You may think that switching to a prepaid monthly plan means getting stuck with a basic, no-frills phone. Nope!
More than 20 smartphones, including the Droid Turbo by Motorola, are now available with Verizon’s No Annual Contract plans. Even better, most of them are 4G LTE-capable, which means you can watch movies and stream your favorite songs really fast.
Which one should you pick? Here are four to consider:
Best for individualists: HTC Desire 626
You don’t want a phone that blends in. So check out the HTC Desire® 626. It has cool customizable features including being able to personalize your screen with Themes.
Then there’s the HTC BlinkFeed™ that customizes your news and social media so you get only the updates you care about. And when you’re ready to share on social media what you’ve been up to, the included Zoe™ app combines pictures, videos and music into mini-movies.
Best for endurance: Droid Turbo by Motorola
Once you charge it, the Droid Turbo can stay charged for up to 48 hours, making it perfect for all-day adventures where finding a plug just isn’t gonna happen. Not only that, but when you use Turbo Charger, you can get up to eight more hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.
Besides its long-lasting battery, the Droid Turbo offers a handful of killer features, like a super-crisp display screen and camera. It even has 4K video-recording capability (that’s four times the resolution of HD) and a high-speed processor to make sure everything on your phone runs smoothly.
Best for selfies: Samsung Galaxy J1
You’ve got the camera held up to disguise your double chin, your head tilted coquettishly and your hair perfectly I-always-look-like-this tousled. You’re ready to take the World’s Best Selfie; all you need to do now is shoot it with your phone.
The Samsung Galaxy J1™ makes it easy with Palm Selfie, which lets you snap an image by moving your hand over the phone’s screen, so there’s no awkward fumbling for the shutter button. And with the Tap to Take Pics feature, you can snap a shot by touching anywhere on the screen. Quick and simple. Now, say cheese.
Best for outdoors: Moto E™
If you spend a good part of your day outside, or you happen to be an adventure junkie, the Moto E is a solid pick. It’s made with tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, so the screen is more scratch-resistant and flexible than a lot of other phones.
There’s an anti-smudge coating, too, so you’re all set when things get a little messy.