Telstra is boosting its ‘tough’ range of devices with a mashup of the more classic candybar style phone powered by the modern Android OS, which is also tough and ready for the rough and tumble of everyday life.
The Telstra Tough Max 5 – boy, that’s a mouthful – is a re-badged ZTE T57 phone but the main interest here is that the device is housed into a familiar candybar style housing for the retro loving mobile users out there. The phone may look classic in style, but its powered by Android, and in a nod to the touch-based interface, it includes a 2.8″ touchscreen to help you navigate the interface.
So lets see what you get for hard earned dollars:
|Key Specifications:||Telstra Tough 5|
|Release date||April 2018|
|Resolution||480 x 320|
|Core config||Quad-Core 1.1GHz|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Android OS||Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)|
|Dimensions||139.2 x 62.75 x 18.2mm|
We’re sure whether this device will ever see an update past Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), and given that ZTE generally haven’t updated their Telstra branded devices past their launch OS firmware, we kinda doubt it.
The Telstra Tough 5 is available on selected plans starting from $64 a month on the small contract plan for 24 months with 2GB data through to the Premium Plan with 120GB and includes 3 months basic access to Foxtel Now again on a 24 month contract. You can click this link to see the plans available for the Telstra Tough 5.
Are you in the market for a basic phone that is tough, or what you think of the Tough 5 overall, let us know your thoughts below.