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HTC Wildfire S Android Phone (T-Mobile)
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HTC Wildfire S Android Phone (T-Mobile)

by HTC
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Affordable 3G-enabled Android-powered smartphone with 3.2-inch touchscreen display and HTC Sense
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking with mobile hotspot sharing with multiple devices plus Wi-Fi Calling capabilities
  • 5-MP camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; HTML web browser with Flash 10.1
  • Up to 6.7 hours of talk time, up to 312 hours (13 days) of standby time; released in July, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
  • Affordable 3G-enabled Android-powered smartphone with 3.2-inch touchscreen and HTC Sense

Product Details

Product Description

The budget-friendly HTC Wildfire S from T-Mobile brings you the power of the Android platform and touchscreen interactivity at an affordable price. The 3G-enabled Wildfire S also offers Wi-Fi networking, and you can take advantage of Wi-Fi Calling and Wi-Fi Sharing capabilities.

HTC Wildfire S
At a Glance:

  • 3G connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 600 MHz Snapdragon processor

  • 3.2-inch touchscreen

  • 512 MB memory + microSD expansion

  • 5-MP camera

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

A 5-megapixel camera with a flash and DVD-quality video recording lets you capture every moment in detail--and then quickly upload and easily share your most memorable shots. Unwind anytime with your favorite music, games, and apps. You can find hundreds of thousands of apps on Android Market.

In addition to Android, this also offers the next-generation HTC Sense user interface experience, which includes quicker startup times from hibernation mode as well as a consolidated view of your favorite social networking sites.

The Wildfire S is powered by a single-core 600 MHz Snapdragon processor and it offers a brightly colorful 3.2-inch multi-touch display. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (to 32 GB), GPS for navigation and location-based services, music player, FM radio, Visual Voicemail, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6.7 hours of talk time.

HTC Sense Experience

Boasting the latest HTC Sense experience, the Wildfire S features a customizable active lockscreen that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply waking up the display.

Additionally, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets your quickly jump to your most used features--whether it be making a call, sending an e-mail, or taking a picture. For example, the camera can be launched right from the lock screen with a single motion, saving precious seconds when you're trying to capture the action.

Vital Statistics

The HTC Wildfire S weighs 3.7 ounces and measures 4.1 x 2.34 x 0.49 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.7 hours of talk time, and up to 312 hours (13 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).

What's in the Box

HTC Wildfire S handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide

Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

The Wildfire S runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Wildfire S also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination


  • Fast 3G connectivity
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB (2 GB card included).
  • 600 MHz Snapdragon processor
  • 3.2-inch display (480 x 360 pixels)
  • Onscreen QWERTY keyboard with Swype keyboard option
  • MicroUSB port (USB 2.0) with charging and mass storage capabilities.
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, image stabilizer, face detection, digital zoom, scene modes, and geotagging.
  • Video capture capabilities (DVD quality; 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Music player compatible with MP3, AAC, and WMA formats
  • FM radio
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Full HTML Web Browser with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It is good at what it does. November 20, 2012
By Mocal
The Htc Wildfire S was what I expected, A Phone with a very good camera, great audio pick up and, starts falling short about there. The internal memory is a issue that should had been dealt with in the development stage, since the phone is loaded with bloatware that is both quite useless and can't be removed, A low memory mode that does..nothing a power saver mode that does..nothing. I have found that you can't do anything with the phone once the memory is full, like checking the pictures on your SD card for that matter. That camera and that flash oh boy makes it almost worth the..whats that other phones are cheaper with better cameras? with better memory as well? then why get the WildFire S? It is cute...well i can not argue that it is very cute. I find it trash bin worthy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read this before buying July 31, 2012
I used this phone for 6months. i have trouble with touchscreen and every week it asks me to restart the phone. With new SW this seems to have improved but now my battery only last 12-14hrs. I called HTC support and they said they only guarantee the batter for 4-6 HOURS. AGAIN JUST 4-6 HOURS (NOT DAYS). this is the customer service to expect. I told it used to last 2-3 days before and not only half a day and they tell me if it was working better before doenst mean we gurantee that, we only guarantee only 4-6 hrs. This is poor service. So beware before you buy this device.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible phone July 2, 2012
By rodirod
This phone is a nightmare. Power consumption is very high, so that the phone will barely make it through the day. The touch screen reacts very slow. But worst of all is that the phone is so ridiculously under-equipped with internal memory. The exchangeable SD card doesn't make up for this, since many apps will only install on the internal memory of the phone. Your memory will be clogged up in no time, with only a few apps installed. The screen is an endless source of frustration; the bar with the permanently installed touch-buttons "home", "search" etc. is so close to the rest of the screen area, that you will find yourself frequently exiting applications involuntarily while for instance typing text messages. All in all a halfheartedly thought-out and engineered cell phone; not to speak of the crude design.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for 1st time smartphone user June 7, 2012
By dnschan
Got it from other places. Used it for 6 months.

found that it has the following pros and cons

Small, and lighted
Good camera, the picture quality is better than Iphone 4

Only have 512mb internal memory, and only about 150mb available for apps installation
So the memory will be fulled quickly.
Can't install too many apps.
When the memory is almost fulled, you can't syn the email and contacts.

As the screen is small, the keypad is not too good to type
The phone keypad of Iphone is much better than that phone

The battery drain fast, has to shut the bluetooth, GPS, Wifi in order to save power.
Almost need to charge every day

In conclusion, suggest to pay more to get a higher model phone.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing android! June 1, 2012
Wildfire S is a wonderful little phone. With all of the Android features, its a great HTC device. A compact smartphone that does it all! You won't be disappointed.
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