HTC Wildfire S Review
posted by Basil K. / May 13, 2011, 9:20 AM
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with T-Mobile USA and AT&T, but without 3G.
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.
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.
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 6:56 AM 0
first use the phone and post comments....
posted on Jun 13, 2011, 6:57 AM 0
tell me the truth,today i am going to buy this phone. How is the battery life?
posted on Sep 17, 2011, 9:43 PM 1
Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 11:37 AM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 08, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 5:50 PM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: May 02, 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...
posted on May 02, 2013, 2:49 AM 0
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- Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
- Battery 1230 mAh(5.80h 3G talk time)