Product Type: HTC Smartphone
Newest Review: ... in my pocket. These days mobile phones are far too bulky, but this phone fits great. The next thing I like about this mobile phone is ... more
HTC Wildfire, a good cheap smartphone or just a bit naff?
Member Name: melegg92
Advantages: Cheap for a smartphone
Disadvantages: Slow software
When looking for a new phone I knew that I really like the style of HTC phones from seeing other peoples and after having a go on them I knew I liked the software and design of the brand. I also knew that having a smartphone was a must, I had a low price range (around £200) and therefore knew an iPhone was out of the question so the next best thing was an Android phone. The Android system itself in regards to apps and downloads is great, plenty of games and other apps to choose from, alot for free and they are of good quality, although there's obviously not such a wide selection as the iPhone/iPod has. Screen for the phone is good quality and a clear picture only complaint is that there can be a lagged touch response however I think that this has more to do with actual phone software itself. It seems that the more information stored on the phone slows it down quite alot, such as messages/ apps but still this is not a huge problem. The music player on the phone is good, allows you to make your own playlists etc. Camera is average but you get what you pay for, a good thing is that there is a flash and I know many much more expensive phones that do not so one up for the Wildfire. The keyboard on the phone is nice to use however the predictive text can become very irritating and it puts the wrong word alot - i'm sure theres a way to turn this off, I just haven't worked out how yet! Sound quality when playing music etc. is decent, can go a bit distorted if your playing something with alot of bass but it's definately listenable and the volume goes pretty loud too. Things such as the home display etc. can be changed easily to your liking, you can have as many pages on your home page where you can just swipe along to the next thing such as calender, pictures, messages. There's also the option to have shortcuts on the homescreen so that you dont have to go into the menu for the things you use the most. I have the white version of this phone and it is sleek looking, there are also loads of cases available if you like something a bit more colourful for a very cheap price on amason, ebay etc. This phone is pretty hardwearing, meaning that I have dropped it and bashed it around abit but it still working fine with no cracks or broken bits etc. The main complaint I have is the slow software but this could be a combination of dropping it and having a lot of information stored on the phone which is making it slow. This is a great phone if your looking for a cheap smartphone, not the best if your bothered about amasing speed etc. but I would definately recommend it!
Summary: A great cheap smartphone that has many great qualities