Coles Samsaung Galaxy Y and Huawei Y201 Telstra Pre Paid

In the latest Coles catalogue starting this Wednesday 11 September for one week, Coles is offering the Samsung Galaxy Y for $59 plus 750 FlyBuys points and the Huawei Ascend Y201 for $39 plus an additional 500 points if you’re a FlyBuys member.

Now whilst these devices aren’t going to offer the latest and greatest specs, they will offer most of the same functions as Android smartphones offered for ten times the price (although, not all of them).

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Just in case you need reminding, the Samsung Galaxy Y specs are as follows:

  • 3″ TFT capacitive touchscreen, 240 x 320 pixels (133 ppi)
  • 830 MHz ARMv6
  • 2 MP rear camera
  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot functionality
  • Touchwiz UI

You can read the full specs through GSM arena right here.

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The Huawei Ascend Y201 specs are as follows:

  • 3.5″ TFT screen, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi)
  • 800 MHz Cortex-A5
  • 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • 3.15 MP rear facing camera
  • Android 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

You can read the full specs of the Huawei Ascend Y201 through the GSM Arena website.

The offer is only valid for one week and the devices are locked to Telstra, although you can pay an additional fee to unlock the device should you wish.

Do these offers tempt you to go out and buy one?

Source: Coles.
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how do I find out how much it costs to unlock it


Y201 works fine but SHOULD NOT have the Telstra Blue Tick. Doesn’t work where my Motorola Defy (older non blue tick version) works!?!?!

Sujay Vilash

Bought my wife the Huawei Y201. Must say I am surprised by the phone. For an 800MHz Single Core processor, it is actually quite snappy. And it is ample for what her usage. And at $39 (although I bought mine last week for $49), you can’t go wrong. Even if it fails in a year, simply throw it away and buy another one. Question is, should we now classify these phones as “Disposable Smartphone” similar to the disposable cameras that we around not so long ago ?


The Galaxy Y is such a cute derpy little thing.
I want one, for no good reason.