HTC Salsa Review
If you're conservative with battery usage, the HTC Salsa can stretch up to two days, which isn't bad for a smartphone these days. Expect that to drop to a full day if you're really going for it.
Reception is good overall as is call quality. Given the slightly larger form factor than the HTC Wildfire S, the HTC Salsa feels a lot more comfortable to talk on, we were able to hear the person on the other end clearly and they reported we sounded clear overall, though a bit of background noise interference was noticeable.
So if you're looking for a phone in this price range, you will fall into one of two groups, those who should get an HTC Salsa or those who'd be better served with an HTC Desire S or another similarly specced handset. If you consider your phone's primary function to update your status, send pictures to your wall and share music, then the HTC Salsa could certainly help speed up your social workflow. It's also a good size, well put together and ships with a nice camera. The main issue we have which we outlined earlier however is the price-point. Nuzzled between the HTC Wildfire S and the HTC Desire S, it's far nearer the upper end of that spectrum than the little blue button would justify. Perhaps when the price drops we'll be less hesitant to recommend it, but until then, unless you're totally hooked on your Facebook, the HTC Salsa will remain in the shadows of its bigger brother, Facebook button or no Facebook button.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Baseband Version: 188.8.131.5230H_184.108.40.206
Build Number: 1.12.401.1_R CL68450 release-keys
HTC Salsa Video Review:
- Facebook integration
- Solid build
- Good camera photos
- Poor video recording
- Facebook integration only works with HTC apps
- Low-res screen
1. ezra (unregistered)
is this a smart phone?
2. ezra (unregistered)
i dont know
33. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
why are you replying to ur ownself? mad? btw its a smartphone. we hate it due to HTC Being biased against twitter, tumblr etc. all they put is that one dumb fb button. HTC, one wrong step, and your social phones go ''pop''.
3. asn39 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2011)
Obviously it is smartphone !! it has a 800 mhz processor !! And android operating system
4. neeraj mishra (unregistered)
i bought this phone 1 month back.. and i m very happy with my decision... its normal GPRS speed is superb and various forms of using facebook...i m happy happy nd happy...with its features... :) :) :)
8. nitish kumar (unregistered)
hiiiiii neeraj how to close your background application in htc salsa
plz solve my problem
9. Manu (unregistered)
in settings under accounts & sync uncheck background data & auoto sync
5. krishna07210 (unregistered)
I bought this mobile i am very happy with the features... but i cannot find any application to see my SD Card files (ex: File Manager) can any body suggest me how to see my SD Card Files....
6. firstname.lastname@example.org (unregistered)
If I am not wrong then Gallery icon can be used to see all the photos and music icon can be use to see all MP3 files...
22. sanal (unregistered)
download astro file manager from the market.... its the best and its free......
7. ashiq (unregistered)
Download OI file manager from the market
10. khader (unregistered)
Ive bouht this mobile few weeks back im happy with its performance and features Im using an 8gb memory card I don't know how to save the applications to memory card because through I gave only fee apps my mobile always says internal memory low please can anyone help me on this.....
11. Yat (unregistered)
Dear Khader...Download App to SD application from android market..its free....
It will tell you after installation which apps can be transferred to SD Card from your phone....nd it also has options to clear cache files...keep cleaning it....
12. saran (unregistered)
Im planning to buy this one! pls suggest
13. Kanaad (unregistered)
yes it is very good i have it u should buy it
14. sathya (unregistered)
I m using HTC salsa c510. How to create new album or new folder to keep my personal folder in gallery with passwords . pls suggest me soon
Thanks to all.
15. saikiran (unregistered)
hi i want to buy this one .can anyone tell me bout battery backup it is giving while it is under use:))
plz help on it
16. mills (unregistered)
guys don't buy this phone o bought it and it has low internal memory issu total crap and hang when memorey get full
I hate HTC
17. mills (unregistered)
all app and cache and system update will store on phone memory and after Android we get only 120 kha free memorey which get full in 11 apps and after that phone hangs
and main part it dosent support next Android version 3 coz Android 3 need 600mb for installation so all 800mhz CPU 512 ram is useless if u don't store all I buy this phone coz company say it has 512 Rom but not mension any good usable memory
I will never buy HTC mobile
f**k u HTC !!!!!!!!!!
don't buy this crap
18. akash (unregistered)
Do the factory reset once u get ths phn.. u have to go to 'SD nd memory'.
in settings nd select 'reset phon e memory.. Thn ur phone memory wd increase to 120 mb available..m using ths phone nd after resetting I dnt hav internal memory issues..a Gud phn at around 15k Indian rupees..m happy with it.. try tht.. nd ya,,I hav abt 20 apps installed.. a Gud buy..nd solid HTC quality..battery is also Gud..
19. subhan (unregistered)
recently i bought dis phione ...iam unable to listen songs through bluetooth but call is connecting ...can any one suggest me how to get songs through bluetooth
20. Gvoind (unregistered)
" HTC Salsa Cheated Me"
In october 2nd 2011, I purchased an HTC Salsa. I was told that I will be getting 512 MB of internal memory for usage. when I checked, I found only 150 MB internal memory in which the pre-installed apps were also there. When I spoke to the HTC customer care people, they told me that 512 MB is the total phone memory in which OS is also installed. When I told them that I was informed for 512 MB, they just started arguing with me and said that we can't do anything on that and if you want, you can go for higher product.
21. Nills (unregistered)
hey akash can u plaza explain in detail what u method u tell me to do ?
23. Vini (unregistered)
can i make video calls using skype in HTC salsa? plz tell me... i wanna buy it 2moro..
24. visagan (unregistered)
no, u cannot make video calls now
25. Mangesh (unregistered)
Guys plzz help me.i m a bit confused in galaxy ace n htc salsa..(Plzzzzzzzz suggest me fast)
26. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Get the HTC Salsa, it has a better UI, better screen, and cooler looks.
28. Mangesh (unregistered)
thanks yaa..but one of my frnd is reccomending sony ericssion neo v ..wat u say
27. Vidhi (unregistered)
Hey pls guide is htc salsa gud or samsung galaxy
29. gorakh (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
there are many complains about very few apps as it has low internal memory..is there any way to save apps in external memory?
30. bonnyk (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
I agree that its internal app storage memory is somewhat low (120mb) but if you use it sensibly then it is sufficiant , see how it works , first factory reset your phone it will delete all your market installed apps but don't worry after reset switch on gprs or connect to wifi and visit market through your phone and go to my apps , all your apps are downloaded automatically , now be alert , download only those apps which you really need , stop downloading of unneccessary apps. I have all necessary apps installed in my salsa and still have 40mb free memory and my phone runs like charm and never hangs in 6 months of use . even LOW MEMORY has its OWN BENEFITS , your phone remains clean of unneccessy stuff, salsa supports apps with move to sd card feature , so move apps to sd cards to save memory but never move widgets to sd card . now check the list of following apps which i have installed on my salsa and still have 40 mb free memory : 1. air horn 2. angry birds rio 3. battery status 4. blackberry go laun. theme 5. cartoon theme 6. color note 7. photo vault 8. tiny compass 9. digital clock widget 10.fruit slice 11. go launcher ex 12. go locker 13. go locker four key theme 14. go locker christmas theme 15. go locker ice cream theme 16.go locker sense theme 17. go locker simple slide theme 18. go switch widget 19.
go widget transparent 20. iphone go luan. theme 21. mobo player 22. codec for ARM
23. moody booth 24. NDTV widget 25. modern wood theme 26. old photo 27.paint pro 28. pocket 29. video vault 30. racing moto 31. red sensation theme 32. screen bang 33. screen off and lock 34. stamp GL theme 35. super swiss army knife 36. talking tom 37. text widget 38. volume control + 39. wood GL theme 40. talking alarm clock
Now friends , you can see after installing that much useful stuff , I still have 40mb free memory and my SALSA is running smoothly with battery backup of one day .. I hope this may be useful for you .
31. Ranjith (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)
how do salsa cost now jan 2012 and where i can buy in chennai, tamilnadu
32. bonnyk (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
hi Ranjith, now this model has been discontinued by HTC in INDIA , its last price was Rs.15000/- , u have to try yourself on various mobile shops weather they have it or not but it is still THE BEST PHONE IN Rs.15000/- category.
|Display||3.4 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (170 ppi)|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM11 processor
512 MB RAM
|Size||4.30 x 2.32 x 0.48 inches|
(109.1 x 58.9 x 12.3 mm)
4.23 oz (120 g)
|Battery||1520 mAh, 9 hours talk time|