Conclusion: If you just want to browse the web, do email, send texts and take some surprisingly decent photos and video, the Wildfire S does it in a stylish package. The display is sharp and colorful, though at 3.2", men with large hands will probably find the on-screen keyboard (HTC's and Swype) too small. Call quality is good and reception is average on T-Mobile.
Conclusion: It is a fine average offering at a mid-range price, and ought to suit those whose demands are not too high, especially in areas such as video or web browsing, but check out the competition before buying and think about whether you need a larger screen.
Excerpt: The HTC Wildfire S was released in May of 2011 to replace its popular predecessor, the Wildfire. The phone received some minor tweaking in its overall appearance, and the new version is slightly thinner and lighter than its previous incarnation, but not by much. The major improvements the Wildfire S offers over the previous generation are in the hardware and software departments.
Excerpt: The new Wildfire S is 6mm shorter and weighs 13g less than the Wildfire it replaces. Its screen has the same 3.2in diagonal, but its 320x480 resolution is an improvement on the previous model's 240x320 pixels. We can't help but feel the looks have taken a step backwards, though, due to the tacky chrome strip around the screen and the removal of the handy directional optical pad.
Excerpt: Das erste HTC Wildfire war ein echter Kassenschlager. Zu einem günstigen Preis brachte es die Tugenden eines HTC Smartphone unter das Volk. Bei Display und Arbeitstempo mussten Wildfire Besitzer aber Abstriche machen. Mit dem HTC Wildfire S präsentiert der Hersteller nun einen würdigen Nachfolger, der es jedoch mit immer stärkerer Konkurrenz z.B. von Samsungs Wave-Serie zu tun hat.