Best Phones: Android operating system

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#1

Samsung Galaxy S8

90/100
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:
$70/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 Carriers
#2

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung's 2017 Flagship device has an infinity 6.2" Quad-HD+ display, a new artificial intelligence -Bixby, a face recognition system & a pro mode for camera

Features

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

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$75/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 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 10 Carriers
#4

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:
$55/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 10 Carriers
#5

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:
$35/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 9 Carriers
#6

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 6 Carriers
#7
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 $0 Upfront
On a:
$35/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Woolworths
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#8
Editor's Pick

Samsung GALAXY S5

88/100
Samsung doesn’t differentiate its Galaxy flagship this year as well as it has in the past, but this does not belie the fact that the Galaxy S5 is a well-built smartphone that absolutely gets the basics right.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$40/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 4 Carriers
#9
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 7 Carriers
#10

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:
$82/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#11

Huawei Mate 9

80/100
Huawei's Mate 9 is a great choice for those looking for a big phone. Almost two days of battery life, an innovative camera, and a price tag that undercuts the competition make it a perfect device for those still mourning the loss of their Note 7.

Features

  • 5.9 inch display
  • Android
  • 64GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 16 hours
  • Standby: Up to 27 days 17 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$57/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 4 Carriers
#12

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
#13

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:
$84/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#14

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:
$21/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#15

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini

4" Touchscreen Smartphone with 5MP Camera and 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor

Features

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

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$17/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#16

OPPO R9s Plus

85/100
If you're comfortable with the honking huge 6-inch display, the R9s Plus is excellent value and OPPO's most polished product yet.

Features

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

Pricing

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

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#17

Optus X Smart (4G)

4G Android 6.0 device with a 8MP camera and 5.5" HD display

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 15 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $129 Upfront
On a:
$10 Prepaid Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#18

Sony Xperia XA

61/100
It's one of only two phones to feature optical image stabilization on the front-facing camera. And what a camera it is - a dedicated LED flash and a large 1/2.6" sensor of 16MP resolution. That's the same sensor size and resolution as the main camera on the Galaxy S6!

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 10 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$30/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#19

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Android handset with 5.7" Super AMOLED display, water and dust resistant with high 16MP front and rear cameras

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • 77.6mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$56/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Woolworths
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#20

Sony Xperia X

66/100
The Sony Xperia X is a high-quality phone and if this is where the story ended, all would have been fine. But no, Sony decided to overhaul its well-known flagship lineup, mid- and low-end too, and replace them all with the X-series.

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 23MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Standby: Up to 2 days

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$42/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Vodafone
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 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 10 Carriers
#7
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 $0 Upfront
On a:
$35/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Woolworths
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#8
Editor's Pick

Samsung GALAXY S5

88/100
Samsung doesn’t differentiate its Galaxy flagship this year as well as it has in the past, but this does not belie the fact that the Galaxy S5 is a well-built smartphone that absolutely gets the basics right.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$40/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 4 Carriers
#9
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 7 Carriers
#33
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:
$95/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#35
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:
$107/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers

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