WIFI=amazing, better than nokia, inside I can get my neighbour open connections 10/10
SOUND= just OK, not the best for music, need to buy good earphone 6/10
SCREEN= fantastic, I dont see any difference with IPHONE4, and i have the TFT, not OLED.
screen is slightly less sensitive than Iphone which is better I think. 10/10
CAMERA= just good during the day.it s just a basic camera, nothing special. 5/10
ANDROID MARKET= very good, can install many games, pimball,...8/10
MEMORY=300 mb with android 2.3.4 8/10, it use part of the external memory, when you install gingerbread, it does the installation automatically.
UPDATE and UNLOCK= super easy on modaco website.10/10
BLUETOOTH= work only to send pic and music, didn't really use it.8/10
RADIO=OK, sound is low, need good earphone.7/10
EXTERNAL SPEAKER= good, loud, is on the right side, not behind 8/10
WEBBROWSER= native android, work well. fast. 8/10
for 100euro, it s a fantastic phone! I have it since 6 weeks now , and I really like it.
Bug Guns, 20 Jul 2011Got my Orange San Francisco for £84.99 including £10 top up. The price is a bargai... moreno, when you switch prg, it doesnt run at all, it use only some memory, but dont use battery at all.
u dont need to use a task killer on the blade, task killer use more battery, because open and closing program use more than just having prg sitting there in the background. try it, open 15 prg, you will make over a day with light use...
Got my Orange San Francisco for £84.99 including £10 top up. The price is a bargain for a phone with these specifications and considering you can even unlock it for free and upgrade to Android 2.2 makes the price even better.
The camera in my opinion is very good in good lighting, however is very poor with artificial lighting at night and there is also no flash. I also don't like the multi-tasking, which you need to open the task manager to switch to your other applications and re-open it again to switch again. The battery drains quite rapidly and daily charging will most likely be required.
Other than that, cool phone running Android and probably the best new phone you can buy for under £100.
chezadoni, 19 Jul 2011how did you upgrade it to 2.2 plzzz telllhttp://sanfranciscoandroid.co.uk/android/how-to-install-custom-roms-android-2-2-from-scratch-on-the-orange-san-francisco-zte-blade/
Ehsan, 01 Jul 2011Good phone,but have this problems Low battery time No camera flash No front camera try this ROM and report after that http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1174055
I just bought one for my daughter, it really is a very good phone for the money, seems more responsive that samsung galaxy ace and htc wildfire and a pile of other phones I tried, very good value, I did upgrade it to 2.2, if it ships you should consider this, but do this at your own risk as there is the possibility of killing it.
Yeah, but no Iplayer or Flash can be installed on this one...wrong ARM chip!
well here in venezuela the optimus one dont is cheap but i dont thin this zte is coming out i going to be cheap so...for my fisrt android, zte blade (2.1 ver. / normal screen)vs the optimus one...
what i should do? :7
sorry bad english
zuki45, 09 Jul 2011Hi,can u help me ..i can't decide which one to buy this or nokia c5-03...please help me..tyIt's not a tough decision really! Android vs Symbian? For your own sake, pick Android! ZTE is a great phone and rather easy to Root to a custom ROM as well.
zuki45, 09 Jul 2011Hi,can u help me ..i can't decide which one to buy this or nokia c5-03...please help me..tygo ZTE, dont think... i am very happy with it.
Hi,can u help me ..i can't decide which one to buy this or nokia c5-03...please help me..ty
Siam, 05 Jul 2011I got my IMEI, and also got 8 digit unlock code..
But after inserting sim, and then opening, ... moreyou have to insert a sim card from another operator, take one of your friend, just to unlock it.
if not, look on modaco website for assistance
zte man, 18 Jun 2011seem you have to unlock your sim card, or try to use another sim(even a deactivated), check on... moreI got my IMEI, and also got 8 digit unlock code..
But after inserting sim, and then opening, it does not ask for any code.
Now the problem is that where will i put the code?
I even unable to enter into many options in settings like Mobile network, status etc.
Do u think that it is due to upgarding it to 2.2 ?
Should i get back to 2.1?
Or i may try others?
This is the best phone I ever owned. I had the zte blade with LCD screen and not AMOLED
+Price (120 euros)
+High resolution capacitive multi-touch screen with good brightness and high responsiveness and accuracy
+Android 2.2 is good and has no other UI above it which makes it quick
+Good amount of RAM memory and decent processor, allows for good gameplay and video playback (I have tested up to VGA resolution with both native video player and the seaman player, and games such as PES 2011)
+Decent music playback
All in all, I would definitely give this phone a 9/10 in overall score. If you want a better phone, you´ll have to add at least 80 euros to get such a phone.