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Cant decide between a HTC Desire or a HTC Cha Cha

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Summerbird73 Mon 05-Sep-11 21:00:04

I can get the Cha Cha for a tenner a month less, which makes a mahoosive difference to my tight budget! However i am liking the look of the Desire...

I am not too bothered about the screen size - i dont think - of course i will have it for two years so am wondering what the great geeks of MN think..

Is the battery life longer on a Cha Cha? Can anyone help out with some pros and cons please. The only con i can see with the Cha Cha is the smaller screen.

Thanks smile <twirls hair in a girlie stylee as i havent a clooooo>

niceguy2 Mon 05-Sep-11 21:50:37

The Cha Cha Cha is aimed at facebook addicts. So if you are a complete facebook addict and someone who must post and reply to posts from their phone then it's great. Oh and if you send a lot of texts but dislike touchscreens.

Is the price for a Desire or Desire S? The Desire (no S) is an old phone now. Ancient by Android standards. The Desire S is better.

What deal are you being offered?

For me if the primary use of the phone is Facebook & texts then I can see the value of the Cha Cha Cha. If you want to do more like play games, surf the web etc then the Desire S wins hands down. It's a brilliant all round phone.

Lastly I don't think i could admit to anyone I own a phone which such a stupid name.

Summerbird73 Tue 06-Sep-11 11:10:34

thanks niceguy i was hoping you would reply to this, you are the only other geek i listen to; second to DH!!! wink

not a facebook addict, i wasnt bowled over by that button but i would use it occasionally. i had a further browse last night and DH pointed out that i was looking at the desire (no S) and need to look at the 'S'. Anyway, on further reflection the Cha Cha is the same price as the Desire S with the same spec (i only need 500mb and roughly about 300 mins). I am on O2 and was looking at the CW website. They are offering £32. I am now going to start answering the numerous phone calls i am getting about upgrades, and i also need to go into CW to find out what they can offer me. They were a bit non committal last month but that was because they knew that i was a couple of months off my renewal.

So in a nutshell i think i will go for the Desire S. I am so sick of people telling me i should get an iphone. i dont want one!

i quite like the silly name tho! grin

niceguy2 Tue 06-Sep-11 14:56:13

Aww shucks thanks for the kind words!

If you are not a facebook addict then I'd deffo avoid the Cha Cha Cha.

What do you mean by they are offering £32?

Shop around like mad. If you look at some of the online sites such as and, you can find some stunning deals. Then go through quidco to save even more. So for example, right now are offering the HTC Desire S on an 18 month contract for £25.54 per month but if you claim their redemption cashback, the effective cost is £16.32 per month. Purchasiing via Quidco gives you another potential £30 cashback too!

Summerbird73 Tue 06-Sep-11 15:54:24

erh erh - shopping like mad now!! i looked on the 02 website and they offered £25 - when i say 'offered' i am only browsing tinternet

have got a busy night ahead of me!!

do i get to keep my number though if i move from CW?

Summerbird73 Tue 06-Sep-11 15:57:43

oo yes DH mentioned this - when they ring you; you ask for your PAC number then suddenly they give you the moon on a stick! grin

ready to play the game

niceguy2 Tue 06-Sep-11 16:25:49

Yes, give your PAC code to the new company and they should organise the number swap for you. It may take them a few days but you will be told which date it will be active.

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