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Orange Monte Carlo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Orange Monte Carlo. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the portability and performance.

price, screen, usability, size, camera

battery, performance, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Monte Carlo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Orange Monte Carlo


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Orange Monte Carlo from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Orange Monte Carlo Android Smartphone

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Orange Monte Carlo review


Can Orange's new low-cost Android handset match the San Francisco?

Large screen ; Capable processor ; Good media streaming ; Good battery life

Screen hard to see in bright sunlight ; Low resolution video recording ; No Flash support ; MicroSD card fiddly to get at ; No bundled headphones

There are some technical specs that we find strange – low memory for apps being a big one – and some that make sense (the screen is poor, but savings have to be made).

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

Orange Monte Carlo review


Despite its bloatware, uninspiring build quality and under-powered CPU, the Orange Monte Carlo impresses, offering the latest Android software and a huge screen at a surprisingly low price.

Large, 4.3-inch screen ; Latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread software ; Fantastic value for money

Cheap case ; Slow processor ; Pointless pre-installed apps ; Weak battery

Although some corners have been cut, we're still impressed by the Orange Monte Carlo. It's difficult to grumble about its shortcomings when you consider that the Monte Carlo costs significantly less than other big-screen Android phones, and stands head...

Sep, 2011


Expert review by: Gordon Kelly (

Orange Monte Carlo (ZTE Skate)


The Orange San Francisco was the smartphone bargain of the year... until now.

Exceptional value for money ; Uses the latest version of Android ; Excellent 4.3in touchscreen ; HD Voice & Signal Boost compatible

Performance poor out the box ; Orange software awful

Aggressive is the reason ZTE has been experiencing phenomenal growth, and the Orange Monte Carlo offers bang for your buck that is unmatched elsewhere. For £149.99 the spec list is simply stunning, and the complaints of patchy performance, limited...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Orange Monte Carlo review


A great screen belies this handset's low price - poor battery life aside, it's an impressive budget handset

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

Orange Monte Carlo Review


The Orange Monte Carlo is one of the best budget Android phones going. The camera's not amazing but you otherwise get good value for money.

The Orange Monte Carlo follows in the footsteps of the San Francisco by being one of the best budget Android phones seen thus far. You get a huge touchscreen and the Smart Wi-Fi app gives you additional coverage in the home, or wherever there's some...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

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The huge 4.3-inch TFT display and the very latest Android Gingerbread OS

You'll need big pockets to carry it and there are too many unnecessary Orange apps hogging the memory

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Gordon Kelly (

Orange Monte Carlo review


What makes a good phone: a large touchscreen? A physicalkeyboard? A particular operating system? We can get awfully elitistabout which factors convince us to open our wallets, but for manythe answer is far simpler: cost.

A stunning feature set for the price breaks new ground in thesmartphone sector

Mediocre performance is not helped by Orange's awful, laggyAndroid skin and pointless apps

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (

Orange Monte Carlo Review by


This is Orange's best Android handset yet.

This is Orange's best Android handset yet - who wouldn't be impressed by that 4.3in display?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matt (

Orange Monte Carlo Review


Last year orange in conjunction with ZTE released what in the end became a huge success, the San Francisco. Now judging by the success of that device it is no surprise that this year the companies have brought out another Orange branded...

Beautiful screen ; Very smooth and simple to use ; Latest version of android ; Video playback ; Price

Size could be an issue for some ; Camera ; Cheap feel ; The little bit of Orange overlay is annoying ; Orange apps require a mobile network connection

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (

Orange Monte Carlo


Orange rebadges another budget smartphone, this time with a huge 4.3in screen, but is it a bargain?

Cheap in both its feel and performance, with poor battery life, too, but it offers a 4.3in screen on a very low budget

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Live the high life with the Monte Carlo from Orange. The top of the range 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen will amaze your friends and you can capture some wonderful photos with the 5 megapixel camera. A host of apps are available to enhance your phone via the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and you can stay in touch with everyone via email using the 3G+ data speeds.

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227-T


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:EE / Orange
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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