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Welcome to the 2010 Telstra T108 mobile phone review.  After giving it a go we can say that the T108 is another low cost mobile phone for those who only need the basics and ‘no-frills’ mobile experience. It may be low costs but it is better than the even cheaper T100 model.  However it is not better than the T106.

As usual there is no point in writing a full review because it uses the same operating system as all the current range of Telstra branded phones.  So here’s the summary:  The T108 does all the basics you need voice, video calls, text, picture messaging and emails.  With the built in browser you can get mobile versions of Facebook, Myspace and so forth.  However due to the small screen (although good image quality) and lack of a proper qwerty keypad you can’t do very much. You can also purchase apps from the Telstra online store.

The T108 is much better made than the T100.  The plastics feel more solid and the keys do not move about when you press them.  The white colour scheme with orange highlights actually make the phone standout amongst other cheap mobile phones. The T108 would not be embarrassing to use in public, especially with the black version which does look quite stylish. The T108 is on the small side for those with larger hands but for the kids it works very well. Overall it feel still reflects its price – The T108 is not a premium product.

Technically, the T108 has the major 3G and GSM frequencies so you’ll be able to use it overseas or anywhere Telstra has a roaming agreement.  Having multiple 3G frequencies means that it will work on other networks!

Conclusion

All up the Telstra/ZTE T108 is yet another typically basic mobile phone.  It has better quality materials than the cheaper models and thankfully doesn’t feel too much like a toy.  Perfect for those who only need old school talk, text and checking their emails but not replying till later, unless you’re good at old fashioned texting.

Specifications

  • Telstra T108
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800 /1900 MHz)
    Tri-band 3G HSDPA 3.6 UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • Design
    Candy bar
    106mm x 46mm x 13mm
    Weight 108 grams
  • Display/s
    External QCIF
  • Camera
    2MP main camera
  • Connectivity
    USB
    Bluetooth V1.2 – Supports FTP / HFC / A2DP
  • CPU
  • Memory
    64MB internal memory
    40MB available to user
    Up to 4Gig MicroSD or Trans Flash cards
  • Ring tones
    MP3, MMF, MIDI, Vibration
  • Features
    SMS, MMS, WAP, EMAIL
    MyWords predictive text
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Customizable backgrounds
    Picture Viewer
    Voice memos
    Calender and organizer
    250Hrs Standby, 180Mins Talk Time
    1000mAh Li-ion battery
  • Package contents
    XP/Vista Compatible PC suite
    Mac OSX Compatible software
    Personal hands free kit
    Travel charger
    USB cable
  • Price history
    Less than $69 AUD Mid-2011 (Pre-paid pack)
    Less than $90 AUD Mid-2010 (Pre-paid pack)
    Less than $129 AUD 2010 (Pre-paid pack)

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