We check out two new budget smartphones that have landed at Telstra this month – the Sony Xperia XA2 and Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

The Sony Xperia XA2

The Sony Xperia XA2 is a great mid-range Android phone, with a high resolution 23MP rear camera, large HD display screen and long battery life. Here are some of our favourite features.

23MP camera sensor

The Sony Xperia XA2’s high-resolution 23MP rear camera features an ExmorRS™ for mobile sensor, which gives you outstanding colour and clarity, even in lowlight. It also has 4K video recording and 120fps slow-mo capabilities for all your recording needs.

Superwide selfie

Another great camera feature is the 120˚ superwide-angle 8MP front camera which allows you to fit lots of friends and more of the scenery into your selfie frame. The hand shutter automatically detects the palm of your hand and takes your selfie, for a more natural-looking pose.

Less border, more screen

The Sony Xperia XA2’s 5.2-inch 1080p HD display was made to be seen, with images and text appearing sharp and colourful. The borderless design also lets you see more, taking all the action to the very edge of your screen.

Clear and balanced sound

The Smart Amplifier technology together with ClearAudio+ and Clear Bass delivers an immersive, enriching audio experience.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is another impressive budget smartphone. Designed with functionality in mind, the device features a rear curved-edge design optimised for comfortable handling. It has also been Telstra ‘Blue Tick’ certified to provide customers with optimal device performance particularly in rural and remote coverage areas in Australia. Here’s what we like about the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

Immersive viewing experience

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro features qHD Super AMOLED Display technology, providing an exceptional viewing experience with a wide range of colours and an incredible degree of colour clarity.

Share life as you see it

Capturing bright and vivid selfies is easy and convenient with the 5MP front camera. With both front LED flash and screen Selfie Flash, you can light up the room and take great selfies even in the dark. You can even control it using one-hand thanks to its intuitive Floating Shutter button so you can take the shot while adjusting your pose. Plus you can take sharp and clear photos and videos with the 8MP rear camera.

Store your world

Your photos, data and settings are important, so Samsung helped make it safe and easy to access, backup and restore with Samsung Cloud. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro comes with 15GB Samsung Cloud storage, and MicroSD card support up to 256GB, so you will have plenty of room for the things you love.

Full speed ahead

Equipped with a powerful Quad Core processor, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is built for fast, responsive performance.