Performance:

HTC Wildfire S Review
You get 600MHz of processing power under the hood and Android 2.3 in the driver's seat making for an undeniably underpowered smartphone. With HTC Sense being so good and making us want to use all its memory hungry widgets, occasional stutters and slowdown should be expected which is a shame.

In-call quality also has room for improvements, with us hearing soft audio when on a call. Callers we spoke to told us we were audible but un-sharp, so while perfectly functional, the handset doesn't give a premium phone experience.

With just over 7 hours of talk time and 15 days standby, battery life on the Wildfire S is standard, with a day of medium usage being a realistic expectation.


Conclusion:

The HTC Wildfire S is a neat, compact smartphone. Naturally, with the small form-factor comes some loss in functionality, specifically applying to the usability of a virtual keyboard on its 3.2" screen. The other drawback comes in the form of the underpowered processor resulting in lag. On the flip-side, screen quality benefits from decent resolution while Gingerbread with HTC Sense serves up a user-friendly treat. This makes for a good phone that could have been better. Alternatives include the upcoming Xperia mini if the compactness does it for you, or the Samsung Galaxy Gio for an alternative UI in a similar form factor.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Kernel version – 2.6.35.10-g60b2609
Baseband version – 47.10.35.3029H_7.46.35.08
Build number – 1.33.401.2.CL44680

HTC Wildfire S Video Review:



Pros

  • Good screen
  • Sense 2.1 is user friendly
  • Camera performs well

Cons

  • Underpowered processor
  • Virtual keyboard too small
  • In-call quality far from great

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0

User Rating:

6.6
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23 Comments

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

waste phone....................

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: Apr 06, 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

NO ACCELEROMOMETER THE SENSORS OF WILDFIRE S ARE G-SENSOR DIGITAL COMPASS PROXIMITY AMBIENT LIGHT

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

23. iris1998

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 08, 2013

It sucks!

18. Raymond_htc

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.

20. raghed88

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Oct 13, 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: 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24. singandsign

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...
Wildfire S
  • 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)

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