Telstra Essential Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs
- It's very cheap
- 4G capable
- Android Oreo Go
- Blue Tick certified
- It would only go fast if you dropped it off a cliff
- Battery life isn't great
- Generic design
|Launch price (RRP)||$99|
The latest rebranded Alcatel phone to arrive with a quick coat of Telstra paint is the Telstra Essential Plus. It's a slightly reworked Alcatel 1, which means it joins the very small family of phones running Android Oreo Go here in Australia. It's also only $99 outright, which means it's extremely affordable.
- Small in the hand.
- Feels cheap (because it is).
- Headphone socket included!
- A camera is present. That's about it.
- Slow to start, slow to focus.
- Slow application performance.
- Android Oreo Go apps work a little better than you might think.
- Display washes out a lot when flat on a desk.
- Woeful battery life.
- Hard to argue against the value of a $99 4G smartphone.
- A good choice for low needs phone users.
Pricing and availability
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