Telstra Essential Pro: Overview
ZTE launched the Telstra Essential Pro in September 2019 with a low price of AUD 148.50. The essential pro is one of the low budget smartphones in the Australian market. It does not have high-end specifications for a regular smartphone. Essential Pro has the abilities to satisfy the needs of a regular office phone or communicating device.
It has a dimension of 146.3 x 70.6 x 9.55 mm, which is an average size for a smartphone. The device weighs about 160 grams as it is mostly cased inside the plastic frame. It comes in variable colors of Black and Grey. The phone is locked to the famous Telstra network.
- Locked to the Telstra network
- Telstra Blue Tick phones offer better coverage in rural and regional areas
- Enhanced RF for the Telstra 4GX network with VoLTE (4G Voice Calling), ViLTE (4G Video Calling)
- 5.45″ 18:9 HD+ (1440 x 720 pixel) crystal clear screen
- 16GB internal storage (expandable to 256GB via micro SD)
- 8 Mega pixel AF rear camera with Flash plus a 5MP front camera
- 2600 mAh Li-ion battery (user-replaceable)
- Face Unlock
- Android 9 Pie
Telstra Essential Pro comes with a 5.45-inch LCD HD+ screen, which supports a million color depth. The display system has a 1,440 x 720 pixels resolution that boasts 295 PPI density. The capacitative touchscreen supports an 18:9 aspect ratio for colorful display with intricate details. The display features on the device are medium ranged. They provide you more than expected for such a low price range.
Telstra Essential Pro operates on an Android 9, pie version. It packs in the 2.0GHz quad core integrating the MTK CPU chipset within. The company doesn’t specify the specs for the GPU on this phone. The phone has a 16 GB storage with a 2 GB RAM, which enable you to operate mid-range applications. The good part of the phone storage is, it is expandable up to 256 GB with the SD card Slot.
Battery & Connectivity:
There is a 2600 mAh Li-ion battery, which is user replaceable. the phone doesn’t support the fast-charging. You will have to travel with your travel-adapter in case you run out on the battery.
The phone supports 4G LTE network with a nano SIM size (4FF). You can enjoy the VoLTE – Voice over LTE (4G Voice Calling) & ViLTE – Video over LTE (4G Video Calling).
Some other connectivity features are GPS, FM Radio, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. [Telsetra Easycall]
Camera & Sensors:
Telstra Essential Pro has an 8 MP AF with Flash as the primary camera. You get a 5MP camera as your selfie camera, which supports HD video calling features. You can capture satisfactory images using these camera systems. Do not expect much with these cameras. Good enough for the price range.
The sensors included by the device are Accelerometer, Light, and Proximity.
Telstra Essential Pro – Grey comes with:
- Telstra Essential Pro handset with battery
- Per-Paid SIM Starter Kit with $10 credit
- AC Charger
- Stereo headset
- USB cable
- Activate guide
- Manufacturer’s warranty card
- Mobile recycling card