Jump to content


Recent Columns

  • James Norton's Photo
    The James Norton Column: MoDaCo reviews and battery tests

    The James Norton column

  • James Norton's Photo
    The James Norton Column: Camera Shoot-out

    The James Norton column

  • James Norton's Photo
    The James Norton Column: The MoDaCo Man

    The James Norton column


Recent Articles

  • icon
    The MoDaCo last-minute gift guide

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    Decrypt and (optionally) add double-tap to wake on your Nexus 6

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    Sonim XP7 Extreme hits crowdfunding target + Ask MoDaCo

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    MMW 89 - Does it spring?

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    MMW 88 - So much to discuss

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen Review

    Mark Dearlove -


Recent Article Comments

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    The MoDaCo last-minute gift guide

    PaulOBrien -

  • hecatae's Photo
    Sonim XP7 Extreme hits crowdfunding target + Ask MoDaCo

    hecatae -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    Decrypt and (optionally) add double-tap to wake on your Nexus 6

    PaulOBrien -

  • 8eaker's Photo
    LG G Watch R Review

    8eaker -

  • dakarli's Photo
    Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen Review

    dakarli -

  • andybarker's Photo
    Nexus 9 Review

    andybarker -


Recent Topics

  • Bayclove's Photo
    How to root ZTE Kis 3 Max - Mediatek

    Bayclove -

  • erega74's Photo
    Evolve Theme Destoria Blue

    erega74 -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    The MoDaCo last-minute gift guide

    PaulOBrien -

  • karec91's Photo
    CoolUI text wrap problem

    karec91 -

  • cypher007's Photo
    how do in get games working? world of tanks won't work

    cypher007 -

  • FlexiPack's Photo
    Thinking of buying a Hudl 2 - could you answer a few questions?

    FlexiPack -


Recent Replies

  • Bayclove's Photo
    How to root ZTE Kis 3 Max - Mediatek

    Bayclove -

  • Bayclove's Photo
    [Recovery] ClockWorkMod 6.0.5.0 for ZTE Open C / Kis 3

    Bayclove -

  • POmniac's Photo
    [JB] [4.2.2] CyanogenMod 10.1 [ROM] [19/12/2014]

    POmniac -

  • gkalen's Photo
    [ROM] [UNOFFICIAL CM11 - 4.4.4] CM11 KKblade V , Port from N909 to Blade V

    gkalen -

  • erega74's Photo
    Evolve Theme Destoria Blue

    erega74 -

  • wbrambley's Photo
    G510 Headset problem

    wbrambley -


Sponsored Links



- - - - -

Unboxing the Orange San Diego


The Orange San Diego launches on Thursday, but we've managed to snag a unit early! We'll be posting a lot of content between now and the launch, starting with the unboxing!

The video is online in glorious 1080P, so head on over to YouTube to view or use the embedded player below! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7vhSTWgOWI

About the author

PaulOBrien's Photo
Paul O'Brien founded MoDaCo in 2002 as a site focused on Windows Smartphones and has grown it since then by concentrating on providing a friendly community for both experienced and beginner mobile enthusiasts.

  • 0


8 Comments

I wonder what the potential is for this phone when it comes to unlocking and custom ROMs. The Orange SF was great because it was so cheap with free unlocking and lots of custom ROMs out there, this one seems cheap enough (when you factor in how powerful it is) to be worth a look but if you can't unlock it or slap a custom ROM on there then I think most folk will avoid it.
    • 0
The sooner an unlock becomes available the better. Picking one up next week when im back in the UK. Hopefully there will be one available soon.
    • 1
Looks nice and fast, any chance of a Quadrant benchmark?
Thanks.
    • 0
My local Orange store had pre-launch model which I was able to handle. Not really sold on its 'tall' profile and coupled with the non-removal sd card, it's probably not for me.
    • 0
This looks like a really nice phone, but I don't think it's worth £200 plus a £10 top up. I am very pleased with my unlocked huawei ascend G300. Also, this phone seems to have alot of app compatability problems. Maybe I will check it out once the bugs are fixed and the phone can be unlocked and rooted.

Oh and what is the build quality like? Does it have gorilla glass or anything similar?
    • 0

This looks like a really nice phone, and but I don't think it's worth £200 plus a £10 top up. I am very pleased with my unlocked huawei ascend G300. Also, this phone seems to have alot of app compatability problems. Maybe I will check it out once the bugs are fixed and the phone can be unlocked and rooted.

Oh and what is the build quality like? Does it have gorilla glass or anything similar?

Gorilla Glass and it feels VERY nice! Much nicer than my Atrix 4G. It's light, but does not feel bad because of it.
    • 0
Thanks for the reply, I but I don't think I will be getting this phone. My Huawei ascend is an amazing phone for me since I had a Orange san fran and a monte Carlo. It is a very big upgrade for me. Also the G300 has gorilla glass, CWM, unlock and root.
    • 0

Thanks for the reply, I but I don't think I will be getting this phone. My Huawei ascend is an amazing phone for me since I had a Orange san fran and a monte Carlo. It is a very big upgrade for me. Also the G300 has gorilla glass, CWM, unlock and root.

Too be fair, this is day one, I'm sure we'll see root. But have fun with your Ascend :)
    • 0