Or maybe you're not looking for the very best phone, and are instead after bang for your buck. Oppo's R11s looks a lot like an iPhone, both in terms of its hardware and software. But it's a solid device, with all the speed most will need, a long battery life and a strong camera.
If you're not about the Apple life, then Samsung is your super-premium phone of choice. The Galaxy S9 is ultrapowerful, has a great screen and a strong camera game. It looks almost identical to last year's S8, but that's a very good thing.
Huawei's phones have been standouts for years, even if they don't get as much recognition as some of their competitors. The P20 Pro demands your attention, though, with its triple cameras and iridescent pink and blue "twilight" colour. You can snag it for AU$1,099.
If the iPhone X is the revolution, the iPhone 8 is old faithful. The design is a little outdated, but the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still two of the fastest, most reliable phones out there. Plus, Apple's cameras are already top of the line. You'll have to splurge AU$1,079 for the 8 or AU$1,229 for the Plus.