please can anybody tell me where can i buy this zte blade mobile in philippines..
Hasnaat, 22 Mar 2011Is it really so easy process to unlock, debrand and 2.2 update?@Hasnaat
yes. i bought an Orange San Francisco from Argos in the UK yesterday. today it is unlocked and running debranded Android 2.2 (Japanese Jellyfish 9). just follow the instructions at android[dot]modaco[dot]com.
they are not official. they are builds of android that clever people have built from the source code.
[deleted post]Thanks for guidng in detail
but if it is not G1/Gen1 then can't we debrand it at all or some other way to debrand?
I bought this phone for a very low price, originally £99.99 from Tescos minus £20 in vouchers, I got it for £79.99. There is an offer on at the moment where you get £10 off any item when you spend £50 or more online. I digress, on with my experiance.
I found the overall build quality of the phone to be above adverage, it is plastic and so is the screen cover. I do however find that the phone becomes almost slippy with a build up of fingerprints, so be careful when holding it.
My version of the phone came with the LCD instead of the OLED, which I was fine with as I have only ever used LCD-screened phones.
I have had problems with the battery, obviously the more apps you have running the quicker the battery life discharges so I have downloaded a task "killer" or manager from the Android Market. I find that I have to charge the phone every day and that I have to leave it on overnight because it is also my morning alarm, which does not sound if the phone is switched off.
I have unlocked and de-branded this handset and have used both 2.1 and 2.2 with it, and I can safetly say that 2.2 will drain the battery off quicker than 2.1, so you may want to stay away from that. Please do not try to de-brand your handsets as you may "brick" them.
As with any phone, especially touchscreens, I have bought a screen protector from eBay (two for £1.90) please, please, please buy a screen protector!
I am very impressed with this phone and would rate it 7 out of 10. The bad points being battery life.
Hasnaat, 22 Mar 2011Is it really so easy process to unlock, debrand and 2.2 update?Unlocking is extremely simple. Debranding and/or upgrading the OS is only moderately difficult, actually instructions to do so are very detailed, all you need to do is follow the steps exactly and you'll have no issues.
:o, 20 Mar 20111- yes
2- 1 day heavy use, 2/3 regular
4- yeswhat?? serious;ly what was that you just typed?
I have this phone and it is fantastic. I have already debranded it and installed Froyo 2.2 which was very easy to do. The value for money on this handset is amazing.
It gets a 10/10 for me. Only downside(and it is a small downside) is that the battey takes a little longer than your average phone to charge.
It has live wallpapers, multitouch, gyroscope. It has no flash player though. Works pretty good, the sensor is okay, but i don't really feel the RAM memory - it lacks a bit.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2011where abouts did u buy this phone in uk i want to import these phones to australia in large qu... moreOrange sell them and they seem to have more in stock now the hype has calmed down
1- Does it support live wallpapers?
2- How is its battery life with LCD version?
3- Does it has gyroscope
4- does its screen support multitouch input
I love this phone. Definately a best choice for those android phone newbies.
i was just wondering how is the battery the thing that is bodering me is the 4 h talk time does this mean that if a play for aprox. 2 h the battery will run down?
thank you in advance!
With regards to messaging- I am not a techie person.
Does anyone know how to set the messages to SMS texts - as it appears that all the texts i am sending/forwarding are going as MMS
Help please PS: the phone is great
jdh, 07 Mar 2011Great phone! I bought mine in UK for 160 USD. Blades as of 2010 will not work with AT&T be... morewhere abouts did u buy this phone in uk i want to import these phones to australia in large quataties
Said it before GSM Arena had this phone listed, it is the best-of-the-best! Thank-you Orange, (aka Orange San Francisco) for selling me the latest Blade! Thought the new lcd screen, would be not as good as the oled version, I was WRONG! It beats in my opinion the SLCD in the HTC Desire that they changed to, it's BRIGHTER. Do ZTE get their screens from say Samsung for the Amoled, or some form of SLCD? How do ZTE manage this at the price, love to knoe. Heard rumours that the Chinese Gov't subsidised the company, tell you what they make darn good phones. At £99, it's a bargain too, if it cost £250 I would still buy one. If your looking for a phone this is the business. Maybe some other of the UK networks should start selling some of the latest ZTE phones too.