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
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5 inches|
|Resolution||480 x 960|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||216.8|
|Rear camera megapixels||5MP|
|Rear camera aperture size|
|Front camera megapixels||2MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||137.6mm x 65.7mm x 9.8mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Processor||Quad Core 1.28GHz|
|Operating system||Android Go|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
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