HTC Wildfire S

  • HTC Wildfire S
72
Based on 46 scores, 71 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    15
  • Bad:
    12

Pros:

  • Full HTC Sense experience.
  • Compact form factor.
  • Decent performance with smooth screen transition and fast loading times for apps.

Cons:

  • Below average battery mileage.
  • No 4G, no Adobe Flash.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 76

The HTC Wildfire S is a small, classy smartphone that's great for basic social networking, texting and...

By 5FWD on 60

The HTC Wildfire S may not be up there with the pricier handsets, but as a budget handset, the HTC Wildfire offers a handsome alternative with all the features you need to stay in touch, browse the web and listen to the odd tune. HTC Wildfire S...

By HardwareZone.com on 80

Being an Android user has its benefits, and it can be summarized with one word: choice. With so many Android devices to choose from, there’s bound to be one that fits your needs. If budget is of the utmost priority, reasonably affordable Android...

By eTech Reviews on

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...

By CNET UK on

So there we have it: five phones that are all worthy of your attention if you don't want to spend all your cash on the latest top-end handset. Make sure to check out all our reviews and price comparisons to make sure you're getting the phone...

By cnet on 60

Despite its small stature, the HTC Wildfire S is well-crafted and easy on the eye. Unfortunately, a slow data network holds it...

By Channel Pro on 100

The first Wildfire was the best budget Android handset we'd seen. We test its successor, the Wildfire S HTC’s original Wildfire offered a full-fat Android experience in a budget handset, and was a PC Pro favourite for a while. But as more...

By TechSmart.co.za on

Smartphone buyers looking for a budget-friendly mobile device no longer have to settle for underpowered devices with unimpressive displays, as this price category is inhabited by some capable performers including the Samsung Galaxy Gio and HTC ChaCha....

By Pocketnow on 50

If you're looking for an entry-level phone, but want all the features and benefits of Android, this is the phone for you. It fits in-hand wonderfully, is very well built, has all the minimum requirements that you need in a smartphone, and is priced...

By MobileTechReview on 60

If you just want to browse the web, do email, send texts and take some surprisingly decent photos and video, the Wildfire S does it in a stylish package. The display is sharp and colorful, though at 3.2", men with large hands will probably find the...

By Ubergizmo on

for casual users) Cute: Most people would probably agree that the HTC Wildfire S is a cutie. It’s size and curvy design are eye-catching and it feels great in the hand or in the pocket. It does everything that HTC pitches: sharing photos and...

By PC Mag on 70

The HTC Wildfire S isn't as impressive or as fast as high-end Android phones on T-Mobile, but it's inexpensive and offers virtually the same feature set....

By Reseller News on

It is almost shocking that the Wildfire S is the first HTC Android-based phone released locally. HTC has produced model after model of Android phone since its first, known as the Dream, launched in October 2008. In fact, the HTC Dream was the first...

By cnet on 73

Its small size won't please everyone, but the HTC Wildfire S is a decent, entry-level Android smartphone for a very affordable...

By Phone Scoop on

It’s tempting to think that an inexpensive smartphone is going to suck, but that's not the case with HTC's Wildfire S. Even though it has some stripped down features (no front camera for video chat, no dual-core processor,) the features it...

By SlashGear on

To wrap things up I’d have to give this device a thumbs-up. For a first time smartphone or first time Android user this would be the ideal device. Some might want something larger but for the size and everything you get it really is awesome. For...

By Android Central on

One fortunate side-effect of all the craziness going on at the expensive end of the smartphone spectrum is that more-affordable devices are starting to become faster and better. Last year’s HTC Wildfire underwhelmed us a little, with its sub-par...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

HTC's Wildfire S offers decent value for money, but doesn't come without compromises. However, those looking for a relatively compact and affordable smartphone are likely to be pleased with its combination of excellent build quality and...

By Canadian Reviewer on 80

By Gadjo Cardenas SevillaWe've seen our share of micro-smartphones this year. We recently reviewed the Motorola DEFY, the HP-Palm Pre 2 and Sony's Xperia X10 Mini. HTC's Widlfire S joins the ranks of undersized yet over achieving smartphones...

By 3G UK on 60

While the Wildfire S is a nice addition to the range of affordable smartphones already available, it suffers from the amount of competition that its big brother never experienced, and with no stand-out features it may disappear into the crowd. HTC...