HTC Radar PAYG UPGRADE @ Phones4U IN STORE - £79.95
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HTC Radar PAYG UPGRADE @ Phones4U IN STORE - £79.95

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Posted 4th Oct 2012
HTC Radar upgrade on PAYG is £79.95 IN STORE at Phones4U.

Price is on Voda, T-Mobile or Orange.

The phones are not SIM locked.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 1700 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
Announced 2011, September
Status Available. Released 2011, October
BODY Dimensions 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm
Weight 137 g
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches (~246 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
- SRS Sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Up to 80 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Bing Maps
Java No
Colors Active White, Metal Silver
- HTC Locations
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Facebook integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1520 mAh
Stand-by Up to 480 h (2G) / Up to 535 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 8 h 5 min (3G)
MISC Price group
TESTS Display Contrast ratio: 797:1 (nominal)
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 78dB
Audio quality Noise -88.3dB / Crosstalk -74.7dB
Camera Photo / Video
Battery life Endurance rating 34h
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How does this handset compare to the Nokia Lumia 800 and is it worth spending a bit more for one?
Edited by: "david1274" 6th Oct 2012
I would say, if you can afford the extra for the 800, then get that!
anyone manage to get one without a payg sim ?
ukmonkey

anyone manage to get one without a payg sim ?



Nope. Went into enfield branch and they asked me to bring in my PAYG sim. Haven't actually used that sim yet, so I doubt they will accept it if I do take it in (even if I put some credit on it)
it has HTML browser and not HTML5 which is the latest one, so mot all videos will play on this phone, i heard MP4 doesnt play in this phone.
Got one on O2 tody, although O2 upgrade cost was £10 more expensive £89.95. Still £20 off, and a cracking budget phone.

Thanks OP.
Edited by: "theshabster" 7th Oct 2012
when you say 'got one on o2', are they not unlocked for all networks?
Is this product still available for £79.99 upgrade price ? if yes can i use three PAYG sim card for upgrade as i have topped up recently and i have been using this sim for years.

On the phones4u website it says £99.95 + top up ?
op are the phones unlocked or locked to what ever payg sim you bring in?
david1274

when you say 'got one on o2', are they not unlocked for all networks?



We got one on an O2 upgrade, as opposed to actually on O2.

FYI - All phones come unlocked. We came home and stuck a Vodafone contract sim into the phone, and it works fine.

Upgrade costs are as follows:

Vodafone, T-Mobile Orange = £79.95
O2 = £89.95

I'm not 100% sure about upgrade costs for Three customers. Stores tend to have local rate '01' and '02' telephone numbers, so give them a call.
Edited by: "theshabster" 8th Oct 2012
theshabster

We got one on an O2 upgrade, as opposed to actually on O2.FYI - All … We got one on an O2 upgrade, as opposed to actually on O2.FYI - All phones come unlocked. We came home and stuck a Vodafone contract sim into the phone, and it works fine.Upgrade costs are as follows:Vodafone, T-Mobile Orange = £79.95O2 = £89.95I'm not 100% sure about upgrade costs for Three customers. Stores tend to have local rate '01' and '02' telephone numbers, so give them a call.



well said, nice info, anyway iam going tomorow to get one, by the way do they have black one or just white ?

the reviews on HTC website are really good, every one says it is well built phone with good features. even Iphone and android users applaud that windows phone with htc radar combination gives good performance
Edited by: "z18runway" 8th Oct 2012
I emailed HTC technical team about warranty and battery replacement. They politely replied and the response was quick when asked about the warranty and the battery replacement, the technical team member replied to me that

Thank you for contacting HTC regarding your enqury about the HTC Radar.


My name is ********* and I am a Technical Support Agent for the HTC Written Team.

I understand you are enquiring about the battery for the Radar and the warranty length.

All new HTC devices come with a 24 month warranty.

If the HTC Radar develops a fault with the battery that is not down to impact or liquid damage or other avoidable issues then it would be covered under your warranty and could be fixed by sending the phone in for repair.

Yes, an in warranty repair is done at no cost to yourself, which also includes the collection and delivery of your device.

Edited by: "z18runway" 8th Oct 2012
that's good but if the battery starts to fail after two years, supposedly you'd have to pay for its replacement. And some of us do keep phones for 2+ years

I guess this phone will end up around this price for everyone before too long- what with Windows 8 phone about to be released.

Edited by: "david1274" 9th Oct 2012
david1274

that's good but if the battery starts to fail after two years, supposedly … that's good but if the battery starts to fail after two years, supposedly you'd have to pay for its replacement. And some of us do keep phones for 2+ years I guess this phone will end up around this price for everyone before too long- what with Windows 8 phone about to be released.



Still there are chances for it, remove the battery manually by unscrewing the back panel, and get a chinese battery to replace it. But there are risk too coz we are manually doing it
z18runway

well said, nice info, anyway iam going tomorow to get one, by the way do … well said, nice info, anyway iam going tomorow to get one, by the way do they have black one or just white ?the reviews on HTC website are really good, every one says it is well built phone with good features. even Iphone and android users applaud that windows phone with htc radar combination gives good performance



I think that the two colours are dark grey and white. Again, what each store has in stock will be store specific, but P4U do technically stock both colours.
The phone was for the missus, and she wanted white, so I phoned the store prior to going in to check that they had stock (which they did).
In all honesty I think that the phone looks really nice in white and matt silver, but I am slightly biased, what with owning a white iPhone.

The missus liked the build quality of her previous HTC Wildfire S, and the Radar feels similar, although it is significantly bigger. It certainly feels of a superior quality to the Nokia Lumia 710, which was the other phone I'd recommended to her on Windows Mobile.

I'm also surprisingly impressed with Windows Mobile 7.5, and the missus loves it - She says that it's really simple to use, and the likes of GMail, Facebook and Whatsapp all work in a simlar fashion to their Android equivalents.

If I was looking for a phone with a budget of ~£100, I'd certainly consider purchasing the Radar.
Edited by: "theshabster" 9th Oct 2012
My advice for anybody thinking of buying from phones4u is to please reconsider your decision.
They have the most appalling customer service that you can imagine. Myself bitten twice by them.
Once they started charging my card for a phone insurance that I never bought even after repeatedly request to stop they failed and I ended by cancelling my card. This was with e2save.
This time ordered HTC radar with them (phones4u) after 15 days they have no clues weather it will be dispatched or not. They charged my credit card and I’ll get a refund only when they get their handset which no one knows where it is.

Do yourself a favor avoid them like a plague. In store may be ok but on the web no way.
Well from my recent experience, I can't fault P4U. Last November/December I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on contract as an upgrade. I received the phone within a couple of days, and I haven't had an issue since - Any network issues are handled by Vodafone, and any handset issues (not that there have been any) would be dealt with by Samsung. Since selling the Galaxy Nexus, I transferred the insurance (with Policy Admin Services) on to my iPhone 4S, and managed to keep the monthly cost at £6.99! Excess has also reduced to £0 as I have been claim free for a number of months.

And then there's the recent HTC Radar PAYG upgrade that was done in store 2 days ago. Transaction was complete within 5-10 minutes, receipt obtained, job done!
Edited by: "theshabster" 9th Oct 2012
Is sim only contract considered to be payg or no ? And can they tell if the card has been active for less than 6 months ?
thanks for the OP and other members for advice, i obtained HTC radar at phones4u for £79.95 upgrade on t-mobile, once i returned home i put my 3 network sim and started using it so it is unlocked already. Very nice phone, camera is excellent, and front vga is good aswell for skype video calling.
i dont how how to use DLNA .
make sure you dont order online from phones4u. they are a pile of ****
Be careful about data usage with this phone, as soon as it was first switched on with a sim card in it started eating up the PAYG credit. I thought I'd switched off all mobile internet access, but it was still finding a way to connect. Figured it out in the end, but not before quite a bit of credit had been wasted on pretty much nothing - no browsing or apps used.
I use contract sim so i dont have problem about data usage, but your info is good advice though
tempted
meshosa

tempted



tempted for what ?
Yes I had this phone on for about 30 mins and seemed to use a £10 credit !!!! That's not right , have contacted orange for a
Refund .
That's what happens when you don't have a data plan, you have to sign into the phone with a Microsoft account, then your logged into messenger the whole time, I had this phone at the end of last year, it used my 500MB data plan in two weeks! Windows phone uses a lot of data! For me, with a windows phone, 750MB is a must, and more is better, all android and iPhones I have had don't drain data as much, and I am so glad not to just have 500/750MB anymore !!
1iam5mith

That's what happens when you don't have a data plan, you have to sign … That's what happens when you don't have a data plan, you have to sign into the phone with a Microsoft account, then your logged into messenger the whole time, I had this phone at the end of last year, it used my 500MB data plan in two weeks! Windows phone uses a lot of data! For me, with a windows phone, 750MB is a must, and more is better, all android and iPhones I have had don't drain data as much, and I am so glad not to just have 500/750MB anymore !!



It's not hard to turn off messenger/FB chat.

With my Windows Phone I'm averaging 100MB-200MB a month of mobile data usage.
Cheers for advice guys , tbh I will be using my virgin sim only which has a 1gb monthly allowance but I had to purchase that £10 credit with the phone and thought I could just fire some apps on with that money!! But seemed to disappear as I was just figuring out the phone . I will study some forums tonight before puting my virgin sim in .
upgrade?

cant i just walk in and buy it????

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ScRiVs

upgrade? cant i just walk in and buy it????

yes you can, but you should hand in your sim card to them, so they can check by calling your provider to get unique code, now it is for £69.95
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