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Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews of Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and price are also appreciated. Comments about the reliability and reception are different. Some have doubts about the battery.

usability, price, screen, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Orange San Francisco II / ZTE Crescent / ZTE Blade S from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Orange San Francisco 2 / Android / Mobile Phone on Orange / Pay As You Go / PAYGOrange San Francisco 2 / Android / Mobile Phone on Orange / Pay As You Go / PAYG

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Orange San Francisco 2 review


Can Orange replicate the success of its budget San Francisco?

Great screen ; Pocket friendly ; Good battery life ; Some nice Orange widgets ; 2GB microSD card included

No Twitter or Facebook integration ; Unresponsive screen ; No Flash support ; Poor quality earphones ; Overall not a massive leap forward

When we reviewed the original Orange San Francisco, little did we know that the handset that wowed us for its great capabilities at a low cost would become the benchmark for other low-cost smartphones to emulate throughout 2011.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Orange San Francisco II review


The San Francisco II improves on the original in every way, and, small amount of app storage aside, is a great budget handset

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Edward Chester (

Orange San Francisco 2 (ZTE Crescent)


Faster and leaner, the San Francisco II takes over from its predecessor as the de facto ultra budget smartphone of choice.

Large high res screen is great for web, email, etc ; LED flash makes camera more useful ; Provides proper smartphone experience for very little money ; Runs latest Android 2.3.5 OS

Processor is slow ; Camera still quite poor ; Build is still very budget

Having both the San francisco II and the Nokia Lumia 800 to hand, what's quite striking is the difference in the screen quality... and the San Fran comes out on top. Okay, maybe it's not quite as clear cut as that but where the Lumia 800 has a...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

Orange San Francisco II Review: In Depth


The original Orange San Francisco was one of the biggest selling phones of last year. Since then we've seen a number of city-named from Orange following in its footsteps, but the San Francisco II, as…

Super low price point ; High resolution screen ; Good value for money

No Flash Player support ; Slow user experience ; Some of the Orange apps feel superfluous

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Orange San Francisco II review


Orange's series of own-brand city-themed phones continues withthis update on the original San Francisco from 2010.

Sharp screen, 5 megapixel camera, Decent performance for theprice, Front-facing camera for video calls

Poor battery life, screen could be more sensitive, Orangeinterface won't appeal to everyone

For the price, the Orange San Francisco II offers a decent list ofsmartphone specs and a reasonable upgrade on its predecessor. Witha new look, improved processor, updated operating system and bettercamera, it's a worthwhile upgrade if you liked the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (

Orange San Francisco 2


Review The Orange San Francisco was the smartphone bargain of 2011. For £99 you got a solid little handset with a 3.5in 480 x 800 screen, Android 2.1 and a 3.2Mp camera. The fact it was falling-off-a-wet-log easy to root and change ROMs – even I...

All in all the SF2 is not a bad reheat of a deservedly popular phone. The faster chip, more modern version of Android, better camera(s) and a body that looks and feels more expensive than the original but which costs the same are all welcome. On the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (

Orange San Francisco II review


At its core, Android is an open source operating system. Not only does that mean that any manufacturer can do what they like with it, but they can put it on whatever they like too. As a result there's a growing line of budget Android smartphones out...

You could argue that this phonr is too late to market, that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has left Gingerbread feeling stale. But if you’re an Android virgin and can trim the embedded Orange apps, this is amazing value.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Orange San Francisco II review


We review the Orange San Francisco II, the sequel to the UK network's budget Android device

Amazing price, Great screen, Adequate camera

No Flash support, Minimal internal memory, Slightly slow screen responses at times

Orange’s follow up to the original ground-breaking San Francisco doesn’t quite live up to the high expectations we had of it

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (

Orange San Francisco 2


The Orange San Francisco II, exclusively uncovered by SoMobile, is the sequel to Orange's debut San Francisco smartphone.

The long-awaited successor - also made by ZTE - arrives upgraded to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, compared to the original's dated Android 2.1 software. This will equip the phone with a redesigned interface, a more intuitive onscreen keypad, one-touch...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Jasper (

Good Value for money


The phone itself, whilst not very sturdy(the case is very light plastic and will bend and break easily), is actually very good. Has an excellent set of features, and although the orange refacing of android and bloatware is a problem, eating up what...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Number:ARM11


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


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


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

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:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:EE / Orange / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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


Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:ARM11
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