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Orange San Francisco Black Includes £10 top-up - £89.97 @ Tesco (Use Code:TDX-KG4T) plus 3% Quidco & Free Delivery
Orange San Francisco Black Includes £10 top-up - £89.97 @ Tesco (Use Code:TDX-KG4T) plus 3% Quidco & Free Delivery

Orange San Francisco Black Includes £10 top-up - £89.97 @ Tesco (Use Code:TDX-KG4T) plus 3% Quidco & Free Delivery

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Get supreme style and functionality with the Orange San Francisco Black, which is jam packed full of features.
Along with the great text and call functions on the phone, you can download various applications from the android market to customise your phone to how you want to use it.
The San Francisco has a touch sensitive screen, a 3.2MP camera and includes a 2GB memory card, 3G+ and Wi-Fi capability and Bluetooth.

161 Comments

is this any good? got a nokia 5800, but think it is time for a new one.


ukmonkey

is this any good? got a nokia 5800, but think it is time for a new one.



It's probably the best value for money android phone out there atm.


ukmonkey

is this any good? got a nokia 5800, but think it is time for a new one.



It gets more heat than Jordan's snatch.

Good deal, thanks for posting! Just a matter of time before the moaners coming on saying how they've seen this before but yet have time to post their opinion...just move on.

Original Poster

absoltuely.....the phone is worth it....beats the sony ericsson xperia minis with android.....and is £10-50 cheaper.....

If you're quick, you can get the same phone with a 24 month £10.12 a month contract and £150 quidco from Orange shop.orange.co.uk/mob…rey discussed in this thread hotukdeals.com/dea…97/

The £150 quidco deal expires this evening, and may not pay out. However, I ordered this morning and it tracked a couple of hours later. If quidco pay out then it works out at £100.13 for the phone including delivery, with 24 months of calls (unlimited texts with 100mins or unlimited texts with 50mins and 250MB data).

ahenry

If you're quick, you can get the same phone with a 24 month £10.12 a … If you're quick, you can get the same phone with a 24 month £10.12 a month contract and £150 quidco from Orange http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/san-francisco-from-orange-in-grey discussed in this thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-orange-san-francisco-5-per-month-off-15pm-rental-150-quidco-now-back-stock/894897/The £150 quidco deal expires this evening, and may not pay out. However, I ordered this morning and it tracked a couple of hours later. If quidco pay out then it works out at £100.13 for the phone including delivery, with 24 months of calls (unlimited texts with 100mins or unlimited texts with 50mins and 250MB data).

out of stock already and if quidco didnt pay up then it wont be a cheap deal.
Edited by: "sunkissed" 12th Mar 2011

when the ASDA is gonna sell one of these?

bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the screen freeze issue sorted yet? mines was fine for months but been locking up afew times a week lately.

gotta remove batt to restart the phone =[

Here we go again!

Thanks for the post. I phoned Orange and told them I could get the SF for £90 at Tesco and Orange went to £84.

Family member works for Tesco too so another 10% off, tempted but i use a 3GS, not sure if it will compare :-( But for the price, wow, what a phone


Eez1

bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the … bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the screen freeze issue sorted yet? mines was fine for months but been locking up afew times a week lately. gotta remove batt to restart the phone =[



Which modaco rom are you running android 2.1 or 2.2?? The modaco 2.2 is now on revision 12 which was released at the start of feb been using this for the past month and it has no issues whatsoever....battery life is also improved over previous revisions....

Android 2.3 is now available for the SF but still has a few bugs in it....should be sorted within the next month though....


Delicious

Thanks for the post. I phoned Orange and told them I could get the SF … Thanks for the post. I phoned Orange and told them I could get the SF for £90 at Tesco and Orange went to £84.



Nice, cheers for passing that on! I'm going to phone up Orange and say I can get one from my mate Dave for sixty squids.

cheers staff discount too, nice


Eez1

bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the … bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the screen freeze issue sorted yet? mines was fine for months but been locking up afew times a week lately. gotta remove batt to restart the phone =[


Bypass Froyo bugs and move to Gingerbread 2.3x.
Then inherit the GB bugs noted in 1st post here.


tanveerm

absoltuely.....the phone is worth it....beats the sony ericsson xperia … absoltuely.....the phone is worth it....beats the sony ericsson xperia minis with android.....and is £10-50 cheaper.....



Actually, that comment is a bit unfair, it beats on all but sound quality, build quality, and Camera/Video quality, I have done a direct comparison of the two (using same earphones and same quality MP3s) , and whilst I prefer the overall package of the ZTE Blade if anyone is after a multimedia phone rather than a Internet/Gadget phone then the Xperia is the better option.


Eez1

bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the … bit off topic but anyone know if the modaco custom froyo rom has the screen freeze issue sorted yet? mines was fine for months but been locking up afew times a week lately. gotta remove batt to restart the phone =[



Personal preference, but I find that the FLB (FlibbeSan) Froyo rom is the most stable, currently on revision 10b.

Great phone.
I find Japanese Jellyfish works very well. Better than Gingerbread 2.3 from CyanogenMod. Will give 2.3 another go in a few months though.

Sod Modaco custom ROM - get yourself a bit of Cyanogenmod on there. It's still working through the nightlies prior to a final release candidate but been running this for a couple of weeks now and each release more bugs are fixed. Includes Android 2.3.3 now and runs, speed wise, sweet as a nut. Once they've finished this, it'll be by far the best ROM you could put on your Blade. Same folk that squeezed the latest Android versions onto the G1 and Magic ... think they still are!

Info on Modaco forum here: android.modaco.com/con…ad/

Download latest nightly here: download.cyanogenmod.com/?ty…ade

I'm getting one of these tomorrow, can any one post a link on how to install a froyo mod please? An idiots guide is needed coz I am thick! Thanks , is it easy to do a sim unlock on this phone too? Thanks.

it was a 2.2 from lastyear so ill update and see how i go. thanks =]

mrgrimsbyI'm getting one of these tomorrow, can any one post a link on … mrgrimsbyI'm getting one of these tomorrow, can any one post a link on how to install a froyo mod please? An idiots guide is needed coz I am thick! Thanks , is it easy to do a sim unlock on this phone too? Thanks.Goto http://orangesanfrancisco.co.uk/ easy to understand and has free unlocking



Can 100% second that guide, just upgraded to Froyo myself on an orange san francisco using it the other night. Only thing I would say is that I used the Jellyfish rom linked to on that site, which works fine but seems slow in games compared to some videos I've seen on Youtube of the same games. Are there any settings I could tweak, or can anyone recommend a faster rom?

Great info thanks very much! I will use Japanese jellyfish too!

I'm using the froyo Japanese Jellyfish ROM and have had no problems. Totally love the phone but the camera and battery are mediocre at best.


Hiroki

Im using cyanogen and have no complaints, wifi is still as patchy as ever



Can you wifi tether to a pc with this?

Cheers.

Heard there's a good range of budget Android phones coming out in May that might/should be better than the San Fran, so if you've been undecided for a while might be worth waiting a little longer...
Think they're due to fall into the £100-150 sorta price range.

A lot of it depends on the support it receives though, obviously.

I tether with the free version of the PDANet app. on the standard android 2.1. It seemed very easy to set up although their website says the free version won't expire outside the US mine is blocking SSL sites now but apart from that it has been ultra reliable and stable on USB although not the case with bluetooth.. If I wasn't so tight I'd pay for the full version.
I'll soon be flashing the phone so I'm hoping tethering works then without a bolt on app.
Edited by: "NovaStar" 12th Mar 2011

Fibblesans froyo 2.2 is awesome on it too. Don't bother with any 2.1 eclair roms anymore. If you put 2.2 on it's sooooo smooth, google maps becomes all 3d as well.

snaffled me one of these


Cheers to the OP - have some heatage !

Cheers! I was looking to get one of these and they keep going out of stock - especially at good prices.

im on vodaphone will this phone work with my sim card in it???


ukmonkey

is this any good? got a nokia 5800, but think it is time for a new one.



Much better than the 5800 - and I've used both a fair bit. Not going back to the 5800, or Nokia for that matter.

I thought the San Francisco was exclusive to Orange.


rizel23

Family member works for Tesco too so another 10% off, tempted but i use a … Family member works for Tesco too so another 10% off, tempted but i use a 3GS, not sure if it will compare :-( But for the price, wow, what a phone


bigcheese

im on vodaphone will this phone work with my sim card in it???



Not unless you unlock it - but that's simple enough.


blowbrown

I thought the San Francisco was exclusive to Orange.

also get 10% off ( £9.99) still deciding if i should order this or not £79.98 plus 3% back quidco. and includes £10 credit im really tempted


ukmonkey

is this any good? got a nokia 5800, but think it is time for a new one.



My wifes was delivered yesterday. I am impressed and I have an iPhone!
It is real easy to unlock (if you need to) and there are many apps which you could put on like Face-bk etc.
It WIFI have droped off a couple of times, but this is easy to reactivate, the battery has lasted well with a fair bit of use. My daughter is looking for one and I would consider an Android next time I change

I think this is an above average phone and reading the reports, it is worth a couple of hundred more that it sells for..... that is for others to decide!

If you put fibblesans froyo 2.2 in, it's unlocked once you have done it

What screen is this? Im used to using a HD screen on my Samsung Wave will this be a big difference in quality?
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