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The best technology brands in the 2021/22 Finder Retail Awards

We reveal Australia's favourite technology brands for 2021/22

The Finder Retail Awards recognises Australia's favourite brands across more than 100 retail categories. We survey thousands of real Australians to understand how they feel about their recent product purchases, and use that information to reward the most popular brands.

These are the best brands for technology in the 2021/22 Awards.

Best digital camera Brand

Best rated digital camera brand: Canon

The best rated digital camera brand in this year's Finder Awards is Canon. Canon topped the scores for image quality, ease of use, features and value for money.

Finalists
  • Nikon
  • Sony
Best laptop Brand

Best rated laptop brand: Acer

If you're looking for a new computer, Acer has been rated as the best laptop brand in Australia. Acer scored well for performance, value for money and battery life, and was recommended by 95% of surveyed Australians.

Finalists
  • Apple
  • HP

See Finder's picks for the best laptops in Australia

Best mobile phone Brand

Best rated mobile phone brand: Oppo

With high scores for value for money and battery life, manufacturer Oppo has won the Finder Award for best mobile phone this year.

Finalists
  • Google
  • Apple

See Finder's picks for the best phones in Australia

Best headphones Brand

Best rated headphones brand: Beats by Dr. Dre

For the second year running, Beats by Dr. Dre has take out the Finder Award for best headphones. Beats had top scores for design and comfort and was recommended by 100% of surveyed customers.

Finalists
  • Skullcandy
  • Bose

See Finder's picks for the best headphones in Australia

Best TV Brand 2021

Best rated TV brand: Samsung

Samsung is the back-to-back winner in this category and it's not hard to see why. This brand scored highly across the board, whilst also receiving a 100% recommendation rating from its customers.

Finalists
  • Panasonic
  • Sony

See Finder's picks for the best TVs in Australia

Best VR headset brand

Best rated VR headset brand: Sony Playstation

Sony Playstation has been instrumental in driving take up of virtual reality technology so it's no surprise that it has taken out this year's Finder award for best VR headset brand. Playstation was a clear favourite across the ease of use, features and functions and overall rating pillars.

Finalists
  • Samsung
  • Valve

See Finder's picks for the best VR headsets in Australia

How we chose the winners

The 2021/22 Finder Retail Awards recognise brand sentiment from customer feedback on different retail product categories. Finder worked with data and insights company, Dynata to conduct thousands of customer interviews around their product purchasing history and satisfaction with their purchased products.

Disclaimer: Please refer to our methodology for more information on how we scored and judged Finder Retail Awards candidates. While we endeavour to assess the majority of product providers in the market, this is not always possible and it may be that not every brand in the market was included for judging.

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Nick Broughall is a global group publisher across shopping, travel, tech, streaming and reviews at Finder. An award-winning journalist with over 15 years' experience writing about technology, Nick has edited leading tech publications, including Gizmodo, TechRadar and T3 Magazine, as well as contributing to CNET, the Sydney Morning Herald, Lifehacker, news.com.au and many more. In 2016 he was awarded the Best Reviewer title at the 14th Annual IT Journalism Awards and has been a finalist for Best Reviewer, Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Best News Journalist on multiple occasions. Nick has a Bachelor of Media and finds joy in solving problems with technology. See full bio

Nick's expertise
Nick has written 20 Finder guides across topics including:
  • Product reviews
  • Technology journalism

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