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Orange Rio II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Orange Rio II. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the sound and camera, while there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, price, portability, design, durability

battery, screen, performance, camera, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Rio II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Orange Rio II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Orange Rio II from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the usability and portability. There are some negative reviews about the performance and price.

portability, usability

price, performance

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

Orange Rio II


The Orange Rio II looks like it offers Blackberry-style features on the cheap, but is it the bargain it seems?

Low price tag ; Good range of features ; Full QWERTY keyboard

No Wi-Fi ; Unresponsive, resistive screen ; Short battery life

However, where the screen loses points is when it comes to registering touch input. It uses older resistive rather than capacitive technology. Resistive touchscreens just aren’t as good at registering finger presses, and as a result you often find...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Thomas (

Orange Rio II Review


A good option if you can't afford a BlackBerry. You get a QWERTY keyboard, and everything you need for social networking and messaging. The screen isn't ideal, but an acceptable tradeoff to get the handset down to this pricepoint.

Half the price of a BlackBerry, with all the social networking features

Low res, unresponsive screen, and no Wi-Fi

The Orange Rio II has the familiarity of the BlackBerry, at a cheaper price. Its integration into social networking is excellent, and the OS is easy to use. You will need to balance this against the lack of response on the touch screen though. There's...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Carly Page (

Orange Rio 2


It may be an affordable PAYG feature phone, but the Orange Rio II surprised us with its high-end specs and great functionality.

Design wise, the Orange Rio 2 - just like its predecessor - looks like a Blackberry. It might surprise you however, the it shares most of its similarities with the BlackBerry Bold 9900, RIM's recently announced QWERTY/touchscreen hybrid. Within its...

Jun, 2011

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Good value


This is an ideal budget phone. it took me some time to work out how to text with it. I had the rio phone before this one, and thought it would be similar to operate.

Sep, 2012

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this phone is sutable for all i am 69 and can use it now after i was shown the price was very good and i am hard ov hearing and i can hear wen the sound turned up ver good value

Aug, 2012

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Great Phone


This replaced my very very old one so it's been quite a novelty getting used to it but I love it now ! Everyone thinks I've got a Blackberry ! Even the camera takes clear photos. The battery doesn't last very long compared to my old one but then this...

Jul, 2012

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great phone


easy straight forward phone.

Jul, 2012

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A really kwl mobile


I am really pleased with this mobile. It does everything that I wanted. Just used old Sim Card as didn't want a monthly contract so number transferred as did all my contacts. The alpha numeric keyboard is an absolute treat to use for texts.

May, 2012

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May, 2012

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Orange Rio II


Great phone for a teenager, son loves it. Looks like a blackberry. easy to use and fair battery life.

No wifi.

Mar, 2012

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