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ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1503 reviews of ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The screen and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the reception and reliability. Opinions about the apps and connectivity are mixed.

price, usability, screen, portability, design

battery, camera, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery, and there are some mixed reviews about the camera.

usability, price, durability, portability

performance, battery, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Orange San Francisco 2 (ZTE Crescent)

 

Faster and leaner, the San Francisco II takes over from its predecessor as the de facto ultra budget smartphone of choice.

Large high res screen is great for web, email, etc, LED flash makes camera more useful, Provides proper smartphone experience for very little money, Runs latest Android 2.3.5 OS

Processor is slow, Camera still quite poor, Build is still very budget

Jan, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Orange San Francisco (ZTE Blade)

 

We take a look at a truly game changing, feature packed budget smartphone which Orange cannot ruin - try as it might...

Brilliant screen ; Feature packed ; Incredible price

Orange Bloatware ; Poor Camera

The Orange San Francisco is a staggeringly well featured handset which simply has no peer when it comes to value for money. Orange has done its very best to make a mess of the user experience by riddling the phone with bloatware, but it is nothing some...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Orange San Francisco

 

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...

Screen resolution and touch response, price, slim design

Orange integration is a little heavy, some software bugs, poor video capture

The Orange San Francisco is something of a surprise package. Pitched at the entry level, it sets a new standard for displays, outstripping its rivals by a large margin. It isn’t a powerful handset, so isn’t as snappy as more expensive rivals, and you...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Orange San Francisco review

 

Orange has dipped under the £100 bar with this ZTE-manufactured Android touchscreen effort – but has it cut any corners?

Camera and battery aside, this is simply the best hardware for the money

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Orange San Francisco review

 

Setting a new benchmark for the budget Android brigade

Great screen ; Super build ; Nice Orange widgets ; Can ditch the Orange skin easily ; Useful apps pre installed

No Twitter out of the box ; Disappointing stills camera ; No Facebook out of the box ; Very disappointing video camera ; Poor FM radio

Every operator has its budget Android offering and you can also get several SIM free. The Orange San Francisco is the best of the bunch because Orange seems to have got the bottom line features right.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco review

 

It has a great screen, but we're not keen on Orange's extra software and there are better alternatives for the same price.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Orange San Francisco Review

 

Coming in at just £99, Orange's own-branded San Francisco handset is one of the cheapest Android phones around. That low price-tag doesn't mean you can expect a budget experience though, with the San…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

ZTE Orange San Francisco II review -

 

A Gingerbread Android for less than £100, with good build quality

Only 512MB of shared storage, but a microSD card will sort that out

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Crowdedbrain (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco Review

 

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”...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Orange San Francisco Review by 3G

 

Top of the class when it comes to Android smartphones for around the £100 mark - it's just a shame it comes clogged up with useless Orange apps. Happily, it's not hard to get rid of them

Great price, responsive display, Android 2.1 operating system, excellent GPS and web functions for the price

Too many non-useful Orange apps; a £1 charge to load your webmail account onto the Orange Mail app unless you're a Gmail user

Get rid of Orange’s bloatware and you'll have an excellent handset. It can hold its own in the company of pricier smartphones and is far superior to other handsets in its price range. Just make sure you dump the junk software first

Jan, 2011

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