HTC Wildfire S Apple iPhone 3GS

HTC Wildfire S vs Apple iPhone 3GS

HTC Wildfire S

Reasons to consider the Wildfire S

3G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints
Weight Lighter 105 g vs 135 g More than 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 59×101×12 mm vs 62×116×12 mm Around 20% smaller
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 179 PPI vs 164 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Standby time Slightly more standby time 15 days vs 12.5 days 20% more standby time, less frequent charging
Apple iPhone 3GS

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3GS

3.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 16 GB vs 512 MB 32x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
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)
Talk time Slightly more talk time 12 hours vs 7.1 hours Around 70% more talk time per battery charge
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.5"" vs 3.2"" Around 20% larger screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Wildfire SAndroid App Market
iPhone 3GSiPhone App Store
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Wildfire SAndroid App Market
iPhone 3GSiPhone App Store
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
Wildfire SQualcomm, 600 MHz
iPhone 3GSARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz
Movie format Standard resolution video
Wildfire S480p @ 24fps
iPhone 3GS480p @ 30fps

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
Wildfire S179 PPI
iPhone 3GS164 PPI
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


HTC Wildfire S Apple iPhone 3GS HTC Wildfire S Apple iPhone 3GS


Which phone do you like, and why?

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iok (5:00 PM, January 23, 2012)
Excuse me, have you ever heard of rooting? it's the "jailbreak for android"! it let's you delete those system preinstalled apps, move ALL downloaded apps to the sd card. Flash a new rom(!) and much more than the stupid icrap wish it could do! get your facts straight before complaining!
V Wilcox (0:55 AM, November 10, 2011)
I have both phones and I can assure you the 3gs is the better phone
The wildfire s supports flash but only a limited version and doesnt play a lot of flash material
The wildfire s wont play mp4 except in slow motion and not in sync with the sound
Many of the android apps will only load to the phone memory and with all the preloaded rubbish on the phone (this rubbish cannot be uninstalled), you rarely have more than 60MB free ((and thats with no personal apps loaded on the phone), 20MB of which has to be kept free to be able to sync the phone with the pc, You cant unlock the bootloader on the Wildfire S so even with a 16Gb Sd card in the phone, Im still tied to what apps I can have on the phone.
At the moment the apps on the Iphone are much more polished than the android there are more Iphone apps and the games play better on the Iphone (real racing 2 etc.).
You can jailbreak the Iphone and the app word is your oyster if you know how (just search the net).
By the way there is no flash on the 3gs camera