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Desire or Wildfire S

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Steele01, May 26, 2011.

  1. Steele01

    Steele01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey everyone

    looking forward to joining the android ranks

    noticed you can get the htc wildfire S now for

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    You'll find with the Wildfire that you are more restricted due to the smaller screen and some apps won't be available in the market. If you're into small phones, the Wildfire is definitely sexy, but it won't be able to prove the full Android experience, IMHO.

    And, welcome to the forums.
  3. boyo1991

    boyo1991 Android Enthusiast

    i havent had the desire, but ive worked with the wildfire, the wildfire is alright.. a good entry level android and really smartphone altogether.. i think it runs android 2.1 if im not mistaken, not interested in seeing what it really is right now.. but trust me, its by no means fun once u get to know it... when u first start you say "this is great!" then when u get to know it better... u want the full experience.. its like a teaser of android really... and a teaser of HTC altogether..
  4. Pojken

    Pojken Well-Known Member

    The Wildfire's screen (at least the old one) is quite pixelated. I've seen many people regret getting one because of that. As others have said, the size is limiting. You can't get a decent keyboard, for instance.

    I had the Desire, then upgraded to the Desire HD. I loved them both. My DHD just broke, so I will probably move onward and upward.

  5. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    If you are just going to use the phone as it is, then Wildfire S is not a bad deal.
    However, Desire is still more capable even though it is much older device. It is even much more fun to use when rooted and flashed with custom ROMs.
    Desire would be definitely my choice.
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    The Desire is def the way forward.
  7. neils31

    neils31 Newbie

  8. Steele01

    Steele01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone really apreciate it :D hows the speakers on the desire for making phone calls heard a few rumblings about it

    also anyone know if you can actually upgrade the battery in the desire?



    ps: awesome forum and look forward to my stay
  9. layarue

    layarue Lurker

    ...another thing that I'd be interested in (sorry for popping into your thread, Steele):
    How's the quality if you use it to listen to music? Over earphones, I mean?
  10. Steele01

    Steele01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    go for it mate more knowledge for the both of us :D
  11. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    The speakers are terrible, but I personally hardly ever make calls on speakerphone mode.

    The quality of music using good in-ear headphones is fine.
    The standard HTC headphones are very basic and don't have enough volume.
  12. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Desire has a better CPU and screen than the Wildfire S
    Same GPU and similar camera
    Audio quality depends on earphones
    I'd deffo go for the Desire, not that the Wildfire S is bad

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