Telstra Tough Max

Ruggedised, BlueTick RF and super fast downloads

Connect everywhere.

Telstra blue tick

The T84 / Telstra Tough Max is a ruggedised 4G smart phone running Android 5.0. Telstra BlueTick rated with enhanced RF for excellent rural and metro coverage. IP67 rated for protection against liquid and dust. Includes Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Stereo Bluetooth 4LE and so much more.

Fully featured device with a 13MP camera, 1.2GHz Quad Core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and external memory expandable to 32GB.

Telstra 4GX

Supports the Telstra LTE 700 4GX network with improved coverage and super fast downloads to 150Mbps.

Telstra T84
Android 5.0.2

Android Lollipop 5.0.2

Smart, simple and truly yours.

The ZTE T84 is pre-loaded with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, bringing a more polished design, improved performance and plenty of new features to the user.

Just say “OK Google” to launch voice search, immerse yourself in your favourite media in the new immersive mode, have your top contacts prioritised and keep all your SMS and MMS messages in the same app.

All that on top of other productivity features. Click below for the full list.

Learn more about Android 5.0 »


Telstra Tough Max Overview

Key Features

  • Ruggedised IP67 Bluetick 4GX Android 5 handset with LTE 700
  • Quad Core 1.2GHz CPU from Qualcomm with 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Super fast high speed data transfer over LTE (4G)
  • 13MP camera to capture your favourite moments
  • 5MP Selfie camera to capture you
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable external memory up to 32GB using microSD
  • Large 4.7" HD Touch Display
  • QI Wireless Charging supported (See Accessories)

Connectivity / Multi Media

LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps) 3G HSPA+ (42/11Mbps)

Bluetooth 4 LE (Low Energy to support Smart devices) with stereo headset support

FM Radio, MP3 Player and ringtones, A-GPS

Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n

5 pin micro USB

Standard 3.5mm headset jack (NAHJ)


13 Mega pixel rear camera, with LED flash, digital zoom, auto-focus for crystal clear shots

5 Mega pixel front camera for the perfect selfie

Processor & Memory

Qualcomm Quad core 1.2GHz processor with 2GB RAM

16GB internal storage (>11GB user space); expandable to an additional 32GB with external microSD


4.7" HD(1280 x 720) capacitive touch screen with Gorilla Glass 3


2500mAh Li-ion battery (non user replaceable) with QI Wireless Charging (See Accessories)


Android Lollipop 5.0.2


4G LTE 1800 (Band 3), 2600 (Band 7), 700 MHz (Band 28) with 150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink
3G UMTS 850, 2100 MHz with 42Mbps DL (HSPA+)
GSM 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
SIM Card Micro SIM, 3FF
Operating System Android 5.0.2
Processor Qualcomm 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad core CPU with 2GB RAM, Adreno 306 GPU.
Memory 16GB Flash with >11GB user space, plus up to 32GB microSD external storage
Display TFT 4.7", 720 x 1280, capacitive touch
Camera Rear 13MP rear camera with digital zoom. 5MP Front facing camera. Video recording 30 fps @ 720p.
Video codecs Streaming: 3GP, MP4, SDP; MPEG4/H.264 1080p@30fps; H.263 FWVGA@30fps
Recording format, MP4, 30 fps @ 720p
Audio codecs MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+
Audio out Earpiece, Speakerphone & 3.5mm headset
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth Smart V4.0 LE (Low Energy) with: GAP, A2DP1.2(source), AVRCP1.4(controller),GAVDP1.2(Initator), HSP1.2(AG), OPP(Client, Server), PBAP1.0(PSE) HFP1.6(AG),OBEX1.1, HID(Human Interface Device Profle), PAN (Personal Area Network Profle).
FM Radio FM Radio included
Sensors 3 axis Accelerometer, 3 axis Magnetometer, Orientation, Ambient Light, Proximity
GPS A-GPS, Stand-alone GPS
External Antenna port Yes - For ZTE original accessories use only.
Battery 2500 mAh Li-ion non user replaceable
Wireless Charging Qi Wireless charging - See Accessories for details.
Talk Time up to 12hrs talk time
Standby time up to 340 hours standby
Size & weight 142.9 x 71.9 x 12mm. 163g
Pre-installed extras Facebook, Twitter, Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) upgrade
Network Lock No
Worst case SAR 1.26 W/Kg in the body position (10mm spacing)
0.626 W/Kg in the head position
1.33 W/Kg overall (body position RF + Wi-Fi)

Whats in the Box?

The ZTE T84 / Telstra Tough Max comes with

  • AC Charger
  • USB data cable
  • Stereo headset with microphone
  • Warranty Card

Official ZTE Accessories are limited at this time to those that are supplied in the box with the handset, see the Accessories page for purchasing and availability of any additionally announced accessories.

One accessory that was being looked at and a concept design produced is what would be the official ZTE Cradle for the T84. This cradle design supports both the RF direct connection and Wireless charging functionality. No release date is available, but if you think this accessory is a must have then feel free to contact us and / or Telstra directly to show there is a requirement for this type of accessory.

Also on the subject of Wireless Charging, ZTE is looking at making available a Wireless Charging pad accessory. If you have any interest in these contact us directly for an update if there is no news on our Accessory page itself.

ZTE approved Patch leads for the T84 are not currently available while we wait for a decision on the cradle, which is the correct accessory for use with the external RF switch connector that we use on our handsets. Patch leads in general provide increased risk of damage to handsets if not housed in a cradle accessory to both restrict insertion forces / angles and alignment. As the connectors used do not themselves grab or hold with any force onto each other, it is the cradle accessory that holds the entire handset in place.

If you have opinions on patch leads that differ from ZTE that is fine, but as the designer and manufacturer of the devices that are created based on a requirement from our customers (ie the carriers), we defend our position and will always protect the devices from the possibility of Out of Warranty damage caused by third party accessories or misuse of device connection ports / Switch connectors. The external RF Switch Connector used in our handsets that support external RF connections is designed for use with Cradles that provide the mechanical hold and positioning of the handset to protect said port from the chance of external abuse / damage. This has been ZTE's position for 10years and it remains the same today.

Third party's do make patch leads with slim fitting variations on the RF connector that we would use in cradle designs. We recommend none of them due to the unrestricted positioning or mechanical forces that they allow a user to apply to the Handset RF Switch Connector part directly and any damage made to this port is outside of warranty and considered physical damage as per detailed in our warranty cards (see item 6 points).

This information is updated from time to time to address reported mistakes or to clarify or expand the knowledge base of users. Changes to the website do happen often as we add more and more devices and seek to improve the overall quality of the information provided on our site.

Accessories for Purchase

T84 Tempered Glass

T84 Tempered GlassThis is the same customised tempered glass that comes in the T84 box with the handset, so if you drop and crack the tempered glass you can get a new one.

Out of Stock - email us for update.

Inductive Charging Pads

ZTE has looked at charging pads for a long time and while there are a selection available there are several worth noting.

Strike has a cradle for the T84 that has inductive charging - Click here for details.

Ikea has a range of Qi Inductive chargers built into furniture, lamps or as table top charging plates - click here for details.

Where to Buy


Download file Version Released
User Guide (PDF) Ver 1.1 Sept 2015
Warranty Card (PDF)