Optus X Start: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Optus X Start

Optus X Start
  • Display

    5 inches


  • 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

OS Android Go
Display size (inches) 5
Display resolution (pixels) 480x960
Pixels per inch (PPI) 216.8
Processor Quad Core 1.28GHz
Height (mm) 137.6
Width (mm) 65.7
Depth (mm) 9.8
Weight (g) 135
Battery size (mAh) 2,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 8GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 5
Rear camera (1) aperture
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 2
Front camera (1) aperture
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No

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