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Orange offers touchscreen smartphone for £20

Mobile phone operator Orange has cut the price of its cheapest smartphone, the Sydney, down to £20 when purchased with a £10 top up.

The smartphone is built by Chinese phone manufacturer, ZTE and is an entry-level model as one would expect. It has a 3.2in, 400 x 240 pixel resistive display and features FM radio, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, a microUSB port, plus a battery capable of up to 11 days standby and up to six hours talk time.

Other features include 34MB of on-board storage (with a microSD card slot) and a 3.2-megapixel camera that can record videos. Back in January 2012, the phone went on sale at Asda for £35 with £20 worth of airtime.

The phone is easily unlocked, which is a boon if you want to use it on other networks. That said, you should be able to slot in SIM cards from T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile as well. The smartphone uses a proprietary operating system.

Note that the phone, which is available in white and is known as the ZTE N295, is also available from Argos for £29.99 with a bundled £10 top up.

For more, check out our top 5 best value smartphones for December 2012.

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