Tuesday , November 21 2017

Optus adds the X Play to its prepaid lineup of devices for $59


Optus has continued with its own “X” branded line up of devices with the Optus X Play being quietly added to the telcos website for $59.

Spec wise, the Optus X Play isn’t a device that will win awards anytime soon but for those who might be after a spare device or a basic first smartphone for the kids then the X Play could be the device you’re quite possibly looking for.

As with all the Optus ‘X’ branded phones we’ve seen so far, the X Play is a rebadged phone, with the Alcatel Pixi (4) taking the honours this time. Under the hood you’ll find decentish hardware:

Key Specifications:Optus X Play
Release dateSeptember 2017
Screen size4-inch
Screen technologyTFT LCD
Resolution480x800
PPI
Rear camera2MP
Front cameraVGA
ChipsetMediatek MT6580M
Core config4 x 1.5GHz
RAM512MB
Storage4GB (1.1GB for end user)
MicroSDYes, up to 32GB
Battery1,500 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorMicroUSB
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 6.0
Vendor skin
Dimensions121.3 x 64.4 x 9.7 mm
Weight110g
ColoursBlack

It is a little disappointing that the X Play is only 3G enabled and not able to support any 4G bands but given some parts of Australia are still yet to see this technology rolled out, it’s a cheap option for people upgrading from the recently retired 2G network.

It is also disappointing that the device does only come with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) instead of Android 7.0 (Nougat) which is now over a year old. An update to Android 8.0 (Oreo) would be something we don’t forsee in this devices future – but we could (and would love to) be wrong.

As stated the Optus X Play is available either through your local Optus store or through through the Optus Pre-Paid websitefor $59. Also as a reminder that the device is locked to the Optus network and unlocking fees apply and you will need to contact Optus directly to find out more about the network unlocking fee.

Source: Optus Pre-Paid - Optus X Play.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

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.

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