The Quick Review of Orange San Francisco
Orange San Francisco is a great example of all the things that can be achieved within the budget. This handset simply sets the standard for budget saving smartphones.
The description of Orange San Francisco includes:
- Android 2.1 operating system
- 150MB of internal storage with an expansion slot for external memory
- 116mm length; 5mm width and 11.8mm thickness
- A display of 5 inches and 480 x 800-pixel display resolution
- It weighs 130g
- Price of £99
- The build and physic of this low-priced handset are excellent.
- There are some beautiful curves which make it very comfortable for the hand.
- The material feels robust.
- Weighing only 130g it is lighter than most of its low-priced competitors.
- Measuring only 11.8mm in thickness, you cannot call it plump, in fact, it is almost slim.
- There are three buttons beneath the screen for Menu, Home and Back functions.
- A 3.5mm headphone jack sits at the top edge.
- The 3.5-inch screen is a little cramped.
- With 480×800 display resolution, the clarity is great.
- Web-browsing is pretty clear and sharp too.
- There is a 3.2-megapixel camera at the back.
- The picture quality is not that great but you can’t really blame the handset.
- There is no flash so the indoor pictures simply suck.
- Pictures with wide variation in lighting are not very good either.
- It won’t deliver memorable photos but it is better than most.
- There are five home screens, which can be customized per your needs.
- The search button is absent but a search widget can be placed on one of the home screens.
- Orange San Francisco is 3G supported, and features of Wi-Fi and GPS are available.
- The operating system is not up to date so Flash and some of the other features are also absent.
- Orange’s trademark Android skin is not very impressive but it can be changed to unskinned Android.
- There are four fixed icons on every home screen which are the menu, dialer, messaging and contacts. They are pretty useful.
- The music player is also good.
- The headphones provided with the handset have an inline play/pause feature.
- There are no pre-installed apps which are disappointing but the app market is available to download all this stuff.
Orange San Francisco: Conclusion
You might not expect a lot from this phone but for what it’s worth, it sure does deliver a lot. There are some compromises but it is so much better than other low-priced handsets. It is definitely recommended if you are considering budget cuts.
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