Review on Orange San Diego with Intel Inside
SAN DIEGO – ORANGE
In today’s world of modernization and advancement where people want the world to be in the grasp of their hands, where gadgets of Apple and Samsung are the talk of people of all ages, Orange has now launched the first ever Android phone with Intel inside in Europe.
Just like its counterparts the K800 and Xolo X900, orange gives you many features that are somewhat like you expect to find on Android. With its Atom processor Z2460 you get a good multi-tasking and together with Intel XMM 6260 platform, you get faster responsiveness and HSPA+ network compatibility.
All about Orange San Diego?
Intel is actually responsible for manufacturing the San Diego (through the little-known firm ODM Gigabyte), as Orange doesn’t have the capabilities of producing its own handsets, although this isn’t the first time the network has had its name on a phone. Intel are certainly keen to let you know the features of the San Diego: the company’s logo is stamped in the middle of the rear cover, as we can see above, and the Orange logo sits just above it, with a generous 8MP camera lens and LED Flash at the top. There is also a front-facing 1.3MP camera and micro HDMI connector on the bottom left edge. The physical buttons – power, volume rocker and shutter release – are a bit small and stiff for our liking, however.
The San Diego has a prominent resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S2, and the plastic, metallic colored strip running around the edge conjuring up memories of the iPhone 4S. However it may have copied the design but the rubber back gives a secure grip of the phone and has a fairly decent look. It also has the micro SIM access method same as iPhone by inserting a pin as the tray releases itself and there is no access to the battery of the phone, further, the memory of the phone can’t be extended either. The built-in memory of 16GB is all that you can utilize on the phone.
Although the San Diego comes with blistering features and attributes combining both iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 there is a disappointment with its operating system. It uses the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, which is disappointing because we’re now firmly in Ice Cream Sandwich times – although an upgrade to ICS will arrive before the end of the year, however the phone does a decent job at running Gingerbread, thanks to its 1.6GHz Intel driven processor.
Orange mobile have their own name in the smart phone market, and this was quite evident from San Francisco which offered some high end specs and features. However, with the release of San Francisco2, it didn’t prove to be as good as its predecessor because expectations were higher than the previous model. With the recent partnership with Intel, Orange is back in the race of smart phones and with the San Diego one can see that Orange is going to give a tough time to handsets which are $100-150 more expensive. With high specs San Diego is a serious contender if you are looking for Nokia Lumina 800,Sony Xperia P or even a HTC One S. San Diego is a very good option for those who are looking for a phone that is good in specs and doesn’t causes a dent in your pocket too.