Best Phones: Released in last year

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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
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone 7 128GB

88/100
Don't let the lack of a massive redesign put you off, the iPhone 7 is more exciting than it first seems.

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$68/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#3

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
#4

Apple iPhone 7 32GB

90/100
Don't let the lack of a massive redesign put you off, the iPhone 7 is more exciting than it first seems.

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$62/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 Carriers
#5
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

88/100
An innovative camera, great battery life, and a bigger screen make the iPhone 7 Plus the pragmatic buy for those looking a new iPhone.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#6

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB

81/100
An innovative camera, great battery life, and a bigger screen make the iPhone 7 Plus the pragmatic buy for those looking a new iPhone.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$69/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 8 Carriers
#7

Apple iPhone 6s 32GB

91/100
The front-facing Facetime HD camera is probably the biggest upgrade within the phone, in terms of raw output. Up from 1.2MP to 5MP, the new sensor takes some great self portraits, with clarity and definition all over the place.

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#8

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
#9

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
#10

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

81/100
An innovative camera, great battery life, and a bigger screen make the iPhone 7 Plus the pragmatic buy for those looking a new iPhone.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 256GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$81/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#11
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
#12

Apple iPhone 7 256GB

87/100
Don't let the lack of a massive redesign put you off, the iPhone 7 is more exciting than it first seems.

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 256GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$74/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#13
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone SE 32GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#14

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
#15

Apple iPhone 6s Plus 32GB

86/100
The iPhone 6s Plus has 3D Touch, iOS 9, a pair of improved cameras and the powerful A9 chipset, just like its smaller sibling. A long-lasting battery and optical image stabilization for its 12-megapixel rear camera help give the iPhone 6s Plus a slight edge over the regular 6s, although we wish it were a little easier to hold.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 1 day

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$76/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Optus
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 6 Carriers
#16

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
#17

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
#18
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$43/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#19

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
#20

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
#2
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone 7 128GB

88/100
Don't let the lack of a massive redesign put you off, the iPhone 7 is more exciting than it first seems.

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$68/mth Plan
Cheapest Price From Virgin Mobile
Via Contract Pricing (change)

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#5
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB

88/100
An innovative camera, great battery life, and a bigger screen make the iPhone 7 Plus the pragmatic buy for those looking a new iPhone.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 21 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#11
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
#13
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone SE 32GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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

Availability

On 7 Carriers
#18
Editor's Pick

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory
  • Talk Time: Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
From $0 Upfront
On a:
$43/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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