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Orange San Diego
7.3 out of 10

Orange San Diego

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Overall 7
7.0

Orange San Diego Review: In Depth

Recombu
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The Orange San Diego is the first Android Phone with an Intel chipset. It's packing a pin sharp display, powerful processor and 8-megapixel camera and at just £200, it's fiercely priced given the spec-sheet. It sounds great, but does the reality live up to the hype? Design wise the San Diego has a matte soft-touch back as well as silver trimmings around the side.
  • Pros: Sharp screen, Solid battery life, Great value
  • Cons: Running Gingerbread, Bland design, Mediocre camera quality
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Overall 7
6.8
Design 5
5.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 8
8.0
Camera 5
5.0
Software 4
4.0

Android meets x86

theverge.com
14 June 2012
  • Summary: The San Diego is a solid Android device that’s worth a lot more than Orange is charging, at least on hardware alone. It’s difficult to find a comparative phone in this price range. The HTC One V comes with Android 4.0 — something that should come to the San Diego at some point — but has a small, low-resolution display and a single-core processor.
  • Pros: High-density display, Phenomenal call quality, Good battery life
  • Cons: Uninspired design, Terrible software, Camera has issues, App compatibility not perfect
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Overall 8
8.0

Orange San Diego review

TechRadar UK
18 October 2012
  • Summary: Is the future bright with this one?
  • Pros: Low price, Fast processor, Likely good battery life, The Orange San Diego is a stylish phone, and while it may steal design cues from the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S2 , it's certainly not a bad thing. The handset runs smoothly, with slick web browsing and fluid running of applications making the San Diego a breeze to use. With a £170 price tag the San Diego is also very reasonably priced, providing a well rounded smartphone experience with treats such as an 8MP camera and ...
  • Cons: Not all apps compatible, No microSD slot, Camera key hard to press, No ICS at launch, Intel has done very well with its first stab at a mobile phone, but it isn't perfect. The biggest bug bear would have to be the app support, and although not every Android handset runs every app, we found several that were unavailable soon after firing up the San Diego. Another annoyance is the camera app, which has the ability to be great, but the small, fiddly and obscure settings ...
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Overall 7
7.2

Orange San Diego Review

Crowdedbrain
23 July 2012
  • Summary: While we are not a fan of the battery life, keyboard and Orange customisation of this phone we still feel that the device has a lot of potential if you are willing to tinker (namely add a custom ROM, access the microSD card or change the launcher (UI)). The Intel Atom CPU is solid and the camera takes some good shots to. For £199.99 we have seen far worse smartphones that cost twice the price!
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Overall 7
7.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0

Orange San Diego Review

3g
10 July 2012
  • Summary: Plenty of high-end media functions are on offer, but the onscreen keyboard deficiencies really let the San Diego down.
  • Pros: Speedy performance, great high definition screen, support for NFC as well as onboard Orange apps to enable mobile payments
  • Cons: Flawed auto-correct slows down typing, bland user interface from Orange, lack of support for some popular Android apps
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Overall 7
7.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Orange San Diego review -

Mobile Choice UK
6 July 2012
  • Pros: Fast performance, brilliant high definition display, NFC support plus existing Orange apps for mobile payments and other contactless technology
  • Cons: Illogical auto-correct slows typing, Orange interface is bland and doesn’t support some popular Android apps
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Overall 7
7.0

Orange San Diego review

wired.co.uk
3 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Europe's first Intel-powered phone is a fast performer, with a decent camera and HDMI port. The Orange livery seems a bit OTT and it's a shame it's not running the latest version of Android, but you get a considerable amount of bang for your £200 buck.
  • Pros: Powerful Intel processor, decent 4in screen
  • Cons: Very Orange-y, no memory expansion
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Overall 8
8.0

Orange San Diego review

expertreviews.co.uk
3 July 2012
  • Excerpt: The Orange San Diego (previously know as the Orange Santa Clara) is the first Intel-powered smartphone to be released in the UK, and is being sold exclusively by the network operator. It's based on a reference design by Intel, using the Medfield chipset, and so is identical to the handsets we saw at CES and MWC earlier in the year - where it impressed us on both occasions - see Intel Medfield smartphone - Benchmarked and Hands on and Orange Santa Clara - First...
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3

Orange San Diego

PC Pro
15 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Intel's first smartphone processor makes its debut, and it's a good one too
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Overall 8
8.0

Orange San Diego

Pocket Lint
13 June 2012
  • Conclusion: In short, the Intel debut is a solid phone. It's wildly uninspiring to look at, and the Orange exclusivity is a bind, but we assume that will change in the future. We could live without Orange's customisations, as they make everything very orange without actually improving much. We'd also like to see HD voice and Signal Boost - Orange's best value-added features - but neither is present here.
  • Pros: Quick, good screen, high-speed camera burst is fun, small, reasonable battery
  • Cons: Not very pretty, lacks Orange features like Signal Boost and HD Voice, Orange theme is entirely too orange
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