If you’re looking to get a new phone, you might as well try going pre-paid. While pre-paid mobile phones have their boon and bane, we still recommend getting one.
But first, what’s the difference between pre-paid and post-paid?
Pre-paid Plan – simply means that you’ll get what you pay for. You pay upfront before getting the call, text, and internet plans that you want to get. They normally don’t come in lock-in contracts so you can switch anytime.
Post-paid Plan – this plan, on the other hand, are usually set up as a 12 to a 24-month contract. This plan will also require you to pay at the end of the month. However, if you exceed the call, text, and data limit, you’ll be charged extra for the next month.
Now that you know their basic differences, we’ll try talking you out of getting a new smartphone with post-paid plans. We’re confident that you’re better off with a pre-paid mobile phone. Here are only some of the reasons why:
- Pre-paid plans can save you a ton of money
- No hidden fees and taxes
- Network services on pre-paid plans are not as bad as you think
- You get the freedom to switch plans for better coverages, anytime
On that note, here are some of the best Telstra pre-paid mobile phones that you can buy if you’re looking for a replacement.
Samsung Galaxy A21s
For only $299, you get to enjoy HD quality of display on a large infinity screen of a Samsung Galaxy A12. It also has a superb camera system that offers an ultra-wide-angle lens, macro lens, and high-res main cams. It’s also powered by a beast 5000mAh battery so you can enjoy its superb features almost non-stop.
Below are its full specs:
|Display: 6.5 inches Immersive 6.5″ HD+ Infinity-O Display1|
|Cameras: Front: 13MP, Back: 48MP (Main) + 2MP (Depth) + 8MP (Ultra-Wide) + 2MP (Macro) Rear: 48MP|
|RAM: 6 GB|
|Operating System: Android 10|
|Network Support: 4GX|
|Telstra Blue Tick: Yes|
|Processor: Exynos 850 (2. 0 Hz) Octa core|
|Design: 75.3 mm x 163.7 mm x 8.9 mm|
|Internal Memory: 128 GB, supports up to 512GB microSD|
|Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Nano SIM|
Samsung Galaxy A12 4GX
Much like the Samsung Galaxy A21s, the Samsung Galaxy A12 4GX is also great for mobile photo walks that normally last for hours. And we bet this phone can also keep up! It’s also power-efficient since it runs on an Octa-core processor and 4G of RAM. Not bad for a $249 smartphone!
Look at its specs in full details:
|Display:||6.5 inches, 1600 x 720 pixels|
|Cameras:||Rear: 48MP (Main, F2.0), 2MP (Depth, F2.4), 5MP (Ultra-Wide, F2.2), 2MP (Macro, F2.4) Front:8MP (F2.2)|
|Operating System:||Android 10|
|Design:||75.8 mm x 164.0 mm x 8.9 mm|
|Connectivity:||4G, 4GX Network|
If you’re looking for an average smartphone, nothing too fancy and too techy, this OPPO smartphone may be the one you’re looking for. It runs on a 5000mAh so you don’t have to recharge every now and then. It has a decent 90Hz Neo-display so you can watch your fave series and YouTube videos without skipping a beat.
Below are some of its key specs:
|Display:||6.5” Neo Display (720 x 1600) inches|
|Storage:||128GB ROM + 4GB RAM + Supports up to 256GB via microSD|
|Cameras:||Rear: 13MP+2MP+2MP Front: 8MP|
|Operating System:||Android 10|
|Processor:||Qualcomm SDM460 @ 4×1.8GHz + 4×1.6GHz|
|Design:||75.1 mm x 163.9 mm x 8.4 mm|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G, 4G, 4GX Network, Nano SIM|