"Excellent phone but with some serious let dowsn"2.5 starson by mark5372
Pros: Android takes a bit of getting used to after Nokia. But wow once you are over that hurdle it's fantastic. Very well made phone. Crystal clear call quality, loud ring tones, superior antenna.
Cons: Umm some nasty ones. On the phones we have in Aus there is a ring delay problem. If you call the phone it rings about 2 or 3 times from the calling phone before the Wildfire actually rings. Nasty when combined with the bizarre slider bar to answer.
Summary: Excellent phone let down by some fundamental flaws. Poor battery life but not insurmountable. You must download and use ATK otherwise every single app on the phone runs at once and you can't "exit out" out of them. The 2 to 3 second ring delay caused me to revert back to my old phone. If a phone doesn't do the basics right then I have a problem. The sync software is Ok but you cannot type sms's on your Pc. Impossible to find a decent app that does this. The slider bar to answer is a nightmare but there are some good apps that sort that problem eg,. Easy answer. Overall for me like so many phones it let itself down in the one and only area I'm interested in. Being a reliable phone. The 3 second ring delay killed it for me. On occasion this was up to 4 seconds and rare occasions it never rang at all. There is a software issue in waking the phone up from standby/powersave mode. Which being a large screen smart phone it must of course be in most of the time. Personal observation. Touch phones are great but if you life depends on your phone get one with hard buttons. Amoled screens like gentle touches and strokes. Not exactly real life if you in your car or expecting an urgent phone call. Then they all stop working properly and fail to respond. Also not a crash hot idea if your hands are always dirty or cold.