Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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The HTC Wildfire!
Member Name: Angela150
Advantages: Stylish Look and Feel!
Disadvantages: Battery Talktime!
I have been using the HTC wildfire since December 2011. My husband brought me this phone for Christmas. I have always wanted a HTC branded phone and really liked the phone when I first saw it. The phone has had its advantages and some disadvantages and I will discuss this in detail in this review. The main advantages are the look and feel of the phone. The main disadvantages include the battery stand by time which isn't so good as the battery can be drained within a day of charging it.
My previous phone was a blackberry curve so getting used to a touch screen messaging system was quite difficult at first attempt. However I followed the tutorial provided on my HTC Wildfire phone and managed to master how to type using the HTC Wildfire keyboard. As you tap the keyboard, the HTC will try to predict what you are trying to type and you can select the predicted word or carry on typing. I have found it more difficult to type on the HTC Wildfire than on the Blackberry, however I guess that will get better with practice.
Quality of calls
The quality of calls has been good 90 per cent of the time. However, there have been a few instances where I have not received the call and the phone states that I have a missed call. I have tried downloading updates but this has not resolved the problem and I am investigating if this is a network provider issue.
The camera on the phone is a 5 megapixel camera. The quality of the pictures taken are fantastic. The camera has a flash too. The pictures can be taken in different styles such as greyscale, sepia, negative, posturize, solarize and aqua. There is also a video camera on 8the phone and I have taken some good quality videos.
Other Features Of The HTC Explorer
The HTC Wildfire has a wide range of features. The HTC Wildfire has other gadgets such as a calculator, calendar, and alarm clock. I use all three on a regular basis and they work efficiently. Other features include a voice recorder and fm radio. The voice recorder has been used to tape lectures and produces excellent recordings for long lengths of time. The quality of fm radio is fantastic and clear. I have downloaded facebook and Skype using the market place. I have not made any Skype calls yet but facebook works excellently and the application works quick and the updates are regular. The quality of the music player is very good. I stored songs on the SD card and they played clearly and the beats were heard well. It is also possible to add widgets to the homescreen of the phone. My favourite widget is the weather widget as it enables me to view the weather in different countries. Other widgets that are available include time updates, Facebook updates, Twitter updates, tips for home etc.
Overall I am very pleased with the phone and I am hoping the missed call issue gets resolved soon. I will update this review later when I have used the phone for a longer period of time. I will also be posting this review on dooyoo under the same username Angela150.
Summary: The HTC Wildfire!