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Orange Rio / ZTE Rio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 921 reviews of Orange Rio / ZTE Rio. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the screen. Many are negative about the sound and performance.

usability, price, design, portability, durability

size, battery, camera, performance, sound

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

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Orange Rio / ZTE Rio


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Orange Rio / ZTE Rio from 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 People are impressed by the camera. The usability is also appreciated.

price, usability, camera

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ORANGE RIO SIM FREE - Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black in "ORANGE Box"ORANGE RIO SIM FREE - Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black in "ORANGE Box"

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Orange Rio (ZTE-G X991)


Orange's latest own branded messaging phone costs just £55, but does it deliver the goods?

Sturdy design, Impressive keyboard, Good call quality

Slow browser, No Wi-Fi or 3G support, Doesn't support push email

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Orange Rio review -


Great combination of QWERTY keyboard and touch-screen for fluid navigation, intuitive calling and texting apps, compact home-screen with app shortcuts and widgets

Mediocre camera, have to pay to use Windows Live Messenger

Feb, 2012

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Editor's Review of the Rio 2


The Orange Rio II sports a 2.4-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad, making it a great cut-price alternative to the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: rodent (

well worth a look !


i got this phone to replace my blackberry and i cant beleve all the features it has for the money,i can still get all my emails and go online but no messenger, still not the end of the world.also dont have to pay my blackberry services anymore so more...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Knivo (

Going to make my sons Christmas


I found it very hard to find this phone, after talking to one of the staff who explained that I could get it through asda direct I came straight home and ordered it straight away with no problem. I've looked through the phone and it's ideal for my son....

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: k5roc (

good value


it was cheaper than anywhere else and its what my daughter wanted

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: bigmamma1410 (

excellent purchase


purchased for 12 yr old great value and quality.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: claralou32 (

small and simple


Bought this phone for my teenage son, its a really nice phone in a similar style as the blackberry it has a nice screen and its easy to use, the only down side is that the buttons on the key pad are a bit on the small side.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: spollyboot (

Poor quality poduct


Very disapointed with this phone. Very difficult to turn on/off. Poorly written manuals.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Singapore01 (



Very bad screen when the screen is on a lighter Colour it looks blurry regret buying it !

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: No


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

Data Transfer



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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Dual Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:EE / Orange / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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