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Telstra Tough Max T84

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Telstra Tough Max T84. The average rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The durability also gets good comments, but opinions about the portability and price are different. Some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Telstra Tough Max T84 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Leigh D. Stark (

Review: Telstra Tough Max (ZTE T84)


Telstra's Tough Max isn't like your ordinary phone, because if you need something that feels like it has been made for Australia, this may well be it.

Relatively well built; Blue Tick certified, telling you it should work in the desert; Upgradeable storage; Great speeds on Telstra’s 4GX network; Built-in antenna ports; Decent battery life; Button for dedicated torch (LED used for flash);

Performance isn’t amazing, and slow downs can be seen; Design isn’t the most elegant; Button design suggests modern Android, yet square multi-task button works as the old menu item, telling you it’s old hardware in disguise;

May, 2016

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Phone is very basic may be more suited for a tradie after a simple phone. Would no recommend for everyday phone usage. But the phone does look like a sturdy phone. Would buy again but just wasn't clear it isn't an everyday smart phone. That's why I...

Aug, 2017

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Absolute CRAP


Its slow, has poor reception and way overpriced compared to other similar phones. I have dropped mine twice, both times the screen cracked, only a minor crack but it rendered the whole phone useless. Most other smart phones will continue to function...

Jul, 2017

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Not what it's cracked up to be


Telstra Tough Max, not what it's cracked up to be ! Serious doubts about the robust and rugged quality of the phone after crack appeared on glass or cover after standard use. Spoke to manufacturer re not all apps are supported by this device with...

Jul, 2017

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piece of crap


worst phone I've ever owned lost all my contacts 4 times in 4 months . the last time was the day after I got it back from being fixed went back to testra store all they could do was send it back again, I told them didn't want the phone and my work...

Jul, 2017

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Help is at hand if the screen cracks!


ZTE Australia, Exchange Department, Level 6, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3003 - this company is affiliated with Telstra, and if you post your broken phone there, they will either replace or repair it and post it back to you. Postage each way is...

Jul, 2017

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Warning, don't bother


Bluetooth streaming sounds crap, 2 versions old android, won't be updated. Could have been a good phone if up to date. ( my 2year old phone han newer android?) Won't run updated apps for work. ( it is a tradesman phone isn't it?) Buy something better...

Jul, 2017

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good phone


I bought this phone for my dad. He loves it. It is light, tough and has a big screen. My dad sometimes drops the phone so other phones didn't last long. This one has been working good so far. But I noticed that there is a small crack on the phone...

Jul, 2017

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worst phone broke in 2 weeks


This phone is a piece of crap got 1 tiny crack from barely falling 20 cm of the couch now it does not work at all. Waste of money telstra charge you the same amount to fix it, it has been the worst idea i have ever done just chucked it straight in the...

Jun, 2017

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Love this phone!!


I've had this phone for almost a year now and i love it. The only reason why I bought this phone was because I've always dropped my phone and the screen would crack and wouldn't turn back on. I like throwing my phone on floor to prove to people that...

Jun, 2017

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