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Details

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
218 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
SD
Front camera megapixels
2MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 74mm x 13mm
Weight
215g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
N/A
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$399
Launch date2012
Aspera R8

By incorporating an array of protective features such as a reinforced body, waterproofing and dust resistance, the Aspera R8 can withstand far more punishment than your typical iPhone or Samsung Galaxy handset. This makes it a compelling choice not only for workers in the industrial and trade sectors, but also for anyone who wants the security of knowing their phone can take the occasional fall or spill and keep right on trucking.

Design

  • Rubberised, reinforced and sealed tight for protection against the elements
  • Gorilla Glass touch screen resists scratches while affording all the benefits of a touch interface

Camera

  • 8MP rear camera should prove sufficient for general photography
  • Scratch-resistant lenses maintain the R8's rugged design

Performance

  • Solid specs that should be sufficient for typical day-to-day use
  • Android 6.0 remains a capable operating system, even if it is a little long in the tooth

Battery

  • 2,600mAh battery with claims of up to 8.5 hours of talk time
  • Battery is sealed for added protection

Pricing and availability

  • Price: RRP $399
  • Where to buy: eBay

Compare SIM-only plans for the Aspera R8

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Finder Award
  • Finder Exclusive: $10 for the first 3 renewals, then $35 per renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$0.20 per GB
$10
per 28 days expiry
Exclusive
50GB
Data

$0.20/GB
$10
per 28 days expiry
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  • $35/mth for the first 6 months for new customers, then $45/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.11.2021, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$0.35 per GB
$35
per month
100GB
Data

$0.35/GB
$35
per month
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  • Get the 1st month free then $35/mth. Use code FLX9. For use in Aus. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 03 December 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per month
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps

$35
per month
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Finder Award
-38%
  • $9.80/mth for the first 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$1.63 per GB
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data

$1.63/GB
-38%
$9.80
per month
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Finder Award
  • $15 for the first 3 renewals, then $30 per renewal onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$0.50 per GB
$15
per 28 days expiry
30GB
Data

$0.50/GB
$15
per 28 days expiry
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  • $15/mth for the first 3 months, then $20/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12GB
Data
$1.25 per GB
$15
per month
12GB
Data

$1.25/GB
$15
per month
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Aspera R8 specs

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
218 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
SD
Front camera megapixels
2MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 74mm x 13mm
Weight
215g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
N/A
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No

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