Telstra Signature 2 Review


Welcome to the 2018 Telstra Signature 2 smartphone review. The Signature 2 was release in late 2017 and we didn’t get around to writing this up till now due the literally massive number of new smartphones and regular phones to be released in 2018. We usually review the worst, niche, best value phones and the Signature 2 definitely fits into this broad category. The Telstra Signature 2 is a Android OS based phone and priced around the $400 AUD price range as an outright purchase.

In terms of construction the Telstra Signature 2 is a well built. It’s relatively light and solid. However the plastic back feels a little cheap in the hand but at least the glass screen lifts the quality feel. It’s may be ironic that it is branded as a ‘Signature’ which indicates that is what the company aspires to, if you get the meaning …

In terms of hardware the Telstra Signature 2 has a good set specifications. In fact it’s the same set as the LG K10 – Android OS based phone. There are a few interesting features not normally found in the price range like the large battery, fingerprint scanner. The screen looks nice and the buttons feel good to use. The Fingerprint scanner on the back frees up smartphone for a larger screen. All the basics are there but it is not a powerful phone, arguably close to entry level.

In terms of use the The Telstra Signature 2 is OK. No lag with the navigation, Apps worked pretty fast, response times feeling good. Since it is an Android phone there are so many more ways to customise and use your phone than you can think off. It plays any video, image or music file format you want, it’s fully integrated with the Gmail ecosystem and most of all you can manage your files on your phone not needing to temporary download from the ‘cloud’. It’s nothing fancy that just get the job done.

To sum up, the Telstra Signature Premium 2 works really well. Like the original model there are no real problems in the Signature 2. Bear in mind that the specs are good for an entry level phone but the price is not.


  • Telstra Signature 2
  • Network
    2G/3G/4G LTE
  • Design
    Touch screen
    L146 W74.8 x D8 mm
    Weight 142 grams
  • Display
    5.3 inch 1280 x 720 IPS
  • Camera
    13MP auto-focus LED Flash
    5MP 2nd forward facing video call camera
    1080P Video Camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V4, MicroUSB
  • CPU
    1.5 Ghz Mediatek Octa-core
    Memory 2Gig RAM
    Up to 16 Gig for user
    MicroSD expansion
  • Features
    A-GPS, Compass, Gorilla Glass, Fingerprint, FM Radio with RDS
  • Battery
    Li-Po 2800 mAh battery
    Up to 12 Days Standby
    Up to 7 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $432 AUD (outright early 2018) or Phone plan