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ZTE Skate / Orange Monte Carlo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews of ZTE Skate / Orange Monte Carlo. 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 size are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the portability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Skate / Orange Monte Carlo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ZTE Skate / Orange Monte Carlo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ZTE Skate / Orange Monte Carlo from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Orange Monte Carlo Android SmartphoneOrange Monte Carlo Android Smartphone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

ZTE Skate review

 

A big Android phone for small cash

With a big screen and glossy styling, the ZTE is great value. But fast, it ain’t

Mar, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Orange Monte Carlo (ZTE Skate)

 

The Orange San Francisco was the smartphone bargain of the year... until now.

Exceptional value for money ; Uses the latest version of Android ; Excellent 4.3in touchscreen ; HD Voice & Signal Boost compatible

Performance poor out the box ; Orange software awful

Aggressive is the reason ZTE has been experiencing phenomenal growth, and the Orange Monte Carlo offers bang for your buck that is unmatched elsewhere. For £149.99 the spec list is simply stunning, and the complaints of patchy performance, limited...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo review

 

The Orange Monte Carlo joins the San Francisco in Orange's own-brand range - like the San Francisco, it's a rebranded ZTE handset. With a 4.3in screen and Android 2.3, however, it's a far more advanced phone, and also comes with a 5-megapixel camera...

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

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Orange Monte Carlo Review: In Depth

 

The Orange Monte Carlo has just ridden in to town, eyeing up all those fancy pants dual-core Android phones as it does so. The Monte Carlo is the follow up phone to last year's Orange San Francisco;…

Aug, 2011

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

Orange Monte Carlo review -

 

The huge 4.3-inch TFT display and the very latest Android Gingerbread OS

You'll need big pockets to carry it and there are too many unnecessary Orange apps hogging the memory

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

ZTE Skate vs Orange Monte Carlo comparison

 

A month or so ago I did the review of the Orange Monte Carlo and I really liked the handset as for the price tag of ?149 plus ?10 top up on the Orange network, it is an awesome deal! So this is just a simple comparison between that phone...

When talking about media I mean things like Music playback, video playback etc and if like me you are used to how good an iPhone 4 is at these tasks you tend to expect a little much from other smartphones. Both the Skate and Monte Carlo perform well...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Khidr Suleman (v3.co.uk)

ZTE Skate review

 

Smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II dominate the high-end market, but there is plenty to play for when it comes to mid-tier devices, and ZTE is an emerging Chinese manufacturer looking to make a name for itself.

Big screen, unmodified Android Gingerbread, reasonable price

Susceptible to lag, poor battery life, bland design

A basic Android Gingerbread device with a large screen and reasonable specifications, the Skate is designed for buyers on a budget but is not really suited to heavy duty use

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Gordon Kelly (wired.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo review

 

What makes a good phone: a large touchscreen? A physicalkeyboard? A particular operating system? We can get awfully elitistabout which factors convince us to open our wallets, but for manythe answer is far simpler: cost.

A stunning feature set for the price breaks new ground in thesmartphone sector

Mediocre performance is not helped by Orange's awful, laggyAndroid skin and pointless apps

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo Review by 3G.co.uk

 

This is Orange's best Android handset yet.

This is Orange's best Android handset yet - who wouldn't be impressed by that 4.3in display?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Orange Monte Carlo Review

 

Last year orange in conjunction with ZTE released what in the end became a huge success, the San Francisco. Now judging by the success of that device it is no surprise that this year the companies have brought out another Orange branded...

Beautiful screen ; Very smooth and simple to use ; Latest version of android ; Video playback ; Price

Size could be an issue for some ; Camera ; Cheap feel ; The little bit of Orange overlay is annoying ; Orange apps require a mobile network connection

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227-T

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

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

Connectivity

A2DP:No / Yes
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:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
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

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227-T
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