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HTC Wildfire Sim Free Mobile Phone - Metal Mocha

by HTC
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)



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  • Sim Free (unlocked) Touch Screen Android Phone
  • Integrated FaceBook App & advanced caller id - get facebook status on caller id!
  • Full Flash support for online video & pinch screen resizing
  • 5mp Camera with Flash & GPS Geotagging
  • In-built dimmable flashlight and FM radio
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 99HLC011-00
  • ASIN: B003NCWVH2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,938 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Safety

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  • Warning: Protective equipment should be worn. Not to be used in traffic

Product Description

Box Contains

  • HTC Wildfire
  • Battery
  • USB Mains Charger
  • Data Cable (microUSB)
  • 2GB microSD card
  • Accessory leaflet


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    Customer Reviews

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    402 of 404 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A little fire cracker ! 29 July 2010
    By Dan
    Colour Name:Metal Mocha
    There are plenty of phones out there that will offer something better than the Wildfire. Bigger screen - better resolution - faster processor etc - but they all come at a price. The Wildfire comes in at a brilliant price point and offers a great feature set and a mature user interface (HTC Sense UI). If you trawl through the on line reviews, the biggest criticism is that it only offers a QVGA low res screen. Personally, I decided that it probably wouldn't matter to me as I'm unlikely to watch full length movies on the thing - but it's plenty good enough for you tube and web browsing in my opinion. I'm not disappointed.

    The social networking integration is great. Friendstream is a great way to keep track of Twitter and Facebook updates. Smarter still, the phone matches your facebook friends with your contacts - and when they call, you get their latest facebook update and also notification if it's close to their birthday.

    As you would expect with an Android handset - gmail integration is there (mail / contacts and calendar). It also connects to Exchange Active sync, which I'm using although it's a Zarafa / Z-Push backend in reality but I have absolutely no problems with it. The calendar appears to aggregate all these sources (including Facebook) in to one so you don't need to check a separate calendar for each.

    The Wildfire UI can be customised with widgets and apps. Don't be too worried if you've not faced this before - essentially you can put what you like / where you like on one of the seven Sense UI screens and make the phone your own.

    The application support is great. Today, for instance, I installed the latest Google Maps with voice search and also Navigation. The inbuilt GPS allowed me to use this as a Sat Nav unit.
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    248 of 249 people found the following review helpful
    By KJ
    Colour Name:Metal Mocha
    I must admit that I bought my HTC Wildfire in a panic after damaging my HTC Hero beyond economical repair plus working away from home for a long time ruled out the chances of finding the ever popular SIM free HTC Desire or HTC Legend in a normal high street store so I bought the HTC Wildfire knowing that if I didn't like it I could take it back and exchange it for a HTC Desire or HTC Legend and simply pay the difference.

    After playing around with it for an hour or two I actually grew to like the Wildfire - it was sleek, well finished, felt great to hold and it seemed to respond faster than my HTC Hero, needless to say I ended keeping my Wildfire for a number of valid reasons;

    "5 MegaPixel camera with LED flash and autofocus"
    I'm not a photographer or an expert but I've taken a few photos with the HTC Wildfire's snapper and its pretty good at taking pictures. The software is easy to use and its quite fast as well.

    "Android 2.1 with HTC Sense"
    The combination of Google's brilliant operating system and HTC's excellent skinning software has catapulted handsets like the Wildfire, the Hero, the Legend and the Desire into the iPhone league and arguably way beyond the Apple offering. Slick looking HTC widgets and apps such as a choice of twelve beautifully crafted live clocks to put on the home screen as you see fit, info sharing widgets such as the stocks, news, animated weather, web bookmarks, email, SMS messaging, twitter and facebook offerings to mention just a few.
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    199 of 202 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars In the shadow of the Desire 10 July 2010
    By J. Yeow VINE VOICE
    Colour Name:Metal Mocha
    The HTC Wildfire is a firm 4 star phone. The reasoning behind this being that the HTC desire is widely viewed as a 5 star phone, and the Wildfire being it's smaller cousin does pretty much everything the desire can do but has a slower processor, slightly less memory and an inferior screen.

    The reason you are considering the Wildfire is because it is smaller but supports everything the Desire does. The 5mp camera, Sense UI, Wifi, 3G, GRPS are all here. And even more the Wildfire fits in the hand better than the lengthy Desire. The screen is supposedly inferior, but I found the LCD to be slightly easier to see in direct sunlight than the Desire which is more reflective. The "poorer" viewing angles of an LCD screen are apparent here, but less colour distortion that other phones I've used.

    When it comes to attention to detail, the HTC Wildfire has all the bases covered. The way you switch to silent mode, the way the phone unlocks, the intuitiveness of the interface. It's clear to see that every part of the software has been clearly thought out. Generally navigating the interface is a smooth experience, but there are times, where there is a slight pause or delay as the phone attempts to fetch data to move to the next screen. To be honest the Desire has these moments too, but generally, if you compare this and the Desire side by side, the Wildfire appears a little sluggish. On it's own, the sluggishness is unnoticeable and only when viewing some videos is it clear the processor struggles. Hopefully the 2.2 update coming to the Wildfire at the end of this year should improve things. Some users claim the Android 2.2 update speeds up the phone by up to 3x.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars wife
    bought this for my wife i had one from work and allways was up to the job and dropped many times and allways worked fine tuff old phone
    Published 1 month ago by salvatorevirciglio
    5.0 out of 5 stars a very good buy
    I am not a "Techy" but this phone does every thing that I want it to and it is reliable and easy to use. I am a satisfied customer.
    Published 1 month ago by Mr robert G Stevens
    5.0 out of 5 stars htc wildfire mobile phone
    the product arrived very promptly and was as described i was very pleased with my purchase although i have gone back to a blackberry phone now
    Published 1 month ago by david
    2.0 out of 5 stars Still trying to find where you put the coal in the back.
    I bought one of these as a cheap replacement for a HTC Desire S that I dropped into a BBQ. I bought the Wildfire firstly on the strength of the Desire and secondly because it was... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by tom daniel
    2.0 out of 5 stars Memory card
    The phone came minus a memory card yet this information was not provided as part of the description for the product
    Published 3 months ago by Amazonner
    3.0 out of 5 stars Strong phone, still going three years on, but slow, abysmal internal...
    I bought this phone from 3 mobile in 2010. It was amazing at first, but as apps became more popular and larger my phone just couldn't cope. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Miss N A Collingwood
    5.0 out of 5 stars mobile
    bought this phone for my Daughter and she still uses it and doesn't have a problem, apps can be slow
    Published 5 months ago by kim
    1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it!
    This is an absolutely abysmal mobile phone, it is the worst I have ever owned in a long line of mobiles. Run while you still can.
    Published 5 months ago by Jonny Ackroyd
    1.0 out of 5 stars dishonest sale
    I bought this phone because it was described as unlocked and it was not at all. I spend almost ten days sending emails to find a solution and customer service kept me checking... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Yolanda
    2.0 out of 5 stars HTC Wildfire
    Bought this product from MemoryCapital arrived damaged NO charger, usb cable, box or memory card (was advertised with them)
    I was out of pocket by £6. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by misssixty
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