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Name Product Display Display Rear camera Battery size Overall rating More info More info
Telstra Tough Max 3
5.65
inches

1080 x 2160

  • Display

    5.65 inches

    1080 x 2160

  • Rear camera

    16MP + 5MP
  • Battery size

    3,920 mAh
16MP + 5MP
3,920
mAh
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Telstra Essential Smart 2
5
inches

960 x 480

  • Display

    5 inches

    960 x 480

  • Rear camera

    5MP
  • Battery size

    2,000 mAh
5MP
2,000
mAh
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Telstra Essential Smart
Telstra Essential Smart
4
inches

480 x 800

  • Display

    4 inches

    480 x 800

  • Rear camera

    5MP
  • Battery size

    1,600 mAh
5MP
1,600
mAh
Not yet rated
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Telstra Essential Plus
5
inches
  • Display

    5 inches

  • Rear camera

    5MP
  • Battery size

    2,000 mAh
5MP
2,000
mAh
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Telstra Superior
6
inches
  • Display

    6 inches

  • Rear camera

    12MP + 2MP
  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh
12MP + 2MP
3,000
mAh
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Telstra Tough Max 2
5
inches

720 x 1280

  • Display

    5 inches

    720 x 1280

  • Rear camera

    16MP
  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh
16MP
3,000
mAh
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Telstra Signature 2
5.3
inches

720 x 1280

  • Display

    5.3 inches

    720 x 1280

  • Rear camera

    13MP
  • Battery size

    2,800 mAh
13MP
2,800
mAh
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Telstra Easy Call 4
Telstra Easy Call 4
2.5
inches
  • Display

    2.5 inches

  • Rear camera

    MP
  • Battery size

    1,900 mAh
N/A
1,900
mAh
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Telstra Flip 2
2.4
inches

240 x 320

  • Display

    2.4 inches

    240 x 320

  • Rear camera

    2MP
  • Battery size

    1,000 mAh
2MP
1,000
mAh
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Key facts about Telstra phones

  • Telstra is Australia's largest telecommunications provider, and while it does offer phones from brands such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG, it's also got a range of its "own" branded handsets to pick from.
  • Telstra's phones have been manufactured for it by a variety of companies, including Huawei, LG, HTC and ZTE.

What to consider when choosing a Telstra phone

Given that you can pick up a wide range of premium and mid-range brand name handsets from Telstra, you might be wondering why the nation's biggest telco bothers with its own-brand handsets as well.

The answer here is that it pitches these phones largely at the budget and specific tradie niches, and in doing so, enables itself to cover just about every phone user and price point. While its premium brand name offering suits those who want the latest from the likes of Apple and Samsung, there are plenty of Australians who trust Telstra as a brand in its own right.

At the time of writing, Telstra's own-brand range isn't substantial, thanks to the near-collapse of Chinese manufacturer ZTE. At the time of its US-based controversy, ZTE was the primary maker of Telstra's own-brand phones and its cessation of trading hit Telstra's own-brand phone business hard. Telstra took the decision to take most of its handsets off the market with the exception of those not made by ZTE. Still, you may be able to find one of them second-hand and there's always the possibility that Telstra will resume with another OEM stepping in to make new phones for it.

Looking for a Telstra phone on a plan?

Telstra only offers a limited number of its self-branded phones on plans, preferring instead to sell them outright alongside its prepaid plans. Currently, the only Telstra handset available on contract is the Telstra Tough Max 2. You can compare plans for the phone below:


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