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Zte Blade / Orange San Francisco

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the build quality and usability are on the whole positive. The reliability and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the features and camera. Reviews are divided on the size.

price, screen, reliability, usability, durability

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.

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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.

value for money

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 / 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...

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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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Orange San Francisco review

 

Screen resolution and touch response, price, slim design

Orange integration is a little heavy, some software bugs, poor video capture

'The Orange San Francisco is something of a surprise package. Pitched at the entry level, it sets a new standard for displays, outstripping its rivals by a large margin. It isn\x92t a powerful handset, so isn\x92t as snappy as more expensive rivals,...

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ZTE Blade Q Mini

 

A solid £50 Android phone

Solid, good quality camera ; Strong battery life ; Decent speaker performance

Poor outdoor screen visibility ; Struggles to handle more intensive tasks

One positive is that ZTE uses an IPS display so despite the screen quality not being top notch, the viewing angles are good although it still suffers from the same reflectivity issues as older ZTE phones making it troublesome to use in the bright...

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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...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean / Android 4.2 JellyBean / Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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