Excerpt: The HTC Radar 4G is one of the first Windows Phone devices to come running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) out of the box. It’s also...
Pros: Gorgeous Mac-like unibody design; mango brings tons of U.I. and performance improvements; fast web surfing speeds; seamless social media integration is better than ever; now with multi-tasking, above average battery life
Conclusion: The HTC Radar is a well designed smartphone that offers a solid, reliable Windows Phone experience. The battery gives you a decent day’s worth of power and there’s nothing really to grumble about at all. That said, there’s not much to really, truly rave about either. There are areas where, for all its reliability, solid build and UI polish, we feel the Radar might dissapoint some buyers.
Summary: The HTC Radar 4G is T-Mobile's first Windows Phone device to debut with Mango and the carrier's first one with HSPA+. More importantly, it's also the only Windows Phone T-Mobile is currently selling and seemingly the only smartphone in its library that isn't black or dark gray. The 3.8-inch slate has a sturdy aluminum build with a smooth plastic bottom, a Super LCD screen, and 5-megapixel camera.
Pros: Solid build, Stand-out look, Bright screen
Cons: So-so call quality, Windows Phone 7.5 still lacks a good ecosystem
Summary: Performance-wise, the Radar 4G's a safe bet. It's repping the latest and greatest version of an operating system that certainly owns a great deal of potential. And, the inclusion of T-Mo's HSPA+ 4G...
Pros: Beautiful design, Snappy OS, High quality screen
Cons: Some lag on third-party apps, Non-removable battery
Summary: The HTC Radar 4G is the first new device available in the U.S. running Windows Phone 7.5. Sure, the upgrade has been available on existing devices for a while, but now we finally get to see some of the new enhancements and new hardware improvements.
Pros: Premium build and construction, Smooth performance
Cons: Specs are last generation, Videos are rather dull looking