The HTC Wildfire S, a follow up to the budget Android phone Wildfire, will be available in the Philippines starting next week according to reports. The retail price for this handset is Php14,995, just a little cheaper than the Php15,500 price of the original Wildfire. So what do you get from the Wildfire S? How is it different from the original Wildfire?
Here are the specs of this handset:
HTC Wildfire S Specs
- 600MHz processor
- 3.2″ display @ 320×480 pixels
- Gorilla Glass display
- 512MB internal memory
- microSD up to 32GB
- 512MB RAM
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 384Kbps
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi hotspot
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
- GPS with aGPS support
- 5MP autofocus camera with LED Flash
- Li-Ion battery 1230mAh
- Android 2.3
HTC made a few changes to the original Wildfire’s design. In terms of screen size and dimensions, the two handsets are almost identical. HTC retained most of the specs such as the 3.2-inch screen, 5 megapixel camera, microSD card slot as well as Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.
The only thing conspicuously absent from the Wildfire S is the optical trackpad. The really big change that HTC made is in software. The original Wildfire was released with Android 2.1 Éclair but the Wildfire S will be shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In terms of performance and features, Gingerbread is known to be better over the previous Android versions.
At Php14,995, the HTC Wildfire S is already close to the Php17,990 price of the current Samsung Galaxy S. If you’re thinking of getting the Wildfire S, you might also want to consider the Galaxy S which is much better in specs.