The red HTC Wildfire is hot!

The red HTC Wildfire is hot!

Our last shots of the HTC Wildfire weren’t taken nicely so we’re doing another round of HD video and photos; and this time, it’s with the red-hot model.

I’ve gone used to HTC handsets sporting bland, cold colors like brown and black so it was a huge surprise to see a red-hot HTC Wildfire in the flesh.

I think they did this with the HTC Smart with a range of colors but it would be nice to see the same on mid-range to high-end models.


See short video clip above of the HTC Wildfire — notice that the TFT screen flickers and though it supports up to 16M colors, I can still see the separation of the color gradients.

HTC Wildfire specs:
Qualcomm MSM 7225 528MHz processor
3.2″ TFT display @ 240×320 pixels
384MB RAM, 512MB ROM
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
3G/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
FM Radio with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
1300mAh Li-Ion battery

With a suggested retail price of Php17,500 (though stores are selling it for as low as Php15,500), the HTC Wildfire could be one of those bang-for-the-buck Android phones out there along with the Spica and the X10 Mini.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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52 Responses

  1. Jon says:

    I’ve been recommending this phone to friends, those who want a cheap, yet quality Android phone. If only it came with at least 800mhz, I would be buying this for myself as well. HTC Desire is still the one I’d be getting.

  2. Les says:

    Very nice! kailan kaya ang giveaway for this product :)

  3. chinitoguy29 says:

    Wow! Hot red! Nice!!!

  4. Lezuric says:

    really hot HTC.. I want to have one! :D

  5. serenity says:

    nice uumpisahan ko na pag iipon ko

    OT: sino ung artist ng fireflies sa video??

  6. raou says:

    got my wildfire from yogi of topelectronics (w/c was linked by Abe in his previous wildfire post).. design is quite good.. features are nice as well.. :D

  7. Mike says:

    which is better though? Wildfire or the X10 mini?

  8. Guy says:

    wow, it’s really cool and hot!

  9. CHRYMO says:

    Android is based on Linux…and so is Maemo… Which do you think best works on mobile phones?

  10. dongv says:

    how is the screen & performance compare to spica? time to upgrade or change phone?
    battery life better than spica?

  11. Rod Schneider says:

    I’m getting one from Yogi (topelectronics) tomorrow. Can’t wait!!

  12. Eason says:

    LG Optimus
    and now this, wow Android phones are definitely getting cheaper

  13. Mark Villegas says:

    Hi Guys,

    I’ve seen reviews that said na panget yung screen, is it true?? how is it compared to screen of Nokia Phones?


  14. Patrick says:

    Hi Mark,

    Screen is TFT so I guess it’s like those of the N70 screens of Nokia only that it’s capacitive touch screen. I guess if you’re not that much choosy/sensitive with the colors, this would be enough. Should this came out earlier, I could have got this instead of my N1 not because of the specs, but of the price.

  15. Ryan says:

    Yummy Android Phone.
    Hope I can Get one within this year.

  16. tada says:

    This is interesting…
    Bagay din pala, pinanindigan ang ‘wildfire’
    But im glad i got the black one…


  17. Breeze says:

    Sir Yuga!

    I need your advice. I’m planning to get my first android phone. Budget is P20k lng. I use the camera a lot and also the browser. Which phone do you prefer? Samsung Spica / Samsung Galaxy 5 / HTC Wildfire. Thanks!

  18. Jon says:


    Save up a bit, maybe you would like the HTC Desire. It is currently priced at around 24-25500k at online stores. It may not have the best quality when it comes to camera quality, but it is very much decent. The browser is great, because of the 1GHz Snapdragon processor. I myself will be saving up for that phone. Or maybe wait until the price goes down. lol.

  19. breeze says:

    Thanks Jon! kala ko kasi around P30K plus yung desire kaya hindi ko na pinansin haha. Nice to know P25k lng cya.

  20. Guest says:

    the HTC Aria was just released in Hong kong for about P6000 less than the Desire. might want to wait for it before buying.

  21. Breeze says:

    Thanks guest! I’ll check it out.. I’ll wait till December na din para madami ng options haha

  22. dj says:

    Got my wildfire for 14890 in one of the stores in cyberzone megamall. Additional Discount pag more than 1 ang bibilhin :)

  23. dongv says:

    how is it compare to spica in real life? any review?

  24. jessjr says:

    @ dj, saang store po ito sa Megamall? What colors po available?

  25. dj says:

    @jessjr: i got it from MemoXpress in megamall. that time they only have black available. :)

  26. jessjr says:

    @dj, thanks bro for the info.

    @sir yuga, where can we avail of this red unit? Most are seeling black only though.

  27. Sheena Go says:

    Where can we get the red unit? Do they have this in SM MOA? Thanks :)

  28. patrick says:

    Magkano po sa SM north edsa htc wildfire?my red po ba dun/

  29. patrick says:

    Magkano po sa SM north edsa htc wildfire?my red po ba dun?

  30. Anne says:

    I’m not sure if there’s a red one in HTC – North Edsa but they’re offering the WIldfire for 17K+. :)

  31. patrick says:

    @Anne tnx..

  32. Bernz says:

    I got my wildfire! as of now all I can say is quietly brilliant! thanks Yogi!

  33. Sheena Go says:

    Saw a RED Wildfire!! What a beauty! get it in SM MOA for 15900 :)

  34. lilianne says:

    Where in MOA?

  35. Sheena Go says:

    @Lilian. Go to Hello, Memo Express, other cell shops! Tabi-tabi lang sila :)

  36. I’m selling this for php15,700.

  37. anonymous says:

    Memo Xpress in Ermita is selling it at PHP14,890, cash. But out of stock.

    Head office naman, selling it at around 16k, cash din.

    Wala bang fixed price sila? Same company lang naman kasi.

  38. Pinkay says:

    Hi, I’m planning to get a Wildfire, but I don’t get to see much reviews on how it performs with Office documents, like, is it possible to edit Word and Powerpoint using the Wildfire? The lady at SM North Edsa told me, viewer lang daw sya. But there are websites that offer applications for this. Can somebody help me with this?

  39. dj says:

    @Pinkay: The wildfire comes with a default application that can read office apps. But you can download/buy/research “documents to go” to create and edit office documents such as ppt, word, and excel, it comes with a pdf viewer as well. It’s the same app that iphone users download. :)

  40. aya says:

    I have one now and been using it for several weeks, this phone is great ^^ highly comparable with HTC Desire.

  41. patrick says:

    @aya how’s the battery life w/ regular use?can it last for 2-3days most?

  42. erstie says:

    hi sir yuga.. need some help, did u experience any lag when there’s an incoming call or sms? i have read user reviews saying so and i would’ve got this if not for that..

  43. chimaerarc says:

    I’m planning to buy a mid-range android phone. . .HTC wildfire and SAMSUNG galaxy 5 as my two contenders. any thoughts about this guys? sir yuga?

  44. dmw says:

    guys, are the apps in the android market available here in the philippines?


  45. Nonaho says:

    ano ang videoformat nito kapag mag record ng video? 3gp or mp4?

  46. Josh says:

    I just got my wildfire against the spica. I agree the video resolution is okay despite of the lower specs. I’m still exploring it but it’s way more responsive than the spica. I’ve tried the spica a number of times on the Globe booths. I just don’t like the images from the camera for a 5 megapixel camera but that may be due to poor lighting. I still need to evaluate more.

    Over all, thanks to yuga for an informative review of the phone. I’m beggining to like HTC.

  47. Josh says:

    Can anyone provide me the link for the USB driver? Nasira contents ng microsd ko. Hindi ko madetect ang phone ko pag nakasaksak na siya sa usbport. Thanks.

  48. Josh says:

    Sorry panick lang ako hehehehe. Narecover ko na contents ng usb ko. Pero kailangan ko pala mount ko as disk drive para makita ko ang microsd. My bad.

  49. christian natzmaku says:

    Guys help ask ko lang kung pag magtetext dito pwede ba alphanumeric yung like sa nokia instead na qwerty? thanks diba alphanumeric tawag dun yung buttons na my 1abc 2def like ganyan pwede ba dito?

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