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Orange Barcelona

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability. The value for money is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the apps and screen.

build quality, value for money, portability

screen, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Barcelona is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Orange Barcelona review

 

Orange's Barcelona is a re-branded Huawei handset running Android 2.2. Although it's powered by a 528MHz processor, it features all the other trappings of a modern smartphone: a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an accelerometer. Best of all, it's...

A well-built QWERTY handset, but it's underpowered and has some annoying software quirks

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Orange Barcelona Review

 

With it's full QWERTY keyboard and useful features like Signal Boost, the Barcelona is an affordable business handset.

Despite the lack of flash and a sluggish processor, we're amazed that a phone with both a capacitive touchscreen and physical keyboard can manage a £100 price-tag. Like the HTC ChaCha, the combination of touchscreen and keyboard means some apps arrive...

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Orange Barcelona Android Qwerty phone

 

Review HTC's ChaCha aside, BlackBerry-style Android messaging phones are a rare and unimpressive breed. And I, for one, am not all that sure about the look, price or point of the Facebook-centric ChaCha [1].

Does the Barcelona make a better buy than the identically priced San Francisco? The battery life is a little better it has a more up-to-date OS, but the San Fran has the bigger and better screen so it all comes down to how you prefer your keyboard:...

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Orange Barcelona review

 

We review the Orange Barcelona, a low cost BlackBerry clone running on Android

Good keyboard, Good battery life, Low cost

Screen too small, Poor camera, Android 2.2

Low cost BlackBerry clone that lacks ultimately fails because it squishes Android into a screen that’s too small for it

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Orange Barcelona Review by 3G.co.uk

 

Lots of features at a low price; decent keyboard; solid build quality

Lots of features at a low price; decent keyboard; solid build quality

The capacitive display is too small to do the handset's features justice

This is a bargain for anyone who wants good access to email but isn't bothered about getting the full gaming and web experience

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Orange Barcelona

 

The ZTE-made Orange San Francisco was a surprise triumph, having sold over 2 million units worldwide. Here comes its successor - the Orange Barcelona - which the network is hoping will continue this success.

Detailed by Orange as "sleek and ergonomic", this re-branded Huawei handset immediately comes across as a cut-price alternative to the BlackBerry Bold 9900. It's by no means as "pretty" as RIM's latest offering, although it manages to weigh in at just...

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Orange Barcelona review

 

has a really small screen, and we've still yet to find an Android smartphone designed with a mini Qwerty keyboard that does the operating system justice.

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Orange Barcelona - Review

 

The guys over at Orange have kindly lent us an Orange Barcelona to review. The Orange Barcelona is a low priced Android handset in the candy bar format with a hardware keyboard and touch screen. Think Blackberry (or just look

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Orange Barcelona Sunshine

 

This has turned out to be a good purchase as the telephone has a good mix of keyboard useability but with Android touchscreen features. The display is bright enough to use in daylight and its resolution is adequate particularly for a small screen with...

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Good Basic Phone

 

Good Basic phone screen a little small to be a touch screen but other than that very good.

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:EE / Orange
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes
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