The HTC Salsa is another phone designed for younger’s. It is based on Facebook; it has a dedicated button for Facebook and the app is highly developed. Check out its main features:
- 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 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
- 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM
- 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging
- D1 video recording @ 30fps
- Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS
- microSD slot up to 32GB (2GB card included)
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
- Smart dialing, voice dialing
- Front facing camera, video calls
- DivX/XviD video support
- Compact aluminum unibody
- HTC Locations app
- HTCSense.com integration
- HTC Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Ultra-fast boot times (if you don’t remove battery)
Full specs here.
Above the screen and under the ear piece speaker it has a small secondary camera. Under the display we find the touch sensitive buttons (home, menu, back and search) and the Facebook button. On the left side is the long volume rocker and under it the microUSB port. On the right side it has a dedicated camera button; a thing that it’s not too common for HTC phones; it has half and full press functionality. At the top we can see the 3.5mm and the power button and at the bottom is only the mouthpiece.
The Salsa has a 3.4 inches HVGA display. It supports a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 170ppi. It supports multitouch and it is protected by Gorilla Glass screen. The Salsa has better viewing angles than the Wildfire S but the screen is quite reflective and it is not too good outdoors.
At connectivity it can reach up to 560 Kbps in 2G EDGE mode and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA in 3G mode. The Wi-Fi connection has b/g/n protocols; Bluetooth is v3.0 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 slot.
The 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash is average. The image quality is fine for a 5MP camera. The recorded videos have D1 resolution and 24 fps. The Salsa stores the videos in 3GP format. Other features that the camera has are: touch focus, geo-tagging, continuous autofocus, ISO, white balance, self-timer, image adjustment, face detection, auto enhance and others.
The 800 MHz processor and the Adreno 200 GPU are based on the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset. These parts are helped by 512 Mb of ROM and 512 Mb of RAM. The phone features accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors.
The Salsa has a 1520 mAh battery which is more than enough for it. It can keep the phone 9 hours in talk time and 445 hours in standby. The phone can stay alive for about 3 days of normal use.