HTC Wildfire review

HTC Wildfire

Besides the high-end smartphone made by HTC they also make low-midrange ones like the HTC Wildfire. This is a down-sized and down-priced Desire. The Wildfire is with the Desire as the Xperia X10 is with Xperia X10 Mini. Now check out its main features:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Android OS v2.1 (Éclair) with Sense UI
  • 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen of QVGA resolution
  • Multi-touch support
  • Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz CPU, 384 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and touch focus
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Turn-to-mute, lift-to-tone-down
  • Proximity sensor
  • Smart dialing
  • Standard miniUSB port for charging and data
  • Bluetooth with A2DP, file transfers
  • microSD card slot, a 2GB card in the box
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Social network integration: Facebook, Twitter and Flickr through Friend Stream
  • Flash-enabled browser
  • Direct access to the official Android repository
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS

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Above the screen we can see the ear piece speaker, the status LED and the proximity sensor. Under the screen the phone has four touch sensitive controls: home, menu, back and search. Under these controls it has an optical joystick. The right side of the phone is bare while on the left side it has the volume rocker keys and the microUSB port. On the top it has a 3.5mm jack and the power button. At the bottom of the device is only a tiny mouthpiece.

The 3.2 inches display has a poor resolution and pixel density: 240 x 320 pixels and 125ppi. It supports multitouch and it is protected by Gorilla Glass. The screen is where the most of the cost- cuttings have been made. The contrast level is underwhelming, the brightness level is good but not enough to boost the overall picture quality. The phone measures 106.8 x 60.4 x 12mm and weighs 118 grams.

The connectivity is basic. It has HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps, EDGE speed up to 236 Kbps, Wi-Fi with b/g standards, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 slot. The browser makes it job quite good even though it doesn’t have Adobe Flash support.

The last update that the Wildfire received was at Android v2.2 Froyo and now it is stuck on it. The 528 MHz ARMv6 processor is based on the Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset. The phone has 384 Mb of RAM and 512 Mb of ROM. It internal memory has 140 Mb and it can be expanded through a microSD card up to 32 GB. The phone has accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors.

The 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash shoots video at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. It has features like ISO, face, smile and blink detection, geo-tagging and others. The image quality is average.

The 1300 mAh battery can keep the phone alive for about 2 days of normal use. In standby it can last up to 690 hours and in talk time 7 hours and 20 minutes.

You can check good deals for the HTC Wildfire on www.mobilephonedeals.com.

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