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Orange Barcelona

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Orange Barcelona. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The reception and price are also appreciated, but there are mixed reviews on the reliability and sound. Many are critical about the camera and screen.

usability, price, reception, design, size

battery, performance, screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Barcelona is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Orange Barcelona review

 

Orange's Barcelona is a re-branded Huawei handset running Android 2.2. Although it's powered by a 528MHz processor, it features all the other trappings of a modern smartphone: a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an accelerometer. Best of all, it's...

A well-built QWERTY handset, but it's underpowered and has some annoying software quirks

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

Orange Barcelona Review: In Depth

 

Orange's latest branded phone is another Android smartphone, this time made by Huawei. Pairing a capacitive touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard, and very keenly priced, can it attract us away from…

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Huawei Orange Barcelona review -

 

Nice build, good keyboard, most of the key Android features at a lower price

The screen, while capacitive, is just too tiny to serve all the phone?s features

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Orange Barcelona Android Qwerty phone

 

Review HTC's ChaCha aside, BlackBerry-style Android messaging phones are a rare and unimpressive breed. And I, for one, am not all that sure about the look, price or point of the Facebook-centric ChaCha [1].

Does the Barcelona make a better buy than the identically priced San Francisco? The battery life is a little better it has a more up-to-date OS, but the San Fran has the bigger and better screen so it all comes down to how you prefer your keyboard:...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (knowyourmobile.com)

Orange Barcelona review

 

We review the Orange Barcelona, a low cost BlackBerry clone running on Android

Good keyboard, Good battery life, Low cost

Screen too small, Poor camera, Android 2.2

Low cost BlackBerry clone that lacks ultimately fails because it squishes Android into a screen that’s too small for it

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Carly Page (somobile.co.uk)

Orange Barcelona

 

The ZTE-made Orange San Francisco was a surprise triumph, having sold over 2 million units worldwide. Here comes its successor - the Orange Barcelona - which the network is hoping will continue this success.

Detailed by Orange as "sleek and ergonomic", this re-branded Huawei handset immediately comes across as a cut-price alternative to the BlackBerry Bold 9900. It's by no means as "pretty" as RIM's latest offering, although it manages to weigh in at just...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Peters (coolsmartphone.com)

Orange Barcelona - Review

 

The guys over at Orange have kindly lent us an Orange Barcelona to review. The Orange Barcelona is a low priced Android handset in the candy bar format with a hardware keyboard and touch screen. Think Blackberry (or just look

Consumer review by: marina (reevoo.com)

Orange Barcelona

 

like the idea of the keyboard.it is so easy to use

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: phil (reevoo.com)

Orange Barcelona

 

Easy to use, I have big fingers but the qwerty keyboard is first class. It,s a nice piece of kit and terrific value. Would have paid more

battery life is not stunning but probably typical for this type of phone

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Orange Barcelona

 

Can upload pictures straight to Facebook

Still have not found my way round it yet so still learning how to use it

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Unknown
Operator:EE / Orange
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown
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