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INQ Chat 3G review

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INQ Chat 3G
INQ Chat 3G

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The INQ Chat 3G currently has an Informr score of 3.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Brew Mobile Platform
Operating system
Operating system
Brew Mobile Platform
Screen Size
Screen Size
3+ MP
3+ MP
1150 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Mobile Syrup
Mobile Syrup

Overall, this device is an entry level QWERTY that’s perfect for messaging and keeping connected. Sometimes while in use I felt the phone lagged a bit and was responding slow. It’s available at TELUS but if you have $80 I would splurge get the HTC Desire instead. However it’s a...

- Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup
Tracy and Matt
Tracy and Matt

If you are looking for an inexpensive phone for chatting to your friends on Facbook, Twitter, MSN or Skype then the INQ Chat 3G may well be worth considering.If, however, you want a phone that can do a bit more on the internet and do more than just the odd bit of web browsing then there are devices...

- Joff, Tracy and Matt

Overall the INQ Chat 3G is a real Jekyll and Hyde phone. On the one hand, the sheer amount of things it can do is astounding - Facebook, Twitter, Skype et al, and all for under £100. And it functions as a modem to boot - something we really like.However, it's just so slow and pokey sometimes t...

- Gareth Beavis, TechRadar

The INQ Chat 3G is surprisingly stylish for an inexpensive phone, and its Qwerty keyboard and simple user interface make it a doddle to use. But it's up against some stiff competition from the similar-looking BlackBerry Curve 8520, and, apart from its handy social-networking apps, it has few feature...

- Flora Graham, Cnet

The cheap and colourful INQ Chat 3G is a perfectly adequate device for general messaging and phone use with an impressive keyboard and decent call quality. But the budget phone's 2.4in screen only has a resolution of 320 x 240 and its operating system is generally slow so not the best device for web...

- Edward Chester, TrustedReviews

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INQ backs up the Chat 3G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Chat 3G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact INQ support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find INQ's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The INQ Chat 3G's screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

100 MB

Internal memory is 100 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh battery. INQ's performance ratings are 15 days standby time.

Chat 3G Specs

Release Date December 12, 2009
Regions Available Canada
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 100 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.6 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1150 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 15 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black and Red, Black and Yellow, Black, Black and Green, Black and Blue, Black and Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.2 x 1.2 cm (4.2 x 2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 125 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Other fields
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Yes
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator

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