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HTC Wildfire

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3534 reviews of HTC Wildfire. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and size also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the performance and screen, and the apps and reception get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Wildfire is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 user reviews of HTC Wildfire from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the battery and performance.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020


Expert review by : Edward Chester (

HTC Wildfire


This small, budget Android handset is possibly our phone of the year so far.

Measures up to phones twice the price ; Good build quality

Low resolution screen ; Slow processor

The HTC Wildfire isn't perfect. Its low resolution screen won't appease heavy users, or those looking to enjoy games and video. Also, the phone isn't actually that small for such a low resolution screen. However, it has all the essential features of a...

Aug, 2010

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HTC Wildfire review


HTC's new entry level Android effort is here. But can it match budget with brains?

Apr, 2012

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Stuff magazine


HTC's rolled up with yet another Android smartphone. But how does the budget Wildfire stack up against the Legend and Desire?

A decent, affordable Android touchscreen, but the screen is a smidge too low-res for our liking

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Wildfire


The Wildfire comes in and supplants the Tattoo as HTC's mid-range device, offering up the now established Sense interface running over Android 2.1. Changes from the Tattoo centre around improved build quality, a capacitive display and styling that owes...

Ticks all the boxes on the spec sheet, great connected experience, easy to use, Android 2.1, great design

Low res screen, low res video, crashes, occasional touch response slow down

The HTC Wildfire offers up a comprehensive package of connected treats and dishes out some of the experience you'll find on the best handsets from this company. The experience is a step down from that of the Legend and the Desire and rightly so. It's...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Edward Walsh (

HTC Wildfire review


The low-cost version of the HTC Desire arrives

A budget phone that doesn't look cheap ; Nippy web browsing complete with Flash content ; Improved camera with flash ; Capacitive touchscreen ; HTC Sense with brilliant social network integration

Calling and messaging not 100% reliable ; QVGA screen isn't great for watching video ; Media player could be better ; Not Android 2.2 ; Location sometimes a bit dodgy

Update: now read our Hands on: HTC Wildfire S review.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti, (

HTC Wildfire review


The HTC Wildfire is a smaller, cheaper version of the HTC Desire mobile phone. The Wildfire's low-resolution display and occasional lag are down sides, but it is well designed, has impressive features and offers excellent value for money.

The HTC Wildfire boasts impressive build quality and the full suite of Android features, but it has a low-resolution display and sluggish performance. When you consider its price though, these minor issues are much easier to live with and are a small...

Aug, 2010

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HTC Wildfire review


IMPORTANT: HTC is replacing this handset; read our HTC Wildfire S review now!

The Wildfire is basically a Desire Lite, with all the utility of HTC's Sense software and the open nature of Android, but with a smaller screen.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Kate Solomon (

HTC Wildfire Review


The HTC Wildfire is best described as a diet-HTC Desire. Meant for those on a budget, the Wildfire has the same looks as the Desire, and the same user interface in the form of HTC's Sense software.…

Jun, 2010

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HTC Wildfire


Although smartphone manufacturers are offering bigger and bigger screens on mobile phones - with the latest Samsung Infuse 4G boasting a huge 4.5-inch screen, not everybody wants a big phone. Sometimes, small is better, which is where the 3.2-inch HTC...

The HTC Wildfire is a good handset, but it's lacking when it comes to stand-out features. We really love the design and the compact footprint, and it's worth a look if you're on a tight budget. If you can afford to spend a little more, however, HTC has...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Christian Milsom (

HTC Wildfire Review


HTC has gone through somewhat of a surge in terms of success in the last couple of years with phones like the HTC Desire and the Desire HD impressing many of us and setting great standards in terms of Android-based smartphones and now have they done it...

Overall the HTC Wildfire is a great little smartphone: it's fantastic for those who like to use the internet on-the-go, thanks to its fast connection speed; great for those social networking fanatics, with new status updates arriving within seconds of...

Feb, 2011