The HTC Radar is here and is the first of its kind to come loaded with the latest Windows Phone 7.5 OS also called the Mango. The HTC Radar offers a premium design made from a single piece of metal. The main highlight is the People Hub which gets your social networks, contacts etc all into one place making it easier to access with fewer taps.
The HTC Radar comes with 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash support but this camera is different from what most smartphones feature. The F2.2 lens with BSI sensor enhances the output in fact better than most 5 megapixel handsets, even in low lighting conditions. You may also want to check out the HTC Explorer and the android based HTC Runnymede handset.
HTC Radar Features
The candy bar Radar phone weighs 137 grams with battery and sports a dimension of 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9mm. This handset is powered by Single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor. This is the first phone to feature the newest Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango).
Display and Sensors
The 3.8 inch SLCD WVGA capacitive touch screen that the HTC Radar houses supports 480 by 800 pixel resolution. This handset also supports multi-touch and comes with light sensor, proximity sensor and G-Sensor.
The HTC Radar is a 3G phone. For surfing the net you can use high speed 3G (Download Speed : Up To 14.4 Mbps | Upload Speed : Up To 5.76 Mbps) or EDGE (up to 236.8 kbps) / GPRS (up to 80 kbps) networks. Additionally you can also make use of the built in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) to connect to Wi-Fi access point. Browser supports HTML and HTML5.
Other connectivity options
This handset comes with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support for wireless headsets, PBAP to access phonebook address from car kit, AVRCP, HSP and HFP. Apart from this there is a micro-USB 2.0 port (5 pin) for using the phone internal memory as a mass storage device and for charging the handset. The 3.5 mm audio jack (stereo) is also present for plugging in external headsets.
HTC Radar Camera
The F2.2 lens with BSI sensors and the 5 megapixels resolution with LED flash gives perfect true to life pictures with every click, even in bad light conditions. So no matter in what environment you are you can depend on the HTC Radar for that perfect shot.
There is a secondary camera of VGA resolution useful when making Video Chats / Calls. You can also record videos in HD mode at 720p.
This HTC handset comes with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage memory of which up to 6.54 GB is available for the user. The HTC Radar however does not come with microSD slot so there is no possibility of increasing additional storage memory.
Multiple video and audio format are supported. You can play video with 5.1 surround sound. Other features are SRS enhancement, Picture HUB wherein you view photos from Windows live, Facebook and the Radar camera. You can download music; listen to radio using the Music and Video Hub that is powered by Zune.
This handset comes with non removable 1520 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. You can expect a talktime of 8 hours on 3G and up to 10 hours on 2G network. The standby time is around 535 hours on 3G and up to 480 hours on 2G.
HTC Radar price in India
Current price: Rs. 23,400
Verdict : Windows mobile OS were popular before the Android came into picture. The developers have a lot of hope on the Mango OS. HTC Radar has got that premium look, comes with a nice camera, a decent battery life and social networking plugged in and ready but the only issue is users are confined to around 6GB of storage with no option to add extra bytes.