Optus X Start: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5 inches

Display size

480 x 960px

8GB

Internal storage

5 MP

Rear camera

2,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
480 x 960px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
216.8 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
5MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
2MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
137.6mm x 65.7mm x 9.8mm
Weight
135g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Quad Core 1.28GHz
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android Go
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$79
Launch date2019-01
Optus X Start

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.


Design

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

Camera

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

Performance

  • 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

Battery

  • 2,000mAh battery

Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $79

Where to buy


Alternatives

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.

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


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
480 x 960px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
216.8 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
5MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
2MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
137.6mm x 65.7mm x 9.8mm
Weight
135g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Quad Core 1.28GHz
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android Go
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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