Reviews and Problems with ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco
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Orange San Francisco Review: In Depth
28 March 2014
Conclusion: This is the best budget Android handset we've seen to date. It's by no means perfect - it can run a little slow, the camera isn't amazing and the connectivity a little ropey - but it's a capable handset with a good quality screen and running Android; for £100, you can't go far wrong.
ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco Review: Two-Thirds Of A Nexus One For One-Third The Price
14 April 2011
Excerpt: Since the advent of Android in 2009, the family of devices running Google's mobile OS has grown from one handset to now hundreds and possibly thousands of unique models. In recent months, Android has seen an explosion of devices coming from lesser-known Asian manufacturers, with one of the main...
Conclusion: I have to say that the Orange San Francisco is probably my bargain of the year. Although not as well specced as some of the top of the range Android devices you must remember that it is a quarter of the price.
Excerpt: A lot of excitement was created with the launch of the San Francisco from Orange (which is actually a ZTE Blade) and it’s not hard to see why with a price tag of £99 (+ £10 top up) and plenty of high-end features such as 3G HSDPA, GPS, a large 3.5” WVGA screen and 512MB Ram.
Conclusion: The San Francisco is a cheap Android phone available on prepay for £100 or less, but it almost has the performance of a phone costing three times as much. There’s a large capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support, a perfectly sufficient processor with stacks of memory and good battery life.