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bigmo7  Jan. 18, 2011 at 17:39

Let's not go OTT and say the phone will be on par with the SGS or the Desire cos in all seriousness, it won't...hence it's price tag.

av2606  Jan. 18, 2011 at 17:40


Actually with Android 2.2 it does benchmark against the Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Desire.

farhadmaster  Jan. 18, 2011 at 17:44

lol everyone hypes about this phone.

n1ck  Jan. 18, 2011 at 22:31

I have this phone, I am not a must have the latest gadget or big mobile fan, it is a good phone for the money, the wife has an i3gs to be fair there is little difference for me.

bigmo7  Jan. 18, 2011 at 23:39

The highest score I've seen a ZTE blade get on Quadrant is

bigmo7  Jan. 18, 2011 at 23:53

The highest score I've seen a ZTE blade get on Quadrant is

bigmo7  Jan. 18, 2011 at 23:55

Stupid site, I was trying to say that the highest score I've seen on the ZTE blade using Quadrant is ~1000, while you can get around ~2000 on the SGS...depends on the software. In terms of hardware, it doesn't inferior, no doubt about it.

tucka20  Jan. 19, 2011 at 16:24

San Fran is a great phone but defo not on par with the Desire. Still, for performance/price the San Fran gets a better rating than any other stock Android phone.

nenhy  Jan. 20, 2011 at 03:29

Thanks, for the link. Mod mine ages ago, but need to do it for a friend. Instruction on the site is a lot more easier to follow than most of the material out there. thumbs up from me

libra_him  Jan. 20, 2011 at 14:39

Timing for this post can't be better.. Got the phone few days back and was searching the same topic :)

sallygal  Jan. 20, 2011 at 15:01

wow thanks for this, my sis has the franciso and now we can update to a newer firmware. :p

k9plus1  Jan. 20, 2011 at 15:50

one thing that is preventing me from getting this is being able to use my nokia as a modem for my notebook.

Can the San Fran do this?

av2606  Jan. 20, 2011 at 18:15


Yes, you can. With Android 2.2 you can even turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can connect the phone to your notebook wirelessly.

ultrak3wl  Jan. 20, 2011 at 18:42

I used to have a Nokia and wondered same question. To get SF phone to work as a modem I just plugged it into laptop via USB then set up a normal Windows DUN connection using the built-in wizard. Worked first time. NB though I had previously installed the ZTE USB drivers so I don't know whether that had any effect on it working or not.

koalauk  Jan. 20, 2011 at 18:57

OSF ROCKS :) HTC and all that wonderful devices yes but £89 OSF simply rocks :)

boltyboy  Jan. 20, 2011 at 22:27

Thankyou so much for the link.
I have rooted and downloaded Japanese Jellyfish.
It works great!!

EXZAMS  Jan. 21, 2011 at 13:14


zarait  Jan. 22, 2011 at 18:49

hi guys i wonder if someone can help me finding android 2.3 gingerbread rom for my san francisco

Taksim_Red  Jan. 24, 2011 at 00:46

2.3 isn't out yet for the SF. Infact 2.2 isn't officially out yet. There's no official 2.2 yet even that's only available on custom rom so you might be waiting some time for 2.3.

DraftySatyr  Feb. 5, 2011 at 12:15

Thank you for the link and instructions. Even though I am a confident, experienced and (even if I say so myself) fairly competent PC/Mac user I had inexplicably baulked at the idea of rooting and flashing a new Android OS onto a phone. Lack of familiarity with the necessary tools, syntax, etc, I guess.

Not now though! 2.2 Froyo (Japanese Jellyfish) installed, really happy with it, now roll on Gingerbread!

daveed  Feb. 23, 2011 at 14:20

Hey, thanks for the link - good to know people like the site too

Just as a heads up I have seen some discussion about 2.3 coming in the next few weeks (not sure what site though, sorry) but we shall have to wait and see


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