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.
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...
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.
Summary: Finally looking to get into the 21st century with a smartphone, after much research I settled on this little beaut. It was a toss up between this and the HTC Wildfire but the SF had way better reviews and is cheaper too (I paid less than £90 inc £10 top up which is amazing value but look around and you can proably get it for less now).
Summary: Cant wait for my new phone to come.. i get so bored of phones very quickly and after leaning i couldnt renew my contract for my blackberry til april 2012 i panicked that i wouldnt be able to find a cheapish good phone to use once i got bored!!! Now i know there was no need to panick!! Hopefully comes today or tomora...... Big thumbs up!!!
A cheap smart phone that surprises you with its feature list!
9 February 2011
Summary: Having cost a penny under a £100, the mobile is truly above my expectations; having wifi ,3G, a 3 MEGA PIXEL camera, blue tooth, a decently fast web browser and full access to the android web market and coming with an android operating system. I have never owned a smart phone before, but the list of features is amazing. The body of the phone is made of a white, hard plastic that seems quite tough.