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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.

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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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Average user Score
 
90
Jaymamen3
04.18.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
VanDieselStl
02.26.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
sneakymoose
02.14.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
enricll
12.02.12
Good phone but lacks in the operating system
 
80
maxxwizard
10.08.12
Great phone for the average geek. All the basic phone features work effortlessly along with added bonuses like Netflix and BaconIt. The camera, no microSD support, and lack of apps aren't the strongest however.
 
90
leojosh
07.12.12
This is a great phone for first time smartphone users and it has a great battery life which lasts a day or two. This phone is also a great for music lovers but for camera lovers, not really. The phone feels great and premium in hand, also the screen resolution is pretty decent and looks great in outdoors. I would recommend this phone for teens and first time smartphone users.
 
100
ralec114
05.12.12
It's intuitive, smart, and comfortable; it works. It's the "perfect" phone for the every day person who wants a smartphone. Unless you're super high tech person who is more suited for high-powered expensive android phones (who need high powered dual/quad core processors, 16gb space+, etc), you honestly can't go wrong. Only minor setbacks indicated in the "good" scored areas. 9.5/10 Currently, due to pricing, this phone has lost its luster. It came out at a time before the 100$ Lumia 900, and the free Lumia 710. Though this phone is only offered by T-Mobile, which does not have the Lumia 900, that it is the same price as the 900 makes this phone lose its niche. At 100$, it is better than the 710 but perhaps still not worth it. Until it becomes free, this phone has no real pricing niche.
 
60
austinhulak
04.16.12
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
90
ddadriano
04.10.12
This phone has the best call quality among all the phones i have used. The Windows Phone 7 UI is nice. However, the limited apps keeps me going back to Android. The camera takes good shot but has a lot of tendency to produce blurry images due to slow focusing. The design was the best and I think it looks a lot better than iPhones though the aluminum unibody can be scratched easily. HTC has been known to produce phones with great build quality but this one suffers from having parts that doesn't fit together properly. Gaps are noticeable especially on the sim-card cover.
 
100
WP7junkie
04.05.12
I have used the RADAR for 3 months now and have no regrets about the device. Love the enabled Internet Sharing, use it all the time (you do not have to pay for the 5gb data plan to use it either). The Rear camera will surprise you, very good image quality and the colors are vibrant. The front camera is a little distorted but works for video calls. I hate screen protectors so the Gorilla Glass is a huge plus for me. I was interested in the Nokia Lumia 710 for the 1.4ghz processor but after testing both, the hardware features on the Radar were better despite having a "slower processor"(Mango is very lightweight).