Samsung Galaxy Ace vs HTC Wildfire S

Vs Paul Briden 16:42, 3 Jun 2011

We set the HTC Wildfire S up against the Samsung Galaxy Ace

We compare two diminutive handsets with the HTC Wildfire S taking on the Samsung Galaxy Ace.


Samsung Galaxy Ace - 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm, 113 g

HTC Wildfire S - 101.3 x 59.4 x 12.4 mm, 105 g

The Wildfire S doesn’t look very different from the original Wildfire, and that was never a particularly attractive handset in the first place – it’s stocky and a bit dull to look at really.

The Ace looks like a shrunken version of the Galaxy S but it’s been scaled down nicely keeping some fairly flattering proportions.

It has a much more pleasing look and a sleeker profile than the Wildfire S, which makes it look much more premium even if the spec is more humble.

Winner – Samsung Galaxy Ace


The Samsung Galaxy Ace’s display setup isn’t exactly going to get your pulse racing, it has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen at 320 x 480 pixels and 164 dots-per-inch (dpi). The TouchWiz 3.0 user interface (UI) is pre-loaded on the handset and other features include a reinforced Gorilla Glass screen, multi-touch input and an accelerometer sensor.

The Wildfire S’ TFT capacitive touchscreen is smaller still at 3.2-inches and has the same resolution as the Samsung but at a higher 180 dpi.

It features the same toughened Gorilla Glass and an accelerometer sensor and comes with the HTC Sense UI.

The Wildfire’s screen may be smaller but the picture quality should be noticeably better thanks to the higher dpi.

Winner – HTC Wildfire S


HTC’s Wildfire S packs internal storage and RAM in equal measures with 512MB of each and has card support for Micro SD up to 32GB.

The Ace has only 158MB of RAM internally, storage is entirely on cards with up to 32GB Micro SD supported and a 2 GB card supplied.

Not exactly spectacular from either candidate but the Wildfire S does better here.

Winner – HTC Wildfire S

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