HTC Wildfire S

The Good Truly pocket-sized; Improved screen resolution; Up to date Android 2.3 software.

The Bad Slow processor means sluggish performance; Not suitable for large-handed users; Camera is disappointing.

The Bottom Line With a better screen and more alluring design, the Wildfire S builds on its popular predecessor. The phone remains underpowered, but is still a compact and pocket-friendly Android handset.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

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Review

HTC Wildfire S

The sequel to the pint-sized Android wonder that was the HTC Wildfire, this subtle revision manages to rectify some of its predecessor's niggles, but those expecting a cutting-edge experience may be disappointed.

The Wildfire S is available for around £15 on a monthly contract. Expect to part with approximately £200 for a SIM-free version.

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Released alongside the best-selling HTC Desire, the first Wildfire was pitched as an entry-level Android device for mobile users on a budget. While it closely mimicked the look of the Desire, its poor screen and lack of processing power prevented it from truly shining. Being launched so soon after the similarly specced (but much more attractive) HTC Legend didn't help, either, although great deals made it very popular.

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