HTC Wildfire S – The Best Budget Android Handset

Cell Phones — on December 13, 2011 at 12:05 am | Comment Now

HTC Wildfire S remains underpowered and builds on its popular predecessor, with its more alluring design and superior display. It is a beautifully designed Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with plethora of additional software features and decent five-megapixel camera. The Wildfire S is developed and designed by HTC Corporation and was announced in the month of February 2011 at Mobile World Congress and revealed three months later in Europe. Powering the Wildfire S is a 600MHz Qualcomm processor with Android 2.3.5 operating system. It comes with TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen display and five-megapixel camera. It is considered to be an upgraded version of HTC Wildfire launched in the year 2010 with faster Bluetooth 3.0 support and newer Gingerbread version of Android operating system.

Surf the web in style with multi window browsing, flash video support and pinch to zoom functionality with auto text reflow of HTC Wildfire S. It allows you to take great images with five-megapixel camera with flash and tag your friends in pics and instantly post them to social networks. Explore plethora of applications on Android Market and send your favorite one to relatives. Zoom in on webpage and text changes size and reflows automatically to make it easier to read. Experience zero-wait, while zooming and zipping around your maps. In spite of its small stature, the Wildfire S is well designed and easy on the eye.

HTC Wildfire S

MetroPCS is another carrier to get the HTC Wildfire S, a stylish, petite and relatively less expensive Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. It is already offered for United States Cellular and T-Mobile, the HTC Wildfire S is MetroPCS first handset ever. The all-white smartphone comes with 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, five-megapixel camera with LED flash and 600MHz processor. It is nicely designed and comes packed with plenty of features. Sadly, the slower 2.5G network holds it back, in terms of performance. Android 2.3 Gingerbread runs underneath the company’s custom interface called Sense. But you will surely enjoy the additional capabilities and graphical richness, which come with Sense from the way that skin organizes applications to access to system settings.

MetroPCS applications found on HTC Wildfire S include IM and social networking application, MetroPCS, Loopt’s social network, MetroPCS Easy Wi-Fi, M Studio, Metro 411 and Metro Navigator. There are some applications for extras, VC Pay, virtual payment card, myMetro, Rhapsody Music and Pocket Express. Standard features on Wildfire S include 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100; 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 256,000 colors and 320 x 480 pixels; Corning Gorilla Glass; HTC Sense 2.1 UI; Touch sensitive controls; Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones; microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included; 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM; GPRS Up to 114 kbps; EDGE Up to 560 kbps; HSDPA speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA speeds up to 384 Kbps; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot; 5.0 megapixel camera with autofocus, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Geo-tagging, LED flash and face detection; Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread).

HTC Wildfire S

Also standard on HTC Wildfire S are Qualcomm MSM7227; 600 MHz ARM 11; Accelerometer, proximity, compass; SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM; Stereo FM radio with RDS; GPS with A-GPS support; SNS integration; Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration; MP3/AAC+/WAV player; Xvid/MP4/H.264 player; Organizer; Voice memo; Predictive text input; Phonebook: Caller groups, Unlimited entries, Search by both first and last name, Multiple numbers per contact, Ring ID and Picture ID; Organizer: Alarm, Calendar, Calculator and Document viewer; Bluetooth 3.0 Profiles: Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP) and Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP); Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3), Haptic feedback, Vibration, Polyphonic ringtones, Silent mode, Flight mode and Speakerphone; Sensors: Compass, Accelerometer, TTY/TDD and Voice recording. An attractive, feature-rich and ultraportable phone on any network, the HTC Wildfire S definitely has an appeal.


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