The smartphone market is absolutely packed with models at all kinds of price points, and as a whole, you get what you pay for. Don’t expect the styling and performance of an iPhone, an amazing camera and the best in speed and battery life from a cheap handset, because you will be disappointed. Of course, there are a few gems at the lower end of the market, and while they may not be able to compete with the most expensive gadgets, they make very good propositions if you want a fun, easy to use, reliable device without spending a fortune. The HTC Wildfire is one such phone, and if you are looking for a good smartphone on a budget, it might just tick all of your boxes.
Like a Mini Desire HD
The HTC Wildfire has often been compared to a mini version of the HTC flagship phone, the Desire HD. While one of the main things people don’t agree on about the Desire HD is its larger than normal size, which is a benefit for some and a negative for others, the more standard size of the Wildfire makes it feel like a nice little brother to the award winning Desire HD. The Desire HD is considered to be among the very best Android phones available, so this is a good pedigree. If you don’t want the price that comes with the Desire HD, the Wildfire is a very satisfying alternative.
Everything You Need at a Price You Can Afford
The HTC Wildfire is a great all round phone, which makes good use of the Android OS to give you lots of great features. With the right apps, your Wildfire can be used as a GPS system, a QR code reader, and much more, as well as of course a phone, a camera, and a device for surfing the web. There are thousands of apps available for Android so you can give your Wildfire all kinds of great new functionality, whether you want productivity apps that help you with work, or fun games. The 5 megapixel camera is pretty much the standard you would expect on a cheaper Android phone, so it is perfectly adequate for general use but won’t give you the same performance as the 8 megapixel cameras on higher end devices.
Plenty of Choice
With the Wildfire, you can choose pretty much any network you want, and will have plenty of choice when it comes to tariffs, including pay as you go options. It is advisable, as with any smartphone, to look for a tariff that gives you unlimited data over 3G, because you’ll find yourself using that a lot and won’t want to have to worry about exceeding limits when you are using your email, social media sites and browsing the web. All in all, this is a versatile, flexible phone suitable for all kinds of users, including just about anyone who needs a good all round smartphone that doesn’t break the bank.
Tech writer and mobile phone blogger Laura Ginn took a look at the handy HTC Wildfire smartphone to see how it stands up as a budget phone. Finding the right phone at the right price can be incredibly satisfying, and this is a device all sorts of consumers will really love using.