Reviews and Problems with ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco
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Orange San Francisco
28 March 2014
Summary: "It's stretching it to say it's every bit as good as a Desire! It's not. It has an appalling camera and it lacks HTC Sense, fast processor and larger screen of Desire for a start. The build quality is streets away from HTC. HOWEVER, it's a very good phone for the money. VERY easy to unlock, root and upgrade ROM to remove all Orange branding and apps which I did immediately. The screen is bloody good for a entry level phone especially.
Excerpt: "...Francisco (also known as the ZTE Blade) 12 months ago. I bought the white one as I thought that the black one was a little predictable and I like to be different when buying new things. '''~HOW I WENT ABOUT BUYING THE PHONE~''' Before I had this phone I had the Nokia E63 and was on a 18month contract with 3 that was £15 a month, the phone was free. So I searched and searched for another 18 month contract and found that pretty much every 3 phone ...
Pros: good apps, easy to use, very much like the iphone, good price
Cons: predictive text is hard to turn off, camera has no stabilizing whatsoever
Excerpt: "...though I wasn’t familiar with Orange phones, so I decided to give it a go. I was actually quite impressed; true, technology is continually moving along so you could buy the now upgraded version, but for the price the specs and usability weren’t bad. This phone has been released as the Orange brand’s San Francisco, aka the ZTE Blade. The interchangeable names get confusing, but that aside, ZTE wasn’t a brand I’d heard of before coming ...
Pros: Lots of features, good price, neat design, fairly easy to use
Cons: No camera flash, Internet usability somewhat poor
Summary: This is the first smart phone that I have owned and once I got over the set-up period I have found it to be very useful and easy to use. The Android Apps are very good and mainly free. The screen is very clear and the touch screen facility very fast indeed. There are several on-screen keyboards and if I had any critisism it would be that the buttons are rather small for my large fingers.
Fantastic phone, once you get rid of the orange rubbish
17 July 2011
Summary: It almost seems like this phone was too good for its price range (it pretty much wipes the floor with the HTC Wildfire) and Orange felt the need to cripple it with there own horrible apps and low-res overlay. Its very easy to flash to android 2.2(which is essential) and to unlock, the 480x800 display is very clear, it feels nice and solid, call quality is good and the screen is responsive Only bad things are the camera isn't very good and the battery life is very short...
Orange San Francisco, Great Low End Android, Well Worth The Price
18 May 2011
Excerpt: "...advise people to remove the orange stock apps and root their phone to speed it up, just type into google and you should find some sollutions. The speed of the phone is not too good even after being speed up, so do not expect to be able to play many graphical games on it. The phone is stylish and great for the price and is great for a first taste of what the Android system has to offer. ...
Summary: Pros: Excellent product. first smart-phone I have owned, and I am very impressed. Does everything I need for a personal computing device. Works great with the Internet over wi-fi. Easy to load new apps. Criticisms: I have read criticism of the camera, and OK, it's not a Leica, but what do you expect from a still/video camera in such a capable all-round device for less than £100. Tried the "unlock pattern" feature, but just found it a nuisance.