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+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 2760 reviews.
HTC Wildfire: Smartphone with 5MP camera, Touchscreen and 240 x 320 display. See full product description

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edward, windsor Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the phone it self is such an easy device to use, and with it being powered by google you can still receive emails through the gmail server which is a bonus if you were to leave your dongle at home however you can still use the phone as a portable modem. with such a wide range of apps to choose from on the android app store there is something to keep everyone entertained.
Bad points:
as other people have mentioned the battery life isn't all that great and what i have also found is that once you reach 200+ text messages the operating system really starts to become rather sluggish. but on the whole a very good device for people to get used to the new generation of smart phones.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

Nadia, Leeds Music and entertainment lover

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant design, easy to use.
Bad points:
The battery life only lasts 2 days if you don't use it much at all, for those who use it a lot, you're lucky if you get a full day out of it. The phone also crashes a lot (for example, sometimes won't let you end calls). Also, the HTC friendstream stopped working until an android update became available. The application 'Angry Birds' lags. The screen resolution is terrible in comparison with the HTC Desire.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2010

Jess, Nottingham Music and entertainment lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good battery i know people have commented on a bad battery but leave it to charge overnight before playing on it and it will be fine(i know it is hard but trust me)
Screen not as bad as it sounds
I love this phone and would reccommend it to any one
So many apps to personalise the phone.
So easy to use. Wanted an Iphone but i'm not fussed now because you can get some apps that are on istore for free on android.
Easy set up no problems what so ever
Bad points:
because of the screen the pictures you take can look a bit rubbish but stick them on your computer and they are great.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Music and entertainment lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fabbbb
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Nov 2010

gary, cardiff Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
functionatity, looks, ease of use, ability for use of tethering, build quality
Bad points:
doesn't come with any form of a screen protector / protective case or sleeve, pretty average battery life for a smart phone
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Nov 2010

Mark, Leamington Spa Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
For what you pay, you really can't ask for a better phone. Text messages, contacts, e-mails, calendars, weather updates, applications, etc., are all available at the swipe of a screen. Not only that, the transition is absolutely faultless as HTC's Sense UI really does pair up perfectly with the Android OS.

The hardware is excellent. The phone itself fells strong, durable and compact ... in fact, it's the perfect size to fit in your palm and everything is still accessible when you hold it. The ever-so-slight lip at the bottom of the device makes the optical trackball the perfect distance away from your thumb. Not to mention the rubbery feel substance that coats the device making it harder for it to accidentally slip out of you hand. The camera is also rather good considering what it is, with the video recording capabilities a good standard also. The LED flash does the job when in darkened rooms and the quality of the images is not to be ignored either.

Although the quantity of applications is not at the same level as the App Store that doesn't mean the quality is not sub-par. Thousands of Apps will amaze you and give you options that were unavailable previously. Not to mention certain quirks provided by Google, such as Google Navigation, which provides you with free GPS. Pop in the car with your HTC and you'll have a free Satellite Navigation system effortlessly saving you a few quid on another piece of hardware.

Let's not forget the device has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity meaning you can do everything you want from your smart phone.

The screen resolution itself does not hold up when compared to the HTC Desire, but don't let that deter you. It is still of great quality and will still do exactly what it is supposed to do.
Bad points:
As everyone else has said, the only bad point is the battery, but this is not major.

With regular use I get around one and a half days. Heavy usage will drain it within a day and light usage will give me two days. This is fairly normal for modern-day smart phones though.

Luckily, the charger is just a simple Micro-USB cable which can be purchased from any electronics store for a few quid. I keep one at all regular places I go to (e.g. in the house, office, laptop bag and car), knowing that if I ever need to charge my phone I'll be able to give it enough juice to get me home.

Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
memory
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jul 2011

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Product Features

Operating system Android
Screen size (Inches) 3.2
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Flash
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 240
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 8.1
Stand-by time (Days) 20.0
Depth in cm 1.29
Height in cm 10.67
Width in cm 6.04
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 118
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-07-13

Also known as: Tesco Mobile, mobile, Wildfire, Vodafone HTC Wildfire

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