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Orange Rio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the social networking functionality and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated. Reviews about the size and screen are different, and the features and reception get less positive comments.

price, usability, design, sound, social network

camera, battery, portability, reception, features

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 136 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Orange Rio

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Orange Rio from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

price, camera, usability, sound, screen

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 PREMIUM PU FLIP CASE / COVER / POUCH / HOLSTER - BLACK PART OF THE QUBITS ACCESSORIES RANGE

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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Orange Rio Review by 3G.co.uk

 

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

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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

Consumer review by:

Orange Rio 2

 

Giving it some serious thought.

Does everything a Blackberry does but for better than half the price

Consumer review by:

Orange Rio

 

I really do like the Orange Rio. Its a really good make of phone, and I recommend this phone to anybody who wants simple text messaging. For a 2 Mega Pixel camera on high standard mode, seems a perfectly good view! The let downs for the Orange Rio, is...

QWERTY Keyboard, Camera, Web Browser

Touchscreen

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Orange Rio

 

My friend has this phone, she says its good. People say its really rubbish even though they haven't got one. Im not too sure if i want it yet, because people say the cameras poor. Should i get this phone, Im 13 and love texting and taking pictures??

Its got a touch screen and a keypad and looks like a Blackberry Curve 8520

People say the cameras not very good

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Orange Rio

 

meep

everything! The touchscreen is phenomanally responsive and the button thingys work to perfecitionii

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

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
Multi Band:Dual Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:EE / Orange / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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