"Probably the best phone currently available under $200."3.5 starson by Macanleister
Pros: Cheap ($199 with Telstra starter pack)
Durable, and soft backing is easy to grip
Excellent web browsing and social network apps
Dedicated GPU for gaming
Cons: Low internal memory is a constant problem
QWERTY keyboard hard to use in vertical orientation
Small screen often requires zooming when browsing
Small screen and low speed processor don't favour gaming
Summary: Upgraded to from an E61, because I was going on holidays and wanted a better internet capabilities on my phone. This cost $199 with a Telstra pre-paid starter kit, and it's been worth the money. Google Maps was invaluable while travelling, and Facebook and web browsing are both smooth and relatively easy to use.
The small QWERTY keyboard is a bit difficult to use at first. Running the calibration program helps, and turning the phone horizontal increases the size of the buttons. I'd still recommend a larger screen for anyone with large finger tips.
The phone feels quite solid, for its size. I've dropped it on hard surfaces a number of times and it's never missed a beat. I always get a protective film for my phone's screen, no matter what it is, so I can't really comment on how durable the surface is.
My only big gripe with the Wildfire S is the low internal memory. The phone claims to have 512mb of internal memory, but only 150mb is available to the user. This gets filled up very quickly with updates to pre-installed applications and temporary files. While this phone does include the app2sd functionality, many of the programs will not transfer to the SD card without hacking. This means that clearing the cache and restarting the phone absolutely needs to be done on at least a weekly basis, as dropping below about 15mb of free space will prevent application updates and slow the phone's performance considerably.
The Wildfire S does include a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit, which theoretically should improve gaming performance, although I don't have an original Wildfire to compare. However, the small screen, low internal memory, and slow CPU mean that the Wildfire S still isn't really meant for intense 3D gaming. It runs 2D apps like Angry Birds without any problems, but I have to wonder if the GPU is just a waste of battery.
In summary, I'm giving the phone 3.5 stars. For the price, it's an excellent buy, and if you just want standard phone functions and a good social networking experience, this will certainly give it to you. If it weren't for the issues with internal memory, I would give it a 4.5, but in my opinion this issue should have been better addressed.