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ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade

ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade
alaScore 86

1503 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1503 reviews of ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reception and reliability. Views about the apps and connectivity are mixed.

price, usability, screen, portability, design

battery, camera, reliability, reception

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco / T-Mobile Blade from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the camera and reliability.

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battery, reliability, camera

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

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 : 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 : Gordon Kelly (

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

The Orange San Francisco is a staggeringly well featured handset which simply has no peer when it comes to value for money. Orange has done its very best to make a mess of the user experience by riddling the phone with bloatware, but it is nothing some...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Orange San Francisco


The Orange San Francisco is the network's adaptation of the ZTE Blade. It is a budget Android handset, offering up entry-level hardware specs but coming forward with a cracking display and offering Android 2.1, albeit with a heavy dose of Orange...

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’t a powerful handset, so isn’t as snappy as more expensive rivals, and you...

Nov, 2010

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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 : 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 : Barry de la Rosa (

Orange San Francisco review


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

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

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