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Telstra F158

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Telstra F158. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The durability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and screen.

portability, durability, usability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Telstra F158 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Telstra F158


Sporting a rubber design and targeted specifically at tradesmen, Telstra's F158 has been built to take a beating. Shock, dust and water resistant, the...

Shock, dust and water resistant ruggedised design; impressive layout and implementation of controls; HSDPA-capable; loud ringtones

No outstanding features, large and chunky size, average multimedia performance, no memory card slot for extra storage

The Telstra F158 will definitely appeal to tradesmen who require their mobile phone take a beating, but if you look past the ruggedised design, there isn't much else on offer.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (

Telstra F158


Tradies interested in Telstra's "tradesman's" phone may have to toss away a hammer to make room for the F158 in their toolboxes.

Sturdy, rugged design ; HSDPA and mobile TV ; Good basic phone functionality

Enormous phone ; Screen too small for Web browsing

The ruggedised exterior will appeal to people working outdoors, like tradesmen on construction sites, but we're guessing even tradesmen will agree the phone is too big, especially to take to the pub after work. If the F158 was feature-packed, with GPS,...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon, (

Telstra F158


Tradies interested in Telstra's "tradesman's" phone may have to toss away a hammer to make room for the F158 in their toolboxes.

Sturdy, rugged design, HSDPA and mobile TV, Good basic phone functionality

Enormous phone, Screen too small for Web browsing

While it's great to see a rugged, damage-resistant phone, it's a shame the F158 is almost impractically big. Owners will take advantage of good mobile phone features, but probably won't use Web or mobile TV due to the small screen and clunky navigation.

Jan, 2008

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Telstra F158


This is very good mobile. I like its quality features. Its lcd is too small for saw any televion program in it. Its battery timing is too good.

Decent talk time ; Gorgeous color ; Small form factor

Small screen

Jun, 2008

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Telstra F158


Have had the thing 3 days, camera failed already, bought it direct from telstra, after having a look at one in the local telstra shop , the real one weighed obout twice the weight , as they did not tell me that dummy phone is hollow, It is like a step...

none due to its weight and size it would be hard to lose it

1 hard to see No,s on buttons ; 2 poor software informed by telstra staff member ; 3 it seems telstra are again pushing a lemon on rural customers

Mar, 2008

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Telstra F158


I've just purchased this phone, I've found it rather simple to operate as opposed to the new complicated phones out today. The phone is rather practical down to the brightly coloured cover if lost.

Spaced out buttons, very loud ring tones, clear voice clarity, clear screen. Simple navigation around the menus

For my personal use I don't need the extra internet features such as email or the foxtel feature. I don't plan on watching tv in my line of work

Feb, 2008

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very basic phone - missing a few features I would like such as memory card slot and unit converter. Phone is only 1 month old and has already played up - microphone would not work. got free 2 year warranty through fone zone which im pretty sure i will...

good reception

nokia dont make one

Oct, 2008

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