HTC Radar review: Mango on the radar

30 November 2011
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...

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  • Anonymous

I can't use the short codes on my phone

  • Lauriej777

My battery will not hold a charge any more, what should I do?

  • Joe watts

I can't receive file through d use of bluethoot

  • ukhami

Can I open XLSX or PDF attachment on this phone directly?

  • franciss

Hi guys is HTC radar support pendrive through micro usb slot.i m getting update of the mango(7.5)
I update my phone to 7.10

  • vicky jerry

Superb handset in windows bcoZ it has capacitive touch as well as good looking n much comfortable to handel but only mistake has been done in this mobile is this iz (8gb internal n 512 ram ) instead of that it must be 1 gb ram n 16 gb internal kkk

  • AnonD-63818

This is a pretty good phone. For you android fans, please TRY it before comment...

  • sikandar

I am using htc radar .. Its very good indeed. Windows interface is definitely a stylish one as compared to android and iphone. I prefer htc on nokia bcoz i m not much satisfied from nokia's touch quality. One thing microsoft doesn't allow google maps, and no turn by turn navigation. Otherwise it is superb!!

  • mr

is radar has touch focus feature?? i went into htc website..in specs i didnt see touch focus feature but when i watch their promo video,,radar has it..hmmm..???

  • AnonD-12419

BinGo, 30 Nov 2011First.....Yeah !!! NO memory card and Zune to use the phone: ... moreTell me about it man. Can't get any file in phone without Zune or np3 no Bluetooth. File transfer .. Will not come back to WP 7 after my 7 surround ..

  • reddd

how to make a larger font in sms
whether the profiles are

  • AnonD-15432

Anonymous, 30 Nov 2011no one buys windows phone its a dead platformObviously you have never used a Windows Phone or you would'nt be making such a dumb comment. Windows Phone is only gonna grow. Matter of fact The Tian and Focus s is sold out on At&T.

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/11/28/windows-­phone-proves-too-popular-for-att/titan-4/

http://phonetitan.com/att-samsung-focus-sold-out­/


In london where the Lumia 800, Nokia's first Windows Phone was just launched it already so0ld out.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/11/24/nokia-lumia-800-so­ld-out-in-u-k-despite-rumors-of-weak-demand/

youre just a hater.

  • AnonD-21645

AnonD-252, 01 Dec 2011So all HTC, and Samsung, need to do is paint their phones blue t... moreLOL

That's not quite what I had in mind - but actually, it's a start! I don't think a bit of colour on a mobile hurts! Grey is not the new black, it's just plain boring!

No, I think it's going to take more than a colour change to gain advantage - BUT - you've got to admit, sharp edges or not the 'look' of the N9 / Lumia 800 is very distinctive, it's eye-catching, yes it's still a sharp rectangle - but no doubting, it LOOKS the part - completely different to the competition - certainly Windows phone competition...

If I were buying a WM7 phone (I wouldn't) but I'd instantly go for Nokia just because it 'looks' different (and specs-wise all Win7 handsets much of a muchness due to stupid M$ restrictions)

And this is what I mean - look at the SonyE Arc - quite a distinctive and very good looking phone (I assume it's named that because the specs are from biblical times - haha!) no, but seriously - if it weren't for seriously outdated specs it'd definitely do better..

This is what HTC / Sammy / LG / etc. all need to do - start creating differing 'images' - a premium range that can match iphone looks for their flagships - that look completely different to their mid-range phones and of course completely different styling between Win7 phones and Android ones...

Until then... it's all grey and black blandsets...

  • AnonD-252

AnonD-21645, 01 Dec 2011Is it a wildfire? Is it a desire? What it is is another grey, ... moreSo all HTC, and Samsung, need to do is paint their phones blue to beat Nokia?
Every WP7 from HTC and Samsung... can install the "hacked" Nokia Drive...!
Lumia and N9 are blue, but they have too sharp 4 corners that feel very uncomfortable/painful when holding them in the hand! Nokia "design" is actually rather bad, but it is "blue"!

  • AnonD-21645

Is it a wildfire? Is it a desire?
What it is is another grey, indistinguishable phone from HTC...
What I don't understand (and this goes for Sammy too) - why are they making Windows phones look identical to Android ones?
There is a CLEAR opportunity to radically make these ranges different, to really stand out, one screaming 'I'm Windows buy ME' - the other 'Android over here!' - but no, it's bland rectangle after rectangle (from both HTC and Sammy...)
And this is why Nokia (I'm not a fanboy, I have a GS2) could wipe the floor with the competition re: Windows... you KNOW Nokia now means Windows you can see their brightly coloured, funky phones... you know exactly what you're getting a making a statement with it...
When you pick up an HTC, it could be any one of a range of blandsets...
:(
At this rate 2012 is going to be another boring design year...

  • Sleepwalker

Dead plaftorm? Rubbish. Handphones lifetime is 2 yrs in average. During this time many things may happened.
Personally I really enjoy my Radar with Mango. Clear concept, highly organized. Try it first, than complain.

  • fullbucket26

Anonymous, 30 Nov 2011no one buys windows phone its a dead platformwhy so much hate?, if it succeed let it be and if it failed then let it be, it's not your money anyway and your welfare is not somehow directly related to WP7 existence,

it seems a lot of people just want to be bully in some stage, what are you in real life? cowards? timids?

GSMarena had become a haven of non-sense critics, and for sure they don't own a single WP7 device and just pretending it to be, :)

  • Sun Down

Anonymous, 30 Nov 2011no one buys windows phone its a dead platformTypical MS hater. Anyway, back to the phone. It's good and all, but that's it. It's good. But seriously, with Nokia's 710 and 800 getting the spotlight, this phone isn't gonna be on anybody's radar.

  • Anonymous

no one buys windows phone its a dead platform

  • BinGo

First.....Yeah !!!

NO memory card and Zune to use the phone: very bad...next !