Orange Monte Carlo Review
The early impressions of this budget Android smartphone seem to show it may suffer from some lag issues due to the rather modest processing power, but it may very well be not much of an issue if you are able to stop all the unrequired background programs. Some of the software which is installed on the phone may be an obvious candidate to get rid of if you don't need it, in order to speed things up. There are apps available to help you with this, such as Startup Cleaner if you find you need it.
The Monte Carlo from Orange was expected to cost £139.99 on pay as you go with a £10 top up, but the price now seems to be £149.99 plus top up and even at the increased price looks to have a rather good spec for the money, Android 2.3 and a 4.3inch screen as well as DLNA.
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Orange Monte Carlo Specification
OS: Android 2.3
Size: 125.9 x 67.8 x 10.4 mm
Camera: 5 megapixel
Display: 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
Connectivity: MicroUSB, 3.5 mm Jack, Bluetooth, DLNA
Memory: 512MB RAM
Storage: MicroSD up to 32GB
Processor: 800Mhz ARM6 processor
Battery: 1400mAh, talk time 5 hours, standby 12 days
System: Quad Band
Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G+
Music Format: MP3 player
Ringtones: WAV, MP3
Video: Recorder, playback, messaging
Signal Boost (UMA)
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Multi-touch input method
Is supposed to be available later in 2011 as the ZTE Skate, without the Orange branding and software.
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