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Written on: 21/10/2009
Difficult to write texts. I had to go through 7 menus to send a text. Also sentences don't automatically start with a capital letter. The screen quality is abysmal, the plastic in front of the screen is too reflective, almost mirror like. The battery life is not very good. The home screen keeps going back to a factory default image. Even though I keep changing it to an image I've uploaded to the phone. Unless you want a £50 door stop, DON'T buy this phone !… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/10/2009
Its ok, but my last phone that cost £9 was loads better. While it didnt have a camera, sending a text was much easier, as it allowed you to spell words with a capital at the beginning in predictive, and you could add words to your dictionary. So much less hassle.
I just wish i could take it back!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/10/2009
Realy stylish and packed with features which out do any other phones within its price range, it also feels like a realy well built phone and is slim nice to hold in your hand… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/10/2009
Orange Rome Mobile Phone Review (October 2009)
Please don't buy this phone.
I was seduced by the 'quite' high-spec camera and bluetooth at a very reasonable price, but it was a very bad choice.
1. When you write a text the only options appear to be ALL UPPER CASE or all lower case; unless you're prepared to keep changing the case and tap out each character individually.
2. There doesn't appear to be any way to add new words to the phone's dictionary.
3. You have to use one of the… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/10/2009 by nm1270 (5 reviews written)
Maybe at 40 I'm getting old but I'm very surprised at the other reviews posted here because I think the Orange Rome is actually well worth the cost.It's sleek,stylish,robust handset fits perfectly in your pocket.It has functions galore including camera,video capture,FM radio,bluetooth and supports MP3.You can also charge the battery from your PC's usb port which is great while browsing the web.It cost £40-the same as my Nokia which didn't even have a memory card slot!After years with awful… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/10/2009
It's cheap for a very good reason. Although having said that I could have got a (probably) perfectly adequate Samsung for another tenner. You live and learn I suppose… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/10/2009
I am glad i did not read the other reviews before i bought this phone. It is stylish, easy to use and must be one of the best value for money phones on the market. It has a good selection of ring tones and all my friends think it is great. I think the other reviwers have forgoten how cheap it was… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/10/2009
Absolute rubbish phone. Bought it as a replacement of my dead phone just for a while until i could afford a good one. I paid £40 for this and was very dissapointed. It scratches easily, the screen is rubbish... I really dont think there are any good points at all… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/09/2009
I bought this ROME on impulse as I wanted a cheap camera phone, and this was on offer for students...I wish I had read these reviews before I'd gone shopping! I found the display too small, the characters hardly distinguishable (and my eyesight is good), the menus were illogical BUT the biggest criticism is the ringtones!! There aren't any, well, any that you'd want to hear. The people at Orange seem to think that you'd want to hear some French accordian music (over 1 min) every time you get a… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2009
I bought this phone as a spare in case my BlackBerry breaks down. And after just 5 minutes of playing with this phone, I put it back in the box. It is the worst, most awfully though-out heap of rubbish that dares to call itself a mobile phone!! And I've owned Sagems in the past so that's really saying something. Avoid this dreck like the plague! And the ringtones are loud, but incredibly naff. As is the non-ability to have your own sound as a SMS alert. It's laughable! Try viewing the screen in… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/09/2009
I too wish i'd read these reviews. My old phone broke so i needed a cheap new one, just for sending texts and making the odd call--i thought this would be a bargain as it looked fairly good. Plus, as a student i got £10 off, so it was only £19!
Unfortunately, the price showed. The interface is terrible, the buttons are too small, it's a nightmare to insert and take out the sim (even the guys at the orange shop managed to destroy a sim card trying) and overall this phone is… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/09/2009
I wish I had read these reviews before I bought this Orange Rome phone. I hate it, hate it, hate it! It's the text function which bothers me the most - their version of predictive text is eziABC (ie all capitals) or eziabc (all small letters) with no Abc option (ie to capitalise at the start of sentences!). There is also no save to dictionary option for words not already in the phone. The only real way to use it is to tap through. The silent messages and poor screen mentioned by others are… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2009
The Orange Rome is a crap phone tried to get a car charger for it no chance even universal no good as it has its own size usb port to charge it, which nobody else on the planet uses. in bright daylight you cant see a thing on the screen and the operating system is unhelpful and annoying press 8 keys to send s damn txt stay clear of this rubbish phone!… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2009
Orange Rome is the worst phone I have ever owned. Only bought it for cheap, but regret even spending £29 on this phone. It is awful, dreadful the message alert is so daft you have to have a tune rather than an alert - either that or silence. It is so bad i can't stand having it in my bag. So, I decided to change my SIM to an old phone and the SIM won't come out - have tried everything including friends. … Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2009
I have been disappointed with the Orange Rome phone. it looks good until you are in bright sunlight when you can't then see the screen - very dangerous if you need to use it in an emergency.
The text tone is ridiculous. You have to have either silent or a full blown orchestra - there is no beep beep. the orchestra then plays again when you want to view it.
texting is also awful unless you like predictive texting.
Buy something else - this was the worse buy I have ever made… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2009
Very basic handset and isn't very appealing to the eye.
Battery life not as good as other phones i have had.
Turns itself off while browsing the internet.
Screen quality is low and dark.
I only bought this as a spare phone for a month or so until i can get a new one on a contract. When i saw it it looked like good value for money. When i unboxed the Orange Rome I was very dissapointed… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2009
Really delighted with the Orange Rome I just bought from the Orange Shop. Battery-life is amazing - seems to go for days between recharge and I am quite a heavy user! The phone is simple to use and stylish, a real breakthrough for Orange as they have produced a phone that does all the basics really well, looks good and is at a great price!… Read Full Review
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