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Orange Rio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Orange Rio. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the durability and battery. There are some mixed comments about the screen.

price, usability, design, size, portability

camera, performance, reliability, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Rio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Orange Rio from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the design and camera are overall positive. The size and price are also appreciated, but the battery and performance get less positive opinions. Opinions are divided on the screen.

usability, price, size, camera, design

performance, battery

88% 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 - Pink In "ORANGE BOX" ORANGE RIO SIM FREE - Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black in "ORANGE Box"

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

Orange Rio 2 review


The Orange Rio II has its failings, but the positives just about outweigh the negatives. 3G data, a full Qwerty keyboard and a startlingly low price make this ideal for budget buyers who want a BlackBerry-style experience.

Low price ; Great keyboard ; 3G

Touchscreen is of old resistive type ; Battery life is poor ; Slow processor

The Rio II improves over its predecessor with a neater design, 3G and an updated operating system. Issues such as poor battery life, no Wi-Fi, unresponsive touchscreen and a generally slow processor take the edge off its performance, but you have to...

Jul, 2011

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: Luke Westaway (

Orange Rio review


The Orange Rio has its flaws, but not many serious ones given its price. The keyboard is great, the menus are intuitive and easy to navigate, and the touchscreen isn't bad either. For £55 on a pay-as-you-go deal, it's tough to beat

Very cheap ; Good keyboard ; Decent touchscreen ; Intuitive menu system

Some features are poorly implemented ; Dull display

If you happen to be checking out the Rio because it's very cheap, you might want to take a look at the extremely basic Tesco VX1 Party Phone, which is available for only £9.49. On the other hand, if you have a little extra to spend and like the Rio's...

Jun, 2010

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

Expert review by: (

Orange Rio Review by


This BlackBerry-style mobile phone surprises with a few ...

QWERTY keyboard works well with the touch-screen to navigate, make calls, and text, and the Home screen's two toolbars complete its intuitive setup

Below average camera and image quality, additional charge per IM

This BlackBerry-style mobile phone surprises with a few excellent features

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (

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

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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