HTC Wildfire Unlocked All Colours - £129.89 + £10 Top Up @ Dial-A-Phone (+ Possible Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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Introducing the new HTC wildfire, and as the name suggests this amazing handset will spread like wildfire. This new HTC has been dubbed by some people as the 'budget' Desire, but we can assure you that this is no way a lack lustre handset; this so dubbed budget handset would more than hold its own with the smartphone heavy weights.

With the ever popular Android 2.1 software on board the Wildfire's ease of use is second to none, the fantastic sensitive touchscreen is really quick and responsive and with the 7 home screens the Wildfire possess flicking between them is a breeze.

The tech spec on the Wildfire lines up really well too, with an expandable memory of up to 32GB, 3G capabilities, WI-FI, Bluetooth, HSDPA and a cracking 5MP camera with flash and geo tagging and autofocus. The battery life stacks up really well too with up to 690hrs life on standby, so it's perfect for listening to music and watching MP4s direct from youtube.
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#1
now the one million dollar question, sonyericson x10 mini pro or wildfire!!! ahhh :)
#2
Great phone, bargain at this price.
#3
Where dos it say unlocked ? it comes to £139.89 i dont see an option without a topup

Edited By: fisi22 on Apr 06, 2011 22:59
#4
aren't these plus a compulsory top up of £10 therefore making the price £139.89 (Vodafone / O2)
#5
if u have a payg sim i believe u dont have to buy the credit. Its unlocked as dial a phone phones are unlocked.
#6
Nicolas
if u have a payg sim i believe u dont have to buy the credit. Its unlocked as dial a phone phones are unlocked.



You can't go through checkout without buying a topup
#7
ok i guess u can then buy it in store.
#9
thats 4 times the price!!?!
#10
is anyone able to advise on wildfire in comparison to the sone x10mini pro guys?
#11
Nicolas
now the one million dollar question, sonyericson x10 mini pro or wildfire!!! ahhh :)

I have the X10 even though it is a good phone i wish i had got a htc, go for wildfire no doubt (x10 mini pro will not be updated to 2.3 (gingerbread)
#12
is this phone running froyo 2.2.
#13
allan1954
is this phone running froyo 2.2.


Yes.
#14
I think the x10 can, and only ever will, only run 2.1?
#15
thanks, but why do u say that? i mean whats better about this phone, is it the 2.3 os or is there something else?
bothered
Nicolas
now the one million dollar question, sonyericson x10 mini pro or wildfire!!! ahhh :)
I have the X10 even though it is a good phone i wish i had got a htc, go for wildfire no doubt (x10 mini pro will not be updated to 2.3 (gingerbread)


Edited By: Nicolas on Apr 07, 2011 08:44
#16
COLD for me because Phone4U doing it at same price since ages and Phone comes unock.
I bought one from that.
#17
I have one of these, great phone but a bit sluggish at times
#18
Freezing cold.

This has been this price at Phones4U for ages now, also unlocked and unbranded, with Quidco and if you go in store and push them, they'll also give a £5 discount.

Plus, can get it same day or if delivery, Phones4u are much more reliable in my opinion as with Dialaphone, website was down for ages and over the phone they refuse to sell PAYG phones!
#19
The Wildfire has lower screen resolution compared to most similar phones 240 x 320 compared to 320 x 480 on others. Go for Sony X8 or Lg Optimus GT540.
4 Likes #20
Cold, phone is terrible when compared to something like the Orange San Francisco
#21
Is that kr00t0n from MPFS? Small world :D

This is a decent phone but the San Fran is better value due to the higher res screen
#22
My cousin had that phone for 2 weeks, and he had to get rid of it, it's sooooo soooo cr*p. The resolution is ridiculously low, and pixelish , most of the android applications doesn't even support it! If you get this phone you can get ready for a huge amount of force closes and incompatibility. This is just not what application developers are focusing on.
For that much money get the San Francisco(ZTE blade), that's probably even cheaper, and runs everything perfectly.
1 Like #23
Had this phone for 3 weeks as an upgrade.Have to says its been faultless.Nice bright screen and simple to operate.Hot
#24
been long time for this price.
this phone should now be for £100
#25
Soni84
My cousin had that phone for 2 weeks, and he had to get rid of it, it's sooooo soooo cr*p. The resolution is ridiculously low, and pixelish , most of the android applications doesn't even support it! If you get this phone you can get ready for a huge amount of force closes and incompatibility. This is just not what application developers are focusing on.
For that much money get the San Francisco(ZTE blade), that's probably even cheaper, and runs everything perfectly.

I have it and its not that bad.
#26
i have been a nokia man forever and only recently got this on contract as it was the best specced phone i could get, its great cant rec ithighly enough. Even for me the change from nokia and to my first android , touchscreen phone was easy
1 Like #27
Ive had this phone for 2 weeks sure it cant run all the apps but theres plenty it can run for someone to say it doesn't run most android apps is ridiculous its a great wee phone runs quick and smooth can do facebook twitter internet etc with ease.
#28
This phone suffers from epic "slowdown" after a few months of use.

Reviews of new phones say that this one is quite good for the price, but use it for a few months and it struggles to keep up with keystrokes while texting etc. Loading up a message thread containing more than 30 messages can take up to 1 minute.

This very much feels like a budget phone...
#29
I would much prefer a Wildfire over the San Fran, just a personal preference I hate the way the interface looks on the san fran and the looks of the handset itself. Although it does seem to be cheaper at around £99 for the white one, I don't own either so someone that's had one or the other please comment on your experience.
#30
I've got a HTC Desire, my sister has the Orange SF and my brother has this phone.

Can assure without a doubt that

HTC Desire > Orange SF >>> HTC Wildfire
#31
Have used this and the Orange SF, and the SF is so much better (especially the higher resolution screen).
#32
d_dixon50
I would much prefer a Wildfire over the San Fran, just a personal preference I hate the way the interface looks on the san fran and the looks of the handset itself. Although it does seem to be cheaper at around £99 for the white one, I don't own either so someone that's had one or the other please comment on your experience.


Whats wrong with how the san fran looks?? Its mostly all screen with a thin bezel around it.
1 Like #33
this isnt a bad phone, screens ok, snappy enough to use and ive found all the apps ive loaded onto this work, this one came with droid 2.1 but a few simple clicks and its 2.2, it is what it is a shy over £100 and good value if thats all you want to spend.

would the folk who ALWAYS compare this to the SF stop it, not everyone can get an orange signal and might not be savvy enough to unlock and change all the settings, this wildfire works straight out of the box on the network you buy the sim for, end of. the SF only works on orange straight out of the box, whether its better doesnt matter if you cant get an orange signal and dont want to make all sorts of changes, voiding the warranty etc
its getting tiring, much like the droid/iphone, table/ipad rubbish we keep getting

Edited By: irradiated on Apr 07, 2011 15:43
1 Like #34
irradiated
would the folk who ALWAYS compare this to the SF stop it
It was the people here comparing the two phones that convinced me to try the SF, and I for one am very glad they did...
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with giving people other options.

As for people not being savvy enough to unlock the SF. It tends to be the 'Savvy' people that go for Android phones in the first place, so I don't think any prospective owners would have any trouble following the very simple steps required.

irradiated
it is what it is a shy over £100 and good value if thats all you want to spend.
On what planet is a 40% increase 'just shy' over x amount?


Edited By: jukkie on Apr 07, 2011 16:18: .
#35
mamboboy
irradiated

would the folk who ALWAYS compare this to the SF stop it, not everyone can get an orange signal and might not be savvy enough to unlock and change all the settings


If somebody can't unlock the San Francisco, then you have to question how they manage to survive in day-to-day life.


How to Unlock the ZTE Blade / Orange San Francisco:

Once you have purchased the phone you will more than likely want to switch networks, thats not a problem at all. In fact the only reason I purchased the phone on Orange is because it was so cheap. To unlock the phone follow these instructions:

Visit this site here.
On the above site put your IMEI (will be on the phones box), and click “Submit” your unlock code will then be shown.
Turn off your phone.
Open the back.
Remove the battery.
Remove the (Orange) SIM card.
Insert a SIM card from a different operator.
Replace battery.
Replace back.
Turn on phone (If prompted, enter any PIN number that you may have set on the new SIM).
Now you should be prompted to enter the unlock code. Do it carefully!
You should now get some sort of message saying your phone is unlocked.


Super post!

Never touch a Wildfire, you'll get burnt..lol
#36
Isn't the point of buying a wildfire or x10 mini that they are compact and thus for people not interested in the bigger screen phones etc. or am I missing something. anyway Nicolas take a look here for specs comparison etc
Wildfire V x10 mini
http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/829148-htc-wildfire-v-sony-ericsson-x10-mini
Wildifre V Orange San Fran
http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Off-Topic/HTC-Wildfire-VS-Orange-San-Fran/td-p/152541


Edited By: bothered on Apr 07, 2011 16:37: added info
1 Like #37
jukkie
irradiated
would the folk who ALWAYS compare this to the SF stop it

It was the people here comparing the two phones that convinced me to try the SF, and I for one am very glad they did...
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with giving people other options.

As for people not being savvy enough to unlock the SF. It tends to be the 'Savvy' people that go for Android phones in the first place, so I don't think any prospective owners would have any trouble following the very simple steps required.

irradiated
it is what it is a shy over £100 and good value if thats all you want to spend.

On what planet is a 40% increase 'just shy' over x amount?



theres nothing wrong in posting a deal about the SF as its also a good phone but you cant compare the deals unless you want to mess with unlocking and settings to get it to work on a network you want AND what about the warranty!!! do you conveniently forget about that
my car runs on petrol but should i compare it to one on LPG cos with a bit of savvy it will???

the SF is orange and this isnt, unless its a wildfire deal on orange then why compare???
put them on the same network out of the box and then make ur comments

oh and as for the 'shy' over 100, i guess its a little bit more but in the grand scale of things its still not much, not like its a 400 quid one

Edited By: irradiated on Apr 07, 2011 16:45: updated
1 Like #38
irradiated
you cant compare the deals unless you want to mess with unlocking and settings to get it to work on a network you want AND what about the warranty!!! do you conveniently forget about that
This is why people shouldn't comment on things they know little about.

1. Unlocking is such a doddle even a simple minded iPhone user could do it (seriously, it takes 2 minutes and I've never seen anyone say it was in any way difficult).
2. There is no messing about with settings. After I unlocked my SF I put my Voda sim in, and everything was set up automatically. Same when I switched to an O2 sim.
3. Unlocking the phone does NOT void the warranty.

Edited By: jukkie on Apr 07, 2011 17:04
#39
jukkie


3. Unlocking the phone does NOT void the warranty.


try going back to an orange store with it but of-course you know all the answers so why bother, ur obviously savvy enough you'll fix it urself

sorry that maybe sounded bitchy, i just dont think you can compare these when out of the box there potentially different networks and regardless of what you think, not everyone could do what you say



Edited By: irradiated on Apr 07, 2011 17:14
#40
irradiated
jukkie


3. Unlocking the phone does NOT void the warranty.
but of-course you know all the answers so why bother
Indeed, I do know all the answers, I'm an actual SF owner who has looked into this and spent a LOT of time talking to other SF owners at Modaco (some of which HAVE taken their SF's back to the Orange shop, and had no problems).

See my comment above about people commenting on things they know little about?
Thought you may have taken the hint and stopped spewing crap, obviously you missed it entirely.

Edited By: jukkie on Apr 07, 2011 17:20

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