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HTC Wildfire S review: S-size droid

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-27 09:22 from 0UdD - click to readAll companies use Android instead of Symbian because Android is free and open-source so everyone can use this thing... Symbian is not open source anymore and only Nokia can use it. You are completely wrong, I don't think they are stupid, they are very smart since Android manufacturers don't need brains to make their own OS.
I didn't see many C6-01 and Wildfire S reviews, so I can't trust what you said, also, I don't really trust in most reviewers, mostly are biased americans websites that fall in love with any phone with Android within.
I didn't said that Symbian looks better than Sense UI. Those UI are basically only your homescreen and I've mentioned that's the only part from Wildfire S that looks better IMO. I think you should try to read my comment again.
Also, Ovi Maps doesn't need internet connection, another proof that you don't know anything about what you are talking.
As I've said, there are plenty of messenger clients for Symbian and some of them can send files and all, not sure about video calls since I don't really care about it.
The point of a Secondary cam? Aw man:
"Secondary camera is a lot useful to make self-portraits and videos, use as mirror and make video-calls."
Why the hell I want a new ROM in my phone? That's only useful for Android phones abandoned by the manufacturer. You can overclock your Android phone? For what? To overheat your device and double the battery consumption? All right, good luck with that. Also, no need for overclock on S^3 devices.
You can emulate SNES and GBA games on Symbian, PSX not yet but PSX4All is upcoming. Also, Nokia announced that will be supporting Symbian at least until 2016 and you should search for Myriad Alien Dalvi, so you should think again when saying that "there a lot of things that Symbian can't do and will never do".
Don't get me wrong, Wildfire S obviously has advantages with the Android OS, but C6-01 has a bunch of very considerable advantages on the hardware side and a lot of things that you said about Symbian isn't truth.
Also, 450$? You are crazy or what? C6-01 costs 260$ at Amazon.

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  • 2011-05-27 18:23
  • L4Dg

> In reply to eddman @ 2011-05-27 14:44 from j%4b - click to readYes,I read... :))

"my nokia n8 have lot of restarting problem plz tell me what can i do."

"hello , i updated my N8 ovi map but i lost all of my map , and while i want download maps i cant ."

"also when i enter OVI Store , it says : its currently unable…

After updating my maps I can’t use my maps by the name diskcache please help me solve this problem"

At least they can make nice photos :)

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  • 2011-05-27 15:29
  • 0Udd

> In reply to asd @ 2011-05-27 02:06 from L4Dg - click to readAndroid interface drains the battery and destroys the CPU? :)) You are funny,man,really funny :D

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  • 2011-05-27 12:34
  • 0Udr

Read this: http://techmedown.com/main/and...than-symbian and see why Symbian can't be compared with Android.

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  • 2011-05-27 09:45
  • 0UdI

> In reply to asd @ 2011-05-27 02:06 from L4Dg - click to readWhy do you think all the reviews rated Nokia C6-01 below Wildfire S ? They are all dumb and you are smart? I tried them both,maybe you didn't try Wildfire S.Yes,it is laggy! And browser is much slower! I saw it myself and you can see on video reviews also.About Sense UI,only a blind man could tell Symbian looks better.Why do you think all companies use Android and not Symbian? Again,they are all stupid and you smart?
Ovi maps needs internet conection,and other navigation programs can't compare to Igo.
I know there are a lot of crap messengers for Symbian but no one is Yahoo Messenger,and they can't send files or make video calls.So what's the point of having secondary cam if you can't use it on messenger?
Wildfire S can play videos up to 800x480,no need to convert too.Also can play MKV with more players,not only one.
Also Wildfire S has light sensor.
And on Android I can install new ROMs,overclock processor even till 1GHz,emulate PS games,or other platforms,watching TV over internet from my tv tuner,and lot of things that Symbian can't do and will never do.
And this 2 phones are not even in same price range,Nokia price was around 450$ when launched and Wildfire S will launch at 249$ in Canada for example.
You should try both few days and see differences.

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  • 2011-05-27 09:22
  • 0UdD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-26 17:33 from 0UdD - click to readHahaha, Nokia is much slower and laggy? I guess that YOU that didn't tried a phone like Wildfire S in your hands, Android is so laggy and slow with phones with weak CPUs like this Wildfire S, Android uses a pathetic Java interface which drains the battery and destroys the CPU.
I can perfectly type on portrait mode in my phone, I guess you never tried a S^3 handset. (:
Also, while the browser still slow since Nokia haven't launched Symbian Anna yet, you can get Opera Mobile for free.
Boring design? OMG you REALLY said THAT?
Take a look at all HTC devices, they all look the SAME! Most of Nokia phones have original design and commendable build quality, even your so loved american reviewers can't deny that.
Ugly interface? I'm using right now Symbian Anna theme and for me it looks A LOT better than the boring Android UI with last century icons, the only part of the Wildfire interface that looks better is the homescreen with those cute widgets. (:
No live wallpapers? That the most pathetic "cons" I've ever heard. lol
No real navigation app? You have Ovi Maps out of the box that is even FREE, quite opposite of other platforms. You have plenty of other choices too like Garmin and Ndrive.
There are PLENTY of messenger clients for Symbian compatible with a lot of services, that includes Yahoo Messenger.
Symbian also comes with a File Manager out of the box, you don't need to go to an app market to download one (which is quite pathetic), and you can backup whatever you want with it.
Hahaha, Symbian^3 even comes with a Lookout Mobile Security software out-of-the-box, even though it doesn't need as much as Android with plenty of malwares. (:
The only thing you proved is that you don't know anything about what you are saying.
Also, Nokia is well know for given proper support for their phones, quite different from most companies, so even with WP7 on the market, Symbian will still be supported, also, there will take some years for WP7 to get real popular so Nokia will need Symbian for a long time.
So anyway, when my phone really got no more support, most of your so loved droids would be already be abandoned by the companies.
Secondary camera is a lot useful to make self-portraits and videos, use as mirror and make video-calls. Use the back camera for video-call? Lol and how would you look to the screen?
USB On-the-go is VERY useful since I can direct connect my DSLR cam on my phone and copy all my pictures, upload or do whatever I want without a need of a computer. With TV-out I can watch movies, show pictures or play games on the TV.
If you don't find these features useful, it's your problem only.
The point of playing 720p videos on a lower resolution screen is that you don't need to take your time to convert the video and can simply copy the video file to the phone and sure it will handle. Also, with a phone with HDMI TV-Out, you can watch in HD on your TV. (:
So, let's take a look again at the C6-01 advantages (just like all other S^3 phones), just in case you missed:
Much, MUCH better screen, better build quality, better camera, a lot better video-recording, faster HSDPA and much faster HSUPA connection, HD video playback, front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, TV-Out, better audio-quality, Bluetooth 3.0, USB On-the-go... Oh, also Pentaband 3G vs Dualband 3G.
The only advantage of Wildfire S is that Android OS got more apps and better user interface.
So it's up to you... choose C6-01 with much better hardware and functionality, or choose Wildfire S with prettier widgets.

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  • 2011-05-27 02:06
  • L4Dg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-26 17:34 from L4Dg - click to readNo,YOU mentioned only 2 advantages of Wildfire S,which is ridiculous.

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  • 2011-05-26 17:55
  • 0UdD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-25 10:00 from 0UdT - click to readYou conveniently ignored all C6-01 advantages I've mentioned only to say that "Symbian is old and outdated". You have no argument to discuss.

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  • 2011-05-26 17:34
  • L4Dg

> In reply to eddman @ 2011-05-26 13:43 from j%4b - click to read Nokia is in no way a better phone.You can see from other reviews that it received worse ratings then wildfire S.I'm sure you didn't have both phones in your hand to compare.Otherwise you would have seen the huge diferences between them.Nokia is much slower,laggy,keyboard is so bad that you can't even type in portrait mode,very slow browser,ugly interface,no live wallpapers,boring design,no real navigation app like IGo,no really usefull apss like Yahoo Messenger,backup apps or Lookout Mobile Security,no internet pass-through,etc.I could tell you tens of disadvantages of Symbian but I mentioned only few.Also Symbian will get poor or none support in the future after Nokia swithing to WP7.
About Wildfire S disadvantages:secondary camera is not such a usefull feature and you can use back camera for video call on Yahoo Messenger.USB on-the -go and TV-out same,not very useful.MKV files can be played by Wildfire S.And why do you need to play 720P files on lower screen resolution?
So,if you want a camera phone,buy Nokia C6-01.If you want a smartphone,buy Wildfire S or other Android phone.

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  • 2011-05-26 17:33
  • 0UdD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-25 10:00 from 0UdT - click to readThe fact is that C6-01 is a better phone. You can't deny it. It's funny and at the same time silly to say that symbian isn't a smartphone. In fact it was the first smartphone OS.

C6-01's advantages:

AMOLED, 16M colors, 360 x 640 pixels, clearblack display
8 MP, dual-LED flash camera
720P recording
Capable video player able to play MKV and 720P files
Secondary camera
USB On-the-go
TV-out

Wildfire S' advantages:

auto-focus
Wi-Fi hotspot (which is available for symbian^3 through a free app.)

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  • 2011-05-26 13:43
  • j%4b

> In reply to asd @ 2011-05-24 22:50 from L4Dg - click to readNokia C6-01 is better only at camera and screen,the rest is crap compared to Wildfire s.Symbian is so ugly and outdated that it can't be even called smartphone.

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  • 2011-05-25 10:00
  • 0UdT

> In reply to Joe @ 2011-05-23 22:26 from pJGB - click to readYou should try to compare your iPhone with a phone from the same price and not a mid-end phone.
Also, even if iPhone is smoother, even a mid-end Wildfire S is better in every aspect.

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  • 2011-05-24 23:58
  • L4Dg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-24 09:08 from 0UdQ - click to readWere are not talking about operation systems only, my friend, we are talking about PHONES. It's funny that Android phones got no identity, everyone recognize them only by "ANDROID PHONE".
Anyway...
Nokia C6-01 probably got similar price and it's a lot better in almost every aspect. Much, MUCH better screen, better build quality, better camera, a lot better video-recording, faster HSDPA and much faster HSUPA connection, HD video playback, front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, TV-Out, better audio-quality, Bluetooth 3.0, USB On-the-go... Oh, also Pentaband 3G vs Dualband 3G.
The only advantage of Wildfire S is that Android OS got more apps and better user interface.
So it's up to you... choose C6-01 with much better hardware and functionality, or choose Wildfire S with prettier widgets.

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  • 2011-05-24 22:50
  • L4Dg

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-24 09:08 from 0UdQ - click to readNokia C6-01 probably got similar price and it's a lot better in every aspect. Much, MUCH better screen, better build quality, better camera, a lot better video-recording, faster HSDPA and HSUPA connections, HD video playback, front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, USB On-the-go... Oh, also Pentaband 3G vs Dualband 3G.
The only advantage of Wildfire S is the Android OS, that got more apps and better interface.

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  • 2011-05-24 22:44
  • L4Dg

> In reply to Joe @ 2011-05-23 22:26 from pJGB - click to readDo you compare iphone with a phone 10 times cheaper? Why don't you compare it with a dual-core HTC like Sensation? Then you'll feel like you step back in time more years :D And iphone UI looks way more outdated then Wildfire S.

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  • 2011-05-24 18:49
  • 0Udx

> In reply to Joe @ 2011-05-23 22:26 from pJGB - click to readI tried one and it wasn't slow at all.Very fast and responsive.

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  • 2011-05-24 18:00
  • 0Udx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-23 18:10 from LpI{ - click to readSymbian can't be a competitor to Android.

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  • 2011-05-24 09:08
  • 0UdQ

This phone is slow and buggy as hell. I tried it out today and after using an iphone it's like stepping back in time.

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  • 2011-05-23 22:26
  • pJGB

Why not mention Nokia C6-01 as a competitor for Wildfire S?

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  • 2011-05-23 18:10
  • LpI{

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