Most popular smartphones

Good Gear Guide's most popular smartphones.

Good Gear Guide's most popular smartphones are a rank of the top phones based on site traffic for the past 12 months.

We keep this list constantly updated every month based on what you, our readers, are interested in. We include both full reviews and phones that we have previewed on the site, but are yet to review.

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Find 5
3.50

1. Oppo Find 5 Android phone

The Oppo Find 5 is a high-end Android phone with an excellent display and solid build quality. Unfortunately, it is let down by questionable ergonomics, a lack of 4G, some odd software quirks and poor battery life.
Review Date: 31st May, 2013
RRP: TBA
Lumia 620
4.00

2. Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone

Despite its low price the Nokia Lumia 620 has an appealing design, good performance and a long list of features. It's one of the best entry-level smartphones on the market.
Review Date: 19th March, 2013
RRP: $ 329.00
Best Buy
Optimus L7
2.75

3. LG Optimus L7 Android phone

The competitively priced Optimus L7 is a well designed Android phone with a nice display and good battery life. However, it offer mediocre, sluggish performance that makes it too difficult to recommend.
Review Date: 4th Oct., 2012
RRP: $ 269.00
Xperia Z
4.50

4. Sony Xperia Z Android phone

Boasting a 5in, full HD 1080p display, excellent performance, good battery life and water and dust-resistance, the glass-clad Xperia Z is easily the best smartphone Sony has ever produced. It's only let down by a poor quality loudspeaker and a ...
Review Date: 27th Feb., 2013
RRP: $ 749.00
Editor's Choice
Agora
2.00

5. Kogan Agora Android phone

While the Kogan Agora will deliver most of what it promises, it has a poor quality display, terrible battery life and often sluggish performance. It also doesn't appear to work on the 850MHz 3G network band in Australia, despite being ...
Review Date: 22nd March, 2013
RRP: $ 149.00
Desire C
3.00

6. HTC Desire C Android phone

The HTC Desire C is a competitively priced pre-paid smartphone that offers a few features we aren't used to seeing on low-end Android devices. We like its design, build quality and the decent battery life it offers, but the sluggish ...
Review Date: 18th Sept., 2012
RRP: $ 229.00
Galaxy S III 4G
4.50

7. Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Android phone

The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G takes all that we loved from the original Galaxy S III and adds 4G network capability. It certainly achieves impressive, super fast data speeds on the Telstra and Optus 4G networks and the latest ...
Review Date: 22nd Oct., 2012
RRP: $ 899.00
Xperia ZL
0.00

8. Sony Xperia ZL Android phone (preview)

The Sony Xperia ZL lacks the Xperia Z's water and dust-resistant capabilities but manages to squeeze the same 5in display into a smaller frame. It also includes an IR port to act as a universal remote.
Review Date: 19th Feb., 2013
RRP: TBA
Frontier 4G
3.00

9. Telstra Frontier 4G Android phone

The Telstra Frontier 4G is the first 4G smartphone in Australia to be sold on prepaid. It offers a largely standard UI and decent battery life, but the competitive price comes with a few drawbacks including a highly reflective screen ...
Review Date: 16th Jan., 2013
RRP: $ 299.00
Butterfly
3.25

10. HTC Butterfly Android phone

The HTC Butterfly's 5in, full HD screen is a marvel and its thin design quickly becomes appreciated. However, poor battery life, some odd ergonomics and HTC's tired Sense UI are all letdowns. Add a lack of 4G to that and ...
Review Date: 30th Jan., 2013
RRP: TBA
One
4.25

11. HTC One Android phone

The HTC One is one of the best designed phones we've ever used. It has an outstanding display and offers fast and smooth performance. However, its battery life is below average, its new camera technology isn't a revolution and the ...
Review Date: 4th April, 2013
RRP: $ 768.00
Editor's Choice
Optimus L9
3.75

12. LG Optimus L9 Android phone

The LG Optimus L9 has a large 4.7in, qHD display and an attractive and functional design. It's only marred by a slightly sluggish user experience and a below average camera. At $399, the Optimus L9 represents reasonable value for money.
Review Date: 17th Dec., 2012
RRP: $ 399.00
Lumia 520
4.00

13. Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone

If you can live without a front-facing camera, the Nokia Lumia 520 is the best value for money smartphone on the market. It packs in a wealth of features for its low asking price and sacrifices very little in the ...
Review Date: 7th May, 2013
RRP: $ 179.00
Best Buy
Xperia TX
3.75

14. Sony Xperia TX Android phone

The Sony Xperia TX has an excellent display, some nice UI features and a distinctive arc-style design. However, it offers little that we haven't already seen on rival devices, making it a good smartphone that lacks any real wow factor. ...
Review Date: 27th Nov., 2012
RRP: $ 629.00
Lumia 820
3.75

15. Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset boasting 4G connectivity and featuring a unique design with interchangeable backplates. It's a solid device with removable storage and excellent bundled Nokia apps but it's heavy and there's not ...
Review Date: 14th Dec., 2012
RRP: $ 649.00
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