Orange ‘San Francisco’ Android PAYG phone: 800 x 480 OLED for £99!

Orange 'San Francisco' Android PAYG phone: 800 x 480 OLED for £99!

Aimed straight at the budget end of the market, Orange UK has announced the curiously monikered San Francisco, which is the company’s first own-branded Android phone.

Costing a mere £99 on Orange’s “Dolphin” pay-as-you-go plan, the ‘Frisco serves up a 3.2-megapixel camera, capacitive touchscreen and Android 2.1 Eclair.

Big screen

The screen is way better than you might expect at this price point, with the handset offering a rather sumptuous 800 x 480 pixels  OLED number.

Connectivity boxes are also ticked off with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS onboard, along with 3G+ and an FM radio.


The storage cupboards are a little bare inside – there’s just 150MB of internal memory-  but at least there’s a 2GB microSD card  included, and you can upgrade the card right up to 32GB.

The Frisco can disco in your pocket with its slender 116 x 56.5 x 11.8mm dimensions, it weighs 130g, and offers 4hrs talktime or nine days standby.

Full specification list:

  • Talk Time: 4 hours
  • Standby Time: 9 days
  • Weight: 130g
  • Dimensions: 116 x 56.5 x 11.8
  • Camera Features: 3 megapixel
  • Connectivity: WiFi / Bluetooth / USB / SatNav
  • Music: MP3 / FM Radio
  • Network Band: Tri band
  • Video: Messaging
  • Memory: 150 MB internal / Up to 32gb Micro SD Card
  • Email: POP3 / IMAP4
  • Data Speed: 3G +
  • Operating System: Android
  • Version: Eclair v2.1
  • Other: Orange WiFi, Your Account
  • Applications and Features: Orange Maps, Orange Messenger by Windows Live, Orange App Store, Email, Orange Wednesdays


5 Comments on “Orange ‘San Francisco’ Android PAYG phone: 800 x 480 OLED for £99!”

  1. A flash? Yeah I’m probeeraly expecting a bit much esp considering it has gps at that price. tmobile also have a £99 Android phone but i can’t look it up now as my internet is down and i’m posting from a not-very-smartphone.

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