HTC is a phone brand that’s struggling. And while it was one of the much-revered phone brand ones, the glory lies in the past now. Its present is flailing and the future seems uncertain. And with its last 2 products, it wasn’t impressing anyone. And so, HTC also walked out of the Indian market. Or…so we thought. Because, HTC is back, in India, with the HTC Wildfire X, but with some “conditions”
First off, it’s not only HTC that’s making a comeback into the Indian market – it’s also the Wildfire brand. With the new phone, the Wildfire has come back after 8 years. But there are some peculiarities. The HTC Wildfire X isn’t entirely HTC! It’s actually manufactured by a Chinese company, called InOne Smart Technology.
Anyways, the HTC Wildfire X is not as exciting of a product, though. It’s actually a budget device, but with some good modern features, for instance, it’s triple camera setup that consists of a 12 MP primary camera, 8 MP telephoto, and a 5 MP depth sensor. Of course, it’s not the first budget phone to sport triple cameras, but at least, it’s nice to see HTC catching up to the trend. Also, it comes with a tear-drop notch upfront which houses an 8 MP selfie camera.
The display is a 6.2″ HD+ display, and given the budget specs, HD+ seems plausible. But it does have a good screen-to-body ratio, suitable for a phone of 2019.
Inside, the phone is powered by the Helio P22 chipset, and there are two RAM configurations. There’s a 3 GB / 32 GB model and a 4 GB / 128 GB. In addition, there’s a microSD card slot which enables you to expand the storage to 256 GB. If you ask me, the 4 GB sounds like a better deal due to the storage.
Besides that, the phone packs a 3300 mAh battery. But, one good feature about this phone is its “MyBuddy” feature. It makes for a cell phone tracker. But more than that, it’s a distress companion that can trigger loud alarms in a dangerous situation, along with sharing your location with family and friends in real-time.
HTC Wildfire X Specifications:
- Display: 6.2″ IPS LCD with HD+ resolution (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: Triple, 12 MP primary + 8 MP telephoto (2X) + 5 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: Single, 8 MP
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
- Storage: 32 GB / 128 GB
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
- Battery: 3300 mAh, 10-Watt charging
Price and Availability
The phone is only available in a single color – Sapphire Blue and only launched in India right now. The phone is priced at INR.10,999 (~$155) for the base variant and INR.13,999 (~$195) for the 128 GB model. Buyers will be able to buy one from Flipkart starting August 22. But for the price, the Realme 3 is a much better deal!