HTC Wildfire S Hands-On and Unboxing

August 3, 2011
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We've got a treat for you here, one of the tiniest little treats we've ever had the pleasure of checking out, one made for small-hands-having ladies and gentlemen across the world - an HTC device made for those who love the coolness of HTC's Sense UI without the giant nature of the top-tier devices we early adopters love so very much. This device comes with a 3.2-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and it weighs in at a mere 3.7 ounces (105 grams.) Will this little superstar capture our hearts above the rest of the mid-tier competition?

As you may already know, this device was announced with the rest of the HTC devices in one giant swoop earlier this year at Mobile World Congress (that being February 15, 2011.) It's the smallest of the bunch, of course, and is made to compete directly with such devices as the LG Optimus U and V plus the Samsung Exhibit 4G, Gravity Smart, and the Dart - and don't forget the Pantech Crossover, of course. But what none of these competitors have is something only HTC can offer: Sense. HTC Sense is what amounts to one of the hottest user interfaces on the Android market, and by the looks of it, HTC knows it.

With the Wildfire S you're going to get a mid-range device with a top-range display and interface. While the plastic used to make the back casing of the handset isn't as soft or as nice to hold as devices like, say, the HTC Sensation, it's still well molded and in that it comes off all in one piece to reveal a simple spot for battery, SIM card, and microSD (2GB out of the box upgradable to 32GB), this device seems like a quick winner. We're going to put this device through some hoops then get back to you on what the final verdict is.

Meanwhile here's a question for you: what questions about the device would you like answered? Anything in particular you'd like to know?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061623410 Tyson Allen

    Can this phone run the DSLR Controller app?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061623410 Tyson Allen

    Can this phone run the DSLR Controller app?