Telstra Tough Max 2 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs
- Rugged design is actually attractive
- Wireless charging
- IP67 rated for water resistance
- Blue Tick compatible
- Sluggish app performance
- Ordinary camera
|Launch price (RRP)||$0|
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.
- Rubberised back for extra grip
- IP67 water resistance
- 16MP rear camera
- 8MP selfie camera
- Capable of decent if unremarkable photos
- Middle-of-the-road performance
- Blue Tick rated
- 3,000mAh battery
- Capable of all-day battery life
- Supports Qi wireless charging
- Great for tradies and folks who lead rough-and-tumble lives
Pricing and availability
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March 11, 2018
what phone gets the best reception in regional areas.
March 21, 2018
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 our article on how does 4G differ from 3G and what does each network offer.
Hope this helps.
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