Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Not the Best from HTC
HTC Wildfire S
Member Name: SianySian
HTC Wildfire S
Advantages: Compact, lots of cases available, cheap
Disadvantages: Small text, small keys, no stylus provided, bloatware
I have had my HTC Wildfire S for a bout a year, at first I struggled with using it to text and access the internet due to the small size of the keys. Both qwerty keypad and numerical keypad are too fiddly to use without a stylus without making numerous errors. With a stylus however, text input is far easier.
The HTC Wildfire S does not come with a stylus so you will need to buy your own.
The camera is 5MP, and it takes perfectly fine quality pictures, the camera button though, is an onscreen button which I do not like. It is also slow to respond when pressed. A better design would be a physical camera button instead of the fiddly onscreen button. This makes it impossible to take self portrait photos.
The contacts list is displayed with very small text and no option to change the font size.
Text messages are displayed with very small text too, even when adjusted to largest text size.
If you need reading glasses, you will need need them to do anything on this phone.
There is also a considerable amount of bloatware on the phone. Programmes I do not want or need are installed on the handset as standard with no way of deleting them or moving them to memory card to free up space for any programmes and apps which I actually do want. There is not much space for my own downloaded apps and in order to add a new one I have to rotate my apps, deleting and reinstalling as space allows.
The handset is a compact size, easily fits in a pocket. Lots of different covers and cases are available to buy. I would recommend protecting your HTC Wildfire S with a case and also a screen protector.
Battery life is average and even without heavy usage, needs charging daily.
The phone came supplied with a HTC headset which gave good sound quality when listening to music and speaking on the phone, however this only lasted for 5 months before becoming crackly sounding and unusable. Listening to music out loud is not recommended as the speakers are of mediocre quality.
I would not recommend this phone to anyone with failing eyesight, people who want to choose their own apps and want fast, reliable internet on a phone. Making calls and texting [using a stylus] is easy enough, the phone looks good, but I expected more.
Summary: I rate this phone as average.