The best smartphone 2018: 15 top mobile phones rated







UPDATE: Samsung’s astonishing Galaxy S10 Plus has taken the top spot in our list of the best phones of 2019 – read on below to find out why we love it!

2018 was a stellar year for smartphones, and while 2019 is set to be even better, there’s no denying that last year’s phones are still top notch (literally, in some cases). 

Last year’s launches of the iPhone XS and the  Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have made the humble smartphone faster, more powerful and even more versatile than ever before.

Here at TechRadar, we check out almost every phone under the sun, putting the ones that matter through our vigorous testing process to create our in-depth mobile phone reviews.

However, with so many to choose from, we’ve spent hours whittling them down to a top ten, taking into account power, specs, design and value for money. And we’ll always point you in the direction of the latest handsets – after all, nobody wants to be carting around a phone that doesn’t get any updates in a year’s time, right?

So whether it’s one of the many slick Android handsets, the latest iPhone or one from a range of other cool manufacturers, we’ve extensively tested them all so you don’t have to!

Here are our rankings for the best smartphones that are currently available in Australia in 2019.

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1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung’s greatest Android phone

Release date: March 2019 | Weight: 175g (Ceramic 198g) | Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8GB / 12GB | Storage: 128GB/512GB/1TB | Battery: 4,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP + 8MP

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