HTC Chacha is the Android Gingerbread phone with the spice of Facebook sprinkled on it. This is very slim and well-built phone made of white plastic and brushed metal. The dedicated Facebook button at the bottom of the phone which fires up a Facebook client is the main selling point.
- 2GB Micro SD Card
- Wall charger
- Micro USB cable
- Pair of head phones
- User Manual
HTC Chacha runs on an 800MHz processor with 512MB RAM. Expandable memory support of about 32GB is allowed.
This is an Android phone with the Android Ginger bread loaded. Multiple applications could be downloaded and run simultaneously on Android and easy switching could be done between various applications.
HTC Chacha amounts to 4.5″ (l) x 2.5″ (w) x 0.4″ (d), and weighs 120 gms. The device’s back is compiled of aluminium and high quality rubberized plastic that provides a comfy grip. The physical Call and Hang Up buttons are present on the phone. The high spot of this device is its physical QWERTY keypad, which is marginally angled forward. This provides a better grip while typing, but looks odd. The well-spaced keys are bedded out in four rows. The keyboard features dedicated keys for often used punctuation marks. A devoted Facebook button is present below the fourth row.
The device sports a 2.6″ TFT screen, below which lie four capacitive keys, namely Home, Options, Back, and Search. This is a capacitive touch screen with HTC Sense 2.1 UI, 256K colors and Gorilla Glass display for scratch and damage resistance.
This comes with a 5 MP camera, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus and LED Flash. Geo-tagging and facial detection is included. Secondary VGA camera is available. Accelerometer, proximity sensor and compass are available. Image format is JPEG.
Audio playback formats supported are mp3, wma, aac, wav, midi, ogg and amr. Audio recording format supported is amr. FM Radio with RDS is available. Video playback formats supported are mp4, 3gp, wmv and 3g2. Video recording format supported is 3GP.
Performance & Battery Life
HTC Chacha has come with a standard Li-Ion 1250 mAh battery. Stand-by time is up to 430 hours on 2G and 660 hours on 3G. Talk time is up to 7 hours 30 minutes on 2G and up to 7 hours on 3G.
Facebook integration is the major add-on in this phone. Battery is small but long living one. User interface, majorly typing experience is great. Touch screen is also really good, disadvantage is that flash in the browser doesn’t work well and sometimes we might feel that the screen is too small.