Best phone 2021: what’s the best phone for me?

With phones becoming such an increasingly important part of our lives, when it comes to choosing a new one it can be a little stressful. There is so much happening in mobile technology that it can be hard to stay informed when it comes to deciding the best phone to buy.

For 2021, the most important mobile technology development you should be across is 5G. Rolling out all over Australia this year, it’s worth considering upgrading your phone to a phone with 5G capabilities so you don’t have to upgrade again when they shut off the 3G network in the next few years.

Whether you’re a devoted Android user or just looking for a phone with a great camera, there is something out there for everyone!

Best Camera Phones

The quality of your phone camera has become a significant drawcard for choosing the right phone. Whether you're a professional content creator or enjoy capturing important family moments, having a high-quality camera on your phone is incredibly useful.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: premium phone, premium photos


If you’re looking for the best camera phone on the market right now, look no further than Samsung’s latest offering. Everything on this device is state-of-the-art, and the camera is no exception. Boasting an incredible 108MP rear camera and a 40MP front camera, this phone's crown jewel is its camera’s ability to maintain its high-quality resolution even when zooming. It’s hard not to ignore the price tag attached to the Galaxy, but it’s 5G compatibility makes it the kind of phone that you’ll enjoy for years.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro: make every photo count


A 50MP primary camera and a 20MP ultra-wide lens with optical zoom place the Huawei Mate 40 Pro at a close second for the best smartphone camera on the market. From portrait shots to wide landscape, zoomed photos and close up shots, this phone does it all very well. It’s powerful for shooting in low light conditions, which means even the most novice photographers can still produce a great quality shot.

Best Android Phones

Flexible, customisable and powerful - Android’s are great when you know exactly what you want your phone to do. At a variety of different price points, Android’s are definitely more accessible to the average user compared to it’s Apple counterpart.

Google Pixel 4a: high quality, low cost


Affordable, fast and with plenty of storage, the Google Pixel 4a is a stand-out android phone. Highlights include its well-built design that doesn’t stick out of your pocket and a headphone jack that means you don't have to upgrade to Bluetooth headphones.

Besides it’s relatively short battery life and lack of 5G connectivity, it’s pretty close to being one of the best phones on the market. Google has loaded this budget phone with all the bells and whistles that phones double the price miss out on.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: more than just a phone


If money is no obstacle for your next upgrade, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a great investment. It’s a powerful note-taking tool, and it’s also a mini-game console with the ability to stream Xbox games effortlessly. If you’re someone who uses their phone for more than just texting and calling, the Samsung Galaxy is the pick of the lot!

Best iPhones

Beautifully designed and incredibly user-friendly, the iPhone is popular for a reason. If you happen to use a Mac in other areas of your professional and personal life, the iPhone’s compatibility with other Apple products can be handy.

iPhone 12 Pro Max: best-in-class device


The pinnacle of the iPhone to date, you can’t get better than the 12 Pro Max. With the bright 6.7 inch OLED screen, wireless charging and extended battery life - this is one of the best phones on the market. The one drawback would be its size. So if you’re looking for something more compact, this iteration of the iPhone might not be for you as it is a little bulky.

iPhone 11: the best value for money


While the iPhone 11 is no longer the new kid on the block, it certainly holds pace with the iPhone 12. Its A13 Bionic processor means that it’s more powerful than some of the more recently released Android phones. An incredible camera and an 11-hour battery life, all for half the price of an iPhone 12, mean that you are getting bang for your buck with the iPhone 11.

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