June 27th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device(s): HTC Wildfire S
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I have had my Wildfire S for a few weeks now and I am very pleased with it. It suits my needs and so I would recommend it.
1. Price. This phone has come down a lot already since its release and is now available in the UK for as little as £129.99 on PAYG at Phones 4 U. At that price, it is amazing value for money.
2. Size. For me, I wanted an Android phone, but still wanted a handset that fits in my pocket. The Wildfire S fits in my pocket nicely.
3. Gingerbread. Although most of the UI changes made to the Gingerbread release are hidden by HTC Sense (such as keyboard, black theme etc) it's good to have a phone running an up to date OS under the hood.
4. HTC Sense. Unless you go for a phone such as the Nexus S which runs vanilla Android all the phone manufacturers have their own custom skins and for me, HTC Sense is the best. I use a number of the supplied widgets such as clock & weather, Friend stream, calendar etc. And it all flows very nicely.
Speed. I am not a big gamer and so the, what some might consider, slow 600MHz processor and low end GPU is fine for me at the moment. But, if you want a phone to play the latest 3d games you might find the Wildfire S a struggle.
Battery. This is not necessarily a bad point, but if you are new to smartphones you might find the speed at which it can eat through its battery a bit of a surprise (and this goes for all smartphones). Once you are used to it, it's fine - and on average I get about 2 days out of the phone before it needs charging. On heavier days, I will get a full day out of it.