Those looking for a Verizon smartphone during the month of October aren’t going to find a shortage of options. However, it’s the sheer amount of Verizon smartphone options that’s also going to make deciding on the perfect smartphone a much harder decision that it already was going to be.
Throughout the year, Verizon smartphone shoppers have been extremely lucky as 2013 has been very kind to the nation’s largest 4G LTE network. Verizon, for many months now, has had a stellar lineup of devices, anchored by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5. These are some of the best smartphones ever made.
As we get closer to the holidays, companies are once again taking the stage and announcing brand new products to replace their prior flagships. In the case of Apple, we recently saw the iPhone 5 replaced by the iPhone 5s, a device that has taken the world by storm. In the case of the Galaxy Note 2, we recently saw the Galaxy Note 3 announced to replace it, with a release date coming in just a few short days.
What this means is that smartphone lineups at carriers like Verizon are going to be as strong as ever heading into October and while that may seem like a good thing, it’s also likely to present some problems for those in the hunt for a new device.
Having a ton of choice is great but it also makes deciding on a specific device difficult. Finding the perfect fit is important because most buyers sign up for new two-year contracts, something that locks them into a device for the long term.
Deciding on a new smartphone is a difficult task but we want to steer buyers in the right direction. Here, we take a look at the devices we consider to be the five best Verizon smartphones for the month of October, 2013.
Apple's new iPhone 5s immediately pushed the discontinued iPhone 5 out of Verizon's smartphone lineup and it should be near the top of any smartphone shoppers list.
With its fantastic 4-inch Retina Display, heavily upgraded 8MP camera, fingerprint reader for added security, and speedy A7 processor, the iPhone 5s is a solid choice for just about any smartphone shopper.
What helps is that Apple provides solid software support for its iPhone which means that bugs get fixed and updates roll out faster than Android software updates.
The iPhone 5s needs to be considered.