The Aspera F26 is a simple and affordable handset that offers an easy-to-use alternative to the modern smartphone.
Most phone manufacturers these days assume that everyone wants massive touch screens, high-resolution displays and more features than Inspector Gadget, not to mention that people are willing to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for such a device. But what if you just want a simple, no-nonsense phone for keeping in touch with friends and family?
This is exactly what Aspera aims to provide with phones like the F26 and the flip-phone design of the F24. Harking back to the early days of the mobile phone where buttons were large and screens were small, the F26 pares the humble phone down to the bare essentials of calling and texting, making it a compelling choice for folks who don't need to browse Facebook or stream Netflix on the go.
- Revives the simple design of early 2000s mobile phones.
- Physical buttons and minimalist interface prioritise accessibility above all else.
- Handy for quickly recording information you don't have time to write down.
- Low image quality means it won't substitute for a dedicated camera.
- No apps or software updates to slow it down.
- Low internal storage limits some of the phone's capabilities.
- Small and best-suited for those who use their phone infrequently.
Pricing and availability
Back to basics
If you've been longing for the days when phones were just simple devices for calling and texting, the Aspera F26 is going to be right up your alley.
- The Aspera F26 is available from retailers like Bing Lee, Big W and MobileCiti for around $79.
|Display size (inches)||2.4|
|Display resolution (pixels)||320 x 240|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||167|
|Battery size (mAh)||900|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||0.3|
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