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Orange Rio II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Orange Rio II. 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. People are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the sound and size. There are some less positive views about the reception and camera.

usability, price, portability, design, durability

battery, performance, camera, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange Rio II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Orange Rio II from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the usability. The portability also gets good opinions. Some have doubts about the performance and price.

portability, usability

price, performance

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Orange Rio II


The Orange Rio II looks like it offers Blackberry-style features on the cheap, but is it the bargain it seems?

Low price tag ; Good range of features ; Full QWERTY keyboard

No Wi-Fi ; Unresponsive, resistive screen ; Short battery life

However, where the screen loses points is when it comes to registering touch input. It uses older resistive rather than capacitive technology. Resistive touchscreens just aren’t as good at registering finger presses, and as a result you often find...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Carly Page (

Orange Rio 2


It may be an affordable PAYG feature phone, but the Orange Rio II surprised us with its high-end specs and great functionality.

Design wise, the Orange Rio 2 - just like its predecessor - looks like a Blackberry. It might surprise you however, the it shares most of its similarities with the BlackBerry Bold 9900, RIM's recently announced QWERTY/touchscreen hybrid. Within its...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Christine (

Good value


This is an ideal budget phone. it took me some time to work out how to text with it. I had the rio phone before this one, and thought it would be similar to operate.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: anne (

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this phone is sutable for all i am 69 and can use it now after i was shown the price was very good and i am hard ov hearing and i can hear wen the sound turned up ver good value

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Chrissy (

Great Phone


This replaced my very very old one so it's been quite a novelty getting used to it but I love it now ! Everyone thinks I've got a Blackberry ! Even the camera takes clear photos. The battery doesn't last very long compared to my old one but then this...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Nikki (

great phone


easy straight forward phone.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jenn (

A really kwl mobile


I am really pleased with this mobile. It does everything that I wanted. Just used old Sim Card as didn't want a monthly contract so number transferred as did all my contacts. The alpha numeric keyboard is an absolute treat to use for texts.

May, 2012

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May, 2012

Consumer review by: Rayh (

Battery life


At first we were very pleased with this phone, until the battery ran out in less than a day.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Paula (

Orange Rio II


Great phone for a teenager, son loves it. Looks like a blackberry. easy to use and fair battery life

No wifi

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:EE / Orange / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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