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HTC Wildfire

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1941 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback. The text input and features get less positive opinions, while opinions about the screen and responsiveness are different.

value for money, usability, battery, design, camera

apps, features, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Wildfire is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC Wildfire Android Mobile


In the land of the Android Mobile the competition is getting fierce but HTC has always had a pretty high vantage point being the guys who made the first device and all. One of their latest devices to the hit the Indian market is the Wildfire that's...

With a price tag of Rs. 16,590, I would have said that the Wildfire is a great device with a lot to offer, and even though it is, it does have a few issues to contend with. The slightly sluggish UI can be swept under the rug but bigger issues like the...

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HTC Wildfire (Alltel Wireless)


The HTC Wildfire features a compact and sturdy design. The Android 2.1 smartphone has a very affordable price tag and offers a 5-megapixel camera and full wireless options.

The Wildfire has a small, lower-resolution screen. The smartphone can be a bit sluggish.

For Alltel customers on a budget, the HTC Wildfire is a very affordable and decently featured Android phone, but it comes at the cost of screen quality and processor speed.

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HTC Wildfire (black, unlocked)


In April, HTC took to its Facebook page to ask its fans for help in picking a name for its next phone--a phone that the company described as "playful and full of youth." The end result was the HTC Wildfire, which launched in Europe and Asia in mid-May....

The HTC Wildfire features a compact and solid design. As the successor to the Tattoo, it offers an updated OS, a 5-megapixel camera, and good call quality

Features a lower-resolution screen. The smartphone can be sluggish at times. Lacks support for North American 3G bands. Camera quality was rather subpar

Designed for international markets, the HTC Wildfire is a compact, budget-friendly Android phone packed with features, but you can find similar devices in North America for less on contract and with added 3G support.


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HTC Wildfire review: Desire Mini


Occasionally HTC takes a little break from high-end smartphones and dips its toes in the waters of the lower midrange. The HTC Wildfire is a down-sized, down-clocked and down-priced version of the HTC Desire. If Sony Ericsson can do it with the X10...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA ; Android OS v2.1 (Éclair) with Sense UI ; 3.2" capacitive touchscreen of QVGA resolution ; Multi-touch support ; Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz CPU, 384 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM ; 5 megapixel auto-focus...

Poor screen image quality, QVGA doesn't do Android OS and the display size justice ; No video-call camera or videocalling whatsoever ; CIF@15fps video recording (352 x 288 pixels) is below par ; No voice dialing ; No DivX or XviD video support out of...

But while the Desire was something that easily snatched everybody's attention, the Wildfire is a bit more toned down despite its fire-some name

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HTC Wildfire review


If phones could make babies, then this HTC Wildfire would indubitably be the love child of the Desire and Nexus One. But of course, the humdrum reality is that 'tis just an Android 2.1 replacement for the entry-level Tattoo -- same 528MHz Qualcomm...

Stylish ; Great battery life ; Affordable

Weak video playback ; Poor camcorder ; Low-res screen

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HTC Wildfire Review


The HTC Wildfire is the company's second attempt at a budget Android device, its predecessor being the underspecified and relatively unloved Tattoo. Packing the same Sense UI as more expensive siblings like the Legend and Desire, together with a...

Nonetheless, the HTC Wildfire is a strong budget phone and a worthy entry-level model in HTC’s line-up. The key will be pricing: SIM-free and unlocked it comes in at around £200 ($300), which is in fact less than a similarly unlocked Hero, while at...

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HTC Wildfire Review


HTC is on sabbatical from its high-end line with the Wildfire. There is nothing really wild or fiery in the specs of this mid-end Android handset. Compared to most of the company's Android offerings, it naturally has smaller screen with paltry...

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HTC Wildfire Preview: Best Budget Friendly Smartphone


The HTC Wildfire is making waves and fanning flames for all Android users. With its Desire-like looks and very wallet friendly price, the Wildfire is sure to grab a lot of attention, not to mention satisfied customers.

Overall, while the HTC Wildfire is a budget friendly smartphone, it does not look or act like one. However, the Wildfire receives four stars overall, because of the trade offs in lieu of the price. Nevertheless, with only a few trade offs to mention,...

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HTC Wildfire Review


There's something to be said for minimalist gadgets. Anything with just one purpose is usually built pretty well for that purpose, which is why today's dumbphones are way better at making phone calls than smartphones. At the same time, we all want...

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HTC Wildfire


HTC Wildfire running on Android OS (2.1 Eclair) and powered by a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset, features quad-band GSM and 900/2100 MHz WCDMA/HSDPA support, a 3.2-inch QVGA TFT non-AMOLED display, 384MB of RAM, a 5MP camera, 512MB of flash storage, a...

Responsive touchscreen

Touchscreen is too close to the edge of the phone

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / METEOR / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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