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HTC ChaCha Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
Conclusion: Despite its app (and Flash) shortcomings, the ChaCha is refreshing new addition to HTC phone portfolio, bringing their reliable Android know-how to a messenging, keyboard-toting smartphone. This is most certainly a great phone for Facebook addicts (and, dare we say, Twitterholics) and the smaller screen real estate was never an issue.
Excerpt: We first eyed the HTC Status back in February at MWC where it was first debuted as the HTC ChaCha, but also as the Facebook...
Pros: Excellent form-factor with great keyboard, beautiful Sense UI really extends the usefulness of this device, affordably priced, great build quality and design, excellent social network integration
Cons: Display is too small for some tastes, not a 4G device, we experienced frequent Force Close errors
Conclusion: The sim card and microSD slots are under the battery so you have to not only remove the battery cover but the battery as well to change either one. Although I have praised HTC for the build quality on this phone, they have gone overboard with the cover. It is extremely frustrating to remove to the point that you have many people complaining about it online.
Summary: The Status may be a mid-range Android smartphone, but in a lot of ways, it doesn't act like one. HTC's customizations for the small display are excellent, the keyboard is one of the best I've used, and the dedicated Facebook button is extremely easy and useful. There are still some downsides to having a small display, but overall, the Status is an excellent phone for Facebook fans or even for people who use other social networking sites or do a lot of texting, simply...
Pros: Excellent keyboard; Facebook button is very handy; customized version of HTC Sense works very well on the small display; good build quality; decent battery life.
Cons: Inconsistent 3G data speeds; poor camera quality; some apps only work in portrait mode, making it uncomfortable to use those apps.
Summary: With an 800MHz processor, the HTC ChaCha is a fast, capable and comfortable handset. It's not the most stylish, but it's affordable and is packed with features – including a 5-megapixel camera, 3G/HSDPA connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi. Check it out if you want a smartphone for texting and chatting on.