The HTC Wildfire S Black on 3
Why we like it
- Much improved version of the original Wildfire
- Sleek and stylish with a clear screen and no hardware buttons
- Perfect first smartphone and great on a budget
- Connect with your friends using FriendStream.
Step up and take a look at the HTC Wildfire S from 3, the new and improved version of the original hugely popular Wildfire. This stunning little phone is becoming a best seller, and no wonder!
Whilst the original was a fantastic choice for a first smartphone, the Wildfire S is even better. Where the Wildfire was lightweight and pocket-sized, the Wildfire S has been streamlined without sacrificing on screen size, and now weighs even less! The original had an intuitive user interface powered by Android, but the Wildfire S has gone one better - the HTC Sense user interface has been made even slicker and easier to use, and Android has boosted up from version 2.1 to version 2.3! That means faster and smoother navigation, better battery life and an all-round improved experience!
Our favourite features of the original Wildfire have been retained and given that extra tweak for the Wildfire S. It feels solid and secure and HTC have removed the buttons to give an even more elegant appearance. The Wildfire S still has all that excellent Facebook connectivity: you can tag the photos you take with the 5 megapixel camera before uploading them, and it has other neat features like the ability to see a friend's facebook status when they call you. On top of all this, you can access some of the coolest apps and games around straight from the Android Marketplace.
Perhaps the best feature of the Wildfire S, and the biggest improvement over the original, is its improved screen resolution at 320x480 pixels. No need to squint when you're browsing the web or checking your emails - you can enjoy perfect screen clarity for a really great media experience.
It is time for the original Wildfire to hand over its "best first smartphone" crown! The Three HTC Wildfire S is better, faster and stronger, the perfect choice for budget-savvy shoppers!
|Size and Weight|
|Dimensions||101.3 x 59.4 x 12.4 mm|
|Resolution||320 x 480 pixels|
|Pixel count||5.0 megapixels|
|Resolution||2592 x 1944 pixels|
|Memory and Software|
|Internal memory||512 MB|
|Maximum capacity||32 GB|
|Memory card slot|
|Operating system||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Max. stand-by||570 hours|
|Max. talk time||5 hours 50 minutes|
|Music and Video|
|Headphone socket||3.5mm jack|
|3G||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 384 Kbps|
|Bluetooth||3.0 with A2DP, EDR|
|EDGE||Up to 560 kbps|
|GPRS||Up to 114 kbps|
|Instant messaging||Google Talk|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Works in Europe|
|Works in the Americas|
|Ambient light sensor|
|Mapping software||Google Maps|
Positives: Fast, Smart, Easy to understand
Negatives: Small, Plain, Battery gets low easily