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Orange Monte Carlo / ZTE Skate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Orange Monte Carlo / ZTE Skate. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the battery and performance.

price, screen, portability, size, durability

performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Monte Carlo / ZTE Skate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Orange Monte Carlo review

 

Can Orange's new low-cost Android handset match the San Francisco?

Large screen ; Capable processor ; Good media streaming ; Good battery life

Screen hard to see in bright sunlight ; Low resolution video recording ; No Flash support ; MicroSD card fiddly to get at ; No bundled headphones

When Orange released its San Francisco, we were bowled over. It was a great handset for a budget price, and it continues to be the standard by which we evaluate any Android phone that hovers around the £100 mark.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo review

 

A great screen belies this handset's low price - poor battery life aside, it's an impressive budget handset

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Kersey (recombu.com)

ZTE Skate Review: In Depth

 

It's fair to say that the ZTE Blade, or more accurately the subsidized and re-branded Orange San Francisco, took the low-end of the phone market by surprise. A 3.5” 800x480 AMOLED display bundled…

Decent screen ; Improved build quality over Blade/San Francisco

Expensive ; Sluggish performance ; Poor battery life

Nov, 2011

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

Orange Monte Carlo budget Android smartphone

 

Review If during the last 12 months you wanted a cheap but decent prepaid smartphone there was really only one choice, the Orange San Francisco. But now its big brother is in town – the Orange Monte Carlo.

The Orange Monte Carlo is not a phone for playing games or watching video, trick call technology, slick UI and decent battery life it is worth every penny of its asking price. Yes I'd like more system storage, a glass screen and a Cortex CPU but that...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo review: Diddly price, massive phone

 

The Orange Monte Carlo – also known as the ZTE Skate – has been on our radar ever since Mobile World Congress in February. As the follow up to the spectacular Orange San Francisco, 2010′s bargain bin phone of the year, we were expecting great things at...

150 for a 4.3-inch screen. Wow

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A fantastic bargain, although the large screen size can't but help create expectations it can't live up to

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo review

 

The Orange Monte Carlo – also known as the ZTE Skate – has been on our radar ever since Mobile World Congress in February. As the follow up to the spectacular Orange San Francisco, 2010′s bargain bin phone of the year, we were expecting great things at...

150 for a 4.3-inch screen. Wow

Orange spamware

A fantastic bargain, although the large screen size can't but help create expectations it can't live up to

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1400
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):288
Talk time (2G):5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Second Camera: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Storage

Internal Memory:512
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.04
Height :12.6
Weight:120
Width:6.78
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