Telstra Uno Review


Welcome to the 2012 Telstra Uno (T12) review page. The Uno is a pre-paid package priced at around $90-100, making it one of the cheapest Android based mobile phone handsets and presumably a replacement for the older Smart Touch series released last year.

When these types of low end or base model smart phones where released last year they were a revelation in being very low price and reasonable specification. However 12 months on they are showing many flaws which have made them largely unwanted. The Telstra/ZTE in particular have not invested enough time in optimising the hardware and Android software  resulting in noticeably lower user experience with lags and sluggishness Eg. Telstra Urbane despite the 1Ghz CPU. The Uno is not exempt using a dated Android 2.3 software when the world is up to version 4.

In the few minutes we spent with the Uno we where underwhelmed with its construction and operation, preferring the HTC Wildfire S for a mere $20-30 more as a pre-paid package. The HTC Wildfire S easily exceeds the Telstra’s Uno construction and user experience. In fact the Wildfire S is a better experience than even the current top range Telstra Urbane. Back to the UNO – expect the Uno’s price to around the $50 mark in a few months and see if you are still interested..


  • Telstra UNO (T12)
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 900/1800/1900
    Dual-band 3G 850/2100
    HSDPA 7.2 Mbits data speed (download)
    Not mentioned data speed (upload)
  • Design
    Resistive Touch screen
  • L104 x W56 x D13.3 mm
    Weight 99 grams
  • Display/s
    External 2.8 Inch TFT 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
    320×480 15FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V3
  • CPU
  • Memory
    Up to 150MB available to user
    2GB MicroSD card included
    MicroSD up to 32Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, vibration and others
  • Features
    FM Radio
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Li-Po 1100mAh battery
    Up to 200 hours Standby
    Up to 150 minutes Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $99 AUD October 2012 (Pre-paid)