With smartphones getting bigger, even mini phones have created a niche for themselves, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Mini and Mini Pro were well accepted and the company has even announced their upgrades, HTC isn’t lagging behind and is out with a sizzling device — the HTC Wildfire S.

The name suggests it is the succes¬sor to the Wildfire but it looks smart and different. Usually, compact phones have small displays but this one boasts a regular 3.2-inch capacitive display. Although, the display looked small, accessing applications was easy. Initially, typing over the onscreen QWERTY keypad was a bit difficult but very soon we got used to it.

The compact size was complemented by clean looks. Below the Gorilla Glass display are the four touch keys—home, option, back and search. The 3.5mm jack along with the power key was placed on the top whereas the volume key and charging jack were on the left panel. Running on the Android v2.3, the Wildfire has a 600MHz processor clubbed with 512MB RAM.
Onboard are basics including Google Services, HTC Hub, news and weather; Quick Lookup, Voice recorder, etc. The 5 MP onboard camera churns out average pictures and the phone does not support 720p video capture either.

Verdict: Android starter, worth considering.

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