Orange Tokyo Review - Orange Tokyo Review


On the memory front there is a 512MB microSD card supplied with the phone to boost the internal memory and its slot is on the left edge of the casing. You can use cards to store music that the phone will play to you, photos taken with its camera, and other files.

And so I come to the camera. It has a 1.3-megapixel sensor (1,280 x 1,024 pixels), which is below average for any mobile phone these days. There is a self-portrait mirror but no flash and there isn’t much good news to report.

In use, the screen doesn’t quite frame the full photo area, so you can’t see the edges of any shot. You also have to hold the phone still for quite a while to avoid getting blurred or misframed photos due to the shutter delay.

As for image quality, my photo of the coloured dish, taken indoors and under normal household lighting conditions, is grainy, dull and unevenly lit. Outside, the camera never coped well with naturally lit subjects as the daubed yellow flowers show. The definition is poor and exposure very varied.

The bowl of chillies is a better photo, but the background should be black and white and not have those noisy pinks and blues in it, especially since it was shot at a sensitivity of ISO-100. Even the chillies themselves are grainy and lack clarity. Compare this photo with the one I took of the same subject using the 5-megapixel camera on Nokia’s N95 8B.


When the Tokyo came out of its box I really wanted to like it. It is small and neat in the hand, and is nicely designed. But for £160 it just doesn’t deliver what it should.

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