Nothing sort of top tier gear like phone! It’s a budget phone-Telstra Evolution T80



Telstra Evolution T 80 is a budget phone with fast networking the 4GX network. This new handset built for renamed network, Telstra’s “Evolution” may not push features evocative of the name, but might give people with older handsets a reason to evolve to use its new network.

The “X” Factor

The extra “X” on the end of the 4G caters for the 700MHz band that Telstra now works with, delivering better connections in office blocks and other buildings, meaning the phone shouldn’t drop out when you take that elevator up or down.


The whole 4G side of things, you can find Category 4 connectivity here, meaning speeds as high as 150Mbps down are theoretically possible, with Telstra suggesting speeds between 2 and 75Mbps are likely.

According to the General Manager of Mobile Devices at Telstra Theo Kontogiorgakis, “Boasting a large four inch colour screen, five megapixel camera and access to a world of more than a million Android apps, prepaid customers can enjoy great smartphone features at an affordable price of $129 with the Telstra Evolution, In 4GX coverage areas Telstra Evolution owners can enjoy faster speeds than on our regular 4G which means downloading, streaming and sharing faster than before,” he said.


Pricing is pretty much set at $129 for the handset, with a Telstra Prepaid pack/offer not included but required to make the phone actually make phone calls and, you know, be used as a phone.

Key Features

  • 0 TFT display (480 x 800)
  • 2GHz Snapdragon Quad-core CPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB memory (with 2.5 user space available), expandable to 32 GB via microSD
  • 5 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front facing
  • Android 4.4.2
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS
  • 1820 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Dimensions: 125 x 65.5 x 11.58mm @ 146.8g


  • 4G: Bands 1 (2100MHz), 3 (1800MHz), 7 (2600MHz), 28 (700MHz)
  • 3G: 850, 2100MHz
  • 2G: 900, 1800MHz


The Telstra Evolution T80 is as usual built for Telstra by Chinese OEM ZTE.  Blue Tick certification is also included, meaning Telstra’s Evolution is rated for use in rural areas of Australia, something not all phones are certified for. Wanna try…Buy it!!