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Telstra Tough Max 2 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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The Telstra Tough Max 2 isn't a particularly fast or high-end handset, but it is tough.

  • Rugged design is actually attractive
  • Wireless charging
  • IP67 rated for water resistance
  • Blue Tick compatible
  • Sluggish app performance
  • Ordinary camera

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

32GB

Internal storage

16 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera aperture size
8

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
146.4mm x 72mm x 11.9mm
Weight
153g

Connectivity

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

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2018-02
Telstra Tough Max 2
Finder score: 3 How we score our reviews

Australians are, sadly, very good at destroying smartphones. How good? finder's own research indicates that around 2.5 million smartphones have met an untimely end in Australia over the last five years. That's a lot of broken glass, flushed smartphones and shattered silicon to contend with, and it's fair to assume that most of those 2.5 million handsets were inadvertently destroyed, rather than deliberately crushed.

Despite this, there are relatively few smartphones that sell themselves as being hardened for Australian usage conditions. Telstra has notably offered a range of "Tough" smartphones over the years, including the original Telstra Tough range, the Telstra Tough Max and now the Telstra Tough Max 2.


Design

  • Rubberised back for extra grip
  • IP67 water resistance
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Camera

  • 16MP rear camera
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Capable of decent if unremarkable photos
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Performance

  • Middle-of-the-road performance
  • Blue Tick rated
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Battery life

  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Capable of all-day battery life
  • Supports Qi wireless charging
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Verdict

  • Great for tradies and folks who lead rough-and-tumble lives
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Pricing and availability


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera aperture size
8

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
146.4mm x 72mm x 11.9mm
Weight
153g

Connectivity

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

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No

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2 Comments

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    dennis
    March 11, 2018

    what phone gets the best reception in regional areas.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      May
      March 21, 2018

      Hi Dennis,

      Thanks for your question.

      In Australia, telco companies are largely using 3G networks to serve voice calls, but they are also starting rolling out 4G LTE voice services to be able to give better reception even in regional areas. Whilst we can’t really tell which telco has better signal in regional areas, you can check this article out that discusses what does each network offer.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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