The HTC Wildfire S is proof that companies listen. It’s nice when a company who is churning out one profitable product after another takes time to make a device that appeals to us little guys.
But evidently every smartphone company thinks that we all want a 4.3 inch display in a huge rectangular form that weighs much that when you put it in your pocket you lean to one side.
The HTC Wildfire S is a clear step in a direction other than the norm. At least physically. Definitely on the small side when compared to the average mobile handset of the day, at 3.99 x 2.34 x 0.49 inches, it is a joy to behold, and to hold, for those of us with medium to small-sized hands.
And with an average weight of all smart phones of 4.3 ounces, the 3.7 ounce weight of the HTC Wildfire S is veritably feather-like. Offered as prepaid phones and unlocked phones, the HTC Wildfire S models will offer the same functions and access in both connectivity types.
This razor thin, super light smartphone does offer a rather large screen for that light weight, however. At 3.2 inches and 320 x 480 pixel resolution, this is definitely not a handset made for those demanding video gamers or smartphone shoppers who love to watch full-length movies on their handsets. But at its budget price, this “large for its size”screen offers the basic smartphone user a very decent visual experience.
With a processor 60% the size and power of the average 4G Android smartphone, and 600 MHz, the HTC Wildfire S is definitely not going to threaten the Motorola Atrix 4G or HTC Thunderbolt in speed or power. But for basic surfing, apps use, placing and receiving calls, and social interaction on the World Wide Web, the 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM efficiently backup this is smaller single core processor, and the effect is what you would expect from an efficient budget-phone.
It’s good to know that there are phones out there for people with smaller hands who don’t spend their entire life on their handset, and don’t need the latest expensive bells and whistles.
For occasional e-mail checking, light web surfing, apps use, and other routine, basic smartphone usage, the HTC Wildfire S is up to the task, and even offers a truly budget price.