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HTC Wildfire Android Sim Free Unlocked Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Released on 10 July 2010

Manufacturer: HTC

4.0 out of 5 (20 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The HTC Wildfire

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.

Apps:
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 (20 reviews)

 Great Little Phone

| | See all RossHetherington's reviews (1)

It does everything you could want, brings all your social networking together into one manageable lump and all your emails. Whilst giving you all the features of the more expensive phone. The only negative is the screen resolution, but that really doesn't bother me as it is only really apparent when using the internet browser.

 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!

 Brilliant

| | See all Stueyuk's reviews (2)

This little thing even supports Flash video!! Put that in your apple pipe and smoke it!. Really good phone, excellent multi-touch screen, a plethora of apps available (although not all apps are compatible). An excellent phone for the price.

 Fantastic phone with great features

| | See all claire's reviews (12)

What appealed to me most was that this phone was that is was ready to be updated to the Froyo 2.2 update, when I recieved my phone this was the first thing I did and it is now updated to 2.2.1 Froyo which allows me to do one of the most basic things I feel an android phone should be capable of which is to allow to store what apps you can on to the memory card and conserve phone memory as this seems to be limited on most phones although there is a fair amount of free space on the phone itself.

As per usual with this type of phone is when you update it still has the built in apps that cannot be removed but there does not seem as many of these compared to Sony Ericsson which is a big plus point as this means you have more memory for apps and games that you actually want to add.

When the apps and games are downloaded not all are automatically stored to the SD card but it is easy to go into your application menus and check from there if it can be transferred over.

The touchscreen is fine once you get used to using it although I find I seem to hit the wrong letter at times on the screen, I have heard from people that predictive texting is better on these phones but I am sticking to just using it without for the time being, although if you abbreviate words it is easy enough to add these to the built in dictionary to make predictive texting quicker.

The camera quality is absolutely fine for the phone and is a 5mp but unfortunately Android phones don't seem to have great features when it comes to cameras but there are a number of good apps out there that you can use instead...for example I use FX camera, LittlePhoto, Vignette Pro and Camera Illusion as these take good photos in different settings including fisheye and pencil.

The one app that is built in that surprised me was Adobe and how quickly it loads PDF files on the phone, yes you will need to zoom in but this does not effect the quality of the file in anyway.

I have read that when you restart your phone some of the apps seem to disappear and I thought that this had happened to me but it seems you just need to give the phone time to fully load if you have a lot of apps.

As for the screen being supposedly inferior, I had the exact same resolution on the x10 Mini Pro yet the Wildfire screen is a lot clearer and brighter and this would obviously be to do witht the fact that the Wildfire has the larger screen.

The music player is good quality and sounds clear, also has good sound on radio apps as well like Scanner Radio and TuneInRadio

Also on a final note, although I have the internet on my phone for a good part of the day I have seen no major battery drain and can get about a day and half maybe 2 days most from a full charge so far which is good for this type of phone.

Very user friendly and probably a great start to full touchscreen, I have always bought Sony Ericsson but this is one I would highly recommend to everyone.

 HTC rocks

| | See all Gaspodder's reviews (1)

The Wildfire is the Desire in a cheaper coat! It does everything I want in a phone at a decent price. I have used iPhone and many other touch screen devices and this one has it all. The screen is a little lower resolutioin than I would prefer but the price says it all. If you manage your wireless connections it doesn't guzzle too much power but I generally top up every night and would recommend you do so too. The links between contacts and Facebook and even maps (!) are very clever and useful. An excellent phone. Weird little charger though....!

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