Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Super little android mobile - but struggling adding music to it
HTC Wildfire S
Member Name: lambchop83
HTC Wildfire S
Advantages: small and leightweight, all android features, wi-fi hotspot
Disadvantages: battery life, small keys for texting on touch screen, having difficulties loading music
This tiny touch-screen smart phone has all the android features you'd want or need all neatly packaged in what is not much larger than credit card sized, as opposed to the bigger and bulkier sensation or desire models which can be a bit brick-like, cumbersome and heavy.
The wildfire S is very light, and this updated model comes in a stylish white/grey colour. I always use a case on mine to avoid getting it mucky, and a screen protector, and this doesn't bulk it out too much.
The HTC operating system is very easy to use on this device and though it's not as much of a power house as the larger models it still holds its own and has all the useful apps you'd expect, and the android market place is a great resource for loads of free stuff. The wi-fi hotspot functionality is a godsend sometimes.
The camera isn't the best, but is good enough for on the go snaps and little videos.
The battery life can be extremely short if running alot of applications, so I'm constantly turning them off.
My niggle with touch-screen phones though is that texting can be annoying, and with the small screen size on this mobile making the keys tinier than usual, the typos I make on it are horrendous. So I use a stylus for this device. Just a generic one works fine such as you'd use on an iphone or ipad, this makes life alot easier.
This handset didn't come with a micro sd card when I got it from Orange, which was disappointing, and I can't seem to add music files to it when I connect it to my laptop as a hard drive. A music file doesn't exist like on my Desire HD. I tried creating one and dragging and dropping my tunes but the phone didn't recognise them as media... I've tried adding them to just about every file within the mobile and still no joy, so I'm going to try putting in a memory card and see what happens. Very frustrating though. I know it's a lower end android phone, but I think it's a bit cheap of Orange not to include a memory card. The contract is £15.00 a month before insurance, bu to compare it to a Blackberry Curve from Virgin mobile; they sent a micro SD along with a £7.99 a month contract.
Overall I am thrilled with this mobile for the price and will persevere with trying to add music, but I fear that I will upgrade before I achieve success.
Summary: Fab little smart phone with everything you'd want in an android (apart from music)
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