Huge 4.3-inch TFT display.
Android Gingerbread OS.
You'll need big pockets to carry it.
Too many unnecessary Orange apps hogging the memory.
By Wired UK on September 26, 2011
We love the Orange Monte Carlo! Yes much of this review picks apart its flaws, which do need to be addressed, but each is redeemed by a more compelling feature: price. To enjoy an Android 2.3 smartphone with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and a huge 4.3-inch...80
By 3G UK on September 23, 2011
Orange's Monte Carlo is the best of the manufacturer's range of mid-range smartphones, with the best screen for your money. It looks good, but it is a bit of a beast however, if you're willing to accept a larger handset to get a big screen,...70
By Mobile Choice on September 23, 2011
The best Android offering yet from Orange's ever growing range. If you're a smartphone user in the true sense, you're going to love the 4.3 inch screen...60
By Tracy and Matt's Blog on September 15, 2011
On the whole I have been really impressed with the Monte Carlo, it does the little things brilliantly and only really falls short on things that you could live without such as HD voice and the music player being pretty pants, for that problem there is...-
By CNET UK on September 15, 2011
Despite its bloatware, uninspiring build quality and under-powered CPU, the Orange Monte Carlo impresses, offering the latest Android software and a huge screen at a surprisingly low...70
By Trusted Reviews on September 14, 2011
Keen pricing is the reason ZTE has been experiencing phenomenal growth, and the Orange Monte Carlo offers bang for your buck that is unmatched elsewhere. For £149.99 the spec list is simply stunning, and patchy performance, limited memory and an...90
By TechRadar on September 13, 2011
When Orange released its San Francisco, we were bowled over. It was a great handset for a budget price, and it continues to be the standard by which we evaluate any Android phone that hovers around the Â£100 mark.The Monte Carlo is a slightly...80
By PC Pro on September 12, 2011
Cheap in both its feel and performance, with poor battery life, too, but it offers a 4.3in screen on a very low...67
By RegHardware on September 08, 2011
The Orange Monte Carlo is not a phone for playing games or watching video, trick call technology, slick UI and decent battery life it is worth every penny of its asking price. Yes I’d like more system storage, a glass screen and a Cortex CPU but...80
By Expert Reviews on September 07, 2011
A great screen belies this handset's low price - poor battery life aside, it's an impressive budget handset...80