Popular manufacturer HTC look set to take the mid range smartphone market by storm with the introduction of the latest model in their range, the Wildfire. The handset ticks all of the right boxes with regards to look and functionality and looks set to be a huge success.
Measuring 106.8 x 60.4 x 12mm, the HTC Wildfire is fairly unspectacular in its dimensions. Certainly not a chunky handset, but far from being ultra compact, it stands shoulder to shoulder with other comparable models in the market. Where it does excel however is with regards to its design, where some neat additions make this handset certainly look and feel like something far more expensive than it actually is. The phone features some metallic trim, including a strip that runs across the back of the phone, which makes the phone really stand out. A soft touch rubber finish is found at the very base of the handset, not only adding a level of comfort during use, but once again enhancing the look. At 18 grammes the phone does not feel to heavy, and all of these factors combine well to provide a very pleasing user experience. Users of the wildfire have a choice with regards to navigation thanks to the unit boasting both a good quality capacitive touchscreen as well as a very responsive optical trackpad, which operates in a similar manner to a mouse found on a home PC. The screen on the phone measures 3.2″ and can display a massive 16 million colours across its average resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
The HTC Wildfire hosts a nice range of media features to keep the user happy. Music playback is good thanks to a wide range of audio formats accepted on the phone. These include MP3 and AAC+ and thanks to HTC including a 3.5mm headphone socket on the phone, you can enjoy your music through a pretty much endless range of headphones. For those who prefer the more visual side of things, the Wildfire host a good quality camera capable of capturing shots at a 5 mega pixel resolution. Despite being a fairly standard image size, the features that accompany the camera do help improve the results as well as the user experience. AN LED flash make shots in poor lighting achievable, and the autofocus means there is no excuse for you photographs to appear blurred. A micro SD card slot accepts cards up to 32GB, giving you plenty of storage options for your files. The HTC Wildfire certainly does not feel like a mid range phone, and neither does it behave like one. It can certainly compete with what many brands are calling “high end”, and thanks to this it looks set to prove an incredibly popular handset.
The HTC Wildfire and the Motorola XT720 Milestone are available now
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