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Telstra to offer all-new iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini with Orders Starting on September 17

By Telstra News September 17, 2021

We will offer the best-ever lineup of iPhone, including the innovative and elegant iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 mini.

Redesigned inside and out, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max introduce the most advanced pro camera system ever on iPhone, Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, improved battery life, the Apple-designed A15 Bionic chip with 5-core GPU, and an advanced 5G experience.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini feature the most advanced dual camera system ever in iPhone and the powerhouse A15 Bionic chip in a sleek and durable design.

Customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 13 lineup on September 17, with availability on September 24. For complete pricing and availability details, please visit Telstra.com.

Customers who take up a $115 XL plan with a new iPhone device will receive a $50 recurring service discount for 12 months.​ This means customers will receive 180GB data for $65/month.

“We’re excited to carry the all-new iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini on Australia’s largest 5G network,” said Michael Ackland, Telstra’s Group Executive, Consumer and Small Business. “With an advanced 5G experience offered across the iPhone 13 lineup, paired with Telstra’s expanding 5G network, we bring the best 5G experience wherever our customers are.”

Featuring an advanced 5G experience with more 5G bands, the iPhone 13 lineup works in more places on 5G for greater coverage and performance.1

Available in four stunning finishes — graphite, gold, silver, and the all-new sierra blue — iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, introduce an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, making the touch experience even faster and more responsive.

They also introduce the best battery life ever on iPhone with iPhone 13 Pro Max, lasting up to two and a half hours longer in a day than iPhone 12 Pro Max, a new storage capacity of 1TB, and are protected by the Ceramic Shield front cover, tougher than any smartphone glass.

With new Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras, the pro camera system gets its biggest advancement ever capturing stunning photos and video, powered by the Apple-designed A15 Bionic. These technologies enable impressive new photo capabilities like macro photography on the new Ultra Wide camera and up to 2.2x improved low-light performance on the new Wide camera, and new computational photography features like Photographic Styles to personalise the look of images in the Camera app, and Night mode on all cameras.

Video takes a huge leap forward offering Cinematic mode for beautiful depth-of-field transitions, macro video, Time-lapse and Slo-mo, and even better low-light performance. Both models also offer end-to-end pro workflows in Dolby Vision, and for the first time, ProRes, only available on iPhone. The next generation iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini feature a beautiful design with sleek flat edges in five gorgeous new colors — pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.2

Both models feature major innovations including the most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone — with a new Wide camera with bigger pixels and sensor-shift optical image stabilisation offering improvements in low light photos and videos, a new way to personalise the camera with Photographic Styles, and Cinematic mode, which brings a new dimension to video storytelling.

Equipped with the Apple-designed A15 Bionic, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini also boast super-fast performance and power efficiency, longer battery life, a brighter Super Retina XDR display that brings content to life, incredible durability with the Ceramic Shield front cover, double the entry-level storage at 128GB, an industry-leading IP68 rating for water resistance, and an advanced 5G experience

Things you need to know

1. Data plan is required. 5G, Gigabit LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G and LTE support, customers can contact their carrier or visit apple.com/iphone/cellular.

2. Every iPhone 13 (PRODUCT)RED purchase now contributes directly to the Global Fund to combat pandemics like COVID-19 and AIDS.

3. Battery life varies by use and configuration.

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Telstra Day is back, with bigger deals than ever

By Luke Hopewell August 31, 2021

Update: Telstra Day is over for September, but October Telstra Day deals are about to begin!

Telstra Day – our one-day sale event where we offer unreal deals on a great range of products – is back once again. Here’s what’s on offer this time around.

If there’s one thing we learned running last month’s inaugural Telstra Day, it’s that you folks love a deal! We’re running Telstra Day again this month so you can get your hands on some goodies.

What is Telstra Day?

Telstra Day is a new monthly event full of deals on Telstra.com.

Once a month, we will be offering deep discounts on all the latest tech. Deals are different every month, but previous Telstra Days have included smartphones, smart watches, headphones and other accessories.

New and existing customers can shop the deals both via our online store and even in-store. Of course, we understand restrictions mean that you can’t get out to our stores in some areas, so make sure you’re complying with local health guidelines before coming to see us!

You can even call and collect your purchases from your nearest Telstra Store. Find your nearest one here and give them a call.

A few days before the event, we will tease a few deals to whet your appetite. Once Telstra Day arrives, we’ll be dropping the full list of deals here on Telstra Exchange.

You can choose to pay upfront for your purchases, or pay it off later on your Telstra bill. And if you find a cheaper price somewhere else, let us know within 7 days and we’ll refund you the difference on your Telstra post-paid account (conditions apply, of course). You can even pay with your Telstra Plus loyalty points!

This month’s deals are great if you’re in the market for a new smartphone!

Read more: Our hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

Telstra Day deals: September

We’ve got some real bangers!

We will be taking 50% off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 128GB and 256GB. Both models are down to $624 and $672 respectively.

How about 40% off the RRP of an iPhone 12 mini? Was $1199, now it’s $720. Save $479! Or, maybe you’re a tablet fan. We’ve got the 20% off the RRP of an iPad Air: now $880, saving you $219. Only on Telstra Day!

And there are plenty more where that came from!

Update: Here’s the full list of deals.

Telstra Day Price % Discount $ Discount
Samsung Galaxy S21 128GB $ 624.00


$ 624.00
Samsung Galaxy S21 256GB $ 672.00


$ 672.00
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 128GB $ 1,293.60


$ 554.40
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 256GB $ 1,360.80


$ 583.20
Samsung Galaxy FE 5G $ 699.30


$ 299.70
Samsung Galaxy A32 $ 336.00


$ 144.00
iPhone 12 Mini 64GB $ 719.40


$ 479.60
iPhone 12 Mini 128GB $ 767.40


$ 511.60
iPad Air 64GB $ 879


$ 220

We also have a special for new Telstra Home Broadband customers, with $100 welcome credit on offer on selected home internet plans (for new customers only).

Head to Telstra.com to get your hands on the specials.

Remember: these deals are for one day only. We can’t offer these prices every day, so if you miss out, you’ll have to wait until next time!

Things you need to know

7 Day Price Match: There are some limits to our 7-day Price Match. For example, we will not match with online only retailers or clearance items, and there are limits to the number of phones per customer we will match the price for. For the full detail see our Telstra Price Match website.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 range in different colours
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G hands-on: price, release date and specs

By Luke Hopewell August 27, 2021

We got our hands on the new flipping legend from Samsung: the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, and it’s proof that great things come in small packages.

What is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G?

Samsung bet big on folding phones a few years ago, and now it is streaks ahead of the competition.

The Z Flip3 5G is one such folding device in a clamshell format. It flips open and closed with a strong hinge to reveal a massive screen in a tiny footprint.

The new Z Flip3 5G is cheaper than previous models, lighter, stronger and even more capable.

It’s the folding phone for everyone. Here’s why.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G review

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: big screen, small phone

Phones with big screens, allowing you to watch all your content and take your video calls on the massive display, have become all the rage. The trouble is they’re unwieldly and take up a stack of space in your pocket or bag.

The Z Flip3 5G doesn’t need you to make that compromise: it’s all the benefits of a massive screen in a device that flips down into half its size.

The 6.7-inch display on the inside has less bezel than previous models, making it better for viewing truly cinematic content, playing games or just getting stuff done in comfort. It also has twice the refresh rate of previous models at 120Hz, so it’s smooth and easy on the eyes. Does trying to understand Hertz hurt? Think of it like this: 120Hz is a measure of how many times the screen refreshes per second. 120 means there are 120 images being shown on screen every single second. More images means a smoother image, and that’s what you get here. You notice how buttery smooth it is while scrolling, opening apps and running animations.

The new screen is also brighter and yet more battery-efficient than previous models thanks to something Samsung is calling Eco2 display technology. Great for indoor and outdoor use.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 closed on a desk

It’s even useful when closed, with a new cover screen that is almost twice the size of the previous models’. It’s 1.9-inches and allows you to see your notifications at a glance; change your music; check your steps and more.

In the same way that a smartwatch can give you a clue whether you need to open your device or not, the cover screen does the same.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: not just for nerds

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 in someone's hand above a notebook

I get it. It’s a folding phone. In a sea of black rectangles, it’s a little bit different. The newest Z Flip model, however, is designed for everyone.

It’s thinner than ever at just 1.7cm closed, making it super pocketable; it has a range of new colourways that you’ll actually love to look at, and it’s just so damn practical.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this is the first foldable phone that I feel the non-tech savvy crowd will love. It’s a folding phone that doesn’t take any extra effort to get used to. The gimmick has faded away into something really useful for the everyday user.

It’s a big phone when you need it, and a small phone when you don’t. It has a camera that makes every pic look good without having to mess around with settings (although you can if you like); and it just does everything you’d want a flagship smartphone to do.

It’s a smart design, and one that is really going to win a lot of everyday fans. Speaking of design, it’s also meant to go everywhere with you, and not handled with kid gloves. The glass is stronger thanks to Gorilla Glass Victus, and the internal screen is more scratch resistant than previous models.

The whole frame is also reinforced with Samsung’s Armour Aluminium, so you don’t have to worry about snapping it when flipping your phone shut like a 90’s TV icon.

The cameras are more than sufficient, with a dual-lens camera system for your wide and ultra-wide shots, and the internal camera is a healthy 10-megapixels for your meetings, selfies and quick ‘fit checks.

Speaking of the camera, check out a little of what it can do:

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G: what’s in the box?

To keep the new devices a little more green, Samsung isn’t bundling a charger in the box this year.

The device charges via USB-C, so you do get a USB-C to USB-C cable shipped in the box, but no charger. Nor is there a pair of bundled headphones. Samsung assumes that by this point you have headphones and a charging plug you prefer using anyway, and by not making them it’s being more environmentally friendly.

Elsewhere in the box, you’re getting your How To manuals, and the all-important SIM Ejector Tool. Try not to lose this one!

Availability: price and release date

We’re excited to carry the new Samsung Galaxy ZFlip3 5G on our awesome network.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G RRP
256GB 512GB
$1499 $1599

Pre-order bonuses from Telstra and Samsung

Ordering your new Z Fold3 5G or Z Flip3 5G from Telstra and adding a Medium or above mobile data plan means you get access to our awesome 5G network[1] that works in more places than ever. We’re also throwing in some incredible exclusive gifts with purchase to anyone who pre-orders on an eligible plan before September 2021.

Customers who shop at Telstra and pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold3 or Z Flip3 before September 09 2021 score a bonus Samsung 43-inch AU8000 Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV (RRP value $949), as well as a bonus Telstra TV when you join Telstra Plus. We’ll also upgrade new Telstra Plus members or non-Gold tier members to Gold tier membership on, unlocking a range of other benefits.[2]

Samsung is also throwing in a choice of bonus packs.

For the Z Flip3, you can choose between Samsung Galaxy Buds Live or a Power Pack (Black Trio Wireless Charger and Aramid Cover Black).

Things you need to know:

Bonus offers: Redemption and eligibility criteria apply. Redeem bonus gifts by 15 October 2021. For more information please see https://www.samsung.com/au/offer/galaxy-z-series-offer/terms/telstra/.

Telstra Plus: Must be 18+ with an active service. Points are earned on payment for services bill or pre-paid recharge (excluding outright purchases, refunds, credits & late payment fees). Points expire 3 years from earning. Marketing opt-in required (preferences can be changed). Excludes Telstra Enterprise and Corporate accounts. S Pens sold separately.

[1] 5G rolling out in selected areas on selected plans

[2] Current Gold tier members will not receive any additional benefits

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Samsung Galaxy A Series is back with more 5G bang for your buck

By Luke Hopewell March 18, 2021

So you want an incredible 5G smartphone but don’t want to pay top dollar? We get it! Overnight, Samsung announced a new range of A Series smartphones, with unreal specs that will leave more cash in your wallet.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

The A52 looks the absolute goods, and has the features to match.

With a massive 6.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, your content absolutely sings. And with a super fast 90Hz refresh rate and a notchless Infinity-0 display and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, nothing is getting between you and your content. That awesome display also hides the in-screen fingerprint reader so you can keep your stuff safe from prying eyes.

Your pics will look unreal thanks to the four rear-facing cameras: a 64-megapixel Main lens with Optical Image Stabilisation for smooth videos and stills; an 12-megapixel Ultra Wide lens to capture the whole scene; a 5-megapixel Macro lens for all the up-close details, and a 5-megapixel Depth lens for dramatic focus effects.

For all your selfies, you’re set with a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. And speaking of selfies, the A52 comes packed with built-in Snapchat AR lenses to make the camera’s Fun Mode even more fun.

If you wake up and realise your phone wasn’t charging overnight, you’re set: the Galaxy A52 comes with a 4500mAh battery with a two-day battery life to get you through1.

You get 128GB of onboard storage for all your stuff, and if that isn’t enough for you, it takes a microSD card to boost your storage up to a whopping 1TB! And so it can keep up with your active lifestyle on the go, it’s packing IP67 water and dust resistance2.

And of course, it’s on our unreal 5G network with fast data speeds in more places than anyone else. 5G isn’t just for expensive flagships. In fact, the Galaxy A52 comes in at great value at just $648.

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

For those looking for everything you need and nothing you don’t, the Galaxy A32 5G has what you need. Coming in at just $480, it has loads of bang for your buck.

It still offers a 6.5-inch display, 128GB of storage (expandable up to 1TB), and a massive 5000mAh battery3 to keep you going and going.

There’s also still a quad-rear camera: a 48-megapixel Main lens; 8-megapixel Ultra Wide lens; 5-megapixel Depth lens, and the 2-megapixel Depth lens. The selfies are easily taken care of with a 13-megapixel camera.

And you’re still covered by our amazing 5G network!

Our offers and pricing

We’re excited to carry the new Samsung Galaxy A Series handsets on our amazing network.

We’ll be stocking:

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G 128GB $480
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G 128GB $648

You’ll be able to purchase the devices from 8am AEST on 9 April 2021. The Galaxy A32 will be available online only, and the Galaxy A52 5G will be available both online and in-store

The early bird gets the worm, and with the A Series devices, early birds who purchase between 9 April and 23 April 2021 will snag themselves a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (white), normally valued at $319 RRP.

And, if you find a better deal on your Samsung Galaxy A Series device, let us know within 7 days and we’ll credit the difference back to your bill. That’s our 7-Day Price Match at work! Find out more about Price Match on Telstra.com.

Things you need to know

1. Battery capacity value of a ‘typical’ user. Rated (i.e. minimum) battery capacity value is 4370mAh. Actual battery capacity value may vary. See user manual for instructions on optimum battery life.
2. IP67 rated for submersion in up to 1 metre of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. Please refer to user manual for further information including how to properly care for your device.
3. Battery capacity value of a ‘typical’ user. Rated (i.e. minimum) battery capacity value is 4860mAh. Actual battery capacity value may vary. See user manual for instructions on optimum battery life.

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Shooting with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: how you can take the best shots

By Andrew Zhao February 2, 2021

As smartphones score more and more awesome camera tech, it’s getting easier and easier to snap a great shot. I’ve been shooting with the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve already got some tips you can use to make your shots look their best.

The gear

This year’s Galaxy S21 is great for photographers. There are three models available to cater for all your screen-loving needs. And all the devices – from the Galaxy S21 5G through to the Galaxy S21+ 5G, right up to the flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

The top-of-the-range Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is what I have my hands on, and it’s a pretty sweet bit of kit.


Cheers for the hook up, @telstra ! The camera on the @samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is 🔥 ##Telstra ##Collab ##phone ##video ##sydney ##xgamesmode

♬ original sound – Andrew

Here are some tips to make the most out of it, and the awesome shots I got.

Turn on the grid lines

Turning on grid lines on your phone camera splits the screen into a 3×3 grid perfect for you to use the rule of thirds for your photos!

Try positioning points of interest in your scene on the intersections of the grid which will make your photo more balanced and aesthetically pleasing. The grid can give you a better idea if your subject is actually centred or not.

But, keep in mind rules are meant to be broken, so feel free to experiment outside of the grid to create interesting results.

Use the right camera for the right occasion

Nowadays smartphones have many different cameras which can be utilised for many purposes!

In general, landscapes look more grand when using a wide-angle camera on your phone. On the S21 Ultra 5G, you also get a macro camera so you can capture small details in focus and truly up close.

Portraits look great when using the Telephoto or Zoom lenses and will create some beautiful background blur (or bokeh) from this as well. Additionally zoom cameras will yield some amazing results on distant landscapes, for example mountains!

Take advantage of Pro Mode

If your camera has a pro mode where you can manually adjust settings, this can be very powerful and work to level up your photography skills.

When you’re shooting an awesome set of pics, it’s important to preserve as much detail as possible. For this reason, I shoot in RAW whenever I can. RAW is a file format that keeps more of the photo’s visual information intact when compared to shooting in JPG. That way you can edit the photo later and have far more to work with. This is the power of Pro Mode on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

Pro Mode also allows you to manipulate just about every shooting setting possible for your photo. ISO; exposure; white balance; manual focus pulling, and more.

Additionally, by being able to control the shutter speed, when pairing your phone with a phone tripod you have the power to capture more light from a scene, and even take shots of the Milky Way for amazing astrophotography!

Using pro mode can almost transform your phone to an DSLR-like camera.

Make the most out of Panorama modes

Although people often use panorama modes for horizontal landscapes, try taking a panorama horizontally and then panning up to capture an even wider shot in a portrait orientation, perfect for the ‘gram! If there are tall trees, or if you just want to capture more of the scene this can create some impossible looking shots that you can create so easily on your phone!

Know your zooms

The last tip is just to be understand how you are using zoom on your phone. For example, the Samsung S21 Ultra 5G offers pre-set zoom lengths of 0.6x, 1x, 3x and 10x optical zoom.


A super-handy transition tutorial from the magician @andyescapes , captured on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G using the upgraded Space Zoom feature

♬ original sound – Telstra

What you need to know is that anything inbetween the zoom lengths (eg. 5x) will all be digitally rather than optically zoomed. What this means is if I take a photo that is zoomed 5x it is actually just zooming in digitally from the 3x camera. This can lead to images that may introduce some digital distortion.

To maximise quality, you simply stick to the default zooms on the camera such as 0.6x, 1x, 3x and 10x as you retain maximum quality of your images. You can zoom in digitally for yourself later!