The 3G-only Optus X Play provides basic smartphone functionality at a budget price point.
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.
- A basic but functional design that serves its purpose.
- No 4G connectivity means Internet speeds are on the slow side.
- 2MP camera is sufficient for very basic photography, though not much more.
- Low-power hardware should handle basic tasks, albeit at its own pace.
- 512MB of RAM does not lend itself well to smooth multi-tasking.
- 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.
- You can buy the Optus X Play for $59 from Optus directly or through retailers like Target, Big W and Officeworks.
Optus X Play specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||4 inches|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||233|
|Rear camera megapixels||2MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||N/A|
|Front camera megapixels||0.3MP|
|Front camera aperture size||N/A|
|Dimensions||121.3mm x 64.4mm x 9.7mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 6|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
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