Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Cha Cha
Member Name: ajp4ever
Advantages: Keyboard and touch screen
Disadvantages: internal memory, battery life
Anyone who has read any of my reviews recently will know how many phones I have used recently and while the HTC Cha Cha is a good phone for a certain type of person, for me there are too many negatives for it to be my number one phone.
Well, to begin with, I will be honest with you and tell you what probably 100% of other reviewers have said and that is 1. Yes it does look a bit like a Blackberry which you would consider an advantage as it is rare for any smart phone these days to have a touch screen and a keyboard. 2. The internal memory is appalling! After you have downloaded a few apps you will find yourself with very little space left and although there are a few tips and tricks to keep the available space to a maximum, the bottom line is that there just isn't enough space to begin with. The problem is that the likes of facebook which is pre-installed takes up a huge amount of space and if you don't want this then there is nothing you can do, short of rooting your phone (which of course invalidates your warranty).
Another problem which seems to affect most smart phones is battery life and you will be lucky to get a full day out of the Cha Cha and if you browse the web or play games often you won't even get a full day !
Having said all that the Cha Cha is still a good little phone and takes cracking pictures and the touch screen isn't half bad. The sound from the music player is adequate although not the best but where the Cha Cha wins is the aforementioned keyboard which may indeed be a winner with the older generation who prefer the keyboard over a touch screen and may not be too bothered about apps or facebook.
All in all, a kind of a mixed review but I am afraid the Cha Cha is not for me.
Summary: Lack of memory outweighs any good points !