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HTC Wildfire S Vs HTC Explorer: Which is better worth the price?

HTC Wildfire S Vs HTC Explorer
HTC Wildfire S Vs HTC Explorer

HTC Wildfire S and HTC Explorers the rulers and one of the best choices in the budget smartphone segment, both are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, both HTC devices have HTC’s sense UI but one was launched in at the MWC’11 other was launched late 2011. So which is the one you should buy, and which is the one that will give you true value for money is the question we are here to resolve for you.

HTC Explorer vs HTC Wildfire S Specifications

 

Specifications HTC Explorer HTC Widlfire S
Display TFT capacitive touchscreen
3.2 inch Screen 320 x 480 pixels
TFT capacitive touchscreen
3.2 inch Screen 320 x 480 pixels
Memory Internal 90MB
Expandable upto 32GB
Internal 512MB
Expandable upto 32GB
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
OS Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Camera 3.15 MP No Flash
Video – 480P
Secondry Camera – No
5 MP LED Flash
Video – VGA
Secondry Camera – No
CPU 600 MHz Cortex A5 600 MHz ARM 11
GPU Adreno 200 Adreno 200
Battery Li-Ion 1230 mAh Li-Ion 1230 mAh

Before we go into the detailed comparison, I woud like to mention that HTC Explorer is cheaper then the HTC wildfire S hence where the featuer / Specs of both the devices are same is a win for the HTC Explorer.

HTC Explorer Price india and List of online Stores with corresponding price.

Store HTC ExplorerPrice (Rs.)
Ncarry 8,299 Buy
Adexmart 8,490 Buy
BuythePrice 8,499 Buy
Yebhi 8,499 Buy
Saholic 8,499 Buy
Infibeam 8,599 Buy
tradus 8,599 Buy
HomeShop18 8,989 Buy
Flipkart 8,999 Buy

HTC Wildfire S Price india and List of online Stores with corresponding price.

Store HTC Widlfire SPrice (Rs.)
Tradus 12,323  Buy
Daholic 12,699  Buy
Smart 12,849  Buy
HomeShop18 13,069  Buy
Yebhi 13,349  Buy
Flipkart 13,500  Buy
Ncarry 13,620  Buy
Letsbuy 13,890  Buy
Infibeam 13944  Buy 

Display

Both the devices have a 3.2inch TFT screen with the resolution of 320 x 480 x pixels so not much difference here.

Winner: HTC Explorer

Memory

Both the Devices have equal RAM (512MB) and Equal ROM (512MB) though Internal Memory of HTC wildfire S is Greater (512MB) where as the HTC Explorer has an internal memory of only 90MB, Though both the devices has an expandable memory card slot upto 32GB internal memory isn’t isn’t a major cause of concern

Winner : HTC Wildfire S

Operating System

Both the phones are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with Sense UI interface so not much to talk about here.

Winner : HTC Explorer

Camera

 HTC Explorer has a 3.15MP camera without flash with 480p video support where HTC Wildfire S has a 5MP camera with flash with VGA video support. None of the phones have front facing camera.

Winner: HTC Wildfire S

Performance

HTC Wildfire S has a 600 MHz ARM 11 CPU where as HTC Explorer has a 600MHz Cortex A5 CPU and both have the same Adreno 200 GPU and a 1230mAh battery.

Benchmark Scores HTC Wildfire S vs HTC Explorer

Benchmark Test HTC Explorer HTC Widlfire S
Benchmark Pi 1397 2803 Lower is Better
Linkpack 15.8 7.3 Higher is better
Neocore 58 36.2 Higher is better

In a day to day use the performance difference might be negligible but itis clearly visible that the new chipset of the HTC explorer does provides it the boost need need to excel.

Winner : HTC Explorer

Conclusion

It is clear that HTC Explorer has the overall edge over the Wildfire S due to it’s price and the reviced CPU chipset. Wildfire does have a  better camera than the Explorer but it’s upto you if you are willing to pay at lest Rs. 4000 more for it.

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