Editors Liked

  • Compact, affordable entry level Android smartphone
  • Svelte design, Bright, colorful screen, Android 2,3 (Gingerbread) comes standard, Good camera
  • The HTC Wildfire S offers a decent set of features for a wallet-friendly price. The Android Gingerbread device has good build quality and call quality
  • Android 2.3 for a very affordable price, dinky form factor and excellent social networking integration
  • Good screen, Sense 2.1 is user friendly, Camera performs well
  • Cheap; comes with Android 2.3; Sense UI; color options
  • Good screen, Sense 2.1 is user friendly, Camera performs well

Editors Didn't Like

  • No 4G, no Adobe Flash, relatively low res display
  • Short battery life, Weak reception, Useless speakerphone
  • The smartphone's compact size won't suit everyone. The smaller display makes it a bit hard on the eyes when viewing Web sites and video, and the camera's picture quality could be better
  • The camera is disappointing and the processor is on the sluggish side. Though it runs on Android 2.3, the Wildfire is incapable of making the most of the OS.Look and Feel
  • Underpowered processor, Virtual keyboard too small, Incall quality far from great
  • No front camera for video calls; weak flash
  • Underpowered processor, Virtual keyboard too small, Incall quality far from great