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An Overview of Orange San Francisco

Last updated: January 2, 2019.

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.

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Description

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

Build

  • 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.

Display

  • 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.

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Camera

  • 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.

Features

  • 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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