The HTC Raider 4G is an Android smartphone which sports a massive 4.5 inch qHD screen and even surpasses the iPhone 4S in sheer speed due to its 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone runs Android Gingerbread paired with HTC Sense 3.0, which is a very highly regarded user interface. This makes using the phone a breeze even for someone who has never picked up an Android phone before.
The 4G LTE speeds are in a class of their own. If the network allows, the HTC Raider can achieve downstream / upstream speeds of 100Mbps and 50Mbps, respectively. This is faster than most home broadband internet services and would allow even the largest files and programs to download nearly instantly. The phone also includes an eight megapixel camera that is very high quality, matching the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II in image quality, even in low light. The camera also focuses extremely quickly so you can be sure that you will never miss that important shot.
Some users will not like the size of the screen though. 4.5 inches is very large and many find it to be too big to fit in a pocket or purse. Also, the battery life on the HTC Raider is not that great either. You should plan on needing your charger if you are away from home most of the day. Battery life can be improved if needed by turning off the 4G LTE signal, though this will make downloading files much slower. A good rule of thumb is to leave the 4G LTE off until you need it.
Need to Know: HTC Raider 4G
1. Screen is very large and high quality. (The Good)
2. 1.5GHz processor rivals the iPhone 4S in speed. (The Good)
3. Large screen can make it hard to fit phone in a small pocket. (The Bad)
4. Battery life is average at best. (The Bad)
Reviews (4/10 Avg. rating)
Big on horsepower, plain on design
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Even though it boasts enough firepower and visual ae... Full review
Big, beautiful qHD display and decent performance in apps and games
The Raider is likely the first of many LTE offerings by HTC. In this case, it is the first LTE device on the market, and good thing too, since Samsung and LG will be competing very soon.
Besides LTE, the Raider is a capable beast, a monolithic artifact outdated before its time. Its tapered design coupled with glossy plastic and aluminum backing harkens back to the Windows Mobile-powered HD2. Some users will find it uncomfortable to hold; others too plain; more not different enough to justify an upgrade. The Raider does everything right, and yet we can’t help but yearn f... Full review
I hate this phone
It is not a good phone. I had it repair as it kept crashing and it work fine for a few months now it is starting to crash once week the is a little over a yet old . Will never buy HTC phone again.Less
Works like a charm!
This phone is a very solid device. Plus HTC's user interface is a delight!Less
I dislike this phone because
The battery is not long-lived...if you are not careful it will dial numbers because you touched it incorrectly...sometimes slow to react....as soon as I can I will be getting an IPhone...it has many for advantages...it is much more dependable according to other family members who own them...we had to work very hard to find a ring tone that could be heard...missed important emergency calls.Less
This phone has no battery life to speak of. It also shuts itself off at will. Once it erased all my data. I sent it away for repairs, they reflashed the software. I upgraded to Android 4.0.3 and it still does its shut off routine. It is also a very quirky phone and does not always do what you want. The human interface and some of the options are poorly thought out - when I got it and listened to the sales guy, it seeemed like a prefect little smartphone. After using it for three months I think I'll put it up on eBay and get something decent like an iPhone or a Blackberry. It also has a very quiet ring. I downloaded some loud ringtones and that makes it a little better but in a loud place still not nearly good enough. The screen is too sensitive, even with a protector. Sometimes it willl react if your finger happens to be close but not touching. This phone's support is also poor. My suppliers support staff (Rogers) are semi-educated in the functions and HTC's support is arrogant and not much better. Stay away from it.Less
Battery Life Awful
Really like the screen, the camera and the LTE download speed, but the battery life is unacceptable. One day the battery went totally flat in 5 hours after I took 20 pictures and 4 mins of video. Even after installing a battery management app and turning off auto brightness on the screen, any significant use drains the battery rapidly. The specs claim extended standby time, but I calculate it to be 48 hrs even with zero use. Even when not illuminated, the screen takes significant battery power, using over half of the total draw according to the battery app.Less
Do not buy this porduct if
Unless you live in an area where LTE network is available do not but this product, i just went through 2 of these in 3 days and well because i dont live in an area where LTE is available im hoopedLess
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Manuals / User Guides
- HTC Raider 4G Manual (PDF)
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