HTC Explorer HTC Wildfire S

HTC Explorer vs HTC Wildfire S

HTC Explorer

Reasons to consider the Explorer

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Standby time More standby time 19.1 days vs 15 days Around 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Network Slightly faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs 1xEV-DO rev. A (3.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 2.5x faster)
HTC Wildfire S

Reasons to consider the Wildfire S

3G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
Explorer600 MHz, 600 MHz
Wildfire SQualcomm, 600 MHz
Movie format Standard resolution video
Explorer480p @ 23fps
Wildfire S480p @ 24fps

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Weight Light weight
Explorer108 g
Wildfire S105 g
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
179 PPI
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Explorer90 MB
Wildfire S512 MB
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen size Very small screens
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
Explorer3 MP
Wildfire S5 MP


HTC Wildfire S HTC Explorer HTC Wildfire S HTC Explorer


Which phone do you like, and why?

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Mohammad Salman Hemani (6:24 PM, September 12, 2012)
Htc wild fire s The besT phone Ever seeN compared to explorer its best in all da ways !! :D
Mohammad Salman Hemani (6:21 PM, September 12, 2012)
excuse mein but htc wild fire s is best in all the ways in camera , internal memory all accept just explorer has a slightly fast wifi speed about 1 sec differnce htc wild fire s is best in all the ways !!! :)
Sunnys (1:59 PM, September 10, 2012)
I go with HTC explorer bcz it has the arm v 7 processor whereas the wildfire s only has an arm v 6
Shantanus074 (0:16 PM, July 10, 2012)
It doest not matter tht wildfire S has a better camera this is a very slighlty high feature in htc wild but over all if u compare Htc Explorer is GR8 !!!! Bcoz i had htc wildfire bt i broke it so i bought new explorer which is a very cell!! So HTc Explorer ur too Gr8!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nathankirkham (10:31 AM, June 12, 2012)
i prefer the explorer as its much cheaper than the wildfire s and it has faster max data speeds
Shoba (0:29 PM, May 17, 2012)
explorer   superb...shobha here
Ajlalakbar_dr (9:10 AM, March 10, 2012)
what will be the prize of both in pakistan
Satya Stya (6:56 AM, March 10, 2012)
The HTC Explorer will not disappoint anyone who wants a budget Android device with the brilliant HTC
Aveek (5:14 PM, March 06, 2012)
there are something wrong in the document of HTC explorer.
and that is HTC explorer contains A-GPS not ordinary GPS.
Avatar for Mahfooz Ahmad Mahfooz Ahmad (6:03 AM, February 23, 2012)
 I would go for HTC wildfire
Sidharth Prajosh (11:29 AM, February 20, 2012)
Is it possible to update the SENSE UI in HTC Wildfire S?
Avatar for Dylan Richards Dylan Richards (8:46 AM, November 21, 2011)
Looks like the Wildfire S has just moved up a notch to a 'low mid-range' device! The HTC Explorer will not disappoint anyone who wants a budget Android device with the brilliant HTC build quality and HTC Sense. Just don't expect lightning performance. Those who have the Wildfire S shouldn't feel that smug, as the Explorer has literally mostly the same hardware, aside from the camera which is a 3.0MP shooter instead of 5.0MP.