First impressions of the new HTC Radar are less than impressive. With a slew of beautifully designed phones hitting the market today, the build of the Radar is not special or showy. However, although lacking any real sparkle, some people might prefer a design that is both uniform and attractive.
The HTC Radar features a 3.8 inch LCD touch screen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It does feature the same resolution as HTC's other Mango release, the Titan, but with a smaller screen area it provides brighter and sharper images. The touch screen features a vibrant array of colors with a quick responsiveness and great viewing angles. Outdoor viewing, unlike other similar mobiles, is spectacular.
The screen of the Radar is encased in a glass like material which houses the display and three capacitive buttons. Above the screen is a front facing VGA camera. On the top of the device is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and power button. On the left side of the device is a microUSB port and on the right is a volume rocker and camera button. On the back of the device is the 5 MP camera with an LED flash, removable battery cover and loudspeaker. As for the build of the device, on the back is a soft touch material which is fixed on the top and bottom and it promotes a fantastic grip. This small addition to the rear of the phone gives it a premium feel.
While most users may find the HTC Radar's build uninspired, the device has a very natural and neutral feel which gives the phone a universal appeal for all age groups.