|NEW HTC RADAR C110 4G WHITE T-MOBILE (UNLOCKED) 8GB WINDOW 7.5 SMARTPHONE WIFI|
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|EXCELLENT HTC Radar 4G White Windows - CINCINNATI BELL|
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|HTC Radar 4G - 8GB - White (T-Mobile) Smartphone|
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|With the Windows Phone OS 7.5, the HTC Radar gives you a user-friendly operation. The 5 MP camera of this HTC smartphone lets you click high quality images. The people hub feature of this HTC mobile keeps all your contacts and social networks at one place, so that you can stay connected. The advanced entertainment feature of the HTC Radar gives access to millions of tunes, Xbox live and more. The 8 GB storage capacity of this HTC smartphone lets you store data and applications. Connect with other devices easily with the Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity of this HTC mobile.|
|Storage Capacity||8 GB|
|Network Technology||GSM, UMTS|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) UMTS 1700/2100|
|Battery Capacity||1520 mAh|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Average review score based on 50 user reviews
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Originally, I was completely turned off by the idea of having a white phone. That said, the looks of the phone grew on me fairly quickly and I became a little bit smitten with it's appearance. If the lack of color options is a turn-off for you, as it was for me, you might also find yourself surprised by the phones looks in person. Pictures do not do this phone justice (although the bottom white bar is kinda bumper-car hideous, cheap looking, and will be filthy in short order).
As for the phone itself, for all of it's great features, it is very difficult to rate this phone higher than "Average" due to the limitations built in to the unit. The biggest drawback in my opinion is the 8gb storage capacity (6gb of usable space in reality) - this is simply not sufficient storage capacity for the options the Windows OS offers. You will be limited with Apps, limited with music, and you can forget about video altogether. For an OS built with a Zune and XBox live included, this lack of storage capacity is ultimately a deal-breaker. If you buy this phone, be fully prepared to spend considerable time managing how much stuff you store on it, lots of time wasted deleting things that you otherwise would not think about on other phones.
Also on the negative side, for whatever reason, and despite it's claims of 4G connectivity, this phone is painfully slow in loading almost anything - regardless of whether you are on WiFi, or your data connection. It was less than amusing to watch my old 3G HD7 load everything faster on the Data Connection (even when the Radar was running at 4G speeds), and on WiFi, it wasn't even close. Not sure if something is wrong with these phones as I have seen other comments detailing this exact same problem (the latest update for the phone did not correct these issues). Call quality was also mediocre. People said I sounded great on their end, but they sounded as if we were on a weak connection every time on my end.
The last knock on the phone is a personal preference - but that screen is simply too small. Next to the big androids, or even the HD7 which it unfortunately has replaced, it looks like a toy).
The positive points I noticed with this phone is that it sports the first decent camera I have ever seen on an HTC phone (especially compared to the awful camera on the HD7), has better than expected battery life, and feels good and solid in the hand (this can't be understated - especially compared to most android phones and the Lumia 710 it directly competes with. Plastic phones that feel cheap and fragile. The Radar feels like a machine that could withstand a lot of punishment).
In conclusion, for me the drawbacks to this phone make it impossible to live with, despite the temptations of it's positive attributes. I sent mine back and went back to the HD7 until a replacement comes along that doesn't simply match each improvement over the HD7 with a feature that is lesser than the older model.
I would only recommend this phone as a started phone for a teenager, or for someone who has never had a smart phone and wants to get their feet wet with a great OS.
T-Mobile desperately needs a proper Windows Phone worth of the OS in it's stable, a replacement for the aging but still competent (and better equipped) HD7.
The phone is alright, everytime I wanna search something the internet goes so slow even with WiFi, instead of 4g it feels like 1g (if that even exists). The battery life is horrible, I barley use the phone and it still sucks the battery life. It can go from fully charged to half a battery 15-20 min later. Phone is to small, and when I'm on the internet it always closes and makes me start all over again. And for some reason I can't download flash. All I use the phone for is for text email and call. Other than that everything sucks.
The manual makes no mention of custom ringtones, so let me first provide this most useful info:
This process has worked for me - I'm sure there are other methods that work, but the write-ups I found on the net are absurdly long and absurdly convoluted.
requirements for an audio file to be a ringtone:
mp3 or wma
Playing time must be under 40 seconds
Size must be under 1 mg
Genre must be "ringtone"
1) You'll need to have on your computer a program or programs which allows you to shorten an audio file and change its bitrate. There are many programs that do this, and many are free. I use "Power Audio Cutter."
2) If this is your first time making ringtones, create a folder called "Ringtones" inside your Zune synch folder.
3) Identify an mp3 or wma on your computer that you wish to convert into a ringtone.
4) Create a version of that file which is 39 seconds long. You might also need to reduce bitrate, to make the ringtone file under 1 mg. You might have to experiment with bitrates, in order to get as close to 1 mg as possible without going over.
5) Save/move the created file into your ringtones folder.
6) Right-click on the file, properties, then click on "Details" tab. Change genre to Ringtone. With Windows 7, just start typing ringtone, and that genre pops up automatically.
7) Sync to your phone.
8) Go to ringtones on your phone, and you'll see that your custom ringtones are at the top of the list. Select your new ringtone!
This phone is:
elegant on the outside too
I previously had a Motorola (android), and this is SO much better! The sleek interface is light years beyond any other phone I've ever used, including iphone!
Only negative so far, is that there's no quick/simple way to designate a song to be a ringtone. But see my instructions above for creating custom ringtones. Also note that the phone's memory is only 8gb (6.5 usable), which is fine for me, but might not be enough for some folks.
Regarding apps, I'm not much into apps, so there's more than enough for me. Certainly all basic apps are available. How many apps does a person need? Personally, I don't have time for games. If you're concerned about app availability, look at the website for Windows Phone Store before purchasing.
Copying existing music and pictures from a computer onto this phone is easy.
I'm really shocked at how great this phone is, and also shocked that Windows Phones aren't more popular.
This is a first rate alternative to an iphone. I had an iphone 3gs for about 2 1/2 years and I was a little worried about giving it up. I was thinking about getting a iphone 4g but AT&T and Verizon are just too expensive. I heard Apple gets $19 per month for every iphone used which is what drives up the monthly bill. I loved my iphone but if you can back away from the hype, this phone proves that there are just as good options out there in the world. Easy to use. Crisp screen display and good operating system design. I like it way better than android. It's got it's own cool way of working, doing things and navigating that I like better than the iphone interface.
The only thing I don't like about it is that it has only 8 gigs memory and no SD slot. There is not an alternate version with 16 gigs. If it had some more memory as an option, I think it would be the perfect phone. I suppose you can use the Skydrive and keep stuff off the phone.
I saw somebody picking on it for being small but again, it's about the size of an iphone which is obviously it's target audience. I like the size of it. Fits in your pocket. For a person who doesn't want their phone to be the "be all" "end all" device in their life it's great. It's a phone for crying out loud.
...........Why is this a good choice? If you want to try out the savings of T-mobile don't get fooled....T-Mobile can not run the iphone quite correctly in most markets. They cannot support the iphone visual voicemail at all. (That was a real deal killer for me.) The iphone runs at 2g in most markets on T-mobile. To me the interface is just as good or better than the iphone. Do yourself a favor, try this thing out, like it, and save $50 a month in service fees ($600 per year). Runs at 4G. Voice texting works great.
My 17 year old daughter has a G2X Android and wanted an iphone but when I let her try my new Radar 4G she said she'd take it as a substitute all day long. That's saying something.
I am an old coger and this is my first smart phone. After almost a month, I am still learning what the phone will do and can't do. I like it, but I definitely have some frustrations with it. Calling support has been useless, but the staff at the local T-Mobile store have been very helpful, but some issues apparently don't have a fix.
The Good.....Screen sensitivity is good even with protective film. It's good at capturing a cell signal and holding it for the duration of the call. The speaker is loud and clear. Navigating is easy. The voice recognition for dictating text messages, etc., is very good. It feels solid and has more heft than some smart phones.
The Bad.....The ring time is only about 17 seconds (about 19 seconds with first vibration). There is no adjustment and support is useless and ignorant about this. It should be at least 25-30 seconds, for sufficient time to put down tools, and/or dig the phone out of a pocket or purse.
It constantly freezes my computer (Windows XP Pro) whenever I try to sync the phone to it and once again support is friendly and useless. So, I am unable to download or upload anything to or from my computer. My four cameras, MP3 players, Ipod, etc have no problem syncing, only my Windows based phone can't work with my Windows based computer. Grrrrrrr......
The Ugly......a mediocre selection of apps available and not all that easy to find the ones that are available. You have to really dig to find apps. And sure enough, the one app and tool that I really want (Square credit card reader) is not and will not be available for Windows.