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Orange Rio / ZTE Rio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 921 reviews of Orange Rio / ZTE Rio. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the durability and portability are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the screen. There are some less positive comments about the sound and performance.

usability, price, design, portability, durability

size, battery, camera, performance, sound

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Orange Rio / ZTE Rio from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the camera. The usability is also appreciated.

price, usability, camera

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ORANGE RIO SIM FREE - Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black in "ORANGE Box"ORANGE RIO SIM FREE - Unlocked Mobile Phone - Black in "ORANGE Box"

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Orange Rio (ZTE-G X991)


Orange's latest own branded messaging phone costs just £55, but does it deliver the goods?

Sturdy design, Impressive keyboard, Good call quality

Slow browser, No Wi-Fi or 3G support, Doesn't support push email

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Orange Rio review -


Great combination of QWERTY keyboard and touch-screen for fluid navigation, intuitive calling and texting apps, compact home-screen with app shortcuts and widgets

Mediocre camera, have to pay to use Windows Live Messenger

Feb, 2012

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Editor's Review of the Rio 2


The Orange Rio II sports a 2.4-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad, making it a great cut-price alternative to the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Andree (

Orange Rio


keyboard ; ease of texting ; clear text

on/off switch

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Jacqueline (

Orange Rio


keys are to small

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Nicola (

Orange Rio


Easy to use by my 9 year old daughter ; nice size


Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: sonia (

Orange Rio


so easy to use, great sound,love the keypad, so easy to text

not the best camera at times, u have to sit still for a picture or it ends up blury, but i have my own camera for decent pics anyway so not a problem

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: terence (

Orange Rio




Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Mervyn (

Orange Rio


Great little phone, just the job for Texting and emailing

Apps not brilliant

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Phillip (

Orange Rio


Looks ok

Does not work. Did not work when delivered (cannot read SIM Card)and Orange have not responded to my telephone, email and text requests to replace it

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
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:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: No


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

Data Transfer



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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Dual Band
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: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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