+ Friday August 23rd, 2019

Optus has added two new devices to its prepaid line up with the Optus X View and Optus X Vista.

Both phones are part of the telco’s own branding but are basically rebadged Alcatel and ZTE devices. Both do offer some similar specs but there are differences, including price.

Optus X View

The Optus X View is, looking at the spec run sheet, a basic device. It is a white labelled Alcatel device and is aimed at more the budget conscious low end market.

So let’s have a look at the specs the Optus X View offers:

Key Specifications:Optus X View
Release dateApril 2019
Screen size5.5-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution720 x 1,440
PPI294
Rear camera
  • 13MP
  • 2MP
Front camera5MP
Chipset
Core configQuad Core 1.5GHz
RAM2GB
Storage16GB (10GB users space available)
MicroSDYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,000 mAh
Battery removable
Connector
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
NFC
Android OSAndroid 8.0
Vendor skin
Dimensions146.35 x 68.8 x 8.3
Weight130g
ColoursPebble Black

The Optus X View is available through the Optus website or your Local Optus Yes Store for $149.

Optus X Vista

The Optus X Vista certainly has piqued my interest as it comes with a tear drop notch at the top centre of the display which obviously houses the front facing camera.

It also does seem to be possibly a metal designed housing which is for me, one of the best materials to build a phone out of.

So let’s have a look at the specs the Optus X Vista is offering:

Key Specifications:Optus X Vita
Release dateApril 2019
Screen size6.26-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution1,520 x 720
PPI269
Rear camera
  • 13MP
  • 2MP
Front camera8MP
Chipset
Core config4 x 1520 x 720 + 4 x 1.2GHz
RAM2GB
Storage16GB (9GB available for user)
MicroSDYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,200 mAh
Battery removable
Connector
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
NFC
Android OSAndroid 9.0
Vendor skin
Dimensions157.1 x 75.8 x 8.1
Weight165g
ColoursBlack

Interestingly, the Optus X Vista is a ZTE made device, known as the ZTE Z66210, and is the 3rd ZTE based device that Optus has as one of its pre-paid devices since the company relaunched here after its closure earlier last year over the US Sanction bans.

The Optus X Vista is available through the Optus website or your local Optus Yes store for $199

Both the Optus X View & X Vista are now available through the Optus Website or through your local Optus Yes Store, though they are locked to the Optus Network, so unlocking fees will apply should you wish unlock any of these devices to use on other networks.

Source: Optus X View.
Source 2: Optus X Vista.

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You can unlock the Optus X Vista on eBay for less than $5:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Unlock-code-service-Optus-X-Vista-ZTE-Z6621O-X-Spirit-2-Z5031O/293069607242

I’d love to see a full review of this phone considering it’s a viable budget option; It’s got okay specs, a large screen, is priced under $200 (you can get it at Kmart at the moment for $179), can be unlocked for next to nothing (as above), and I am assuming it comes with near stock Android (and Android 9.0, at that). I’m considering getting one for my mum, I’m just waiting to see some sort of review first.

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Optus should change the storage information for this phone, as at https://www.optus.com.au/shop/prepaidmobile/x-vista it said expandable memory is up to 256GB

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