The phrase "dont knock it "til youve tried it" comes to mind when looking at the Radar. Compared to the Titan, the Radar looks like a weakling, but looks can be deceiving. For a start, it still has the same killer camera the Titan touts, but thats not all: the Radar actually has the same screen resolution as the Titan.
With a 3.8 inch screen, on paper the Radar seems like a far more sensible choice. In reality, its not overstated, yet still looks flashy to passers-by. A smaller screen size but identical pixel count to the Titan means the Radars screen just inches past the Titan in the sharpness department. Now dont get me wrong, the Titans screen is gorgeous. But saving yourself a bit of money and having a slightly sharper screen might sway buyers away from the Titan powerhouse.
Sure, the Radar lacks the dual LED flash and the faster processor, and its clear HTC is trying to appeal to those who want a Titan on a budget. At the same time, you have to question how necessary the Titan is. Its a bit on the large side, will probably cost a bit more, and lets be honest, will you really notice a 0.5GHz change in speed? HTC have managed to make a smaller alternative to the Titan that still retains the essentials that make the Titan great. Its snappy, sleek, and comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.
Next to the Titan, the Radar does look inferior. But after playing with it for a while, youre left feeling like HTC is heading in the right direction. It does what its meant to and well, definitely thanks to the marrying of Windows Phone 7 with the high specs. Although 8 GB of storage might restrict some buyers (which might give reason to opt for the Titan), less storage-dependent users will be sure to find a decent phone in the Radar.
Officials are still tight-lipped on pricing specifics, although an October release is for certain.