Optus has added two new prepaid devices to its line up with the Optus X Go and X Pro, both which are available under the sub $200 price.

Both devices seem to be Alcatel and ZTE devices, just rebadged under the Optus name. The Optus X Go is essentially the Alcatel 1V(2020) while the Optus X Pro is the ZTE P650 Pro.

Optus X Go (Alcatel 1V 2020)

The Optus X Go, as stated above, is a rebadged Alcatel 1V (2020) and is the more budget-end device which comes with the signature tear drop notch display but a double rear camera and looking at the full list of specs, does seem to offer some decent specs for a pretty good price.

The full list of specs include:

  • 6.22-inch V notch TFT-IPS display (720 x 1520) 270 PPI
  • Mediatek MT6762D Helio P22 Octa Core Processor Chipset (4X A53 1.8GHz &,4X A53 1.5GHz)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB onboard storage, expandable to 128GB via MicroSD
  • Dual rear camera set up – 13MP (Wide) & 5MP (Depth)
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • Android 10
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 4000 mAh, non-removable
  • Device dimensions: 158.7 x 74.8 x 8.85mm @ 160g

We also welcome the addition of a rear mounted fingerprint sensor for a prepaid device under $130.

The Optus X Go is available from your local Optus store and through the Optus website for $129.

Optus X Pro (ZTE P650 Pro)

The Optus X Pro is a re-badged ZTE P650 Pro which based on the word inclusion Pro, is trying to offer a more rounded experience. The full list of specs include:

  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS Display (264ppi)
  • 1.6GHz Octa core processor chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB onboard storage, expandable to 256GB via MicroSD
  • Triple rear camera set up – 16MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • 8MP front facing camera
  • Android 10
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable
  • Device Dimensions: 156.7 x 72.8 x 8.15mm @ 150g

The Optus X Pro is available from your local Optus store and through the Optus website for $179.

For budget devices like these you can’t expect them to launch with the freshly minted Android 11 but hopefully they will see an upgrade to the latest Android version sometime in their lifespan. These are budget devices so we shouldn’t expect too much but it does seem that you can get a fair experience for very little buck these days.

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sujayv_au
sujayv_au
15 days ago

Optus X Pro would have been perfect for my elderly dad if it was running Android One or Go. He does use his phone for banking and I would like the assurance of regular and timely security updates. For dad, not too fussed if Android 11 ever arrives. But security is another matter.

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
16 days ago

These 2 bland noo Chinadroids getting new versions of Android during their life is doubtful at best, as neither device is an AndroidGo or an AndroidOne device.