Best Phones: Android operating system

All Phones
Released
#1

Samsung Galaxy S8

80/100
Easily Samsung's best phone yet. It's pricey, and there are a few feature misses, but none overshadow what a superb smartphone the Galaxy S8 is.

Features

  • 5.8 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 20 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$54.50/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Bendigo Bank Telco
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 10 Carriers
#2

Samsung Galaxy S8+

86/100
The Galaxy S8 Plus is the Android phone you want if you like big and tall smartphones. It has a massive 6.2-inch display that doesn’t make the actual dimensions of the device much bigger. Samsung’s trick was to rid its phone of the physical home button and surrounding bezel, and while that means it has an annoyingly placed rear, off-center fingerprint sensor, the amazing display, great camera and slick software should make you forget about this flaw and its Bixby voice assistant being a no-show on day one...

Features

  • 6.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$59.50/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Bendigo Bank Telco
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 10 Carriers
#3
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S7

92/100
The Galaxy S7 is Samsung's best phone yet. Regardless of what you are looking for in a phone, the Galaxy S7 has it and more. It will be a difficult phone to beat in 2016.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 22 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$50/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 Carriers
#4

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Android handset with 5.2" Super AMOLED display and high resolution 16MP front and rear cameras

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 71.4mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$36/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 9 Carriers
#5

OPPO R11

80/100
OPPO's handsets might keep looking more and more like iPhones, but they also keep getting better and better. A couple of small issues don't detract from the value proposition made by the R11, and dual rear-facing cameras are the icing on the cake.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 20MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • 74.8mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$38/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 4 Carriers
#6

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

87/100
The Galaxy S7 is Samsung's best phone yet. Regardless of what you are looking for in a phone, the Galaxy S7 has it and more. It will be a difficult phone to beat in 2016.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 3 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$51/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#7

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

70/100
The Xperia XZ Premium is a big bundle of exciting functionality packed into a boring, unwieldly body. There's a lot to love, but there's also a lot you'll have to forgive if you're after Sony's latest high-end device.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 19MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • 77mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$59/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#8

OPPO R9s

80/100
OPPO's R9s is a solid bang-for-buck midrange smartphone that keeps the price down and doesn't make too many compromises.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 19 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$38/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 4 Carriers
#9

HTC U11

90/100
Ignore the gimmicks; the HTC U11 is fantastic phone with a great camera at a pretty reasonable price.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 30 minutes

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$60/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 5 Carriers
#10

OPPO R9 Plus

Mid-range Android handset with a 6" display, 64GB of storage and a 16MP camera plus 16MP front "selfie" camera

Features

  • 6 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • 80.8mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$55/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Woolworths
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#11

Huawei P10

85/100
The P10 cements Huawei as a premium smartphone manufacturer that should be taken seriously, and is a top notch allrounder that only makes a few omissions in keeping the cost down.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 23 hours
  • Standby: Up to 14 days 23 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$48/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 5 Carriers
#12
Editor's Pick

Huawei P9

73/100
The P9 has the features and performance to give Apple and Samsung a run for their money, and the price tag to give phone shoppers pause before they dive into a plan with a more expensive model.

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 18 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$38/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#13

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

Android handset with 5" Touchscreen, 2GB RAM, a 13MP camera and 16GB inbuilt storage

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 16 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$27/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#14

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016

Basic Android handset with 4.3" display and a 5MP camera

Features

  • 4.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 12 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$19/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#15

HTC One X10

All-metal body Android smartphone with 16MP camera & HTC BoomSound

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 1 hour 30 minutes

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$45.25/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Vodafone
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#16

Sony Xperia XZ

78/100
After a couple of missteps, Sony's made a premium smartphone that feels premium again.

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 23MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 11 hours 40 minutes

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$38/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#17

Google Pixel 32GB

79/100
The Google Pixel has a fantastic camera, especially in low light. It's elegantly designed. Google Assistant takes one of the most natural, human approaches to answering your voice.

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 2 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$65/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#18

HTC U Ultra

70/100
If it were a third cheaper, the HTC U Ultra would be a compelling alternative to the upper echelon of flagship smartphones. But at an outright price of $1,199, the HTC U Ultra struggles to go toe-to-toe with this year's cream of the crop, especially given the lack of water-resistance and the bezel heavy design.

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 2 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$54.97/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Vodafone
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#19

LG G6

90/100
The G6 is a return to form for LG's smartphone ambitions, and is an excellent value, gimmick free flagship that just so happens to look hot as hell. Or alternatively, one might even say it's fly …much like a G6.

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 71.9mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$75/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra Business
Via Lease + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#20
Editor's Pick

OPPO F1s

80/100
The F1s punches well above its weight with high-tech features not commonly found in cheaper phones.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 76mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $259 Upfront
On a:
$10 Prepaid Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#3
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S7

92/100
The Galaxy S7 is Samsung's best phone yet. Regardless of what you are looking for in a phone, the Galaxy S7 has it and more. It will be a difficult phone to beat in 2016.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 22 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$50/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 Carriers
#12
Editor's Pick

Huawei P9

73/100
The P9 has the features and performance to give Apple and Samsung a run for their money, and the price tag to give phone shoppers pause before they dive into a plan with a more expensive model.

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 18 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$38/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#20
Editor's Pick

OPPO F1s

80/100
The F1s punches well above its weight with high-tech features not commonly found in cheaper phones.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 76mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $259 Upfront
On a:
$10 Prepaid Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#22
Editor's Pick

Google Pixel XL 128GB

82/100
The Pixel XL is a genuinely compelling entry in the premium handset arena. A lovely display, fantastic camera, and solid battery life all make the Pixel XL an attractive buy. And of course, guaranteed software updates are the icing on an already delicious cake.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 8 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$95/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra Business
Via Lease + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#40
Editor's Pick

Google Pixel 128GB

80/100
The Google Pixel has a fantastic camera, especially in low light. It's elegantly designed. Google Assistant takes one of the most natural, human approaches to answering your voice.

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day 2 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$85/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
Current Search Filters

Compare phones and plans from the following carriers...

Personal

Business

Sites that use our comparison technology

Our comparison technology is used by many publishers to evaluate products and services. You can find our technology and service on:


About this Service

WhistleOut maintains a broad list of service providers and we endeavour to include at least the top ten service providers in every category so that you can make a transparent choice. When you see a 'promoted product' or a product with a 'go to site' button it means that WhistleOut is earning a transaction click fee for the referral. We audit the prices in our database regularly and we don't alter the ranking of products in our organic search based on any commercial relationship. Find out more here