By focusing on basic tasks like calling and texting, the Optus X Lite makes using your phone simple and stress-free.
It's no surprise that premium smartphones like the latest Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy handsets dominate the advertising space within the mobile market. With hundreds or even thousands of dollars of technology under their hoods, they make for attractive showpieces that tap into the human desire for owning the latest and greatest.
But what if you lack that hunger for new technology? There's no sense in spending megabucks on a top-of-the-line smartphone if all you need is a device that can make and receive calls and texts. That's why phones like the Optus X Lite or the Optus X Play exist.
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.
|Display size (inches)||2.4|
|Display resolution (pixels)||320 x 240|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||167|
|Battery size (mAh)||950|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||0.3|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||N/A|
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