SAMSUNG GALAXY S7/S7 EDGE
www.samsung.com/au PRICE From $1,148.99 The S7 duo are superbly designed phones with brilliant cameras, beautiful screens and some innovative additions. T3 SAYS These Galaxies are simply the best phones of the year, whichever you go for.
APPLE iPHONE 7/7 PLUS
www.apple.com/au PRICE FROM $1,079 Water resistance, great haptic feedback and an amazing camera set-up are brilliant features on Apple’s stunning new releases. T3 SAYS If you can get past the lack of a headphone socket, you have a winner here.
www.htc.com/au PRICE $999 HTC finally delivers with its new handset, with loads of power, a responsive interface, great battery life and incredible audio capabilities. The camera is terrific, too. T3 SAYS HTC’s flagship smartphone absolutely lives up to the hype.
SONY XPERIA XZ
www.sonymobile. com/au PRICE $899 Sony’s Xperia XZ sounds like a cyborg chromosome, but turns out to be another stylish performer. The guts are largely the same as the X Performance but the 23MP camera is even more impressive. T3 SAYS That camera is sensational.
www.lg.com/au PRICE FROM $1,079 If you can forgive the Pixel, and Google’s plus-size handset the Pixel XL, for a lack of de rigueur water resistance, this is one of the best smartphones available today. T3 SAYS Google’s first entry into the hotly contested phone arena is a huge success.
MOTOROLA MOTO Z
www.motorola.com.au PRICE $899 Motorola’s razor-thin beauty has a fantastic QHD AMOLED display, good battery life and gets the modular phone concept right with a great selection of mods, at the expense of water resistance and a headphone jack. T3 SAYS It’s the mods that make this.