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HTC Wildfire S
Member Name: amazonia
HTC Wildfire S
Date: 12/09/12, updated on 14/09/12 (21 review reads)
Advantages: sexy,good camera/video, navigatio and screen
Disadvantages: I cant type on the thing and it needs charged all the time!
I bought my htc wildfire s from Argos a few months ago back then it costs me £165 its now reduced to £104.99 so that cheered me up.
Anyway, I parted ways with more pounds than I have ever spent on a mobile phone in the past but thought I should get a bit more hip and trendy. I now regret that decision.
*** First up here's the specs for the htc wildfire S....
CPU Speed - 600 MHz
Platform - Android with htc sense
Memory - 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM
Size and weight - 101.3x59.4 x 12.4mm 105grams
Display - 3.2 inch touch screen
GPS - Internal GPS antena
Networks - HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100Mhz), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (800/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Connectivity - Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP,FTP,OPP and PBAP, Wifi 3.5 audio jack, standard micro USB
Camera - 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flash
Expansion slot - micro SD card
**** Does it look good? ***
In a word yes. The aesthetics of the phone live up to its sexy wildfire name. Its a touch screen so there's no clunky buttons on the front. You will find the power button at the top a volume button on the side and a USB slot to plug in your charger. The Htc logo is displayed at the top and on the back casing. The casing is good quality and the phone feels robust in your hand. This phone is slim and sleek it looks and feels like a quality product. You can buy the htc wildfire s in black or white. I have the black phone and cant fault its looks at all. The image quality on the screen is sharp and bright although, the phone does not come with a case so you may want to buy one separately to protect your new gadget.
*** Using the phone ***
Navigation, apps and browsing
You do not get much in the way of instructions when you buy this phone so if you are new to smart phones then you might be a bit lost. For me it was a case of fiddling around and see what happens.
Upon turning on the phone if your like me, you will be impressed by the bright screen with sharp pixels and handy apps. Your phone will immediately tell you the weather forecast. I was strangely impressed by this. There are plenty of useful apps for you to quickly access the internet, your messages, music, directory, facebook, you tube etc and you can buy more at the market place (there's an app for that too) You can easily navigate around using the simple touch screen buttons at the base of the screen.
Its got multi window browsing for surfing the net and the resolution is good so you shouldn't have too many problems reading your favourite websites or watching vids and a nifty little pinch to zoom feature.
No problems here.
** The camera **
Having checked out the camera I am also impressed the photo quality is great sharp bright the photos are better than my stand alone camera. The video quality is also very good clear and sharp with no burring or jittery images.
** Music **
You can quickly download your music and listen on your phone. The headphones that come with the htc are actually not bad quality which is not often the case and I am pretty fussy about headphones but didn't mind using these. Its easy to navigate through your music but it will run your battery down.
I am not that impressed perhaps this is because I am new to smart phones. They do a lot so I guess they need a lot of charging. I have to charge my phone up every night and wouldn't particularly say I am using it excessively in fact I rarely use this phone at all. I am not impressed with this and often run out battery.
*** Connectivity ***
I have this phone on the 3 network and often cant get a signal. Emergency calls only. An expensive phone I can't use.
** The touch screen**
This needs to have a special place of its own for me. The touch screen is the reason this phone is not my friend. I can't use it. I don't have particularly large hands but find this phone so sensitive I can barely type out a message without getting so frustrated I want to throw the thing at a wall. Another problem I am having is that I keep phoning people by mistake because I just have to look at the phone and it starts using all of its powers to open up browsers, phone people, type nonsense. If you are not used to touch screens or have sausage fingers like me this phone is just not worth the grief.
** To sum up **
Oh wildfire, you look great, have so many great features and a super camera I want to love you but I just can't. I cant get a signal and I can't type a message and have even started using my old outdated Samsung again. This is a very expensive phone that sits plugged into its charger most of the time making me very sad to have spent my money.
I hope you find this review helpful and if you do choose to buy this I hope you have a better time than I have.
Summary: A lot of great qualities but I just cant deal with this phone