Pros Everything else
Cons Memory, no sd slot
Pros 1. Great build quality.
2. Good battery life.
3. Great operating system.
4. No lag.
5. Easy to use.
Cons 1. Slipery.
2. Lack of apps.
Summary This phone has been amazing since the day I got it. It's been fast and responsive with no lag whatsoever. People complain too much about the lack of apps in the marketplace. It has less apps but the apps are all better than the ones on Android and cost as much as the apps on the iPhone.
This phone is built to exude elegance. It's unibody design makes it light and easy to carry around. Although it is a little slipery when you don't have a case. But that can be solved easily.
The OS on this phone is so buttery smooth and easy to use. It's clean and simple. Everything can be made accessible on the homescreen and the itegration of facebook and twitter makes it good for the person who is always on those social sites.
The camera has been good. It has panorama and burst shot mode to accomodate the users who love photography.
Battery life has been amazing. I can last a whole day with texting and internet use. And i can last up to two days if I use it only a little.
Overall this smartphone is amazing. I came from a HTC MyTouch 4g slide and I was impressed. Most people won't give Windows Phone Mango a try, but it is amazing. And in my opinion, better than Android. With time it'll pick up speed and maybe even pass Android and IOS up ;D.
"Very Nice!"on by mikeheel
Pros Windows Phone OS is great.
Tremendous battery life.
Extremely responsive touchscreen.
Native MS Office Functionality.
4G (but it's the slower 4G version).
Cons Doesn't automatically switch to wi-fi for data when available.
Keyboard sometimes disappears when typing in certain apps.
No expandability (but 25GB SkyDrive included)
Summary Having been an iPhone fan for the past 4 years or so, I was very skeptical about getting a Windows Phone. When it came time to look at upgrading, I planned to get a new iPhone, but decided I would look at all options. I had fun checking out Siri and playing with some of the new Android options. In the end, I was wowed by the Windows Phone OS and fell in love with the HTC Radar.
The Radar looks sharp with the white and metal design. It feels like a high-quality phone in your hand. The screen is really nice and extremely responsive. Battery life is impressive.
Mango (Windows Phone OS 7.5) does a beautiful job handling contacts. If someone sends me an email, the header shows their profile picture from any linked account I have for them (like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn). I can then click their picture, and it takes me to their profile. On their profile, I can see a history of all contact with that person (phone, email, text, etc) as well as any social media status or updates. I can click to contact them with any of those. Quick, easy, seemless, and attractively done. If you really don't want that sort of accessibility (no matter how crazy that seems to me), you can avoid it in your phone setup.
Another easy thing is setting up groups among your contacts. Once you set a group (for example, family or your team at work), you can also initiate a group contact via text or email with a simple tap. The setup is amazingly easy. Additionally, you can merge your online chats (like Facebook) into your text stream. Again, just a neat feature to make communication easy.
If you want, Mango also ties into your Microsoft account. I get my xbox profile on the phone and can play xbox games on the phone, as well as chat or send messages to friends on xbox live. That's not a huge point to me, but it has been a neat feature.
It also has a really great interface that is consistent with all programs and apps. I don't know that I can really describe it except to say it's a lot more attractive than how IOS or Android does it, and it's very slick. Apps are more graphical than with IOS or Android, and email and documents have a very neat, clean look.
The Radar doesn't have the greatest specs in the world (1Gz processor, 8GB internal memory), but the way Mango works, you don't need the top specs to get great performance. You also get 25GB of free cloud storage, which has worked very well so far (I'm still a little skeptical). Even with those specs, the Radar is still faster opening programs and being useful than other phones I've used because of how Mango runs programs. Microsoft got this part right.
I've seen professional reviews pan the Radar for not having a removable battery (of course, neither does the iPhone) or expandable memory (again, neither does the iPhone. I think those criticisms are semi-valid, but don't really matter a whole lot. This isn't an Android phone that is going to burn through so much battery life that you have to swap out most days. And MS includes the 25GB SkyDrive service for free.
I can't say enough how well the HTC Radar works, how easy it is to use, and how seemlessly everything operates. It rocks. IMO, Mango is the best phone OS out there. And I love the native MS Office applications. The fact you get full "normal" views of Word and Excel documents is almost worth it alone if you use your phone for that sort of thing.
So, if you're considering a new smartphone, do yourself a favor and give the Windows phones a serious look. They've converted this iPhone fan, and I don't see why I'd ever go back.
Pros Fast, Smart, reliable.
Cons Nothing comes to mind.
Summary Impressive Windows phone. I'm sold.
Pros Windows Phone OS runs perfectly. Battery life is great.
The available apps run smooth and are HIGH quality.
Zune Pass. Unlimited Music only $9.
Extremely simple and organized messaging.
The phone is light and just the right size. Display is superb!
Cons Smaller app market, although they do have really everything you would need.
No phone dock or charging dock outside of universal accessories.
Summary Microsoft, Thank you. They have clearly expressed ambitions to dominate in the SmartPhone market, and just like the XBox did with a full on entertainment console in just 2 years (XBox). I look forward to great things from Microsoft in this market.
I originally wrote over 2,700 words for the pros section before I realized you could only post 250 words, thats how good the phone is. Thank you Microsoft.