BEWARE MAJOR FLAW IN THE PHONE
13 Jul 2011 By Mohammed Ali Rukadikar Rukadikar On flipkart.com
Recently ordered this phone from flipkart. The phone was delivered in perfect condition and on time by filpkart, as always. But upon using the phone for a week, i realised the phone had one major flaw. It was with the INTERNAL MEMORY.nnIt only has 150mb of free internal memory as oppose to 512mb ( 350mb is already taken by the OS), while out of the 150 mb, 70-80% of it is already pre-loaded with apps like the HTC sense, Peeps, etc. nnSo now when you want to install apps of your own, you only have around 20mb-30mb of space left. The phone starts acting all stucky and weird. Now, after not installing the apps you want, the cache starts becoming a problem. So every time you have to clear your cache for all the apps to make space and let the phone run smoothly (apart from not getting to install the apps you want). You will just have to enter login information again-n-again. They do have a way of transferring the app from phone memory to card memory, but sadly, most of the apps are not transferable. n(It seems the apps which have their own widgets, are non-transfarable)nnSad that such a beautiful and powerful phone has such a major problem. Im sure HTC could have sorted this 'Internal Memory' problem, but they didn't, just to restrict the user usage and experience. So now, you have no choice but to upgrade to a higher end model.
02 Sep 2011 By Bronson Rajiv On flipkart.com
Hello Folks. Well i purchased a HTC Wildfire S about a month back. Although I didn't purchase it on FlipKart, I just thought i need to write a review. I have heard one too many folks with nothing but bad things to say about this phone. So i thought i'd write a review. Ok Review first.nnLook and Feel : nA decent looking handset, with gorilla glass (Although prone to minor scratches every now and then), plastic body but feels premium finish, with USB to micro USB cable for charging which can also be plugged directly to charger as well(this is a standard with most smart phone i guess). The 2.3 gingerbread OS is slick. HTC sense adds for a better looking UI. nnnHardware: nMost reviews claim the processor to be slow, But it is not. I atleast have 20 apps running simultaneously, just to check for any lag. But guess what. No lag what so ever. Smooth as ever. Memory available to the user for installing apps is only about 130 MB. The remaining 390 odd MB used by the OS and default apps. You can install apps to the SD card, but all google related apps cannot be moved to the SD card like maps, google plus which actually consume atleast 25 MB. This may be a problem to some, But i say install only what you really need and you should do fine. Expandable upto 32 GB, so storage is not an issue. On board speaker is decent, although it could have been just a little better. Default earphones provided are awesome. Got great sound.nnnBattery Life: nPeople have complained about the battery life. And i would agree. Max life i get is about five hours(Using the internet, messaging, chatting, 3 hrs Music, fiddling around with other apps and a game or here). It is not bad if you ask me. Just make sure you carry a charger around or atleast the usb cable just in case. nnnCamera:nI am sure many would want to know about. Captures decent pictures with good light. But the sensors on board don't perform that well in low light, which directly results in bad pictures. You could use the flash, but it does not help most of the times. Overall, one of the better cameras for a phone in this budget.nnnApps:n2.3 OS is the all new improved version. A little different than the previous ones. You could get a lot of apps of the android market. The keyboard is a bit of problem. Keys too close to each other. You could always get anothre keyboard off the market. Facebook, twitter, peep, friends stream, gtalk, maps, youtube etc are by default present. Youtube videos plays in HQ. Phones works better with WI-FI. Opera Mini browser is faster than the on board, so you should probably get that. Pinch and zoom works like a charm. The widgets are all very easily customisable. Music player is great. nnnIt is a great phone if you want it to be. Keep your expectations real. Just because it looks like real high end phone doesn't mean it should work like one. Remember - It is a phone and not a computer.nnMy rating is 9 out of 10.nnAlternate models LG p500, DELL XCD, Galaxy ACEnnThanks for reading.
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