Telstra F158 Review


Welcome to the Telstra/ZTE F158 review. The F158 is technically identical to the F152 and the F156. The differences are all to do with the casing. This is clearly a rugged version. How rugged? well moderately more we suspect. We think it feels much better then its family members because of the rubber surround.

The F158 is much like the Nokia 5500 series except that the Nokia has a ton more features like calorie, distance counters and even appropriate PC software to see your activity on a graph. It also comes with a 1700mAh battery! So it should easily last 10 or so days if not more left on standby.

The F158 is good basic phone but only if you want to be connected to the Telstra network.  For people into outdoors or farming and those who live in the ‘bush’ this could be the phone for you. Otherwise there are better models.


  • Telstra/ZTE F158
  • Network
    3G HSDPA / UMTS 850 / 2100 MHz
    Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Design
    Candy Bar – Standard Phone
    L123 x W51 x D23 mm
    Weight 160 grams
  • Display/s
    TFT 176 x 220, 262K colours
  • Camera
    1.3 MP main camera
    .3 forward camera
  • Connectivity
  • CPU
    225MHz Processor
  • Memory
    64MB internal memory
    47-48MB available to user
    Up to 2Gig Trans Flash cards
  • Ring tones
    MP3, MMF, MIDI, Vibration
  • Features
    MyWords predictive text
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Bluetooth V1.2 – Supports FTP / HFC / A2DP
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Customizable backgrounds
    Picture Viewer
    Video calling
    Voice memos
    Calender and organizer
    350Hrs Standby, 300 Mins Talk Time
  • Package contents
    Vista Compatible PC suite
    Personal hands free kit
    Travel charger
  • Price history
    Between $