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HTC Radar 4G (T-Mobile)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. Many are critical about the sound and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Radar 4G (T-Mobile) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC Radar, Windows Phone Mango smartphone review

 

HTC's Radar brings us our first taste of Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango. Although it has made its debut just a little while after Samsung's Omnia W, claiming second place in the WP7 Mango handset category in India, it does seem to have what it takes to...

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...

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HTC Radar 4G review

 

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...

Solid build ; Stand-out look ; Bright screen

So-so call quality ; Windows Phone 7.5 still lacks a good ecosystem

A strong form factor that's weighed down by Windows Phone 7.5's shortcomings

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HTC Radar review: Mango on the radar

 

The HTC Radar is the smaller, less expensive, less powerful and - overall - less exaggerated version of the Titan. Now, turn that around and the Radar will be the sensible, down-to-earth and friendlier phone of the two. It will be up to users to decide...

3.8" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Dual-band 3G with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (2Mbps) ; Windows Phone 7 operating system ; 1GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Snapdragon...

Non-expandable storage ; No mass storage ; Zune-only file management and sync ; No Flash (nor Silverlight) support in the browser ; No native video calls ; No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune) ; Non-user-accessible battery

HTC have been on home turf in the Windows Phone game so far. LG and Samsung didn’t really take the first complete makeover of the platform to heart, allowing the Taiwanese to capture more than half of the WP7 market share. Now though, with the...

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HTC Radar 4G

 

Comfortable to hold ; Great design ; Good camera ; Windows Phone 7.5 rocks

So-so battery life ; No microSD slot ; No removable battery ; Year-old specs

The HTC Radar is comfortable to hold, looks great, and has a solid camera for its class. We like it.

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HTC Radar 4G Review: Stylish and Affordable Windows Phone

 

The HTC Radar 4G ($100 with a new two-year contract from T-Mobile; price as of November 9, 2011) isn't a big leap forward for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The Radar 4G does ship with the latest software version, Mango, and it supports T-Mobile's HSPA+...

Stylish, all-white aluminum design ; Windows Phone Mango is clean and easy to use ; Crisp display

Limited storage ; Nonremovable battery

With a chic yet solid design, steady performance, and an easy-to-use interface, the HTC Radar is an excellent Windows Phone.

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HTC Radar 4G (T-Mobile)

 

In early September, HTC stopped by the CNET offices to show off its new Windows Phone devices, the HTC Titan and HTC Radar. Though the Titan was the better phone in terms of specs, it was the Radar that grabbed my attention, with its combination of a...

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...

The Radar 4G doesn't offer expandable memory or a user-replaceable battery. Call quality could be better.

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.

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HTC Radar

 

HTC Radar 4G gets November 2nd launch date on T-Mobile with $100 price tagMango rollout going smoothly, now available to half of all Windows Phones1.5 GHz Scorpion and quartet of HTC Windows Phone 7 handsets headed to North America?It took life as the...

Beautiful display ; Top-notch build ; HD camcorder with auto-focus

Sealed battery (the HTC Titan's is removable) ; Limited storage ; Hit-or-miss software customization

If you're undeterred by the Radar's few limitations, it's easily among the most satisfying Windows Phone devices on the market today.

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HTC Radar 4G (T-Mobile)

 

Otherwise, it's standard fare for a Windows Phone device: You get comprehensive Microsoft Exchange and Outlook sync, a Microsoft Office-compatible document editor, and a solid WebKit browser. TeleNav GPS Navigator is also on board for voice-enabled,...

Feels well-crafted. Bright screen. Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS is smooth as silk

Not really 4G. Mediocre reception. No Wi-Fi calling like with other T-Mobile smartphones

The HTC Radar 4G is a solid Windows Phone 7 device that could easily win some converts over from an Android or iOS handset.

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HTC Radar 4G Review

 

After a year of checking out Windows Phone devices, we're about to embark on a new journey as Mango flavored smartphones are finally coming to market. The HTC Radar 4G is coming to T-Mobile on November 2nd for the two-year contract price of $100....

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HTC Radar Review

 

Windows Phone 7 kicked things off to a mixed start. Despite critical acclaim, Microsoft, hardware manufacturers and vendors were under-whelmed by its lack of consumer uptake. So while the platform has definitely fared better than, say, WebOS, it's...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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