HTC Chacha lands on Smart's lap for Php15,500

HTC Chacha lands on Smart’s lap for Php15,500

Smart Communications and HTC Philippines held a launch party tonight at the Opus, Resorts World to introduce the HTC Chacha with its dedicated Facebook button.

Smart announced that the HTC Chacha will be available free with Smart plans or cash price of Php15,500 for the prepaid kit. This exclusive distribution offer will last for about a month.


HTC Chacha
2.6″ @ 480×320 pixels
800MHz CPU
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 384Kbps
512MB ROM, 512MB RAM
microSD up to 32GB
GPS w/ aGPS support
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
1250mAh battery
Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread

You can get the HTC Chacha for free on Plan 1500 with unlimited data. It’s also free on Plan 1000 but with only 100MB monthly bandwidth quota (considering it’s just for FB). The HTC Chacha come sin white, purple and black.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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30 Responses

  1. Ray says:

    How long do you think the Chacha will be under SMART? I’m guessing the unit is locked to SMART if I even buy one with their prepaid kit?

  2. gadgetaddict says:

    quite expensive. dagdag ka na lang ng 1k makakabili ka na nag samsung galaxy sl.

    • Calvin says:

      The ChaCha is a niche phone. if you do a lot of Facebooking, you would appreciate the tight integration HTC did with it via the ChaCha. It also has a quirky design for quirky people.

      But if you don’t fall into that category then yeah, add 1k and get a Galaxy SL instead. Or get the Galaxy Pro if you’re after the QWERTY keypad.

    • adam says:

      Yeah I think HTC wildfire S is cheaper by 1K than this Cha cha.

    • gadgetaddict says:

      Sabagay. Depende na rin sa preference ng user. Htc widfire s now is 12,800.

  3. xx says:

    Whew! HTC had been spamming my e-mail about this phone. I have received four e-mail messages from [email protected] with around 3-5 minutes interval earlier. Unlike.

  4. gelo says:

    Which do you think is better – the white or the black one?

  5. rcheeks says:

    htc chacha is better than galaxy s bec chacha has 5mp camera and the Os is already gingerbread. :)

    • bri says:

      i hope you’re just being sarcastic.. otherwise, you’re either a hater or stupid.. maybe both..

  6. chachans says:

    is it available at htc sm north? can anyone confirm is the chacha lock for smart users? i’ve been waiting for this a long time.. tnx

    • venicelyn says:

      i got one and its open line, its also touch screen, thou you will use a keypad when composing text…..

    • chachans says:

      where did you get one? is it from htc or smart? thanks

  7. tukicookie says:

    Yeah, I would also want to know if this phone is locked to smart. If not, I am off to buy it.

    Please find out for us if it is locked or not.


    If it is locked, when will it stay exclusive to smart?

  8. JKisaragi says:

    I have two questions:

    1.) Is it network-locked to Smart even if you buy the prepaid kit?


    2.) Will it be available 12 months 0% installment from Smart? (Just asking as I think Globe offers some of their phones via installment).

    Hope you can answer these Sir Abe. TIA :)

  9. Glen says:

    I hope Globe launches this as well. Im due for my plan renewal this year! :)

  10. Garyboi says:

    It’s obvious; if you buy the prepaid kit from Smart then it’s locked to Smart. Same thing if you buy a prepaid kit from Globe or Sun. If you buy the phone from HTC or a dealer, chances are it’ll be an openlined phone.

    • JKisaragi says:

      When the SGS first came out from Globe last year, the early batches were not locked.

      Yes, it “should” be locked to Smart’s network. But hey, if it happened to Globe, it “could” happen here as well. :)

  11. Let’s see what these company can do in promoting their product.

  12. manaka_junpei says:

    I hope there’s a Red version para alam mo na, Red Hood Chacha

    • she_ina83 says:

      akazukin chacha? sorry natanong ko pa eh no.. haha :D otaku tendencies.. tsktsk.
      Mukhang ok din ito, kaya lang hindi siya touchscreen.. sabagay anliit kasi ng screen. Puwede na to!

    • Glen says:

      May touchscreen po!

      * 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution

  13. Jazon says:

    The black one looks good. But for P500 more one can get the Nokia E6 which has better hardware though the OS is questionable.

  14. Mike says:

    I currently have a BB Curve 8520, but seeing the black one made me think twice of buying it…Hope it also comes out unlocked in other stores other than Smart…

  15. Cocopako says:

    One word to say, MALAPAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Sashafierce says:

    Looks like a calculator….

  17. Mark says:

    may free call or text ba yung plan 1000? or just 100mb bandwidth lang?

  18. Mark says:

    Badtrip ang SMART! Galing ako kanina sa SM Dasma SMART Wireless Center para mag avail nito. Tapos sabi nila tinanggal na daw yung Plan 1000. Ang gulo pa kausap nung mga tao nila, sabi nung isa Pag Post Paid daw pwede mag avail ng mga call or text promo, sabi naman nung isa hindi. Ano ba talaga SMART???

  19. efren says:

    got mine..12500…

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