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Bad: Original Orange bloatware
Comment: At less the 100 pounds this in my opinion is one of the best bang for buck smart phones out there. The original Orange installation with Android 2.1 really limits this phone with only 150mb of internal storage really limits this phone. Once I upgraded it to a custom 2.2 mod this phone really came into its own, removing all the orange rubbish really sped the phone up and improved the reliability, and allowed more apps to be installed with Apps2SD. All in all i cannot recommend this phone enough, though I will qualify that be saying you really need to install a custom ROM, wither do it yourself or get a techy friend to do it.
Good: Price, Display
Bad: Build Quality
Comment: If you use the phone how it is sold, it is not exactly a brilliant phone. The default Android 2.1 rom is sluggish, and filled with bugs. Remove 2.1 and install a 2.2 ROM from modaco and you unlock the phone with one of the best Price/Performance ratios available at the moment.
Using the original OLED version, the display is great. Colours are rich, detail is sharp, couldn't really ask for more. The more recent LCD version is slightly different, but still a brilliant display.
In the few months I have owned it, the only real problem I have come across is the build quality. The default rom would cause the phone to switch itself off (This is easily fixed with a custom ROM), and at times the power button would become difficult to press. However this is just a small problem - even with this problem the phone thrashes the similarly priced HTC wildfire.
Good: UMM... touchscreen?
Bad: I DONT KNOW HOW TO SEND SONGS !!?
Comment: pIECE O SHIIIIIIII C: TTTTTTT
Camera is ok but rather annoying
Good: Cheap, reliable,
Bad: Processor to weak to support Flash, Cheap case
Comment: Great budget phone!
Good: its only Â£99 and has a 3.5inch OLED touch screen
Bad: battery life
Comment: amazing phone
Good: Amazing value for money.
Bad: Bloatware, but can be sorted.
Comment: This phone is simply phenomenal. Excellent value for money, and installing Android 2.2 makes it a whole lot faster. I recommend installing Android 2.2 from scratch - you can follow this beginner friendly guide to do so, and it takes less than 10 minutes.
Bad: most everything else
Comment: I don't understand the glowing reviews of this phone here. I find it hugely frustrating to do most things. It's teeth-grindingly slow, never seems happy with the signal strength (which tends to be weaker than other Orange network phones in the same spot), and even Android turns out not to be all it's cracked up to be - I keep being asked to sign into Gmail, even for unconnected services like Twitter, but this always fails (same account works fine on Windows PC).
I used to use a basic pay-as-you-go phone, but thought this would let me do a whole lot more. In theory it should do, but in practice not at all.
Good: Beautiful OLED display, easily unlocked and rooted for free, the best value out there
Bad: Nothing significant for the price
Comment: This phone is easily unlocked and rooted for free within minutes. Once this is done you can upgrade the OS or just remove the Orange branding/software easily... so why concentrate the review around these easily removed components? It's like saying "my car came with rubbish floor mats, so the car must be useless". Only a fool would say this.
I like the fact that the review says the camera is good. What?! The camera is by far the worst thing about the phone, but if you are like me, then that won't bother you. Battery life is poor, but I understand that is par for the course with Android.
I only joined C-net because I felt this review was so ridiculous. I will now close my account.
Good: Fast, cheap, feels good in the hand, easy to root and softmod
Bad: The Orange kack, the fact that all Shootme shots are upside-down, the horrendously low battery life (only lasts half a day of full use)
Comment: A brilliant little phone, this is my first foray into the world of Android, and a damn fine one it is too. I'm glad I read a review before purchasing or else I'd be stuck with Orange's bloatware and without Android 'Froyo'. Sadly, with Froyo, YouTube videos all have a horrifying green bar at the top of them and the colours are all weird.
An excellent product - I feel I've made a good purchase here. For Â£120, you can't go wrong, especially considering that a HTC Desire is about Â£300 for the same stuff, only a bit faster.
Good: The screen is stunning for the price, extremely easy to unlock for free, a great community at MODACO providing custom ROMS (including 2.2), fast, fluid and packing almost all of the features my friend has on his Samsung Galaxy S
Bad: Video camera, orange branding is everywhere (however, once rooted it is extremely easy to remove), slightly sluggish processor but great for the price and only struggles when you pile more than 2 graphic intensive games on top of one another
Comment: I find it very silly that this phone has been rated *** and it is clear that the reviewer has not their research. "Orange" didn't make this phone, ZTE did, and to get a 800x400 OLED capacative screen display on a phone is a commendable achievement and it will take a long time before this is matched by ANY other company. Yes, the Orange branding gets in the way initially but this is easily dealt with and once cleared this phone could very easily and accurately be priced at Â£200.
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