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HTC Radar 4G Hands-on

HTC Radar 4G Hands-on
Across the big pond, our friends are able to experience all the lovely aspects with the Mango flavored HTC Radar, but it won’t be too long before T-Mobile customers will have the fine opportunity of checking it out as well. Even though we’re in the dark in terms of pricing and an actual release date, it’s mentioned to be coming out “in time for the holidays.” As we continue to see Mango’s penetration to other first generation Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the HTC Radar 4G for T-Mobile is being graced with the notion of being the very first 4G enabled Mango handset for the carrier.

Clearly, there isn’t much of a difference found with the design of this specific version for T-Mobile, as it retains that lovable sleek and stylish unibody aluminum chassis found in use with the European version. Not surprisingly, we dig its compact and solid feel, which is further complemented by its premium choice of materials. Equally as stunning, we like the bright and vivid 3.8” WVGA LCD display it’s flaunting to match its already shining luster.

The HTC Radar 4G flaunts a bright and vivid 3.8” WVGA LCD display to match its already shining luster
The HTC Radar 4G flaunts a bright and vivid 3.8” WVGA LCD display to match its already shining luster
The HTC Radar 4G flaunts a bright and vivid 3.8” WVGA LCD display to match its already shining luster
The HTC Radar 4G flaunts a bright and vivid 3.8” WVGA LCD display to match its already shining luster

The HTC Radar 4G flaunts a bright and vivid 3.8” WVGA LCD display to match its already shining luster


When it comes to raw processing power, it might not impress people with its 1GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but it’s actually enough to handle all the intricacies found with Windows Phone Mango. Of course, it’s made evident by the smooth operation that it exhibits while moving around the platform. Sweetening the deal even further, it’s a camera centric device thanks to the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, F2.2 lens, and backside illumination that it’s flaunting in the rear.

The HTC Radar 4G is a camera centric device thanks to the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
The HTC Radar 4G is a camera centric device thanks to the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
The HTC Radar 4G is a camera centric device thanks to the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
The HTC Radar 4G is a camera centric device thanks to the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash

The HTC Radar 4G is a camera centric device thanks to the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash


Lastly, as its name implies, the other notable thing about the handset is the fact that it’s the carrier’s very first 4G HSPA+ enabled Windows Phone Mango smartphone. Therefore, if you simply tire or don’t take fancy with the carrier’s first-generation WP7 smartphones, even though we’re seeing Mango being pushed out now to more devices, then you might want to keep an eye out for the HTC Radar 4G when it launches. Honestly, just wait for it to pop up on radar.

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posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:09 1

3. Pork (unregistered)


This guy does the worse hands-on videos. Man who wants to see the back the phone that much. Do something with effing phone.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:45 1

4. orly (unregistered)


So you don't care what the back looks like, what everyone else sees? You don't care about camera placement? How about a bright neon pink back that says "I'm ***" in big letters?

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:50

5. jabrecer (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Obviously you did not listen at all…

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 01:26

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 1838; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


White phones are just god-awful ugly... and the design makes it look like it has a double chin.
All the white and green on the screen made me think "Android" at first, but then I remembered Microsoft has been going with the white/green combo ever since the X-Box 360. I wonder if that could be the reason for Android's blue themed UI since Honeycomb... MS telling them their color scheme had to take a hike.

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