Orange Rio 2 Review
|| Review: May 2011
Last updated Sep 2012.
In a nutshell: The Orange Rio
II is a treasure. It's got BlackBerry style at a budget price,
and it even packs in 3G HSDPA and a touchscreen user interface
- features that BlackBerries costing twice as much don't offer.
With a QWERTY keyboard, video messaging, push email, easy access
to facebook and plenty of other tasty features, the Rio 2 is
a bargain. Available in Black and White.
The Orange Rio II is a surprising little number. It looks like a BlackBerry,
but costs a fraction of the price. Yet it gives a lot more than you'd
expect from the price tag. In some ways it's even better than the BlackBerry
Curve 9300 costing twice as much. This is one of Orange's top selling
pay as you go phones and you can see why.
With the BlackBerry looks and the purse-friendly price tag, you can
see at a glance that this is a phone for the facebook generation. It
has a great QWERTY keyboard, plus the benefit of a touchscreen - something
that the BlackBerry 8520 doesn't have. This isn't the highest spec phone
by any means, but for messaging it's great. As well as text and video
messaging, the Rio II comes pre-configured for push email, and there
are widgets for quick access to facebook and other social networking
sites. The Rio II also has the benefit of 3G with HSDPA giving fast
access to the internet, so there's no hanging around waiting for facebook
There's also a basic 3 megapixel camera with video, plus a media player
and FM radio. A 3.5mm audio jack lets you plug in your own headphones.
In fact you'll need to, as headphones aren't included in the box.
The built-in memory is 80MB - very generous for this price range -
and you can add a microSD card to give plenty of storage for music,
etc. Connectivity is by Bluetooth or mini-USB, and a USB cable is supplied
in the sales package. Battery life isn't great, however.
We think this is a fabulous little phone. It's smart, it's easy to
use and it's not expensive. We've just got to say it - BlackBerries
are not the only fruit.
Features of the Orange Rio II include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Video recording
- Display: TFT resistive touchscreen, 262,000 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- MP3 & media player
- Stereo FM radio
- Ringtones: MP3 ringtones, vibration alert
- Voice recorder
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email, Orange Messenger
- Internet: Web browser, HSDPA
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, mini-USB, 3.5 mm audio jack
- Memory: 80MB plus microSD memory card
- Triband plus 3G
- Size: 110 x 61 x 12.5 mm
- Weight: 106g
- Talktime: 4 hours
- Battery standby: 288 hours
Orange Rio II User Reviews
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Average rating from 76 reviews:
Reviewed by imran khan from pakistan on 13th Oct
real its a good quality product of orange i personal used this mobile
especially the voice quality of its very clear and keyboard its very
soft and easy to used at the end its a wouderfull product of orange
Reviewed by grace from uk on 1st Oct 2012
yeah great phone and all but howd i get whatsap for it??
Reply by Waheeda from england on 13th
YOU CANT I DONT THINK EVEN I AM LOOKIG FOR WHATSAPP BUT I THINK IT LACKS
WIFI ... I REALL WANT WIFI AND WHATSAPP ON MY PHONE TOO IF THIS WAS
ANY HELP PLEASE REPLY THANKS WAHEEDA
Reviewed by Nikki from UK on 24th Sep 2012
I have the Rio II mobile phone, I suppose I agree that its a good phone
for the money. Battery life is rubbish, even when not running the internet
it only lasts about 20 hours, and thats being kind!!
I am glad that I have bought this phone, as I now know that I do not
like the Qwerty keyboard, so would never go to the expense of buying
a Blackberry. I am a touch typist myself, but find this style of keyboard
Ill be taking out a Samsung SIII mobile phone contract very shortly,
but this Rio II has served its purpose in the interim.
Reviewed by riley from usa on 8th Sep 2012
it is outstanding!!!! Amazing phone!! :)
Reviewed by lozza from england on 21st Aug 2012
i think it's good, especially since i got it so cheap! it looks good
and i find it easy to use, it's better than my last phone but am annoyed
it doesn't have any free apps, but for the price it really isn't surprising!
i enjoy using it and like unlocking it! ;)
i think it is worth it and is brilliant brilliant value!
seriously i got it for under £20, and everyone who is dissapointed,
what dd u expect it is a cheap phone that looks nice and has some decent
bonus features! :)
Reviewed by Sophie from Uk on 28th Jun 2012
It is a fablouse phone with everything u could want and I was going
to all the price for a blackberry but as soon as I saw the price of
this phone and what it could do I got it straight away for my birthday
Reviewed by Josh from England on 26th Jun 2012
-everything eats the battery up, i've had it a month and i have to charge
it almost daily
-the limit on the sd card is about 2gb and it won't recognise anything
higher (but thats true of most phones i guess)
-i managed to get on facebook once, now it freezes every time i try
-in texting, the delete button means you either delete a single letter
with each time you press it, or if you hold it down it deletes the whole
message. gets pretty frustrating.
-the camera insists on making a shutter sound every time you take a
picture, which you cannot silence
-there is no way to turn off vibrate on silent
-you can't put a security code on the phone
so yeah. it has its faults, but the keyboard and touchscreen are good,
mp3 works fine, good internet service, it looks stylish and once you
get used to the little things its pretty good, and very good for the
and its fun to pretend to have a blackberry.
Reviewed by Anthony Handley from England on 25th
Worst phone I ever have had, cannot change ring tone, texting is a nightmare.
Downloaded the software to PC and cannot get music onto it even though
I placed it directly into appropriate folder. Just got it and its going
back , if they wont take it back its in the bin.
Reviewed by Tina from UK on 21st Jun 2012
Had this phone for about a month now. And I'm pleased with it. I didn't
want an all singing all dancing kind off phone. I don't need or want
all that. I went into shop asking for a basic phone with querty keyboard
and they recommended Rio 2. Gettining into Facebook is an issue, sometimes
freezes. The battery could be better but its fine for what I need it
for. Txting is great, the keys are fine for me. Still finding out things
on it. But overall very pleased. If you want a phone for basic needs,
then this is ideal. I also love the colour [white]. This is a cheap
alternative to the Blackberry, Ive been told, as my hubby has one of
Reviewed by Robo from UK on 17th Jun 2012
It always amazes me that people spend less than £40 on a phone and then
moan that it is not as good an iPhone or Blackberry. Get real! For what
it costs this is an amazing phone. Got mine for less than £25 with phone
fund discount and for that amount it is excellent value.
Reviewed by Dene from England on 13th Jun 2012
I bought this phone after people said it was good, and obviously because
its cheap, i paid only £50 for the phone, which i bought at tesco, i
took it home, first of all tried to put in a memory card, it didnt fit.
I turned it on and in the space of an hour got over 30 messages from
orange saying that i need to turn the phone off as it cannot be registered
yet. It never did register. Anyway, i tried sending some pictures and
photos from my old phone, they were all perfectly clear on that, on
the Rio they were all blurred and looked terrible. You cannot organise
the background folder order, you cannot change the lock format, the
touchscreen is not good, you have to press quite hard, the only decent
thing is the qwerty keypad. The camera is absoultely shocking, you need
full light to be able to get a half decent picture. Its cheap and all
that, but if i was you, i'd look at something else. *im returning the
Reviewed by Jasmin from CyberSpace on 12th Jun
Well, my rio was a degrade from an iPhone 4 since the screen had cracked
when i dropped it... I know a few people with the Rio I and i had a
minimal price limit so i turned to this phone. I was expecting to be
a bit dissapointed but in all truth i wasn't! I had been hopeful for
a blackberry, but with my phone fund i got this for the minimal amount
i would've paid for a bb for just one month! Its a good phone. I'm familiar
with the dodgey touch screen because i had a orange lisbon before my
iphone, so i wasn't that dissapointed by it. Its good for just a cheap
practical phone, and facebook is an added bonus. The qwerty is good
for texting, and it would be good for somebodys first phone. :) i was
having second thoughts after ordering, considering i should've bought
the samsung ch@t 335 but i think i made a good choice. Obviously not
got good features like my iphone had but i still have my ipad for apps
etc. so i'll survive. Good phone, if a bb that u want is out of your
price range get this! ^.^
Jasmin, 12 years old
Reviewed by Tom from England on 30th May 2012
This phone sucks... I brought it because I thought it looked good, thats
about all thats good on it. The internet is slow and eats the battery,
the reception is rubbish, the screen is way to small.
Save your money and get a proper phone.
Reviewed by georgia from uk on 26th May 2012
i have had this phone since november last year and its RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
its caused me loads of trouble got bad signal and very poor battery
i am getting rid of it its a piece of junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by jane from england on 22nd May 2012
great phone only thing that lets it down is battery life
Reviewed by lorrainew from uk on 7th May 2012
have just purchased a rio 11 i love the phone but i cannot download
a tune for my meessages is this normal ? i just get a beep which if
i do not keep checking my phone i can miss a message - can any one help
Reviewed by Dixon from UK on 28th Apr 2012
Well my son just boughtthis thing and I have spent three hours trying
to get some songs on it for him. The manual is useless... help on the
web says the Orange people in the shop are clueless and I am not impressed.
The bluetooth does not transfer with iPhones (but I blame iPhones) and
it SEEMS the only music format is MP3. itunes to MP3 converter anyone???
Reply by rach from uk on 3rd May 2012
im also trying to figure out how to put music on this phone and am failing
miserably !!!! ive had the phone for sevral months now and have still
not figured it out :/
Reviewed by Darre from UK on 9th Apr 2012
Got this phone for my daughter, 13 year old and on PAYG, an upgrade
from her unreliable £20 Samsung.
She has been bugging me for a Blackberry after her dodgy Samung kept
on freezing, but because of the cost of them, I didn't think it was
worth getting one just yet.
The Rio II comes with a 2gb memory card and headphones with mouthpiece.
The battery life isn't great as she seems to be charging nightly. It
has a lot of features, touchscreen, navigation key, qwerty keyboard,-Facebook
and Twitter plus other social apps. It has good Internet browsing software
but unfortunately no WiFi!
You can't go too wrong with this phone, especially if you're thinking
of getting a Blackberry, get this first and see how you get on with
the functions and than upgrade later . She's happy and the Rio looks
and feels good and works well. So far, so good.
Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because of no WiFi.
Reply by Afrine from UK on 5th May
you can download wi-fi on mobile9 on apps! but you need internet connection!!
Reviewed by Rifat from England on 29th Mar 2012
You should get the rio 2, its just so great!
Reviewed by David from England on 15th Mar 2012
I bought the Orange Rio 2 as a second phone for work purposes ( it saves
me having to answer my own handset when people are phoning me at all
hours of the day) I chose it pretty much for the price of £49.00 It
also had a 2gig micro sd card already in the phone and I got £20.00
of M&S vouchers into the bargain. I wanted a qwerty keyboard and was
not expecting a touch screen as well. I have to say that even though
I have large hands I do not have any more difficulty using this keyboard
than I do on My BB. The touch screen is actually quite useful too, OK
it's not a modern sensitive screen but it is functional. The phone volume
and call quality I have found to be superb. The screen is clear and
well lit, the keys are not quite so bright but still bright enough to
see in the dark.It came with a headset / headphones which, again , is
very clear. I was also pleasantly surprised by the volume on the external
speaker. Battery life has been good for me as it is a second phone I
am not using it as much as my main handset but am charging it every
three to four days. For a phone that cost me the equivalent of 29.00
( M&S vouchers have paid for 2 meals for 2 ) I am really pleased. It
is not a BB , although it does push email and connects to internet via
network ( No WIFI ). The software is not the quickest but is perfectly
acceptable. All in all a sturdy, nicely designed and very practical
budget handset. I would definitely recommend it if you are not after
an all singing all dancing smart phone. Very satisfied.
Reviewed by Emma from England on 10th Mar 2012
Ok so I went about doing a competition between a RIO phone and a MIAMI
phone. 34 people chose RIO phone and 792 chose miami phone. Miami phones
are actually about £5 cheaper but as they say, it's the actuall phone
that counts! The rio phone is good, I can admit that, it's got some
serious improvments and i would advise people if you want to get a really
good phone, march to orage, and get a miami! Miami phones are big screens,
slender, cute, stylish, easy to use and you cannot put it down. It's
about £30 in the orange shop but the most expensive it's been up to
in a phone shop is £140! if you get rio, fine but don't expect an amazing
phone at all... just good. But if you get miami, whay hay! Just thrilling.
Reply by Sum1 from Not telling on
7th Jun 2012
Duh.Hello, Miami Phones Are Rubbish I Wish I Never Got It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by becky from england on 24th Feb 2012
it will be an good phone for social neworking and calling and texting
and good for teens because all they do is facebook and things and texting
Reviewed by mark knight from england on 19th Feb
Just got the Rio 2. In a nutshell it is an amazing phone for such a
low price. It can do most of the stuff that the Blackberry can without
the need to self destruct like the Blackberry. I brought this phone
to replace an Orange Miami which cost around £30, so for an extra £35
I got the big brother which does everything I want it to do.
I would reccomend this phone to anyone - unless they are phone chav's
who like the name rather tahn look for good value for money!
Reviewed by sue from uk on 16th Feb 2012
this mobile is so neat and easy to use and for someone who is 50+ its
Reviewed by Ross from Scotland on 4th Feb 2012
I bought this phone a short while ago as a temporary stand in for my
HTC Desire HD which has developed a fault and needs to be sent off for
repair. I have to say that for the money I'm really impressed. The overall
build quality belies its cheap price. It really feels chunky and solid
in your hands. On par with any of my family's blackberries that they
own. The camera is acceptable for the odd snap, but the lack of flash
lets it down a bit as is the lack of wifi which is really not on in
this day and age. It's easy to type on and reasonably quick to respond
although the touch screen can be a bit fiddly at times due to being
so small. I really think they should have left that feature out because
it only makes the phone more difficult to use. That said, it's a reasonably
clear and bright screen.
Battery life for my taste is more than acceptable, (Takes a day and
a half to start dropping from full charge... but after using a Desire
HD which barely lasts 12 hours if you've got wifi or bluetooth on or
are playing any games...using the music player etc, then my opinion
might be a bit skewed compared to other phones.
Call quality is very good and the phone is really LOUD, which is great
after the tinny, quiet speakers or the Desire and a major addition which
differs from the official review above...Buying this phone from Argos
as an orange payg, this phone now comes with a 2Gb micro SD card, which
adds value to the phone and raises its basic phone memory to a useful
All in all a cheap, robust phone that you won't have to worry too much
about that does the basics. No, it's not a smart phone and it doesn't
have anything but the awful orange app store and the orange bloatware
which doesn't seem removable. But what it does do, it does pretty well!
Reviewed by Amelia from UK on 4th Feb 2012
Got a rio 2 for Xmas as I have just had a rubbish cheap samsung phone.
Really wanted a blackberry but my mum said they were too much. Rio 2
is a brilliant phone, you can check emails, get the weather forecast,
Facebook, twitter and lots more. Really good phone for messaging. You
get more than it is worth!
Reviewed by Tina from uk on 27th Jan 2012
My Hubby got me the Rio II as an upgrade from Rio I. Fantastic phone.
I had mine 2 days after it first came out & not looked back. Texting,
touch screen, downloading, all so very easy. BUT NOW AFTER ALL OF THAT......
my phone has just gone wrong on me as in i can speek to you but cannot
hear you. Does this come to mined to anyone eals ???? Hubby brought
me a cheep look-a-like untill my Rio II has been repaired. can't wait,
i wont my Rio II back. Never mine what others say this is a fantastic
phone & you have got to try it out for your self. Yes battery is not
as good as the Rio I, but recharging it over night is fine for me as
i use is for my alarm in the morning. xx
Reviewed by Dami from England on 23rd Jan 2012
I am amazed at this phone, it is the one and also is packed with loads
of features. Iam also impressed with the touchscreen and the qwerty
keyboard as they just make it look so more attracting. I think BlackBerry
will need better devices and also I think that this will do well as
the phone would appeal to alot of people and also at £49.99 it is so
cheap and just because its small doesnt mean its not good.
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 18th Jan 2012
Rubbish, broke 1st day I had it. As someone else has commented get blackberry
or nokia c300 , nokia e5 or nokia e6. Yes slightly more money but its
that or getting a rip of of a phone? Would NOT recomend x . However
its ok for texting hope thats helped x :) Louise, chester
Reviewed by luke roycroft from england on 17th
dont get the orange rio it is rubbish and basic i have got it and black
berrys and iphone r well better
Reviewed by Jemima from stafford on 12th Jan 2012
Well i got rio 2 for xmas perfectly fine but just got 1 comment the
battery life isn't so goo but other than that amazing phone i am only
10 and i wanted a blckberry but then i heard about the rio 2 and i will
stick with this phone xx
Reviewed by joe from england on 5th Jan 2012
very good so far, the touchscreen is a little lagging but the keyboard
is perfect, the battery is fine this is a good phone for the price,
what were you expecting for 49 quid, a blackberry? so is good phone
so for that reason:
Reviewed by cheap phone pro from uk on 5th Jan
if you have downgraded to the rio 2 then the chances are that you will
struggle for a bit, but if you have upgraded from a vairy touch then
the rio 2 is amazing, i jumpped strait onto the rio 2 and automaticly
know how to work it. one problem is that i cant get it unlocked to t
mobile were i have unlimited texts and unlimited internet. that would
make this phone even better i think.
Reviewed by mandy from southampton on 4th Jan
i got this phone for xmas the battery life is not good seem to be charging
it up most days,and keep loosing the signal.it also is hard to use texing
takes for ever.and the touch screen dosnt work that well,you get what
you pay for thats why its cheap. i want to change it if i can.
Reviewed by shayll from wales on 3rd Jan 2012
i got this phone for christmas and its amazing but i need it unlocked
Reviewed by sandy from uk on 3rd Jan 2012
Recently purchased a Rio II as I already had the Rio I, just wanted
to upgrade for a better camera on this one, but very disappointed the
battery life is aweful lasts about 2 days if that. Already had another
battery sent to me, but the same has happened with that so another handset
is now coming to me. lets see if this works - DO NOT buy a Rio II, the
Rio I was much better and battery life lasted 2 weeks...very disappointed
Reviewed by Alex bear from England on 1st Jan
This is a good phone it works perfectly and the keyboard is amazing
Reviewed by Bob Singleton from UK on 30th Dec
Owning both a Blackberry and a Rio (as a spare phone), I am amazed at
your review... a QWERTY keyboard "plus the benefit of a touchscreen"
I absolutely HATE the touchscreen on the Rio. I don't see it as a benefit
at all... indeed it is it's most hateful feature! I also dislike the
keyboard of the Rio compared to the BB. On the BB the keyboard lights
up so you can type easily even in the dark. With the Rio, the keyboard
can barely be read in good light. As for the actual feel of the keyboard...
well, you get what you pay for in life. The Rio is cheap for a reason,
and that's because it's cheap and nasty. Add to this dreadful menus,
the inability to store much information for each contact and an incompatibility
with Macs (I can't back up data on my Rio to my iMac or MacBooks) and
you have a phone barely worthy of a single star.
Reviewed by consumer from uk on 27th Dec 2011
I love my phone and its so easy to text on, its better than earlier
blackberry models beacause it has qwerty keyboard and is touch screen.
Only problem is i can't find a case for it ;)
Reply by Tina from uk on 21st Jun
I got a case from my local market. a white one to match my phone.
Reviewed by Lyds from UK on 26th Dec 2011
As i mostly use a mobile for texting I liked the idea of this as it
had a qwerty keyboard for a lot less than a blackberry. Have to say
its been fine screen and battery wise in the first day since receiving
it. Yes the buttons are a bit small and having a bit of nail is helpful
for the touchscreen. But I can't believe it doesn't come with a variety
of ring and message tones like my past nokias, samsung and sony ericsson's
have done. Also, does anyone know how to show the name rather than the
number of past callers/messagers. Thought I'd read it on here earlier,
but can't find it now.
Reviewed by Dami from Uk on 25th Dec 2011
This phone is a cool one with a range of features. from mp3 players
r cameras which can suit anyone and i adore the phone. It has many features
which i am impresses with including 3G connection which is very fast
and facebook, twitter apps so i advise u get this phone you won't be
Reviewed by Abby from england on 25th Dec 2011
this phone is amazing but the battery lasts about an hour!! and i cant
find out how to download music onto it. the best fearture i thought
was the camera because the quality was outstanding better than some
cameras!! PS this review was also written by a twelve year old
Reviewed by Patrick Owusu Antwi from Ghana on
24th Dec 2011
Very nice, durable and good for browsing. But my problem however got
to do with the battery?
Reviewed by Alysha from England on 22nd Dec 2011
I got this phone yesterday and already im really pleased with it, i
had been saving up for a blackberry for a little while and when my sister
showed me this phone i thought it was one. I decieded i would by it
because my old phone, a miami by orange, was playing up even though
i had only had it a year. When the rio came it was in good condition
and everything seemed to work,there were a lot of features and i still
need to try some. They battery isnt great but i can live with it. Overall
I think this phone is brilliant! PS this review is from a tweleve year
old!!! But whole family aproves of the phone even grandpa!!!
Reviewed by Caitlin from England on 24th Nov 2011
I don't care what people say..."this phone is bad, don't buy it" and
"this phone doesn't live up". well, it's a £50 phone, what do you expect?
It has excellent memory for the price, it is stylish and good-looking,
it's simple to work....the only thing is, how do you turn off the camera
shutter noise?? :@ But otherwise, EXCELLENT PHONE!! :D
Reviewed by Laurence from england on 21st Nov
i got this phone and was bitterly disappointed!!! dont buy this phone!!!
Reviewed by Jake from England on 20th Nov 2011
Really bad phone, i had read this review and went straight out to get
one.... I don't have a clue how much Orange paid this company but; the
internets slow, the texting layout is really bad, the touch screen is
just a joke and that annoying mail button on the right always manages
to accidentally get pressed, charging me for every minute i'm on there.
Really poor phone to be honest, you'll be better of carrying a tin can
and some string around -.-
Reviewed by zoe h from scotland on 18th Nov 2011
this is a gr8 phone! i am 11 and i really wanted a blackberry but then
i got this phone and im satisfied! i agree that the battery life isn't
too good but everything else is 10/10. it is very good for txting, nice
size key board. its good having the touch screen as well, just occasionally
it isn't 100% sensitive. very good, i've got it in white which is nice
especially if you want a change from black and i dont think it looks
tacky like someone said on these comments. the only thing is that is
that if you want a game, then it costs £5... :/ i bought the sims three
and its AWESOME!!! the phone is very good and i would recommend it if
you wanted a not to expensive, good quality phone. someone in my class
said 'lets see your phone' ,so i showed them it and they said 'oh, cool!
you've got a blackberry!'. so it looks like a blackberry too! one of
my friends have a normal rio and when she saw that i had facebook on
my phone she was well jealous! now one of my other friend wants a rio
2 too cos shes not allowed a blackberry and wants a good phone.the bluetooth
on the phone is gr8 to. altogether, a gr8 fone; why waste money on a
blackberry when you can get this for a fraction of the price?! go on,
buy it - its AWESOME!!! :) (btw everyone says htc phones are rubbish)
x lol x :)
Reviewed by me from england on 12th Nov 2011
This phone is brill!!!like a blackberry but not!!!!!i got a free pair
of headphones worth £60!!!!!=> im only 12 and i love.purfect 4 me i
have all ways wanted a blackberry so this is purfect!!!!!!!!!im well
Reviewed by oggy from uk on 10th Nov 2011
Nasty phone the keys are very small i am not impressed with this phone
Reviewed by shardy from England on 2nd Nov 2011
I LOVE my new phone, easy to use and looks soooo smart also got to use
my orange phone fund and because of this phone only cost me £18.99.
sending text and emails are simple. sound quality for music is fantastic
Highly Recommend this phone. Partner has a Blackberry curve and he actually
prefers my NEW PHONE...lol
Reviewed by Jessica P from England on 26th Oct
I lov ethis phone, but how many texts and minutes do you get in a £10
Reviewed by Keith from England on 23rd Oct 2011
A great phone, no problems with keyboard, or battery life. Has any one
managed to download their music in MP3 format without a mini usb card.
In theory it should be possible to copy your music files as data, butthey
do not appear in the music list.
Reply by Amelia from Uk on 4th Feb
I haven't been able to download but I have got 4 songs by Bluetooth
without a mini USB card
Reviewed by Freya from Wales on 18th Oct 2011
Facebook keeps crashing, not very good at all! Other than that, its
an amazing phone!
Reviewed by Drew gena from uk on 15th Oct 2011
its a good phone and great if u wanted a black berry and u cant get
one! but the only think i want 2 know if its got bluetooth??????? :)
Reviewed by Alanna from Scotland on 13th Oct 2011
The rio 2 is outstanding because it has a quilty keypad and it's great
because it also has touch screen
Reviewed by bradlad from kazhakstan on 7th Oct
i leik dis phnoe ver much i boght it frm usa on holday and it very good
i liek it and it makes my english bettr
Reviewed by Anonymous from Anonymous on 6th Oct
I just got the rio phone 2 and I don't see why there are some bad reports!
It's perfectly fine as long as you don't jack it up! Thats when everything
goes wrong! I'm only 12 and I hnk it's a great phone if you can't get
a blackberry! xx
Reviewed by Ryan from UK on 20th Sep 2011
You've got to be kidding me. Why are there so many good reviews here?
Its touch screen doesn't work properly, the menus are nonintuitive,
and email drafts don't get saved if you're out of the network range
and it fails to send. Typing is awkward, as the keyboard is very cheap.
Reviewed by Antonio from Lisbon, Portugal on 9th
I got the RioII from Optimus, the phone itself is great, has Blackberry
like functions and for only €15 per month I get 500mb of internet
service as well as free calls within the optimus network. The touchscreen
sometimes takes a few attempts to select something on he scren and the
battery life is whatever. I charge mine every two days and i do use
it to go online so for what I paid which was €55 on sale, it´s
the best phone out there if you want a discount Blackberry
Reviewed by hdhdhe from birmingham on 5th Sep
Reviewed by Anonymous from England on 30th Aug
This phone isnt as good looking as the 1st 1 that i have so..
Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 20th Aug 2011
I'd just like to point out that headphones DO come in the box. It's
a great little phone, way better and much more fun then my old one.
The camera is sufficient enough, but hey nobody expects anything too
fancy for that price ;) The general layout of the phone is lovely,and
I enjoy using it. I am however worried about how quickly the touch screen
will get scratched but I'm sure screen protectors will do the job. I'm
on the Dolphin program with Orange and I have to say for £10 a month
I was quite chuffed with what I got in return. I get unlimited texts
for £5 and 100mb internet free if I apply for it. As its pay as you
go, i don't need to wrry about not being able to afford it. I havent
experienced any problem with the battery, the keyboard is lovely and
the features are useful and easy to use. I prefered the black to the
white and the white one looks a bit tacky. For a teenager this is a
great phone, I would recommend it to a friend but I don't want to because
I want to be the one with the 'cool' phone :P
Reviewed by Julia from West Sussex on 11th Aug
I am pleased with it but the battery is complete rubbish. My old phone
used to last about a week with 12 hours notice to the battery running
out completly. The Rio goes from 2 bars to nothing in a couple of hours
then just dies and switches itself off. Most annoying if you don't want
to carry the charger around with you all the time. I only use it for
texts and a couple of calls a week - no internet. But other than that
very pleased with it.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 5th Aug 2011
Great phone, rubbish network
Reviewed by shaune from england on 5th Aug 2011
outstanding top of the range phone can get better some one said he spent
all hi money that he was saving up on his phone then saw my rio 2 and
was so said that he didnt buy it if you want my opinion buy its amazing
and trust me you wont regret it
Reviewed by ramona from uk on 3rd Aug 2011
i think this is a really great phone to buy and it works just like a
blackberry someways even better. But i have to charge mine like every
2 dayz so the battery is tht great but its a cool phone and my friends
all think tht ive got a blackberry nw. Its a great phone!!
Reviewed by Zoeehh Snm from England on 31st Jul
The best phone ever !!
Reviewed by Satana from England on 20th Jul 2011
love it so much buy it
Reviewed by Julie B from UK on 15th Jul 2011
Had Rio II a week now,really pleased with it! Being touchscreen and
querty keyboard you get the best of both worlds. Camera is good. Price
is fantastic...Mine was £59.99. Only fault I have found is battery doesn't
last very long.
Reviewed by Beth M from UK on 10th Jul 2011
i love my rio, i was worried because a lot of people said the keys were
too small but i find it easy to use and simple. it is stylish and a
great alternative to spending loads of money on a blackberry, when you
can spend less money on a phone just as good, just as stylish and easier
to use... :)
Reviewed by Andy M from UK on 8th Jul 2011
I've just got one of these from the Orange Shop. I bought the white
one - last one ava in 2 shops - and think it's superb. At the mo (JULY
2011) it's on special buy at £59.95 and comes with headphones AND a
2GB micro SD card so the deal is even better.
Reviewed by James from uk on 28th Jun 2011
BUY THIS PHONE, it's features are exactly the same as a blackberry if
not better! with qwerty keypads and touchscreen on this phone it is
just one of those 'must have' products. With the low budget this phone
is great for anyone, never let me down had it for months and i'm loving
it, can assure you if you buy this phone you will NOT be dissapointed.
so get looking!!
Reviewed by sakira from england on 17th Jun 2011
rio is the most best phone it is like a treasure of your life!
Reviewed by Tina Blundred from UK on 18th May
I have got the orange rio and it's a really good phone,I have been waiting
for the release of t orange rio ll since Feb 2011.Now it's been released
I can't wait to go out and buy it.
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