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HTC Wildfire S review

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Manufacturer: HTC

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The HTC Wildfire S proves that lower-end Google Android phones don't necessarily have to be attractive too.

The HTC Wildfire S proves that lower-end Google Android phones don't necessarily have to be attractive too.

The original HTC Wildfire is one of the many budget Google Android phones we saw in 2010. The HTC Wildfire S is no super phone; in fact, the specifications are pretty unthrilling.

The cute HTC Wildfire S does get some minor enhancements with a 320-by-480 HVGA 3.2-inch display (the previous generation had a 320-by-240 QVGA display). The Wildfire S also runs Gingerbread-which I'm pleased about and has a 5-megapixel camera.

What the HTC Wildfire S lacks in specifications, it makes up in design. The small phone (59x101x12mm) feels great in hand with its smooth, rounded corners and solid build. It comes in three attractive colors, too: a light purple, stone gray and black.

Unfortunately, the Wildfire S does not get a speed boost in this upgrade. It retains a 600MHz processor, which is fine for a bit of multitasking and short video watching, but I wish HTC would have given the Wildfire a little more juice this round.

The Wildfire S will be heading to Europe and Asia in Q2 2011.  Find the latest HTC Wildfire S deals.

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HTC Wildfire S Expert Verdict »
HTC Wildfire S Scores 7.9 out of 10 based on 2137 reviews
600MHz sensor
ROM: 512MB, RAM: 512
MBHSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Google Android with HTC Sense
5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flash
Sensors
G-Sensor
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Multimedia:.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9)
3G: Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed, Up to 384 kbps upload speed
GPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading
EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
Internal GPS antenna
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
105g
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
59x101x12mm
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The little HTC Wildfire S's attractive design makes up for what it lacks in specifications.

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