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While the curtain has been lifted for some time on the HTC Radar, it is still a fresh face on the Windows Phone market. The white/silver color scheme and unibody design makes the phone stand out amongst other Windows Phones. The lighter color pattern may extend the Windows Phone appeal to new users but how does the Radar hold up to other Windows Phones?

The Radar isn't just another pretty face amongst smartphones. With respect to design and feel, the HTC Radar can easily hold its own against other Windows Phones on available today. The aluminum unibody is curved to fit your hand comfortably while giving the Radar a quality build. The screen is vibrant, responsive and has a bit of a pop to it. While the color choice for the Radar may not appeal to everyone, there's no denying this is a well built Windows Phone.

We've put the Radar to use over the past few days and to see how this second generation Windows Phone has held up, bounce on past the break.

Design:The unibody design of the HTC Radar feels good and is a big plus in favor of this Windows Phone

Feel: The Radar feels solid and comfortable in the hand.  The curved edges of the unibody design fits snugly in your hand.

Performance:  Powered by Windows Phone Mango, a 1Ghz processor and a lasting 1520mAh battery, the Radar is a solid performer and will keep you going throughout the day.

Quality: There's little doubt that the HTC Radar is a quality Windows Phone.  From design to feel to performance, the Radar will hold its own against other Windows Phone.Quality: There's little doubt that the HTC Radar is a quality Windows Phone.  From design to feel to performance, the Radar will hold its own against other Windows Phone.

The Good: The HTC Radar feels solidly built and fits comfortably in the hand thanks to a curved unibody. The Windows Phone is a solid performer that is powered by a 1ghz processor. One of the ore noticeably improvements is the 5mp f2.2 rear facing camera.

The Bad: While the Radar has plenty of strengths it's three main weaknesses is that the color takes a little getting used to, it lacks a compass or gyro sensor and the 8gb storage may not meet everyone's needs. You either love or hate the white/silver color scheme and may have to be more selective on what you load/store to the phone.

Conclusion: 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. T-Mobile customers will be pleased with the Radar even though some may have to take longer to get used to the white color.


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