The Optus X Spirit makes basic smartphone features like 4G Internet and the Google Play app store accessible to those on a budget.
It wasn't so long ago that we all saw smartphones purely as luxury items – incredibly helpful yet prohibitively expensive for anyone operating on a strict budget. As mobile technology has advanced, however, smartphone manufacturers have been able to incorporate cheaper components into their handsets and provide budget-conscious phone buyers with versatile devices at an affordable price point.
This is exactly what you get with the Optus X Spirit. Retailing for an agreeable $99, about $50 cheaper than the Optus X Smart, the low-cost handset offers basic smartphone functionality including 4G Internet connectivity, access to the Android app library and capable front and rear cameras. For cash-conscious phone buyers wanting a handset with modern capabilities, this makes the Optus X Spirit worth consideration.
- Standard design is simple yet functional
- Android 6.0 remains a capable operating system
- For basic photography, the 5MP camera should be adequate
- Far from a powerhouse, but fine if you're only using it for basic phone tasks
- Up to 11 hours of talk time or 440 hours on standby, per Optus benchmarks
Pricing and availability
Optus X Spirit
A no-frills smartphone for the budget-conscious
The Optus X Spirit gets you basic smartphone functionality at a very affordable price.
- You can currently find the Optus X Spirit selling for around $75 at retailers like Big W, Target and Kmart.
Optus X Spirit specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5 inches|
|Resolution||480 x 854|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||196|
|Rear camera megapixels||5MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||N/A|
|Front camera megapixels||2MP|
|Front camera aperture size||N/A|
|Dimensions||140.7mm x 71.8mm x 10mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 6|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
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