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Orange Monte Carlo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and design. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size and usability, while there are some critical comments about the features and battery.

value for money, screen, camera, design, build quality

responsiveness, battery, features

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Orange Monte Carlo

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Orange Monte Carlo from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

Expert review by:

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).

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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...

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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...

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Orange Monte Carlo review

 

The Orange Monte Carlo joins the San Francisco in Orange's own-brand range - like the San Francisco, it's a rebranded ZTE handset. With a 4.3in screen and Android 2.3, however, it's a far more advanced phone, and also comes with a 5-megapixel camera...

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

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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...

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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

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Orange Monte Carlo Review by 3G.co.uk

 

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?

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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

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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

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Orange Monte Carlo budget Android smartphone

 

Review If during the last 12 months you wanted a cheap but decent prepaid smartphone there was really only one choice, the Orange San Francisco. But now its big brother is in town – the Orange Monte Carlo.

The Orange Monte Carlo is not a phone for playing games or watching video, trick call technology, slick UI and decent battery life it is worth every penny of its asking price. Yes I'd like more system storage, a glass screen and a Cortex CPU but that...

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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.

Camera

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

Configuration

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

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:16 Millions
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: Yes
Push email: Yes
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