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HTC Radar 4G

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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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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75 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
Jaymamen3
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
VanDieselStl
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
sneakymoose
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
77
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
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.
 
70
PC World
The HTC Radar doesn't have a dual-core processor or the biggest display around, but its high-quality design and consistently smooth performance makes it a great choice. If you're upgrading to your first smartphone or not really liking Android, give Windows Phone a chance.
 
70
PC Mag
The HTC Radar 4G is a solid Windows Phone 7 device that could easily win some converts over from an Android or iOS handset.
 
90
PocketNow
If you can get by with that [small amount of storage space] and are looking for something that's fast, responsive, easy-to-learn, doesn't require any tweaking, and is generally a joy to use, definitely consider the Radar 4G.
 
80
Digital Trends
Despite its weak hardware specs, the HTC Radar 4G is worth a look. We recommend buying it on sale at $50 or less, but give it a try if you’re in the market for a T-Mobile smartphone. The Windows Phone experience will grow on you and has a lot of strong advantages over Android.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
But T-Mobile customers willing to give Microsoft's OS a shot will really like the Radar 4G's more premium design, slightly larger display, and better data speeds versus AT&T. The Radar 4G is a solid and fun smartphone at a reasonable price.
 
90
Windows Central
The HTC Radar may not appeal to everyone based on appearance but there's little doubt that it's a well built, solid performer. The second generation Windows Phone builds upon its predecessors by offering a more vibrant screen, better camera and all the goodness Windows Phone Mango has to offer.