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#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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): 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 Note8

72/100
Samsung 'next big thing' will stretch pockets, and budgets, but for some this will be worth the wait after handing in their Note7 handset last year.

Features

  • 6.3 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Telstra Blue Tick

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$71.63/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Vodafone Business
Via Outright Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#3

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): 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
#4
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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): 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
#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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • 74.8mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$40/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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day 3 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$48/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#7

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • 71.4mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$33/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 9 Carriers
#8

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • 77mm wide

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$59/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra Business
Via Lease + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#9

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day 2 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$59/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra Business
Via Lease + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#10

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 16 hours
  • Standby: Up to 27 days 17 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$49.41/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Vodafone Business
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 4 Carriers
#11

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • 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
#12
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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day 8 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$91/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Lease + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#13

Google Pixel 2 64GB

Water & dust resistant Android 8.0 (Oreo) smartphone with octa-core processor, Active Edge and smart autofocus camera.

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.2MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • 69.7mm wide

Pricing

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Availability

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#14

HTC One X10

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

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day 1 hour 30 minutes

Pricing

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

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#15

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 12 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$16/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Southern Phone
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#16

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 16 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#17

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 19 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 3 Carriers
#18

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 11 hours 40 minutes

Pricing

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

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#19
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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 18 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#20

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 10 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$34.13/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Vodafone Business
Via Installments Pricing (change)

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#4
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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): 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

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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day 8 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$91/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Telstra
Via Lease + Upgrade Pricing (change)

Availability

On 1 Carrier
#19
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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 18 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 2 Carriers
#26
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 (useable capacity will be less)
  • 76mm wide

Pricing

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

Availability

On 1 Carrier
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