Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Good entry level smartphone but very flawed
HTC Wildfire S
Member Name: summercloud
HTC Wildfire S
Advantages: Cheaply priced, good for people who dont use phones for many apps.
Disadvantages: Very low memory, poor video playback can be unresponsive.
I have had this phone for about 9 months now and while initially this phone impressed me, over time the flaws really started to stand out. So while the Wildfire S is a good phone for the price, expect to make many sacrifices for the lower pricetag.
Firstly I will start on the most negative aspect, the storage for this phone is absolutely abysmal. You are given a paltry 150mb to store on and the Wildfire comes preinstalled with alot of bloatware that you may not have use for, but have no choice to keep as you have no way of removing these apps in any normal way. You can use Micro SD for storage and is an absolute must if you plan to use this phone for anything other than making phone calls and texting. Apps must be downloaded to the phone before moving to card and after a few days use you will have to erase alot of data just to even download a small app for the Play Store. Furthermore, a task killer is a must to keep this phone operating in a decent fashion.
The camera is labelled as 5 megapixels but the quality is poor in anything other than ideal condidtions and can leave photos looking grainy and poor.
The Wildfire also does not support Flash and therefore online video is not watchable and most flash based websites do not work properly.
The 3.2 inch screen is clear and while small it never makes using the phone a problem. However the picture quality itself is slightly poor and streaming video for the most part is very laggy even over Wifi.
I personally have had the Wildfire reset itself, become unresponsive and many times apps have to force close because the Wildfire is unable to cope with the demands expected of it by even simple apps.
I personally cannot reccomend this phone as it has been a constant let down, but for someone who wants a smartphone without all the bells and whistles it is a decent place to start, for any one else I would shop around for the HTC C instead.
Summary: A good phone, let down by poor memory and performance.
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