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HTC Wildfire S

HTC Wildfire S
alaScore 86

3151 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3151 reviews of HTC Wildfire S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and price. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reception and reliability.

size, performance, usability, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Wildfire S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Wildfire S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 569 user reviews of HTC Wildfire S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and performance. The price and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, price, performance, size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Wildfire S Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver/WhiteHTC Wildfire S Sim Free Mobile Phone - WhiteHTC Wildfire S Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Wildfire S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 user reviews of HTC Wildfire S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability, while there are mixed opinions on the durability and size.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen

reliability, battery

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: eForCity Three Clear Screen Protectors / Covers Compatible with HTC Wildfire SHTC Wildfire S Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile)HTC Wildfire S Prepaid Android Phone (MetroPCS)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (ubergizmo.com)

HTC Wildfire S Review

 

This practical HTC Wildfire S review goes over the strengths and weaknesses of this very cute phone from HTC.

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Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

HTC Wildfire S (MetroPCS)

 

The HTC Wildfire S is a cute, tiny Android smartphone for MetroPCS. But at $179, it's also a bit overpriced and underpowered. It should satisfy users who aren't too demanding of their devices, but you can make a better choice for less money.

Cute and tiny. Bright, colorful display. FM radio

Low-end specs. Short battery life. Slow Internet

The HTC Wildfire S is an average, low-end Android phone for MetroPCS, and you can do better for less money.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC Wildfire S ( MetroPCS)

 

Is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship? MetroPCS is the next carrier to get the HTC Wildfire S, a petite, stylish, and relatively inexpensive Android 2.3 Gingerbread starter phone. While it's already available for T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular...

The HTC Wildfire S is a beautifully built Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset with a decent 5-megapixel camera and lots of additional software features.

Without compatibility for MetroPCS' LTE network, the Wildfire S is stuck at slow-as-slugs 2.5G speeds. Its small size makes it trickier to maneuver the Web.

Despite its small stature, the HTC Wildfire S is well-crafted and easy on the eye. Unfortunately, a slow data network holds it back.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Roger Cheng (cnet.com)

HTC Wildfire S (gray, U.S. Cellular)

 

If you think smartphones have gotten entirely too big, you may want to consider the HTC Wildfire S. The phone is diminutive by regular smartphone standards--it makes the compact iPhone 4S look towering--but it makes for a nice transition if you're used...

The HTC Wildfire S is a decent phone at a bargain-basement price. Despite its size, it's a full-fledged smartphone, which includes the user-friendly HTC Sense interface. For those wary of bulkier smartphones, the HTC Wildfire S offers a refreshing...

If you're used to any normal-size smartphone, this device is going to feel tiny. The small screen makes Web surfing, watching videos, and playing games tough. If you have large hands, steer clear

If you can get past its small size, the HTC Wildfire S is a bargain for first-time smartphone customers with few-to-no expectations.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Roger Cheng (cnet.com)

HTC Wildfire S review: HTC Wildfire S

 

The HTC Wildfire S is a decent phone at a bargain-basement price. Despite its size, it's a full-fledged smartphone, which includes the user-friendly HTC Sense interface. For those wary of bulkier smartphones, the HTC Wildfire S offers a refreshing...

If you're used to any normal-size smartphone, this device is going to feel tiny. The small screen makes Web surfing, watching videos, and playing games tough. If you have large hands, steer clear.

If you can get past its small size, the HTC Wildfire S is a bargain for first-time smartphone customers with few-to-no expectations.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

HTC Wildfire S (white, T-Mobile)

 

Dual-core and 4G smartphones might dominate the headlines these days, but the fact of the matter is that not everyone is after the latest and greatest. Some don't need all the bells and whistles; some are just making their first jump to a smartphone....

The HTC Wildfire S offers a decent set of features for a wallet-friendly price. The Android Gingerbread device has good build quality and call quality

The smartphone's compact size won't suit everyone. The smaller display makes it a bit hard on the eyes when viewing Web sites and video, and the camera's picture quality could be better

Its small size won't please everyone, but the HTC Wildfire S is a decent, entry-level Android smartphone for a very affordable price.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (slashgear.com)

HTC Wildfire S for T-Mobile Review

 

Say Hello to the smallest offering I've seen in a while from HTC, this little device is small enough that anyone can carry it no matter how small the hands are. It would feel comfortable for your 10 year old, and would make a great starter phone too....

To wrap things up I'd have to give this device a thumbs-up. For a first time smartphone or first time Android user this would be the ideal device. Some might want something larger but for the size and everything you get it really is awesome. For...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Zachary Lutz (engadget.com)

HTC Wildfire S review

 

Following the commercial success (and technical disappointment) of the original Wildfire -- which featured a miserly 528MHz CPU and QVGA display --

Excellent voice clarity ; Solid build ; Good camera w/ LED flash

Sluggish when multitasking ; Highly reflective display ; Average battery life

The Wildfire S is a compact handset with strong voice quality to match, but it's held back by a weak CPU.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Wildfire S review: S-size droid

 

Mini phones are hot and HTC don't want you take Sony Ericsson's word on that. What started as a small niche is now a segment that keeps growing – and one that no manufacturer can afford to ignore. Sony Ericsson have just announced their updated mini...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 384 Kbps HSUPA support ; 3.2" 256K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution ; 600MHz Snapdragon MSM7227 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU; 418MB of user-available RAM ; Android...

Poor camera performance ; No HD 720p video recording ; No shutter key for the camera ; No Adobe Flash player, Flash Lite only ; No Document viewer ; No secondary videocall camera

The whole S lineup by HTC is under clear instructions not to be too generous with the upgrades. The Wildfire S takes that almost literally but isn’t afraid to smuggle in something that’s actually worth it. In our case here, the screen is the major...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC Wildfire S Review

 

Expectations around the HTC Wildfire S are, a little surprisingly, high. The third of HTC's new Android devices from MWC 2011 in February, the entry-level smartphone replaces the Wildfire , a device which managed to carve itself quite the niche among...

Back in our original Wildfire review, we concluded by praising the phone but saying we'd still opt for an HTC Legend. That didn't seem to stop the Wildfire from selling well nonetheless, helped no doubt by a strong carrier push. The HTC Wildfire S has...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / 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

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227
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