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HTC Salsa

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and responsiveness. The value for money and screen also get good feedback, but many are negative about the features. There are some mixed opinions about the size and camera.

design, screen, value for money, responsiveness, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Salsa is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HTC Salsa


alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of HTC Salsa from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

portability, value for money, responsiveness, usability, design


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Salsa SIM-Free Mobile Phone HTC Salsa silver-blau sim-free, unbranded HTC Salsa SIM-Free Mobile Phone

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HTC Salsa review: "Like" it or not


It takes two to tango, HTC seem to think. The HTC Salsa joins the ChaCha in a bid to treat young Android users to as much Facebook as they can handle. The little blue button makes an appearance again, this time in a more familiar context. While the...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 384 Kbps HSUPA ; 3.4" 16M-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA (320 x 480) resolution, Gorilla glass ; Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense ; 800 MHz CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm...

Below-par screen sunlight legibility ; Camera not the best we’ve seen ; microSD slot under the battery cover, not (quite) hot-swappable ; No HD video recording

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HTC Salsa Review


The first of HTC's so-called Facebook phones, the HTC Salsa, arrived with plenty of fanfare at MWC 2011 back in February – the looming head of Mark Zuckerberg on the big screen, issuing a blanket blessing to all phones that prioritized Facebook...

Still, you’re under no obligation to use it, and that leaves us with a low-cost, functional device that cocks a snook at plastic-bodied rivals. Facebook messaging addicts may want to wait for the HTC ChaCha, with its physical QWERTY keyboard, and the...


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HTC Salsa Review


With more explicit Facebook integration than most, the HTC Salsa, along with its sibling, the HTC ChaCha, carries a physical Facebook button to tie whatever's going on in your hand to the world of Facebook. Sitting between the HTC Wildfire S and the...

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HTC Salsa


The HTC Salsa has dual cameras, including a 5-megapixel colour camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. The screen is larger than that of the HTC ChaCha, being a 3.4-inch, 480 x 320 resolution touch display.

Sleek design; Facebook integration; tabbed browsing; interactive lock-screen

Low resolution screen; poor camera; weak processor; no Flash support; unimpressive battery life

As a social network orientated phone, the HTC Salsa has got some things right, like having a dedicated Facebook button to make it easier to share your thoughts, links, pictures and videos with your friends.

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HTC Salsa Review: More Facebook Fun


HTC is becoming very popular for their unique smartphones and they're leading the Android charge against BlackBerry smartphones and the Apple iPhone. Find out what the HTC Salsa has to offer and if it is worth comparing in this review. We check out the...

Overall the HTC Salsa is a great social media smartphone which is perfect for connecting users across Facebook while on the go. This phone’s primary function is its Facebook integration, for those looking for a business type device or a great gaming...

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HTC Salsa Review


It's one of the Facebook phones we found out about at Mobile World Congress 2011, hooray! What have we got here? Chris Davies over at SlashGear lets us know that this device's dedicated Facebook button is indeed popping up from the bottom allowing us...

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HTC Salsa


Both the ChaCha and Salsa are based around a 600 MHz processor with 512Mb of RAM, they support 3.5G data and WiFi, have GPS and a microSD slot. On the back of both phones is a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and they also both have a...

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HTC Salsa review: hands-on video with the Facebook phone


Is it the social phone to rule them all? Watch the video to find out.

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HTC Salsa Android phone


The HTC Salsa is a well designed, mid-range Android smartphone that integrates superbly with Facebook. It combines a sturdy design, a full touchscreen...

Unibody aluminium design ; Great Facebook software integration ; Latest Android software

Facebook button not a deal breaker ; Poor sunlight legibility ; Vodafone exclusive

The HTC Salsa provides easy integration with the world's most popular social networking service, but its ultimate appeal will depend on how much you use Facebook on a daily basis. The Facebook key is not a deal breaker, but putting that aside, the...

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How many "likes" is HTC's latest Facebook phone going to receive?

Well designed body ; Interactive lock screen ; Responsive screen and buttons ; Glitch-free home screens ; Clever Facebook integration

Laggy camera ; Ugly HTC Facebook pages ; Woeful onboard app memory ; Earpiece volume too quiet

We love the hardware and HTC's Sense interface runs exceptionally smoothly on top of Android 2.3, plus the Salsa works very well indeed as a mobile web browser and can handle the demands of Angry Birds' physics code with ease.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:256 / 262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:MVNO / O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes