Telstra:ZTE Buzz

Telstra and ZTE have again come together to create its newest 4GX Pre-Paid device for Australia’s largest Telecommunications company with the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux, which is available for $99.

Telstra and ZTE are marketing the mobile phone as a “premium 4GX device for only $99” and certainly given the rundown of specs, it certainly does deliver on this aspect at least.

The full rundown of specs include:

  • 4.5″ FWVGA Display (854 x 480)
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage (4.78GB user space), expandable 32GB via MicroSD
  • 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera
  • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
  • 2200mAh removable Li-ion battery
  • Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • Network Connectivity:
    • 2G: 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • 3G: 850 MHz, 2100 MHz
    • 4G:1800 MHz(Band 3), 2600 MHz(Band 7), 700 MHz(Band 28)

Of course the main selling point here is that the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux is able to utilise Telstra’s 700MHz spectrum which was launched earlier this year and is being rolled out across the nation. However, whilst the phone is running Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), it would have been nice to see the latest current version, 5.1 running on it, though it may not see an upgrade to this version.

The Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux is available to purchase right now from either your local Telstra Store or online through the Telstra Pre-Paid website for $99.

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How can I connect my phone to my computer so I can download my photos? I’ve tried opening windows explorer and can’t find ZTE Blade Q Lux anywhere so I can install and set up the handset.
Please help.

David Kitson

Hi Brett. Most of the phone is acceptable – but some parts do not actually meet acceptable levels. My daughter’s has a fault that, if I can’t find a setting to fix, I will take it back. The camera is so bad that a 1 megapixel camera would do better than the 5 megapixel claimed level – So I will do some searching, but it looks like this phone is pretty naff and may not even be good as a cheap phone. I paid less for mine, but if the phone doesn’t work like it’s supposed to, then no price… Read more ยป

Brett Chapman

don’t know why Shakeel is bagging this phone. I have one for my disabled son and for the now discounted $79 delivered it is great value. Runs Subway Surfers and other graphics-intensive games flawlessly. Screen quite sharp but not as bright as a Galaxy S5 of course. for $79 I’m more than happy.

Shakeel Ali

From hands on experience i can honestly say the phone is a POS even by pre-paid basic handset standards. I would honestly suggest anyone who is desperate enough to buy one of these save a bit more and pony up for a superior HTC or Samsung pre-paid.


Why no 5.1!?