I am about to get a i780, Orange branded. From my research I have a few questions and i do not know if SIM-free is a better (and far more expensive) choice.
First of all, I will put aside the fact that the Orange branded i780 is a lot uglier than the unbranded .
1. Is the GPS working out of the box (at least with Garmin XT and Google Maps) ? Or is it locked?
2. Has Orange removed any of the original Samsung software/skins/today screens? The Orange default today screen is totally ugly and useless IMHO.
3. Is the Orange ROM slower/buggier than the vanilla one? Is it worth it to flash it with the English ROM that can be found elsewhere?
4. Are there any other restrictions/differences on the Orange branded version?
Thanks in advance