Telstra Superior review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Telstra Superior

Telstra Superior
  • Display

    6 inches

    2160 x 1080


  • Storage

    16GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh


Telstra isn't fooling anybody by calling its rebadged Alcatel 3V the Telstra Superior. It's a distinctly low-budget phone, but for what you're paying, you do get good value.

The good

  • High resolution screen for a budget phone
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual-lens cameras

The bad

  • Slow application performance
  • Low battery life
  • Bland design

The Telstra Superior isn't really superior to all that many phones, but at its price point, it does offer superior value.

All of Telstra's phones used to come via Chinese maker ZTE, right up until that firm found itself subject to some rather severe US trade restrictions, forcing its factory lines to shut down.

Telstra has pivoted to a new Chinese supplier for its own-brand phones in Alcatel. It has taken the Alcatel 3V as its first "Telstra branded" Alcatel handset and dubbed it the Telstra Superior. It's a low-cost prepaid handset and that raises the question as to what Telstra considers it superior to.

Design

  • Terribly generic design.
  • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Cheap plastic feel.
  • Protective case included.

Camera

  • Dual cameras are unusual at this price point.
  • Can't access second camera except for bokeh effects.
  • Simple camera app.

Performance

  • Mediatek MT8735A is predictably sluggish.
  • Few preinstalled apps.
  • Display is very good for its price range.
  • Budget for a microSD card.

Battery life

  • Poor battery life.
  • Micro USB charging.

Verdict

  • Not a great handset, but appropriate for its price point.
  • A good choice if you just want a big handset.

Pricing and availability

Telstra Superior

Big screen, small price

With its 6-inch screen and dual-lens camera, the Telstra Superior packs in plenty of value at a budget-friendly price.

Promoted

  • The Telstra Superior is available directly from Telstra for $199 as well as from local retailers like Target.

Telstra Superior specs

OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6
Display resolution (pixels) 2160 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402.5
Processor MT8735A
Height (mm) 162
Width (mm) 76
Depth (mm) 8.05
Weight (g) 169
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 2GB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Rear camera (2) resolution 2
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.4
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
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 Yes

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    BrianJanuary 13, 2019

    I would like to know how to extend the ring to this phone please

    • finder Customer Care
      JohnJanuary 15, 2019Staff

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      To extend the ring time, enter the following sequence on your mobile phone:

      **61*101** (number of seconds: 15, 20, 25 or 30) #.
      Then press the call/send button.

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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