Orange San Francisco 2 review

Can Orange replicate the success of its budget San Francisco?

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Orange san francisco 2 review

Unlike more sophisticated Android handsets, the Orange San Francisco 2 doesn't offer to automatically pull in your Facebook or Twitter chums into its contacts app. In fact, the accounts you can add to the system are rather a miserly bunch - corporate, Yahoo!, Work, Windows Live Hotmail and Google.

In fact, Orange hasn't bothered to install any apps for Twitter or Facebook. Getting something from the Android Market is no bother, but it is odd that Orange offers no help in this respect.

With that situation, you're left to draw contacts in from your Google account, SIM or an SD card, or add them manually.

The usual import/export option works well for SIM-based contacts - you'll find it on the menu in the Contacts app itself.

Orange san francisco 2 review

Alternatively you can really go to town and enter contacts manually. There's scope for plenty of data to be added, including multiple phone numbers and email addresses, of course.

Orange san francisco 2 review

The Orange San Francisco 2's dialler supports full smart dialling. Just start tapping in either a name or number and matches are shown on the screen. Rather nicely, the letters/numbers you type are highlighted in red.

Orange san francisco 2 review

Calls themselves we found to be fine in terms of quality. The Orange San Francisco II incorporates HD Voice, which helps to improve call quality – but only if you are placing a call to another Orange handset that also supports it, and we didn't do that too often during testing.

The usual Android in-call screen makes it easy to add additional people to a call, use the loudspeaker, mute calls and, of course, end a call.

Orange san francisco 2 review

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilySan Francisco II
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameOrange
Battery Talk Time1 Week
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)120 g
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density267 ppi
Height117 mm
Width58.5 mm
Depth10.6 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time4.50 Hour
ManufacturerOrange Broadband
Product NameSan Francisco II from Orange in Black
Processor Speed800 MHz
Product LineSan Francisco II
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeDigital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberOZTN4954
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

San Francisco II from Orange in black

Take your digital life to another level with the San Francisco II, exclusively on Orange.

This stylish smartphone will keep you connected with email, high-speed internet, WiFi and GPS. Watch your favourite videos on the brilliant 3.5-inch TFT widescreen display, or shoot the action on the 5 megapixel camera - great for snapping and sharing shots on the move.