HTC Wildfire S Review
Тhe original Wildfire played a significant part in bringing HTC and Android to the masses. More affordable than its higher specced siblings, like the HTC Desire, it was nevertheless endowed with HTC's trademark build quality and Sense UI. In our review, the handset got an overall thumbs up, with room for improvements, most notably with respect to the screen. Hopefully, with the HTC Wildfire S, HTC have managed to put the hot back into this Wildfire.
The design of the original HTC Wildfire played a key part in making it such a success, looking like a baby HTC Desire, it offered similar durability, but in a more compact form factor and at a lower price-point. HTC's Wildfire S runs with the working formula, delivering a smaller package, better screen and even slicker aesthetic.
The HTC Wildfire S delivers a smaller package, better screen and even slicker aesthetic than the original Wildfire
You can compare the HTC Wildfire S with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
HTC have bumped up the pixels on the Wildfire S to a comfortable 320x480 spread across 3.2 inches. This makes the world of difference to sharpness, with LCD technology producing well saturated colors and good brightness and contrast levels, making outdoor viewing manageable in all but the brightest conditions.
Navigating around the phone itself, there are four capacitive buttons directly below the screen, all against a black frame that surrounds the screen. Our unit is white, with a silver finish surrounding this frame as well, though the Wildfire S also comes in a dark metalic grey. Up top is a power button and audio jack and to the left a volume rocker and microUSB port. On the reverse is the 5MP camera with an LED flash and a loudspeaker either side, with both the SIM card and microSD card slot present under the battery cover.
Overall, the design is a bit of a mix. The matted white plastic backing looks a bit sporty, bordering on cheap, so won’t be for everyone. Thanks to the great screen, small size and a solid feel however, the HTC Wildfire S still has plenty going for it.
1. A4 (unregistered)
What kind of review is this? No word about wireless,GPS,sound quality,multimedia,etc...I give you a 3.5 for this review.
2. Biswa (unregistered)
What about the price and launch date of this device in Indian market?
3. modibimal (unregistered)
This review says it supports flash, really??
I think Indian price will be @ Rs.15k and will probably launch in June'11.
4. LXH (unregistered)
I will never choose Samsung Gio
Gio has only 158mb ROM ( which is really ironic for installing apps ) while Wildfire S has 512 Rom and even 512 Ram
5. Neo (unregistered)
Very vague review. you've left most of the things uncovered, only a sentence or two on the flash browser and battery life? huh! that's ridiculous. And nothing about the apps section? Why r we here for?
7. alekya (unregistered)
8. alekya (unregistered)
first use the phone and post comments....
9. UnKnwN (unregistered)
Are you talkin to urself .. ??
19. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
i am an owner of this great baby HTC. so i presume i have da rites to comment? ;)
11. Thewildflare S (unregistered)
WHy you talk to yourself? crazy poop.....
17. roy (unregistered)
guys stop quarelling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. Aj (unregistered)
haha what a mediocre kind of review^^... after reading thie so-called-review, it left me hanging with 85% more questions left:) TY for that phone arena.. GSMARENA is WAYYYY BETTER!!
12. purvesh (unregistered)
dear all kindly give me suggestion,
i am going to buy HTC wildfire s, screen resolution for the same is as good as samsung galaxy or HTC incredible s?
13. Geez (unregistered)
I wish you wrote more than two sentences on the call quality. I need to buy a phone that actually functions as a phone.
14. lalalla (unregistered)
THE SENSORS OF WILDFIRE S ARE
15. sathish kumar p (unregistered)
tell me the truth,today i am going to buy this phone. How is the battery life?
16. creepy7 (unregistered)
Buy it and find out
18. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Why blame on the keyboard? its your fingers to blame. good thing my fingers are lanky and i can type messages wif my wildfire S in portrait mode with great ease.
@Sathish Kumar P, the battery life can last at most for 5 days. if you use the apps and internets via WIFI, it may only last till 12 hours.
20. raghed88 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
dears; please i need your help to chose between HTC wildfire s & Sony ericsson Wt 19 live with walkman?? please your kind feedback :)
21. wildfire (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
that is one of the best mobile phone with android http:/www.electrogsm.pl i have it from 6 mounths and i'm really pleased
22. iris1998 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Feb 2013)
okay. so i have this phone.. the battery sucks... it has not data or memory and you can barely get ANY apps. It force closes out of everything. Sometime it is VERY slow and it even shuts off sometime. I thought this phone was going to be a good one but no. now im stuck with this phone for a year because my mom wont bye new one so yeah this phone SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24. singandsign (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Horrible product. Never works. They are tweakers and they steal icons....plus, they talk s**t from behind a computer which I get...because they are pussies that can only talk s**t from behind a computer...