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
20 February 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 selling points being price.
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. In terms of value for money the San Francisco is a top notch device and i am sure that the other carriers are pretty gutted that they are not selling it. Nice one Orange.
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.
Excerpt: The Orange San Francisco is the network’s adaptation of the ZTE Blade. It is a budget Android handset, offering up entry-level hardware specs but coming forward with a cracking display and offering Android 2.1, albeit with a heavy dose of Orange customisation by default.
Pros: Screen resolution and touch response, price, slim design
Cons: Orange integration is a little heavy, some software bugs, poor video capture