Telstra F153 Review


Welcome to the Telstra/ZTE F153 review. The F153 is essentially a F152 or 156 without various hardware features. This is truly a base model phone. It’s only available in Black.   It’s missing a Camera or Video, Bluetooth, No external memory and No voice recorder.   Apart from that it works exactly like the other models.

It is a basic mobile that only redeems its self on purchase price and that it’s locked to the Telstra network.  Since the network for 3G or NextG content is expensive its only recommended if you want a phone that can access Australian Idol content.  Otherwise there are cheaper and better alternatives.


  • Telstra/ZTE F153
  • Network
    3G HSDPA / UMTS 850 / 2100 MHz
    Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Design
    Candy Bar – Standard Phone
    106 x 47 x 14 mm
    L106 x W47 x D14 mm
    Weight 88 grams
  • Display/s
    TFT 176 x 220, 262K colour
  • Connectivity
  • CPU
    225MHz Processor
  • Memory
    64MB internal memory
    47-48MB available to user
  • Ring tones
    MP3, MMF, MIDI, Vibration
  • Features
    MyWords predictive text
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Customizable backgrounds
    Picture Viewer
    Calender and organizer
    200 Hrs Standby, 180 Mins Talk Time
  • Package contents
    Vista Compatible PC suite
    Personal hands free kit
    Travel charger
  • Price history
    Between $149-199 AUS PRE-PAID 2007