The $99 smartphones that will do everything you need – EFTM
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The $99 smartphones that will do everything you need

low price, but fully featured, so what could go wrong?

There are some sensational phones available from a range of companies right now, most of the ones we talk about are over $1000 in outright cost.  So, let’s have a look at a few on the market for just $99.

Here are the four phones I showcased this morning on Today Extra on Channel 9.

Optus – Alcatel Pixi 4.5

Price: $69 outright

Web: Optus

A 4.5 inch screen, running on the 3G network this is a great starter phone or for those who don’t need all the bells and whistles.

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Vodafone – Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G

Price: $99 outright

Web: Vodafone

Gotta tell you, this one is a sleeper – it’s snappy in performance, great bright screen and a robust but clean design.  I really like this one and it’s just $99!

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Telstra – 4GX Buzz

Price: $99 outright

Web: Telstra

Available in a couple of colours, this phone again has front and back cameras, a 4.5 inch screen and operates on the fast 4GX network.

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Alcatel Pixi First

Price: $99 outright

Web: http://pixifirst.alcatelonetouch.com/

This guy is available from Australia Post stores, buy it there and then and put any SIM card in it.  Front and rear cameras, not locked to any network – great for all users.

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Now with all these phones, the cameras are not as great as the flagship phones, but hey – you’ve got to compromise somewhere.  But the cameras work, and will certainly capture all your memories – perfect for social sharing.

Here’s a photo I took with an iPhone SE:

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And here’s the same thing photographed with the Alcatel Pixi First:


What do you think?

Remember – when buying from a Telco remember they are locked to the network unless you pay and additional fee to unlock.

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There are loads of phones at retailers like Australia Post, Woolworths, Big W, JB HiFi and Harvey Norman.  Worth checking them out.

 

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Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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