Best mobile phones for Father's Day

We round up the best mobile phones for your dad

Even though your dad's cool factor is probably well past its use-by-date, there is no reason why he shouldn't be keeping up with the latest technology. If your dad is stuck in a time warp and still uses a trusty old Nokia 5110, why not give him with one of the latest mobile phones this Father's Day?

Most Aussie dads probably don't want a phone with fancy colours or pink, diamond-encrusted cases, nor are they likely to want a tiny phone that will probably be too small for them to use comfortably. With this in mind, we've rounded up the best mobile phones for your dad this Father's Day — from budget and prepaid offerings, to the latest Internet-capable smartphones with big touchscreens. You'll be sure to find something for every dad out there!

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Apple iPhone 4

Despite antenna issues, Apple's iPhone 4 is definitely the best iPhone yet. Its superb design, outstanding display and excellent camera make it an ideal upgrade for owners of older Apple handsets and enticing for non-iPhone owners. Many competing smartphones can do more, but none of them do it in a manner that's as slick or polished as the iPhone 4.

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  • 3rd Aug., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Apple
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  • Pros:
  • Superb design and construction
  • Outstanding display
  • Snappy performance and strong app ecosystem
  • Cons:
  • Antenna issues when held in a certain way
  • Glass back susceptible to cracking if dropped
  • Lacks flexibility and scope for customisation
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