+ Friday October 18th, 2019

Optus has added two new, own-branded prepaid devices, both of which run Android 8.0 Oreo(Go Edition). These are the first two devices for Optus which run Google’s stripped-down version of Android, designed to run on entry-level smartphones.

While both devices are aimed squarely for the entry level market, both devices offer some quite decent specs for hard earned bucks. So lets have a look at both devices separately.

Optus X Start

The Optus X Start is a slightly smaller device to its sibling, the Optus X Spirit 2, only having a 5-inch display. The full list of specs include:

Key Specifications:Optus X Start
Release dateJanuary 2019
Screen size5-inch
Screen technologyFWVGA
Resolution480 x 960
PPI217
Rear camera5MP
Front camera2MP
Chipset
Core configQuad Core 1.28GHz
RAM1GB
Storage8GB
MicroSDYes, up to 32GB
Battery2,000 mAh
Battery removable
Connector
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
NFC
Android OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Vendor skinAndroid Go
Dimensions137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8
Weight135g
ColoursPhantom White

The Optus X Start is available through Optus in phantom white colour only for $79.

Optus X Spirit 2

The Optus X Spirit 2 is the follow up to the company’s X spirit from last year, but it’s now running Android Go instead of full Android firmware on it.

The full list of specs include:

Key Specifications:Optus X Spirit 2
Release dateJanuary 2019
Screen size5.34-inch
Screen technologyFWVGA
Resolution960x480
PPI201
Rear camera5MP
Front camera2MP
Chipset
Core configQuad Core 1.1GHz
RAM1GB
Storage8GB
MicroSDYes, up to 32GB
Battery2,450 mAh
Battery removable
Connector
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
NFC
Android OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Vendor skinAndroid Go
Dimensions143.6 x 70.1 x 9.0
Weight153g
ColoursDark Grey

The Optus X Spirit 2 is available through Optus in dark grey colour only for $99

Both the Optus X Start and Optus X Spirit 2 are available now through the Optus website or through your local Optus store for $79 for the X Start and $99 for the X Spirit 2. It is also important to note that these devices are locked to the Optus network and unlocking fees will apply, which you can find out more about network unlocking here.

Source: Optus Pre-Paid.

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