HTC is back in the Indian smartphone business with the HTC Wildfire X. This is the smartphone that HTC launched in India on Wednesday after teasing it for some days. The HTC Wildfire X is the first smartphone from HTC this year. The last HTC phone that made to India was the HTC Desire 12 series. We at India Today Tech reviewed the HTC Desire 12+ but weren’t very satisfied with it. Read review here. The question now is, will HTC Wildfire X able to help the company gain back its long lost market presence in India? Let’s find out.
We are yet to try our hands on the HTC Wildfire X but by looking at the specs the phone seems like a decent one. Not great, not very bad, but decent. The smartphone is pretty aggressively priced in the country and that’s a good thing about it. Considering the price of the phone the HTC Wildfire X goes against smartphones like the Redmi Note 7S, the Samsung Galaxy M20, among others. But will the aggressive pricing help HTC regain back its market position? This only time will say.
The HTC Wildfire X sports good looks, decent hardware and cameras, fairly big battery and good screen. Let’s take a quick look at everything HTC Wildfire X brings to the consumers.
HTC Wildfire X specifications
Screen: The HTC phone comes packed with a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS waterdrop display with 88.8 per cent screen to body ratio.
Processor: The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor.
RAM: 3GB and 4GB
Storage: 32GB and 128GB
Rear camera: On the back side the HTC phone sports three cameras. The smartphone comes with a 12MP primary sensor, 8 MP 8x hybrid Zoom lens and 5MP depth sensor.
Front camera: On the front – inside the waterdrop notch – HTC phone includes an 8MP selfie shooter.
Software: The phone runs on Android 9 Pie software.
Battery: The HTC Wildfire X comes packed with a 3300mAh batter that comes paired with 10W charger in the box. The phone includes USB Type C port.
Colours: Sapphire Blue
HTC Wildfire X special features
–The HTC Wildfire X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
— The HTC phone comes with something called a “Mybuddy” feature. This feature helps users use their smartphone as a personal security tool. “The feature allows users to pull out the device from the shell to trigger a loud alarm, send live location information to friends and family, and record and transmit audio/video of surroundings in real time.”
–One of the most special things about the HTC phone is the triple camera setup. The phone includes 2x Lossless Optical Zoom and 8x Hybrid Zoom. The company claims that the big pixel (1.25 µm) of the primary camera ensures 25 per cent enhanced low light shots.
–The company also claims that the 5MP depth camera provides great edge details in bokeh shots especially under low-light. There’s also a Dual Tone Flash that the company claims intelligently preserves the skin tone in any light condition.
— The HTC Wildfire X comes with six months no-questions-asked accidental and liquid damage protection, and complimentary pickup and drop facility. The company also offers a standard 1 year warranty.
–The HTC Wildfire X comes with expandable storage and automatic cloud backup with Google Photos.
–HTC smartphones have always been big on looks. The HTC Wildfire sports curve edges, slim shape (7.95 mm) and 3D OPVD mirror finish that offers an attractive design. The phone is also very light in weight.
HTC Wildfire X price in India and availability
The HTC Wildfire X comes to India for starting price of Rs 9,999. This price is for the base model of smartphone that packs 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. There’s another model of the HTC Wildfire X that comes with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and this one costs Rs 12,999. It must be noted that these prices (Rs 9,999 and Rs 12,999) are under limited period offer and are subjected to change. Flipkart listing shows Rs 10,999 as the price of the base 3GB RAM model and Rs 13,999 as the price of 4GB RAM model. The HTC Wildfire X will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting August 22 in India.