Optus X Start: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Optus X Start

Optus X Start
  • Display

    5 inches

    480 x 960

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,000 mAh

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The Optus X Start is a highly affordable phone running Android Oreo Go, the cut-down version of Android 8, to make the most of its simple feature set.

Most of the big networks in Australia have their range of affordable, self-branded handsets for those on limited budgets. The Optus Start X is one of Optus's cheapest phones, but it could be the right match for your needs thanks to the use of Android Oreo Go. That's the slimmed-down, performance-enhanced version of Android that allows lower-power devices to really make the most of their limited resources for selected applications.

The Optus Start X sells itself on its price; if you're in the market for a simple smartphone on a very tight budget, it should be suitable, but there's a lot of competition in this space.


  • 5-inch display
  • Low resolution screen
  • Headphone jack


  • 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras are rudimentary, but that's in line with a budget phone


  • Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM is ordinary
  • Android Oreo Go makes the most of what the Optus X Start has
  • Locked to the Optus network


  • 2,000mAh battery

Pricing and availability

  • The Optus X Start retails in Australia for $79 outright

Optus X Start

Simple and affordable

The Optus X Start is a low-cost prepaid phone with the advantages of Android Go.


The phone is priced to sell, but Optus has plenty of other options if you want a low-cost phone on its network. If what you want is a very simple phone, you could consider the Optus X Lite.

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.


If you wanted a little more battery power, you could consider the Optus X Smart.

Optus X Smart

A simple smartphone at a wallet-friendly price

Enjoy the benefits of a modern smartphone without the hefty price tag by picking up the Optus X Smart today.


Optus X Start specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 480 x 960
Pixels per inch (PPI) 216.8
Rear camera megapixels 5MP
Rear camera aperture size
Video recording N/A
Front camera megapixels 2MP
Front camera aperture size
Dimensions 137.6mm x 65.7mm x 9.8mm
Weight 135g
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor Quad Core 1.28GHz
Operating system Android Go
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 32GB
Battery capacity 2,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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