Best Virgin phones of 2016

Going prepaid doesn't mean you have to use outdated phones!

Virgin Mobile is one of the biggest names in the prepaid phone world and if you're making the switch, you want the best phone it has to offer.

Prepaid users are no longer relegated to outdated flip phones and low-power QWERTY keyboard phones. We've rounded up the best that Virgin has to offer. Check out our reviews to learn more about each device.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's 2016 flagship, the Galaxy S7 is one of Android's top dogs and the best Android phone you can get from Virgin Mobile. It's got an excellent camera, great battery life, and is sized perfectly to fit in your hand and your pocket.

The Galaxy S7 has a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, which means you'll be watching YouTube, movies, and TV shows in 2560X1440 and loving every minute of it.

The fingerprint sensor is also the best it's ever been for Samsung, and you can use all of the fingerprint functionality that comes with Marshmallow, not just with Samsung phones.

If you want a well-rounded phone and the best that Virgin can offer you right now, then grab the Galaxy S7.

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Samsung Galaxy J7

If you can't afford the $650 Samsung Galaxy S7, then the Galaxy J7 is your next best choice from Virgin. Think of it as the Galaxy S7 "Lite."

It's got an octa-core processor, 16GB of storage – which can be expanded by up to 128GB via the microSD slot – a 13MP rear-facing camera that can shoot in 1080p at 30FPS, and it runs on Marshmallow, meaning you're as up-to-date as it gets for Android (at least until Android N is released).

With a long-lasting battery and Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy J7 is a great option if you're wanting to stick with Samsung but the Galaxy S7 is just too much.

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Moto G

If you want an even more affordable phone that's as light on bloatware as it is on price, then check out the Moto G.

The main draw of the Moto G is its price, which is usually around $150 from Virgin. Promotional discounts have sometimes priced it as low as $85. It's also a solidly built phone with a decent 13MP rear-facing camera and a good-sized battery that should last all day, depending on your habits.

This sucker's also all but waterproof and can be submerged in up to 3 feet of fresh water for half an hour – no need for a bag of rice when you inevitably drop it in the toilet.

Virgin only sells the 8GB version, but that is expandable, thanks to a microSD slot.

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HTC Desire 626s

The HTC Desire 626s may only come with 16GB of storage, but that's expandable, thanks to a microSD slot.

It has an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, so you'll be churning out nice photos and decent selfies. Despite the battery's size (2,000 mAh), battery life is actually pretty solid, generally lasting a full day on a single charge.

If you're looking for a solid, affordable phone, then the HTC Desire 626s should be your choice from Virgin.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

No, I haven't forgotten what site this is, but in an article about the best phones that Virgin Mobile has to offer, we'd be remiss if we left out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. These are presently the best Apple has to offer and they're great phones.

Virgin sells them in space gray, gold, silver, and rose gold, so you have your choice to match your style. You also have your choice of 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB, but be prepared to pay up to $750 for the 6s and $850 for the 6s Plus.

On top of a solid processor and a great fingerprint sensor, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus shoot in 4K with slow-mo capabilities and more.

If you're thinking about going the Apple route, you might as well go with the best around.

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