A rival to the Motorola RAZR i? Orange San Diego smartphone available from £170

Orange has cut the price of the Orange San Diego to a mere £170, plus an extra £15 top-up on Pay As You Go. That’s almost half the price of the Motorola RAZR i, but as one retailer points out, they are aimed at two different markets.

The San Diego comes with an Intel Atom Z2460 clocked at 1.6GHz while the processor in the RAZR i is clocked at up to 2GHz. It is locked to Orange / T-Mobile and cannot be unlocked, while the Motorola Razr i is unlocked.

The latter also runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a more premium feel thanks to materials such as Kevlar and aluminium rather than metal-effect plastic, and is splash-proof.

On the other hand, for half the price, the San Diego has a larger 16GB onboard storage, a battery life of up to 480 minutes talk time, a smaller 4in display but a much higher 1,024 x 600 resolution versus 960 x 540 pixels. The resulting near 300PPI trumps the Moto's 256 PPI and the LCD screen offers pin-sharp image quality compared to the Pentile AMOLED on the RAZR i.

Both phones have 8-megapixel cameras, NFC capabilities and can take up to 10 photos per second in burst mode.

Check out our hands-on of the Motorola RAZR i and our full of the Orange San Diego review.

Source: Orange