Specs summary

Screen
4"

The HTC Raider 4G's screen is 4 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1620mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1620 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 12 days standby time, 460 minutes (2G), 310 minutes (3G).



Reviews summary

4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 8 reviews

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.

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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)


Complex

Big on horsepower, plain on design

from Complex

As trite as it may sound, the Vivid is the Tim Tebow of AT&T’s smartphone roster. What it lacks in finesse and flair at first, it makes up for in performance and brute wireless speed in the end—serving a solid Android experience. HTC’s new mobile welcomes an impressive spec sheet, which is quarterbacked by a powerful dual-core chip that generates swift results and handles multitasking with ease. Ma Bell’s second LTE phone also garners fast data speeds and the huge display produces great picture quality.

Even though it boasts enough firepower and visual ae... Full review

Mobile Syrup

Big, beautiful qHD display and decent performance in apps and games

from Mobile Syrup

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


Love the look and big screen easy to use but 3 days in and I loose phone signal twice . It may be the sim cause I am in LTE area but not happy with drop calls. Otherwise great phone

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.
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!
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 t... More
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
Sam Cassidy

Awful phone

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 wa... More
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

Joshua Bourne
Dude, your being a little harsh on the Vivid. The only time my phone just shuts off is when the battery is dead...and true enough the battery life isn't one to brag about , but what smartphone is? And the screen issue your having I have never experience. Mine works flawlessly. I bought this phone for $50 bucks from AT&T. 1.2 Dual-core, 8mp camera, 16 gig (expandable) hd, 1gb of ram. You can't beat that. And after coming off using the Galaxy S2, and iPhone 4 I think this is a great little phone. My only problem I'm having with mine is a always forget it's in my back and when I sit down on it the turns a bright milky color. It usually goes away after a min, but it seems to be staying like that longer each time it happens. Probably gonna have to swap it for another.

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 sign... More
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

curious_51250

Really like the phone....battery is awful and screen sometimes freezes.

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 hooped
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 hooped Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 28, 2011
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
HSDPA 14.4, HSUPA, LTE
SIM Card Mini-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

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Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1620 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
460 minutes (2G)
310 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.9 x 6.7 x 1.1 cm
(5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 164 grams
(5.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 3x digital
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info 1.3 megapixels
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Youtube)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Holiday, HTC Vivid

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