While we’ve written rave reviews on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus ever since it was introduced, there could be many reasons why Verizon users may not be interested in the device. This includes its large 4.7-inch display, lack of a UI (some users prefer it over the stock Android look) and lastly its 5-megapixel camera which is somewhat disappointing when compared to the shooter on the Samsung Galaxy S2. For these folks, here are the next 3 best options.
Best Verizon Android phones other than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX: Currently the flagship Motorola Android phone on Verizon Wireless, it also boasts a 300mAh battery which is what I think every 4G LTE device should be equipped with. With our recent review showing that the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is capable of lasting close to 36 hours with moderate usage and no need to recharge, the MAXX stands uncontested.
HTC Rezound: Despite being overshadowed by the marketing hype behind the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola DROID RAZR when it was released, it is still a solid buy. With the highest PPI ever found in a mobile screen (beating out even the iPhone 4S and its Retina Display), the HTC Rezound was also found to have the best radio signal in our tests.
Motorola DROID 4: With speedy hardware and a proven, physical QWERTY keyboard. If you’re not into virtual keyboards then the Motorola DROID 4 is a better option than every device on this list including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.