Is it worth going for the HTC Wildfire S instead of the original HTC Wildfire?

I’m looking at the original HTC Wildfire and the screen resolution is 240x320 – that's quite low isn't it? Can it still do everything the HTC Wildfire S does?

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blizzard7  May. 17, 2011 at 11:24

So the Wildfire S has:
- A smaller surface area than the Wildfire.
- Thicker, but lighter body
- Faster processor and more RAM
- 802.11n for better WiFi range and speed
- Bluetooth 3.0 for better BT range and speed (providing what you're transferring with also has BT 3.0)
- Android 2.3, with the new notification bar and various fixes/ speed enhancements vs. Android 2.2.
- Shorter battery life (however, TechRadar say they manage over 2 days with moderate use which is better than some other phones).
- And of course the improved screen resolution, which means significantly more apps are compatible (many don't operate at 240x320) and web browsing is a little bit easier (although obviously not as pleasant an experience as on say a Desire S due to the lower resolution and slower processor).

Overall, unless you're getting a stonking deal on a Wildfire, I'd recommend the Wildfire S. I'd also recommend browsing some deals on the Desire S as there seem to be some amazing prices around for it right now.

H3rn1a  May. 17, 2011 at 20:22

Wow I didn't realize that about the apps. Wildfire S it is! Cheers blizzard7

blizzard7  May. 17, 2011 at 22:07

No problem, I'll sure you'll love your new phone.


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