Optus X Play: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Optus X Play
Optus X Play
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Optus X Play at a glance
When was the Optus X Play released? September 2017.
What’s new about the Optus X Play? 4-inch touch screen, 3G connectivity, Android 6.0.
How much does the Optus X Play cost? RRP $59.

The 3G-only Optus X Play provides basic smartphone functionality at a budget price point.

Of all the technology-based industries, smartphones might be one of the most confusing, simply because of the breakneck pace at which new handsets hit the market. You've got companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Sony launching multiple models all year round, with each proclaiming that some feature or another solidifies their handset as the best in the business.

Navigating this endless onslaught of new phones can be tremendously tricky, especially if you're looking for something more affordable than your latest iPhone or Galaxy S handset. It's here that handsets like the Optus X Play stand out. Built to a strict budget, the Optus X Play foregoes fancy features and cutting-edge power in favour of a simple, stripped-back design that delivers basic smartphone functionality at an attractive price point. This makes it well-suited to first-time phone users and those who only need a device for making and receiving calls and texts.

Design

  • A basic but functional design that serves its purpose.
  • No 4G connectivity means Internet speeds are on the slow side.

Camera

  • 2MP camera is sufficient for very basic photography, though not much more.

Performance

  • Low-power hardware should handle basic tasks, albeit at its own pace.
  • 512MB of RAM does not lend itself well to smooth multi-tasking.

Battery

  • Up to eight hours of talk time or up to 530 hours on standby, according to Optus.

Pricing and availability

Optus X Play

Bringing the smartphone back to basics

The Optus X Play is an affordable and accessible smartphone for folks who don't need all the bells and whistles.

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  • You can buy the Optus X Play for $59 from Optus directly or through retailers like Target, Big W and Officeworks.
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OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 4
Display resolution (pixels) 800 x 480
Pixels per inch (PPI) 233
Processor MT6580M
Height (mm) 121.3
Width (mm) 64.4
Depth (mm) 9.7
Weight (g) 110
Battery size (mAh) 1,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 4GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 512MB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 2
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 0.3
Front camera (1) aperture N/A
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No
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Updated February 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
5.5
1280 × 720
16GB
2,500
4
800 x 480
4GB
1,500
2.4
320 x 240
128MB
950
5
854 x 480
8GB
2,050
Optus X Start
Optus X Start
5
480x960
8GB
2,000
Optus X Power
Optus X Power
5.5
1280x720
16GB
4,000

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