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HTC Salsa

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of HTC Salsa. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The price and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the features. The size and camera get mixed opinions.

design, screen, price, usability, portability

features

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Salsa

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of HTC Salsa from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the features.

portability, price, usability, design, sound

features

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Salsa SIM-Free Mobile PhoneHTC Salsa (Ocean Blue) sim-free unbranded HTC Salsa silver-blau sim-free, unbranded

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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: A dedicated Facebook button allows easy access to the social networking service

 

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...

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

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

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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...

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
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

Messaging

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