nokia 3 V; it’s all the phone that most users need. For your money you get a large screen and a battery that lasts well beyond a day. And while those are nice, we’re bigger fans of the stock Android software and its updates and support.When you’re buying multiple phones for a family you don’t want to break the piggy bank. These are excellent options for first time users and parents alike — and leave money in your wallet.Nokia 3 V

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