Is the HTC Desire miles better than HTC Wildfire?

The HTC Desire is usually much more expensive than the HTC Wildfire, but is it really worth the extra money? I plan on keeping my next phone for probably 2 years so I want to make sure I do the right thing right now in buying it.

Most Useful Answer JayIce  Apr. 1, 2011 at 21:52

the wildfire isn't 2mp, it's 5mp ;)

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emmajk42 / MOD  Mar. 24, 2011 at 15:04

Here are the specifications to compare: HTC Wildfire vs HTC Desire. Glancing quickly at those, screen size on the Desire is quite a bit bigger (3.7" compared to 3.2"), with the resolution accordingly higher (240x320 vs 480x800 pixels). The CPU speed on the Desire is double the Wildfire, so that might affect how fast things run. A few things to think about :)

JayIce  Apr. 1, 2011 at 21:52

the wildfire isn't 2mp, it's 5mp ;)

emmajk42 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2011 at 12:09

My mistake, I had the 2 tabs open and I must have read that wrong. I will edit my comment above :) Thanks Jayice :)

ez05189  Apr. 4, 2011 at 06:33

i got a wildfire...n i've just been told that i cant upgrade the firmware from 2.2 ever!! is it true? what is the best way to get an upgrade?

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 4, 2011 at 13:38

You're HTC Wildfire is network-branded, right? What network is that? Froyo has been available for the Wildfire since October. You should get on to your network - be firm but friendly. Updating a phone's software is 'best policy' both in terms of usability and security! (make that a big POINT! Mention the recent bad press re. Android and malware etc.... Updated software means better security)...
If you're network won't comply, you can take the phone to an indie phone shop, have it rooted and flashed with a generic Froyo ROM for the HTC Wildfire. Should cost you about £20. Or, if you feel up to it, read => <<== it's a start.

mrew42  Apr. 4, 2011 at 14:28

@ez05189: as is usual with HTC, older budget phones are less likely to gte updates to more recent O/S releases.
That's not to say that HTC won't release their flavour of 2.3 (with HTC sense) but then your provider will need to 'approve' it (and add their own bloatware).
There are moves by various forums to create a build for the Wildfire but that means rooting your phone and invalidating any warranty you may have outstanding. Keep an eye on MODACO, Cyanogen and XDA forums for more details. That said, at least the Wildfire got 2.2 which is a bigger deal than what 2.3 promises IMO.
I've been running 2.3(.3) from Cyanogen on my Desire for a while now. Yes it's good, but I don't notice quite as much difference as I did moving from the original 2.1 to 2.2


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