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ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade

alaTest has collected and analyzed 913 reviews of ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The screen and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the apps and sound, while there are some critical views about the connectivity and reception.

usability, price, screen, portability, design

battery, camera, reliability, reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the portability and durability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. The reliability and battery get critical views, while views are divided on the camera.

usability, price, durability, portability

performance, battery, reliability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Orange San Francisco / Android / Mobile Phone on Orange / Pay As You Go / PAYGOrange San Francisco / Android / Mobile Phone on Orange / Pay As You Go / PAYG

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brand (

ZTE Blade


ZTE Blade specs reveal an Android 2.1 Eclair powered smartphone. ZTE Blade price and release date information is not official yet, but we have some speculation on each. Additionally, it is also worth mentioning that the ZTE Blade also has a sister...

Excellent display; Solid loud speaker

No Android Marketplace; Limited RAM; Poor camera

We really like the high resolution and great display come with the ZTE Blade. However, the 3.5-inch display sounds like very little real estate. We did not like that the Android Marketplace has been replaced with HiMarket in this device. Overall, it is...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Android Police (

ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco Review: Two-Thirds Of A Nexus One For One-Third The Price


Since the advent of Android in 2009, the family of devices running Google's mobile OS has grown from one handset to now hundreds and possibly thousands of unique models. In recent months, Android has seen an explosion of devices coming from...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: mohseen (

ZTE Blade Review


A review of the cheapest smartphone with an AMOLED screen, the ZTE Blade, also known as the Orange San Francisco. In the first part of our review we take a look at the phone's design and user interface.

The ZTE Blade is not a bang for your buck…it’s a nuclear explosion for your buck.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Orange San Francisco review


Setting a new benchmark for the budget Android brigade

Great screen ; Super build ; Nice Orange widgets ; Can ditch the Orange skin easily ; Useful apps pre installed

No Twitter out of the box ; Disappointing stills camera ; No Facebook out of the box ; Very disappointing video camera ; Poor FM radio

Every operator has its budget Android offering and you can also get several SIM free. The Orange San Francisco is the best of the bunch because Orange seems to have got the bottom line features right.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Orange San Francisco 2 (ZTE Crescent)


Faster and leaner, the San Francisco II takes over from its predecessor as the de facto ultra budget smartphone of choice.

Large high res screen is great for web, email, etc, LED flash makes camera more useful, Provides proper smartphone experience for very little money, Runs latest Android 2.3.5 OS

Processor is slow, Camera still quite poor, Build is still very budget

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Orange San Francisco (ZTE Blade)


We take a look at a truly game changing, feature packed budget smartphone which Orange cannot ruin - try as it might...

Brilliant screen, Feature packed, Incredible price

Orange Bloatware, Poor Camera

Nov, 2011

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Orange San Francisco review


The San Francisco is a handset exclusive to Orange, but it's built by ZTE, the same company that makes the budget ZTE Racer. The San Francisco is a far better phone than the Racer, however: it has a larger screen with a massive 480x800 resolution, as...

It has a great screen, but we’re not keen on Orange’s extra software and there are better alternatives for the same price.

Jan, 2011

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Orange San Francisco review


Orange has dipped under the £100 bar with this ZTE-manufactured Android touchscreen effort – but has it cut any corners?

Camera and battery aside, this is simply the best hardware for the money

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

Orange San Francisco Review


Coming in at just £99, Orange's own-branded San Francisco handset is one of the cheapest Android phones around. That low price-tag doesn't mean you can expect a budget experience though, with the San…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

ZTE Orange San Francisco II review -


A Gingerbread Android for less than £100, with good build quality

Only 512MB of shared storage, but a microSD card will sort that out

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera


Pixel density:249
Screen shape:Flat


GPS: Yes


2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes