Slashgear managed to get its hands on a HTC ChaCha unit, with review purposes. This is one of the very first Facebook Phones out there and it should deliver everything you want from it, as far as socializing is concerned. The reviews consider this model a very usable one and memorable for that matter.


The screen size compromise is worthy, considering you get a very nice QWERTY keyboard out of it. The battery life on paper is 420 minutes of WCDMA talk time and up to 660 hours of WCDMA standby, using the 1,250 mAh battery. Slashgear got a day and a half of use from this smartphone, with Twitter and Facebook getting default updates and push Gmail active, so it’s a decent performance.

While the 5MP camera on the other Facebook Phone, HTC Salsa disappoints, the one on HTC ChaCha is a bit better. Typically for HTC, the camera can do less with its megapixels than models made by other companies. You’ll face blotchiness and exposure issues, but the colors are clean and the touch focus system works fine. Video capture is crisp and audio capture is solid.

HTC ChaCha runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with Sense UI and a widget suite. This is not your average Sense UI, as it’s one built for landscape use. You get a lockscreen with a 4 icon launcher, as for the Weather section, it doesn’t have the latest effects. More on the software and the socializing aspect in the full review of Slashgear in the Source link below.


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