Orange San Francisco II from Orange down to £50

This has to be the deal of the year (once more), probably besting the Xperia U bargain that’s currently running at E2Save. Orange is selling the San Francisco II smartphone from as little as £49.99. That excludes delivery (1p) and an extra compulsory £10 topup.

But you do get a free pair of WeSC headphones which are apparently worth as much as the phone itself. Note that you can also unlock the phone for free.

At £50, the Orange San Francisco II stands firmly above the rest of the competition. It has a 3.5in 800x480 pixels resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip, the MSM7227, clocked at 800MHz, 512MB of RAM, 2GB onboard storage with 2GB microSD card slot, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Signal Boost technology, a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 4.5 hours talk time and a number of Orange apps.

The OSF II is the follow up to the popular ZTE Blade or Orange San Francisco Mk1 which was the first budget smartphone to come with a 800x480 resolution, 512MB of RAM and an AMOLED display.

Rivals to the Orange San Francisco II smartphone include the LG Optimus L3, the Sony Xperia Miro and the Motorola Smart.