We want to warn you that if you’re a boy you should steer clear of this review, since this one’s for the ladies. We’re dealing here with a full analysis of the HTC Wildfire S in its pink version, as shown in the video and pictures below. The size, features and price, everything points towards a feminine device.
Although HTC already launched the lady phone Rhyme weeks ago, I feel that Wildfire S is a good way to start the Android journey for a young lady. It’s small and light, at 12.4mm thickness and weighs 105 grams and with a bit of resource management you can get the best Gingerbread experience. You’ll have a 3.2 inch 320 x 480 pixel display available, with Gorilla Glass protection and showing Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 2.1 UI.
You’ll have to be careful with resources, since only 512MB of ROM and 512MB of RAM are available for you, but with a task killer, power management and attention to details, your experience will be OK. Of course, some lag and force closes will happen, but you can get over that. Inside the device there’s a 600MHz Scorpion CPU and the smartphone also comes with a 2GB microSD card bundled, that will host all the basic apps a girl needs. I’ve included some of these in the video review, including a menstrual calendar, an app for cocktail recipes, a horoscope and more.
There’s also a 5 megapixel camera at the back with reasonable picture performance, but very poor video capture (VGA at 24 fps). Other features of the HTC Wildfire S include Stereo FM radio with RDS, a digital compass and a Li-Ion battery with 1230 mAh capacity, that will give you a day or two of full use. While testing this handset, I had fun with it, but most of tests of the pinkie smartphone were done by me watching a girl use it.
She spent most of the time playing Fruit Slice, checking in on Facebook (that has a great new app for Android by the way), downloading (useless) stuff from Android Market and checking her mail. Chatting on Yahoo Messenger is also pretty easy, with notifications of replies placed in the classic Android notifications bar. If you want a starting Android phone for your girl or you’re a lady who doesn’t want to spend a lot on an Android phone, I say go for it and buy the HTC Wildfire S!