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Coles has some Android goodies coming up for Fathers day, including two mobile phones with bonus gift cards and a 3G tablet, which go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 2 September.

To start off we will have a look at the mobile handsets Coles are offering.

Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus

Telstra Samsung galaxy trend Plus + Gift Card

First up, we have the Telstra Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus has been a stablemate of Telstra Pre-Paid services for a while now, but has only recently been removed from the Telstra website. The Trend Plus does comes with some pretty decent specs which is good, though there is not word of an update to Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), and there probably won’t be one.

Here is a full list of specs for the Galaxy Trend Plus:

  • 4.0″ WVGA TFT Display (480 x 800)
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB Memory onboard (with up to 1.9GB user-accessible memory available), expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • 5MP Rear camera, VGA Front facing
  • 1,500mAh Removable Battery
  • WiFi – 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Network Connectivity:
    • 2G: 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900MHZ
    • 3G: 850 / 1,900 / 2,100
  • Dimensions: 121.50 x 63.10 x 10.57mm @118g

Of course the main selling point for this is the bonus $20 Bunnings Gift card along with 1000 Bonus FlyBuys points when you purchase the Telstra Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus for $99.

HTC Desire 320 3G

Voda HTC Desire 320

Next up in the catalogue specials, we have the Vodafone HTC Desire 320 3G which was launched onto the network earlier this year and has been part of the resurgence of the Desire brand for the troubled manufacturer. Spec-wise, the HTC Desire 320 3G isn’t going to set any world records but it still comes with some ok specs at the end of the day.

The full list of specs include:

  • 4.5″ FWVGA Display (480 x 854)
  • 1.3 GHz qual-core
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • 5MP Rear Camera, VGA Front facing
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, GPS
  • Network Connectivity:
    • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G: 900/2100 MHz
  • Dimensions: 132 x 67.8 x 10.5mm @ 145g

It is unsure and most likely is this device will see any update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, however if your after a relatively cheap and quite good specs phone, then the HTC Desire 320 might be your phone. The HTC Desire 320 is available for $99.

Alcatel onetouch Pixi 7” Tablet

Alcatel Pixi 7%22 Tablet - Optus

Lastly we have the Optus Prepaid Alcatel onetouch Pixi 7” Tablet, which launched on Optus just a few months ago and is part of a push by Alcatel or more so TCL at giving its mobile division more presence within the marketplace here.

Spec wise, again like the handsets above, the Optus Prepaid Alcatel onetouch Pixi 7” Tablet isn’t going to set any records and is also limited to the 3G spectrum under Optus. Nonetheless, for the price tag that Coles has it on sale for, its not too bad.

The full list of specs include:

  • 7.0″ QHD Display (320 x 480)
  • 1.3GHz DUAL core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Memory (with 2GB end user memory), expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • VGA Front and Rear Cameras
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 2,840 mAh Battery (Non-Replaceable)
  • Network Connectivity:
    • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G: 900/2100 MHz
  • Dimensions: 189 x 106 x 9.2mm @ 255g

While there is a lack of 4G network connectivity for the onetouch Pixi Tablet, the price is a steal at just $79 each. This is a great one for the kids.

The Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, HTC Desire 320 and the Alcatel onetouch Pixi 7” Tablet are available from your local Coles store only for the respectful price of $99 for both mobile handsets and the tablet for $79. You can check out the latest Coles catalogue through the link below.

It is also important to note that the devices will be network locked, and there will be fees to unlock them from their respective carriers.

Source: Coles Catalogue starting Wednesday 2nd September 2015.

Alex Dennis   Associate


By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

Other various interests Alex has include, Accessible transport for people with disabilities along with LGBTIQ and Health related fields and interests for again for people with disabilities.

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Their website has some noticeably different specs for that tablet, not least the resolution (960 x 540).

Still not a good bet mind.

Paul Warner
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I though that the Onetouch Pixi Tablet specs were crap in the article.

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