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August 15, 2011

Which is better Smartphone HTC ChaCha or Nokia E6

HTC ChaCha vs Nokia E6

HTC ChaCha and Nokia E6 are the smartphones that are very close in their specification and features but different in brands. Both of them have similar look, similar QWERTY keyboard and screen sizes. Both of them were announced during very close time period, i.e. early in 2011. As I am also a big fan of QWERTY keyboard as I have hands on experience on Nokia E71 and E72, so I thought to compare latest offers from HTC and Nokia with each other. The comparison would not go long in speach but it would be a specification comparison like the one I did for iPhone 4 and Desire HD.

HTC ChaCha


HTC ChaCha

Nokia E6


Nokia E6

This time I have tried a new format. Below is the table that shows specification of both smartphones ChaCha and E6 and in the next column you will find my comments. You will find a shade of green color in the row where I gave more rating to HTC ChaCha and Where Nokia E6 has more rating the row color would be a shade of pink. However where row color is white or no-color, it means none of the smartphones have any advantage over other one. Finally I must say, it is a Human compiled comparison so there might be a chance of error. So please correct me if you find something to correct.

Features HTC ChaCha Nokia E6 Comments
Released June 2011 June 2011 ChaCha was announced first but both of them released on same month.
Dimensions 114.4 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm 115.5 x 59 x 10.5 mm ChaCha is slim and compact.
Weight 120 g 133 g ChaCha is light weight.
Display Type TFT 256K Colors TFT 16M Colors E6 has better screen colors
Display Size 2.6 inches 2.46 inches ChaCha has slightly big screen.
Resolution 480 x 320 pixels 640 x 480 pixels E6 has better resolution
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Both has Same type of Touchscreen
Sensors & UI Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, HTC Sense 2.1 UI Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Symbian UI HTC Sense UI is better as per my opinion.
Processor 800 MHz 680 MHz ChaCha has a faster processor.
Ram 512 MB 256 MB ChaCha has more Ram
Rom 512 MB 1 GB E6 has more Rom
Internal Memory No 8 GB E6 takes the lead with 8GB internal memory, ChaCha only has 2GB microSD with it.
Memory Card Slot microSD upto 32 GB microSD upto 32 GB Nothing to say.
Loud speaker Yes Yes So you can talk easily.
Data Connections GPRS, EDGE GPRS, EDGE Also the same.
3G Capabilities HSDPA7.2 Mbps, HSUPA384 Kbps HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA2.0 Mbps E6 would be stronger in communication and browsing.
WLan (Wifi) 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n Best Possible wireless
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes No HTC has provided a built-in support for Teethering. For E6 you can download app from Ovi store.
Bluetooth Version 3.0 with A2DP Version 3.0 with A2DP Same Bluetooth version and features.
Camera (Still photos) 5 MP, Autofocus, LED flash (Max 2592 x 1944 pixels) 8 MP, Fixed-focus, dual LED flash (Max 3264 x 2448 pixels) E6 has a better camera and flash.
Other Camera Features Geo-Tagging, Face-Detection Geo-Tagging, Face-Detection Same features
Camera (Video) 720x480 pixels @ 30fps 720pixels @ 25fps At 30fps video recording gives better results.
Front Camera VGA camera VGA camera Both have front cam for Video calls.
Operating System Android OS v 2.3 (Gingerbread) Symbian Anna OS Android is rocking these days and Symbian is probabally dieing as I think.
GPS Support Yes with A-GPS Yes with A-GPS Same GPS features
Battery Li-ion 1250 mAh Li-ion 1500 mAh E6 has stronger battery but it doesn't mean it runs longer with same ratio.
Stand-by Time 660 hours at 3G 744 hours at 3G E6 has more Stand-by time.
Talk Time 7 hours at 3G 7 hours 30 minutes at 3G E6 has more 30 minuts of talk time.
Digital Compass Yes Yes Digital compass is a useful tool.
Extra Features Facebook Dedicated Key, SNS Integeration, Document editor Noise Cancellation with dedicated Mic, TV Output, Office document editor Facebook dedicated key makes ChaCha a best option for social networking lovers.
Price Range 1249 Saudi Riyal 1510 Saudi Riyal ---

Dedicated Facebook Key at HTC ChaCha

HTC ChaCha Facebook Key

Beside a few advantages of Nokia E6 over HTC ChaCha I must say HTC ChaCha is a better smartphone than Nokia E6. The best thing in ChaCha is Operating system advantage. Android operating system is growing quickly these days. It has a huge collection of apps at Android market. That is much much better than Nokia Ovi Store as per my opinion. Nokia must think of improving their operating system to something that is now in. Let's see what nokia will do in future. At the end I must say thanks to GSM Arena for providing me the specification of both these devices.

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