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HTC Wildfire / Android / Vodafone Pre-Pay / Pay As You Go / Mobile Phone

Released on 11 October 2010

Manufacturer: HTC

4.0 out of 5 (16 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The HTC Wildfire is the smaller version of the hugely popular HTC Desire - it runs the same version of Google Android so you get all the same functions at a lower price. The screen has a web browser comparable to the iPhone, and you get 7 home screens to place your favourite widgets to Facebook, Email and more!

Uniquely You
The HTC Wildfire is designed around you. A huge selection of widgets (tiny single use apps) bring live content directly to your home screen for you to enjoy. Everything from email, weather and news, through to your favorite comics, or even updates on what your friends are doing through FaceBook & Twitter. There is even an online widget library to help you get more, so no matter what takes your fancy, there is a widget for it.

Always In-Touch
HTC Wildfire helps you stay connected with those who are most important to you through HTC Sense, an experience focused on putting people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. You won't miss out on the fun as HTC's Friend Stream application seamlessly gathers and displays content from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organized stream of updates. HTC Wildfire enables you to stay up to date with your friends' posts, comments, alerts and photos, wherever you are.

Keep Connected
Always know what your friends are up to, even before you call. Your address book on the HTC Wildfire includes a thread of recent communications with that person, including when you last spoke, recent text messages and emails, and social network updates. When your friend calls, HTC Caller ID displays their Facebook profile photo and latest update, as well as a reminder if their birthday is fast approaching.

Built on the clever Google Android OS, the HTC Wildfire comes complete with all the Google services you love. Discover new places and find your way with Google Maps, message with friends with Google Talk, or collect your emails with Gmail. Being powered by Android means you also get access to thousands of apps via the Android Market. Find almost anything from shopping apps to find the best price, through to clever travel apps, and games to pass the time. Discovered a cool app? Thanks to a new app sharing widget, HTC Wildfire enables you to recommend an application by email, text message or over social networks. Your friends will receive a link allowing them to find the application on the Android Market with a single click and download it to their phone.

  • Key Features:
  • 5.0 Megapixel camera with Smile Detection and Geo-tagging
  • Video capture
  • Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS
  • Wi-Fi/ 3G/ GPS / Bluetooth
  • TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • MicroSD slot (up tp 32GB)
  • Facebook, Flickr and Twitter integration

customer Reviews

 Average rating (16 reviews)

 Perfect All-rounder

| | See all TechKing's reviews (2)

There are a lot of smartphones out there, but I chose the Wildfire because of its customisable features and its battery life. The best arguments for android over iPhones are the thousands of free user-created apps, and the ability to control the screen brightness, wi-fi and bluetooth for that extra few hours of call time. The wildfire is 100% customisable with smart and nice-looking widgets and backgrounds, and has 7 home screens to fill with app shortcuts and widgets, such as music, FM radio, battery-saving controls, weather, share prices and FriendStream. I am still only using 5 of my home screens, so 7 is more than enough! I could have chosen one of the larger, high-resolution HTC phones, but what's the point in a phone with a high resolution/ high definition screen? All they do is drain the battery and I found they are far to large to comfortably fit in my pocket. So the Wildfire is the perfect compromise - nice, compact size, and all the features of the higher-end HTC phones, AND with better battery life! The only drawback is the camera - it is one of the better smartphone cameras, with 5mp, but it doesn't produce consistently high-quality photos. Video quality is very good though. This is the best smartphone I have ever used, and would highly recommend it to anybody who, like me, doesn't need an amazing camera on their phone. This is a serious iPhone rival for a fraction of the price!

 Great entry phone for Android and better value then a desire

| | See all Excellent's reviews (5)

Top 100 PC Reviewer

If you are looking for an android phone and new to it, I would strongly recommend this phone. I have also seen the desire which advantages are a bigger HD screen drains battery quicker, Faster processor.

To be honest the screen on the Wildfire is great I do not have a problem with its quality. Fine for watching youtube videos etc. bit like comparing a upscaled dvd to blueray. There is a difference but the upscaled DVD is still great! processor only really comes in to it when playing those silly games they basicly startup quicker. I didn't really notice much of a difference when using the general interface. hardly any lag

The desire will be out of power by the end of the day whilst the wildfire will go on for another or upto 3 days dependig on usuage.
The wildfire will now prompt you to up date to Android 2.2 (same as desire) which is an improvment.

Ok the desire is abit better but comparing the price 160 to 400 plus I recon your better of with this one.

My only complaint like the desire or any other smart phone is the signal could be a tad better. Still a 5 star phone.

 Super phone,

| | See all 0Ryan0's reviews (2)

I've had this a few months now, when I got it from play.com for only 129.99 pounds (very cheap) and the only thing wrong is the fact, like many other android phones, of not being able to save apps to SD.
I also suggest buying this phone on Vodafone and then getting it unlocked. You could save a few pounds by doing so.
Also I would have liked the option to buy it in white because that Phone looks stunning.
p.s. My Wildfire came in a small box with headphones, charger/usb cable and a 2GB micro SD card for those wondering whether you need to buy another SD card.
: )

 Well Done HTC

| | See all MaddogRawR's reviews (1)

Compact, Quality, Affordable.
One of the best touchscreens ive used, responsive and user friendly great for texting, and navigation. LOADS of apps to choose from the android market place, and with its 7 homescreens there is more than enough space for them all! Would recommend getting some power-saving apps because the most ive got out the battery was 3 days but for a smart phone that still isnt that bad!
Some of the features may take a little while to get used to but after a short time everything seems to click together and makes the phone easy to use.
Would recommend this phone to anybody looking for a very good quality, cheap, android phone!

 Well worth getting!

| | See all Briser's reviews (2)

OK, I spent ages looking at various budget Androids before going for this one and I have not regretted the decision one bit - an excellent phone so far. My son now wants one and has Mazuma'd his Nokia and asked for cash for his birthday so he can buy it.
It's a pity he will need to PUK his O2 number over to Vodaphone but that's not so much of an issue. My contract allows me to get a new phone in September so may get the HTC Desire HD then, who knows but the Wildfire has proved to be great value, probably the best "Droid" in it's price range.

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