Product Type: HTC Smartphone
Newest Review: ... (bare in mind that then, phones were only just starting to go all-onscreen -- this HTC still has off screen buttons). Stupidly, I ignored t... more
does the job!
HTC Wildfire S
Member Name: marf85
HTC Wildfire S
Advantages: long lasting, strong, relatively cheap for a smart phone
Disadvantages: keyboard can be a bit difficult to get used to, trouble recognising sd card
Firstly I'll point out that I don't tend to use many apps on phones as I'm usually around a computer or laptop, but I have used the occasional downloaded app on this phone with no problem. I find the satnav particularly useful. I've had mine for about 18 months and although it's not in full working order it's lasted longer than a lot of phones I've had. When I first received it I did find the keyboard in the texting screen a little fiddley to use, but I soon got used to it. I went travelling for 4 months with this and never had any problems hooking it up to wifi points, plus skype worked quite well on it. I did unfortunately leave it in a pool of beer one evening, which has lead to the on/off button occasionally not working, but I consider that my own fault. Also it does have trouble recognising my memory card and therefore won't store more than a few photos, but I'm not sure if that's a common problem. Apart from that I have had no problems, which considering how many times I've dropped it and how long I've had it, makes it pretty good in my books.
Summary: If you want to download loads of apps i wouldn't recommend it, but for a basic phone it does the job