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Zte Blade / Orange San Francisco

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The build quality and screen are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the GPS navigation. The features and camera get negative comments.

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

responsiveness, camera, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Zte Blade / Orange San Francisco is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 181 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Zte Blade / Orange San Francisco

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Zte Blade / Orange San Francisco from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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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...

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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.

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ZTE Blade Q Mini review

 

A new benchmark in an era of affordable smartphones?

Low price ; Solid construction ; Decent camera

Small, low-res screen ; Pitiful storage ; Locked to Virgin Media

The ZTE Blade Q Mini should be an attractive option for a budget smartphone - I've paid restaurant bills that cost more than this phone. However, there's always the niggling thought that for only a little bit more money upfront, you could buy a...

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ZTE Blade V review

 

Its cheap, but is it cheerful?

Cheap ; Quad-core chip ; Decent keyboard ; Good battery life

Rubbish camera ; Laggy in places ; Poor build quality ; Low internal storage

Overall, we are left asking ourselves just how the ZTE Blade V coped for about £80. For those that are after a cheap handset to take to school, or as a back up to something a lot more powerful, there is little that can be argued with.

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ZTE Blade 3 review

 

Mid-range features at an entry level price

Cheap ; Sturdy ; Decent feature set

Slow web browsing ; Basic camera ; UI isn't smooth ; No front facing camera

The ZTE Blade 3 isn't a polished offering but we can almost forgive it when we are reminded of its price tag. This is a cheap and cheerful handset aimed at giving people an entry point to the smartphone market.

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ZTE Blade V review

 

If you haven't got much money to spend on a smartphone then the Blade V might be just what you're looking for. It cost just £72 on a Pay As You Go basis from Virgin Media –that's cheap especially for what's on offer here.

With its extremely low price, the ZTE Blade V is a good budget smartphone. It has a respectable screen and design but falls down on cameras and software. If you can afford the extra for a Motorola Moto G you'll get a much better all-round experience.

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ZTE Blade V

 

A quad-core phone for under £100

Great value ; Neat-looking metallic rear ; Decent screen

Poor camera ; Some lag ; Quad-core CPU a red herring

There were always going to be compromises involved in a sub-£100 phone display, but ZTE has made the right ones. Many phones at the price have lower-resolution screens, where ths Blade V's 480 x 800 pixels is the acceptable baseline these days. The...

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ZTE Blade V review

 

A no-frills Android smartphone which is highly competent for the price

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ZTE Blade 3 review

 

ZTE's latest addition to the Blade family is the Blade 3, but does this £79 Android smartphone have anything to offer beyond a budget price? Read our ZTE Blade 3 review to find out.

While we find the ZTE Blade 3 and stylish and well-built handset for its budget price, its poor performance means that the Huawei Ascend G330 remains the best budget Android smartphone around and is worth the extra £20.

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ZTE Blade 3 review

 

ZTE is known as a maker of budget handsets, but the company has three distinct inexpensive smartphone ranges. There's Kis at the bottom, Grand at the top and in the middle sits Blade.

A cheap as chips and perfectly pleasant to use prepay smartphone

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Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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