Radenso XP vs Uniden DFR7

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Looking at the most recent radar detector tests performed by TXCTG it looks like the new Radenso XP is going head to head with the Uniden DFR7 in terms of radar detection range. The XP retails for $399 (before 10% RDF member discount) whereas the DFR7 retails for $299 so besides comparable detection range, what are the main difference between both units?

Here is a list of feature and accessory differences between the Radenso XP and the Uniden DFR7:

- XP starts up in approx. 1 second – DFR7 start up takes a lot longer
- XP has beginner mode and expert mode for more customization – DFR7 only has one menu mode
- XP offers Ka band segmentation – DFR7 does not have band segmentation
- XP offers K wide and K narrow mode to further reduce K falses – DFR7 only has K wide mode
- XP allows to store 200 GPS lockouts – DFR7 only lets you save up to 100 lockouts
- XP is equipped with 3 digit frequency display – DFR7 only displays 2 digits
- XP includes Smart Dark display mode that turns on the display only when there is an alert – DFR7 only has Dark mode
- XP offers 6 selectable driving mode displays – DFR7 only offers 4 options
- XP has user selectable AutoMute volume (0-90%), DFR7 does not allow to change Mute volume
- XP is equipped with AutoCity Mode switching automatically to Highway mode sensitivity at user selectable speed – DFR does not have this option
- You can choose the level of band filtering in City Mode (0-90%) for each band with the XP – DFR7 only has City filter with no option to change filter level
- Low speed Muting of XP mutes X and K band signals only but continues to alert to Laser and Ka signals – DFR7 mutes all alerts, even risky Laser and Ka alerts
- XP has selectable Threat display tracking the 3 strongest detected signals with priority Ka>K>X – DFR7 does not show multiple threats
- XP prioritizes alerts according to radar band with priorities Laser>Ka>K>X – DFR prioritized alerts by signal strength only
- XP is equipped with TEST Mode essentially disabling all filters and latch – DFR7 does not have a Test Mode
- XP is equipped with directional RLC and speed camera database – DFR7 database does not consider travel direction
- The XP lets you select the RLC detection distance (normal, farther, farthest) – The DFR7 does not offer this selection
- XP database is updated monthly (we are working on real time updates so you can update every day) – DFR7 database is not updated regularly (maybe twice a year)
- XP firmware is updated regularly and there is no planned obsolescence – Uniden abandons platforms after 1 year and does not offer further updates (see LRD 950)
- You can permanently delete RLC alerts from the saved database of the XP by the press of a button – DFR7 does not have this feature
- XP comes with MUTE mode allowing you to permanently mute X and K band until manually unmuted – DFR7 does not have Mute mode
- XP announces radar band and detected Ka band frequency segment by voice – DFR7 only announces radar band
- XP comes with USB data cord – DFR7 does not include USB cable
- XP offers optional Visor mount – Uniden does not offer a Visor mount
- XP offers optional direct wire cord – Uniden does not offer OEM direct wire cord
- XP is backed by a 1 year Ticket protection (Radenso pays your ticket) – Uniden does not offer ticket protection
- Radenso turn- around times of warranty or repairs averages 2-4 days – Uniden is far less “flexible” and you wait for replacements up to 2 weeks or more
- You can pick up the phone and call and Radenso answers immediately or will call you back – Uniden puts you on hold for 45 minutes or more
 

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It's a no-brainer. Thanks for highlighting the many extra features and value of the XP!
 

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I know you're aiming the XP at the mid level market, but those same tests indicate the XP hung in very well against the top tier detectors. In my book, at its price, that makes it a real bargain.
 

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If I did not purchase my Uniden or even have it anymore, I would totally switch over :)
 

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I waited 25 min with Uniden to find out info on my crappy 950. The XP is a no brainer !
 

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Michael I was leaning towards the SE but with such a detailed comparison of the DFR7 and the XP I think I'm gonna go with XP when it comes out. Hell of a job in comparison.
 

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Thanks for the comparison, the features the Xp has definitely justifies spending the extra money compared to the uniden. Having a tough time myself deciding if I should buy the se or xp.
 

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Great list! I can tell you've been spending time comparing the two and taking notes. :)

The XP also has the Mute feature where you can just press the Mute button and have it audibly disable all K band alarms. Great for when you need a super quiet detector because you're on the phone, other people are in the car with you and are annoyed by RD's, etc.
 

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Great list! I can tell you've been spending time comparing the two and taking notes. :)

The XP also has the Mute feature where you can just press the Mute button and have it audibly disable all K band alarms. Great for when you need a super quiet detector because you're on the phone, other people are in the car with you and are annoyed by RD's, etc.
The Women very much appreciate the x and k mute feature through a congested city. My Gf is the first to hit the button if i forget driving through San Antonio.
 
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Great list! I can tell you've been spending time comparing the two and taking notes.
As a matter of fact, I have been taking notes for the last 15 months from enthusiasts on this forum. Most of the features of the XP derived from user requests expressed in different threads on this forum. Maybe you remember that I started a thread a long time ago asking users about firmware ideas and a lot of people chimed in.
We incorporated many of those ideas in the firmware of the XP

https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=46501
 

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Maybe now I won't hear those encouraging words from my wife " shut that thing off it's driving me crazy "
 
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Maybe now I won't hear those encouraging words from my wife " shut that thing off it's driving me crazy "
Yeah, I think about 99% of women have the "I can't stand the sound of a radar detector" chip installed. :laugh:

I know my wife does. She was very interested when I told her that the XP had a one button turn off X and K feature.
 
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Hey there you go. XP's marketing slogan. "Buy the XP your wife will love you for it" What do ya think Michael?
 

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Hey there you go. XP's marketing slogan. "Buy the XP your wife will love you for it" What do ya think Michael?
Or how about, "If you love radar detectors, this one may save your marriage!"
 

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[MENTION=9768]Brainstorm69[/MENTION]. Or buy an XP it's cheaper than divorce☺ ok I'll stop
 

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As a matter of fact, I have been taking notes for the last 15 months from enthusiasts on this forum. Most of the features of the XP derived from user requests expressed in different threads on this forum. Maybe you remember that I started a thread a long time ago asking users about firmware ideas and a lot of people chimed in.
We incorporated many of those ideas in the firmware of the XP

https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=46501
Really very cool.
 

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As a matter of fact, I have been taking notes for the last 15 months from enthusiasts on this forum. Most of the features of the XP derived from user requests expressed in different threads on this forum. Maybe you remember that I started a thread a long time ago asking users about firmware ideas and a lot of people chimed in.
We incorporated many of those ideas in the firmware of the XP

https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=46501
Thanks for listening! I too am interested in picking up an XP when it's released, although I'm going to hold out for the blue screen :)

---------- Post added at 09:12 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:09 AM ----------

Maybe now I won't hear those encouraging words from my wife " shut that thing off it's driving me crazy "
Since Michael's been listening to our suggestions maybe they could let us transfer songs via usb so that you can put your wife/girlfriend's favorite song to play when it alerts :bubblewoop:
 

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Now that's a stretch then I wouldn't get the detector if that happens and Michael would be out a sale.
 

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I'm in the market for a third RD. I keep stealing the redline from my wife's car to use on my motorcycle. She want's it back (X and K disabled...) since she appreciates using a RD.
So far the XP has been the only one that has raised my eyebrow, I need something that displays information well since I won't be pairing the RD to a phone while on the bike (my YaV1/V1 combo is a no go). All the other features listed seem like great additions.
With the XP I believe that I can even use the HARD system (RJ11 based) in my helmet to warn me when the detector goes off.

Anyway, thanks for the list and all the hard work.
 

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I'm in the market for a third RD. I keep stealing the redline from my wife's car to use on my motorcycle. She want's it back (X and K disabled...) since she appreciates using a RD.
So far the XP has been the only one that has raised my eyebrow, I need something that displays information well since I won't be pairing the RD to a phone while on the bike (my YaV1/V1 combo is a no go). All the other features listed seem like great additions.
With the XP I believe that I can even use the HARD system (RJ11 based) in my helmet to warn me when the detector goes off.

Anyway, thanks for the list and all the hard work.
The XP is not good for motorcycle use. The XP has a RJ11 power port but it does not have a headphone port.
 

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