HTC Wildfire Owners, Any good?
I’m looking at getting a cheap smart phone to get me through to the end of my contract,
Are they wildfire’s any good? Do android systems go out of date like Ios on Iphone stopping me from downloading apps?
Any other suggestions, i’m only likely to use, Phone features, plus emails, facebook and strava.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
got a wildfire S from work. ‘salright, will get you through your contract. bit small, bit slow, bit rubbish for surfing, it’s a 2ish year old budget phone. I use it for (in order of useage) reading books, taking pics, making calls, making notes (catch), texting, watching avis. Does the job.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
Bear in mind, there’s different Wildfires. The original is widely regarded as pants and is like three years old now; the Wildfire S is better, but I don’t think it’s ever been particularly desirable over alternatives.
I’ve not looked at them in a while, but Orange usually have an own-branded budget Android phone in their line-up which is well regarded, previous ones have been called “San Francisco” and “Monte Carlo”; I’d expect then to to be doing something similar still.
If it’s just a stopgap, I’d suggest exploring the second-hand market. I can’t think of many compelling reasons to buy an entry-level handset from new.
Your question about updates is handset-specific, as OS updates require either the manufacturer or the modding community to release new firmware for that device.Posted 4 years agofreeagentMember
I had a wildfire, until a month ago – was OK but painfully slow for browsing, and I could never get it to connect to our home wifi
Mrs Freeagent has a Wildfire S – bit faster than my old phone but has a problem with the internal memory.
I’d say if you can get it free/very cheap, and don’t expect too much from it, i’m sure it’ll be OK…Posted 4 years agoseosamh77Subscriber
I’ve a wildfire S, it’s alright, but you know you’ve got a budget smart phone.
It’s slow(but useable), and the internal memory for apps is tiny. And you’re restricted to android 2.3.5.
battery will last all day if you aren’t using it, but only for about 4/5/6 hours if you start using the web alot on it.Posted 4 years agowillardMember
Wife has one.
Battery lasts a day with luck and hers has picked up a habit of turning itself off at random times during the day. It’s small and light, so good in that respect, but rus a very old version of Android and has a pretty poor screen.
All in all, it’s not bad for free and on PAYG, but not as a contract phone. Not really.Posted 4 years ago
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