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HTC Radar Review
27 September 2013
Excerpt: The HTC Radar is the younger brother of the HTC Titan, a truly mammoth Windows Phone smart phone that rocks a 4.7-inch display. The HTC Radar isn't quite so gigantic, but it's no less exciting, and could be a good deal cheaper. The Radar feels quite chunky, and it's definitely substantial too, feeling rather hefty in the hand.
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 one of the ...
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
Summary: The combination of a beautiful design, Windows Phone, and an affordable price tag makes the HTC Radar 4G a great smartphone for first-time buyers and those who don't need all the bells and whistles.
Pros: The HTC Radar 4G boasts a beautiful, high-quality design. Windows Phone Mango offers a smooth user experience and some great feature enhancements. The smartphone's 5-megapixel camera is fast and delivers great photos; a front-facing camera also allows for video calls.
Cons: The Radar 4G doesn't offer expandable memory or a user-replaceable battery. Call quality could be better.
Summary: Microsoft is fully committed to improving its Windows Phone platform, which gives us faith that regular updates will bring a host of improvements to what is already a solid, feature-rich OS. More importantly, Windows Phone feels refreshing and exciting to use! HTC has done a fine job with the Radar, which will probably easily stand out amongst the host of mid-range Android phones (and the upcoming reduced-price 8 GB iPhone 4) it’s positioned against.
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 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