HTC Radar 4G

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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. Is that enough to make it stand out over its Android competition on the carrier? Read on to find...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.43 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.8 inches
Carriers T-Mobile
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 7.5

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.74 inches
Width 2.42 inches
Thickness 0.43 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color White / Silver
Loudspeaker Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 3.8 inches
Technology Super LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 246
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 2100, 1700
Max WWAN downlink speed 14.4 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model MSM8255
Clock speed 1 GHz

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 8 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 0.3 megapixels

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Video resolution 720p

Software

Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 7.5

Interface

Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1520 mAh
Removable No

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7.0

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  • Design 6
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  • Camera(s) 8
  • Reception / call quality 7
  • Performance 8
  • Software 8
  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 8

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by jobikri5 (Previously owned)

    I bought this phone because i wanted to test the windows phone platform. i Like the system it is clean and simple but lacks a lot of apps. The phone is a solid rock, but lacks a good design. I hate the vibrations, they where too intense, It was like being hit with a stun gun. The camera was good. The battery life was good. not a very good phone. Just okay. Now i own a Lumia 800 witch I'm more happy with

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    Reviewed by skdoogie (Currently owns)

    I really like my phone. I have had it over a month now. Before I had a flip phone and an iPod touch. Since I got my WP7 I only use my iPod touch as the remote for my apple TV. Only app I'm missing is the "Audible" app, but I hear that will come within the next couple of weeks. My only complaint is the lack of accesories compared to the iPhone. Honestly, WP7 isn't quite as polished as IOS, but is a very close second. If WP keeps on this same track my next phone will be an WP. As for the HTC Radar. I really wanted a Nokia 900, but the only real choice I have for carrier, only sells the Radar. I wasn't pleased to have to "settle" for the Radar, but have been pleasantly surprised by the phone. I like the look and feel of the phone, and unless you put a better display right beside it the is quite good. Have noticed when streaming Netflix that the processor sometimes has trouble keeping up, but overall you will not notice the slower processor. The camera takes decent pictures. For the price it is the a very good phone and I would not hesitate in recommending it to someone not wanting a high end smartphone.

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