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Best Virgin Mobile phones available right now

Summary: We've compiled a list of Virgin's best devices that we'll update regularly to keep you in the know

By at WhistleOut |

Just because you’ve picked your provider doesn’t mean you’re in the clear, you still have to pick a phone. We’ve grabbed the best phones from Virgin and compiled a short list that we’ll keep updated regularly to keep things a bit simpler.

Samsung Galaxy S5

As the new flagship for Samsung, the Galaxy S5 rocks some serious power and feature updates over its predecessor. For starters it's water resistant; able to sit in up to 1m of water for half an hour. We love this Sony-inspired addition and we're keen to see it on even more devices going forward.

The camera is now a 16MP shooter and can achieve focus in under a third of a second. It also has the ability to refocus a picture after it has been taken, which will be helpful for the less photo-proficient among us.

The new fingerprint scanner is located under the screen, and ties in with security and purchases. In Australia, Samsung has even made a deal with PayPal to make online purchase fast, secure and easy.

As for the general smartphone stuff there's a 5.2 inch 1080p display, powerful 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and options for 16GB or 32GB of storage, with a MicroSD slot for expansion.

Sony Xperia Z2

The Xperia Z2 is actually fully waterproof, assuming that you have its plug covers in. It's is IP55 and IP58 certified, meaning that it can be submerged in over a metre of water for over half an hour. We wouldn’t recommend leaving it at the bottom of a pool overnight, but it’s certainly enough to take your phone for a swim with you if you feel like it. You can even take underwater photos using the dedicated camera button on the side. Very cool.

Its other specs include a 20.7MP camera, 5.2 inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.3GHz CPU, 3GB of RAM, 4G connectivity, 16GB of storage with a MicroSD for expansion, WiFi ac (the fastest WiFi standard), and a large 3200mAh battery with a long charge life.

Samsung Galaxy S4 4G PLUS

The Galaxy S4 4G PLUS is Virgin's fancy name for the regular best-selling Galaxy S4, except that the 4G PLUS works on two different kinds of 4G: FDD and TDD. In English that means you’ll get regular 4G speeds in most areas, but in some zones your 4G will be increased even beyond its normal super-fast rate.

Otherwise everything about the S4 4G PLUS is exactly the same as the GS4 we’ve all come to know and love. It has a beautiful 5 inch 1080p display built on Super AMOLED tech, quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage with a MicroSD for expansion, a regular 2600 mAh battery and a great 13MP camera.

Thanks to the recent Galaxy S5 announcement, the S4 is nice and affordable. Don't be thrown by the fact that it's last year's phone. It's still a great handset for the price.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Note 3 is a shoe-in for every ‘best of’ list that it qualifies for. It’s among the most powerful smartphones on the market, has a beautiful (and huge) 5.7 inch 1080p display, a large 3200mAh battery, 4G, 32GB of internal storage with a MicroSD for expansion, a fantastic camera, and the ever-useful S-Pen stylus.

The only drawback of the Note 3 is its size. Being a ‘phablet’, it’s much bigger than a regular phone. This is great news for some users, but a deal-breaker for others. If you’re considering the Note 3, be sure you at least hold it and test it in your pocket before you make up your mind.

iPhone 5s

Of course the latest and greatest in iPhone technology was going to rear its head somewhere along here. The 5s comes in three colours – White, ‘Space Gray’, and ‘Champagne’ (read: gold) – but otherwise is identical to the iPhone 5 in design.

It’s fast, has a great little 4 inch screen and still rocks one of the best cameras on the market. Of course, one of the main reason you grab an iPhone is to gain access to the Apple ecosystem and the App Store. It’s still the place to go if you want to biggest catalogue of great apps and games, which is always a tick for us.


Virgin Mobile has a full range of excellent phones and many online only deals and excellent coverage via the Optus 4G network. If these phones are not for you, then we suggest you can:

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