This has to be a phone the networks don't want you to know about....even an orange store did not have it on display! It's too good for the price, and could potentially put at risk high price tag handsets that are not as good. If you want an HTC Desire HD clone, that is lighter with BETTER audio, this is it. It is probably the best handset I have ever owned, better than my Xperia Play (lighter)....better I feel than many HTCs and yet thankfully gets little publicity...lets hope it stays that way!!
My main gripe often is phone screens being scratch resistant...you get frightened to peel off the protective film....well not this one it seems to be glass. Nothing is bad about this phone.....OK faster processor maybe but bar that nothing is a negative 10/10 and then some. Well done ZTE another gem from China!
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2011HSUPA support ? LOL, no no no, Blade and Now Skate don´t support HSUPA. max. 384kbit, I ... moreYou are wrong. O2 uk. Based on speedtest.net android application : 1104 kbps of send / 398 kbps receiving. And probably with better reception I can get higher rates.
HSUPA support ? LOL, no no no, Blade and Now Skate don´t support HSUPA. max. 384kbit, I personally verify this fact in TMobile CZ (HSPA 21,6/5,7Mbit), O2 CZ (7,2Mbit/2Mbit) 3G Network. DL ok, UL max 380kbit. If you try another phone, the LG Optimus One be the same SIM can be measured UL is 1,2- 1,8mbit. my questions ZTE silent and when he got something to say, it's a pile of crap.
Any news for the sar value (eu body/head)? I' ve searched through the net and found nothing on the matter. Quite disappointing since it's crucial especially as far as there are kids nearby.
Thanks in advance.
Don't buy? This phone has to be the best deal this side of the planet (and the other!)
Ages before GSM Arena has it's predecessor mentioned, the blade aka Orange San Francisco I was writing about this marvel to the masses.....then came deals in the third world through Dell branding ZTE phones.
The screen is GREAT.....seems to be an SLCD. The audio, even with the supplied earphones is fantastic, Dolby Mobile, and using GINGERBREAD as the o/s you get the graphic equaliser etc.
Processor seems to run quite fast....even if it is a generation behind it's darn good. Go pay 4x the price. Actually, I have to say I PREFER the screen to an Xperia play I have, you can keep a higher brightness level as can turn of auto brightness more effectively.
The camera is not bad for a 5mp......Lets see a 4.3 inch screen, gingerbread and superb audio for 130 quid at UK Orange Stores (Branded Monte Carlo). Got one today...and so far cannot fault....not only at price just cannot fault overall. My blade is long in the tooth now and got the amoled version...and can report this screen is better.
Tell me a better deal? Cannot understand why t-mobile, the same company do not offer this phone too??
I bought this phone in an Orange shop today 8th Oct 11. It was supposed to be £149.99 but it came up on the till at £119.99. The salesman just shrugged and said it must have come down in price. Im not sure if that was the case or I just got lucky with a dodgy barcode.Would be interested if anyone else got it for this price
stajne, 28 Sep 2011Arm v6 instruction setReally armv6??, then don't buy!
AnonD-23524, 25 Sep 2011WARNING : This phone doesn't support adobe flash player 10.1! I bought this telephone last wee... moreIt runs flash but the performance is limited: http://android.modaco.com/topic/346453-flash-on-zte-skate/page__view__findpost__p__1805436
Don't know about the sim locked version, but the sim free version is going for GBP229.99. Still feel that's a great price for a device in this class.
Dan, 18 Sep 2011From my understanding its an arm6Arm v6 instruction set
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2011ARM7 so flash player is availableWARNING : This phone doesn't support adobe flash player 10.1! I bought this telephone last week and I was very disappointed
Monte Carlo uses Qualcomm MSM7227T-1 processor﻿ and it's ARM11 architecture so it doesn't support flash.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2011ARM7 so flash player is availableFrom my understanding its an arm6
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2011flash player?ARM7 so flash player is available
tugaputo, 06 Sep 2011that's to big in my opinion, buy Huawei ideos X5, 159,90€. TMN PortugalIn my opinion Huawei is´nt the same as Monte Carlo,MC is an 2.3 Android,with a HD sound and V.image,X5 doesn't have it 'caus is a Froyo device,otherwise if you or anyone else need´s a good top smartphone i recomend by self experience the Optimus Monte Carlo.See the voting results and think wath is the best.Monte Carlo is better than X5,and i was tested both in WMC Barcelona 2011.
that's to big in my opinion, buy Huawei ideos X5, 159,90€. TMN Portugal
This is the best ZTE Smartphone ever.And it goes to be a top sailing device in Optimus Portugal,maybe!I apreciate very much that device,Its very awesome plenty of a good apps.person who buy that,buys the better top device with a low cost price.I recomend it to persons who wants to buy the first Android top device.
It's a excellent smartphone,i was tested it in WMC Barcelona 2011 and i enjoyed that very much.About price!Persons can buy it here in Portugal in Optimus network by 199,00€.It gonna be a top salling device already,and persons who buy that device dont get be disapointed 'cause it have a lot's of apps and it is 2.3 Gingerbread.I ask to people who wants to buy a top device to buy that because it is a top of tops with a short and agreable price.For me its an excellent sugestion.I will buy it.