The Orange San Francisco II is a recommended phone for sending and receiving emails, and using the web. It has an 800 MHz processor, a 5MP camera with an LED built in flash.
Several users were impressed by the signal boost and HD voice, which is able to produce high quality calls. Other users liked the fact they were able to access the internet via Wi-Fi directly linked to their home broadband connection. Other feature that users liked was the fact that it has a clear and bright screen. The screens colours are vibrant with an excellent contrast. They found the touch screen interface to be smooth and responsive. The design of the phone was also a plus to many users, as it looks smart. They liked the smooth rounded edges, and glossy black case. They had also found it comfortable to carry in the pocket too.
However some users were disappointed by the fact that some shots they looked hazy. Yet the camcorders option made up for this. They were able to choose between 3GP, H.264 and MPEG4 video and AAC and AMR-NB audio encoding. They found the videos were played back clear and colourful.
The bad features of the phone that users found were the quality of Apps. They didn’t like the Orange pre-installed apps, as they were unable to use them. They didn’t like the fact that these apps used up a 162MB of storage space. This meant that the phone internal memory was a little bit small. Another thing several users didn’t like was the life of the battery whilst listening to music; they were only to get three hours of listening time before charging the phone.
The good points users found were the fact that its handset was fast, light and attractive and good value for money. They liked the speed of the Wi-Fi connection, and that it has good sound quality when listening to music.