By focusing on basic tasks like calling and texting, the Optus X Lite makes using your phone simple and stress-free.
Hearkening back to the simple, non-smartphone days of the early 2000s, the Optus X Lite eschews features like touchscreens and high-resolution cameras in favour of a basic menu interface and a physical keypad. This is a compelling proposition for folks exhausted by the complexities of modern smartphones as well as anyone looking for an affordable backup phone to keep for emergencies.
- Compact candy-bar design and physical keypad channel the simplicity of early 21st-century mobile phones
- Built-in FM radio, calendar and other apps provide extra functionality on top of basic calling and texting
- VGA camera is handy for recording information for later reference
- Low-resolution photos don't lend themselves well to sharing
- Low-power hardware is sufficient for the basic tasks the Optus X Lite is designed for
- Can deliver up to four hours of talk time or 160 hours on standby, according to Optus
Pricing and availability
Optus X Lite
A no-frills phone for the budget-conscious
The Optus X Lite is a simple, streamlined mobile phone free of the complicated features inherent to modern smartphones.
- You can pick up the Optus X Lite for $39 directly from Optus, or even cheaper from retailers like Target, Big W and Woolworths.
Optus X Lite specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||2.4 inches|
|Resolution||240 x 320|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||167|
|Rear camera megapixels||0.3MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||N/A|
|Front camera megapixels||MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||124mm x 51.5mm x 12.8mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
Compare SIM-only plans for the Optus X Lite
Latest Optus news
Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ 5G will be Optus' first 5G handset, but only with very limited coverage areas. Read more…
The Galaxy Note10 marks Optus' first foray into 5G, and you can compare all Optus' plans right here. Read more…
Australia presents unique challenges to 5G networks, so we asked the people spearheading the 5G rollout how they plan on overcoming these obstacles. Read more…