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HTC Wildfire S

(Dark Grey)
  • Android v2.3 OS
  • 3.2-inch Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 600 MHz Processor
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 1 year warranty for in the box accessories HTC India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 15990 43% Off
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HTC Wildfire S (Dark Grey) Price: Rs.8999

Key Features

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3.2-inch Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 600 MHz ARM11 Processor
  • 2G and 3G Network Support
  • FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
The HTC Wildfire S succeeds the previously launched HTC Wildfire. However, with Wildfire S, HTC have plugged the loopholes pointed at its predecessor like an enhanced screen resolution and processor. The Wildfire S is a full touch mobile phone that comes with the latest version of the Android operating system, the Gingerbread (Android 2.3). This HTC smartphone is powered by a 600 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor and has 512 MB of RAM onboard.

The HTC Wildfire S sports a 3.2-inch TFT screen with resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, which is a step ahead from the measly 240 x 320 pixel resolution of the Wildfire. Like other HTC devices, the Wildfire S is also adorned with the proprietary Sense UI that brings in new features like improved settings in the notification bar and updating of your app drawer as per items downloaded. Also Friend Stream feature in the UI brings all the updates of your friends on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Flickr together in one screen.

A 5 megapixel camera is loaded into the Wildfire S with auto focus and LED flash capabilities, allowing images shot in low light to be clearer and less grainy. You can also record videos through the phone camera at 24 fps.

Design

This Android device has a metallic finish and small frame making it fit snugly into your palms or pockets. Weighing 105 g, the TFT capacitive touchscreen of the Wildfire S supports 256 K colors and features the regular sensors such as accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

Storage and Battery

The HTC handset ships with internal memory of 512 MB. The Wildfire S is compatible with microSD 2.0 card, using which the memory of the phone can be expanded up to 32 GB. The battery used in the HTC Wildfire S is a standard 1230 mAh Li-Ion that gives talk time of up to 4 hours and standby time of 120 hours.

Connectivity and Features

Users can access Internet on the Wildfire S through GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi and EDGE. You can share your Internet connectivity with other devices, thanks to the Wi-Fi hotspot feature present in the phone. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, USB and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Location based services of the HTC mobile phone are A-GPS which ensures you are always on track. The handset has access to the Android Market, from where you can download apps of your choice.

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Specifications of HTC Wildfire S (Dark Grey)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger (EU), Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Safety and Regulatory Guide, Quick Start Guide, Customer Care Card, Warranty Card
Brand HTC
Model ID Wildfire S
Form Bar
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Keypad No
Business Features Pushmail
Call Features Loudspeaker
Handset Color Dark Grey
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User Interface HTC Sense
Java Yes
Processor 600 MHz ARM11
Graphics Adreno 200
Display
Type TFT
Size 3.2 Inches
Resolution HVGA, 480 x 320 Pixels
Color 256 K
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera No
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 24 fps
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
Dimensions
Size 59.4x101.3x12.4 mm
Weight 105 g
Battery
Type Li-Ion, 1230 mAh
Talk Time 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 120 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 512 MB
Included Memory Card 2 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
GPRS Yes, 114 kbps
EDGE Yes, 560 kbps
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 384 kbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v3, Supported Profiles (A2DP, FTP, OPP, PBAP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV
Video Player Yes, Supports 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV
FM Yes
Ringtone MP3, WAV
Other Features
Call Memory Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features HTC Sync, Bookmarks, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Friend Stream, News, People, Stocks, Weather, Downloadable Widgets, HTC Caller ID
Important Apps YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa Integration, Google Search, Gmail
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 1 year warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of HTC Wildfire S

3.8
Average Rating
Based on 368 ratings
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13 July 11
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BEWARE: MAJOR FLAW IN THE PHONE

Recently ordered this phone from flipkart. The phone was delivered in perfect condition and on time by filpkart, as always. But upon using the phone for a week, i realised the phone had one major flaw. It was with the INTERNAL MEMORY.

It only has 150mb of free internal memory as oppose to 512mb ( 350mb is already taken by the OS), while out of the 150 mb, 70-80% of it is already pre-loaded with apps like the HTC sense, Peeps, etc.

So now when you want to install apps of your own, you only have around 20mb-30mb of space left. The phone starts acting all stucky and weird. Now, after not installing the apps you want, the cache starts becoming a problem. So every time you have to clear your cache for all the apps to make space and let the phone run smoothly (apart from not getting to install the apps you want). You will just have to enter login information again-n-again. They do have a way of transferring the app from phone memory to card memory, but sadly, most of the apps are not transferable.
(It seems the apps which have their own widgets, are non-transfarable)

Sad that such a beautiful and powerful phone has such a major problem. Im sure HTC could have sorted this 'Internal Memory' problem, but they didn't, just to restrict the user usage and experience. So now, you have no choice but to upgrade to a higher end model.

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02 September 11
Honest Review


Hello Folks. Well i purchased a HTC Wildfire S about a month back. Although I didn't purchase it on FlipKart, I just thought i need to write a review. I have heard one too many folks with nothing but bad things to say about this phone. So i thought i'd write a review. Ok Review first.

Look and Feel :
A decent looking handset, with gorilla glass (Although prone to minor scratches every now and then), plastic body but feels premium finish, with USB to micro USB cable for charging which can also be plugged directly to charger as well(this is a standard with most smart phone i guess). The 2.3 gingerbread OS is slick. HTC sense adds for a better looking UI.

Hardware:
Most reviews claim the processor to be slow, But it is not. I atleast have 20 apps running simultaneously, just to check for any lag. But guess what. No lag what so ever. Smooth as ever. Memory available to the user for installing apps is only about 130 MB. The remaining 390 odd MB used by the OS and default apps. You can install apps to the SD card, but all google related apps cannot be moved to the SD card like maps, google plus which actually consume atleast 25 MB. This may be a problem to some, But i say install only what you really need and you should do fine. Expandable upto 32 GB, so storage is not an issue. On board speaker is decent, although it could have been just a little better. Default earphones provided are awesome. Got great sound.

Battery Life:
People have complained about the battery life. And i would agree. Max life i get is about five hours(Using the internet, messaging, chatting, 3 hrs Music, fiddling around with other apps and a game or here). It is not bad if you ask me. Just make sure you carry a charger around or atleast the usb cable just in case.

Camera:
I am sure many would want to know about. Captures decent pictures with good light. But the sensors on board don't perform that well in low light, which directly results in bad pictures. You could use the flash, but it does not help most of the times. Overall, one of the better cameras for a phone in this budget.

Apps:
2.3 OS is the all new improved version. A little different than the previous ones. You could get a lot of apps of the android market. The keyboard is a bit of problem. Keys too close to each other. You could always get anothre keyboard off the market. Facebook, twitter, peep, friends stream, gtalk, maps, youtube etc are by default present. Youtube videos plays in HQ. Phones works better with WI-FI. Opera Mini browser is faster than the on board, so you should probably get that. Pinch and zoom works like a charm. The widgets are all very easily customisable. Music player is great.

It is a great phone if you want it to be. Keep your expectations real. Just because it looks like real high end phone doesn't mean it should work like one. Remember - It is a phone and not a computer.

My rating is 9 out of 10.

Alternate models LG p500, DELL XCD, Galaxy ACE

Thanks for reading.

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90% of 126 users found this review helpful.
31 May 11
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Just recieved

i received my handset in just 4 days.. even before the expected date of release.. that's great..

pro's :
sleek and easy to handle.
great touch response.. it does not miss a click.
colors are good but not great.
the cell is up-to date with 2.3 even then some softwares dont run with this because of low processor..

con's :
hard to type (no swipe typing like in samsung sets)
music loves have bad news - low system sound (very low)
the player is also not good.. really bad when it comes to playing your favourite tunes :(
the 2gb card is not enough .. plus it does not have a lot of apps pre installed
When you tilt the cell horizontally the buttons vanish into thin air.. you will have to tilt it back to actually click..(really frustrating)
build is really good.. but it does not have a protective film on the screen so better buy one

Other than this the phone is really good .. and the battery is not as bad it works really long until you are bent on sucking it up in one go :D it is very kawaii(sweet in jap) and also has a great multi-touch

it's loveable

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17 February 12
Using Wildfire S for last 9 months...

Hi people, I have been using wildfire s for last 9 months...yes, when I bought the phone, I was unhappy about the battery life and the low internal memory. And I almost decided to sell my wildfire s and buy some high end android phone with large internal memory.

But 2 months back, I came across the process of rooting my wildfire-s. Rooting is the process of gaining administrative access to your phone.

Well, I understand, the process is a little confusing but once you gather enough information about rooting, it will be a cakewalk.

So, once I rooted the phone, I was able to install a custom ROM (Cyanogenmod 7.2) which not only enhanced the performance of my phone but also resolved the 2 critical drawbacks of this phone - Battery Backup & Internal Memory.

Once I rooted my phone, I can dedicate some space on my external card which acts like phone's internal memory. I dedicated 2 GB space on my 8 GB sd-card and now I have almost 75 apps installed on my phone and I am still left with more than 1 GB space in my sd card.

Once I rooted my phone, I was able to control my CPU speed i.e. underclock it or overclock it when required. So, I underclock the phone CPU when I am not using it to the minimum value so that it consumes less battery. And believe it or not, I am getting 30 hrs. of battery life on moderate use i.e. I make 10-15 calls a day, send 50-100 sms per day...surf the net whenever needed...and facebook and google talk is constantly running in the background.

So, I hope, this review would have answered most of the queries that you must be having.

I am very happy with my wildfire-s now...

Thanks for reading this review.

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04 June 11
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Just got it_Very good touch experience

Thanks to Flipkart for delivering within 3 days of ordering. Extremely neat packaging and no worries at all.
The phone is extremely cute when u look at it (I have dark grey colour piece). This was my first touch screen experience and had no probs at all for first time user like me. Android too is very good experience. I activated 3G immediately on Vodafone and experienced the speed too.
The music sound level is too low which means that music must be heard using earphones only else bad.
Some applications need to be downloaded. Like I downloaded Scientific calculator (Nokia actually gives scientific calc pre-installed even in low end phones like expressmusic). You will get many free apps from Android for this phone and would enjoy (I also installed Chess - my fav pastime).
HTC brand itself is great and after using Nokia and Samsung for past few years (button phones of course), I find this is worth it. You will find very few service centres even in big cities like Mumbai for HTC (like u need to travel atleast 10 kms for the nearest service centre which is not the case with Nokia or Samsung). Still I am happy to do something different now with HTC.
All in all it is a great phone. Worth buying if u dont need video calling at this time when 3G is just launched in India and that too in few locations.
Bye.

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