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HTC ChaCha Phone Review

HTC ChaCha has been retailing in Kenya for quite some time now since it was officially launched, the phone currently costs Kshs.33,499 at Safaricom shops and comes bundled with free 500MB data from the service provider. It features a rear and ergonomic design coupled by an amazing QWERTY keypad to stay afloat despite stiff competition from rivals. The phone’s battery doesn’t disappoint and a dedicated facebook button comes in handy, especially for those who hold social networking via facebook dear. Despite all the fuzz on design, HTC ChaCha rates miserably on hardware against other mid-range favorites such as Galaxy Ace plus S7500and Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance; instead of the now standard 1GHz processor, there’s an 800MHz processor underneath, which limits the phone’s capabilities such as lack of Adobe Flash Lite support. The landscape screen also demands time to get used to; however, this shouldn’t be an issue for those who are able to adjust and ready to live with it.

HTC ChaCha is among the few facebook focused devices featuring a dedicated facebook key; phone makers are quickly realizing how social networking is vital to both individuals and business. Having a facebook logo on its casing could likely trigger good tidings for the phone maker and several manufacturers are expected to follow suite. There’s an unexpected bend in the middle of the phone which improves our grip and at the same time feel ergonomic. HTC ChaCha’s QWERTY keypad clearly benefits from the bend; it feels right to type using two thumbs considering the phone’s width.  Buttons on the QWERTY keypad are large, well spaced and easy to find even if you have chubby fingers, the click sound emanating from them is also satisfactory. The screen size on this device is a disappointment, its limited to 2.6inches giving room for a spacious QWERTY keypad. The landscape screen may cause occasional headaches, so be prepared.
480×320 pixel resolution is standard for a mid-range device such as HTC ChaCha and as a result of a small screen size, images and text look sharp and crisp compared to larger screens such as Galaxy Ace S5830’s at the same resolution. The facebook button which is located just below the keyboard causes unnecessary fuzz especially for newbie’s’ and don’t expect it to be any different or add value to standard Android operating system operation. HTC ChaCha runs on Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS and features HTC Sense 2.1 UI. A 5.0Megapixel camera sits around the phone’s back coupled by Led flash and auto-focus functionality, so you can take stunning images even in darker places.
HTC ChaCha Features/Specifications;
  • Operating System: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
  • Processor: 800MHz, GPS
  • Display : 2.6inch (480x320p) (222ppi) TFT, Capacitive, 256k colors
  • Camera: Pri: 5.0Megapixel (2592x1944p), Sec: VGA, Auto-focus/LED Flash
  • Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD (2GB included), 512MB ROM, 512MB RAM
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Internet: 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 384Kbps HSUPA, 802.11b/g/nWiFi/hotspot
  • Other ft: FM with RDS, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
  • Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1250mAh
HTC ChaCha Price in Kenya: Kshs.33,499 plus 500MB data (at Safaricom shops)

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