Radar Detectors



Have a look at how some of the top products on the radar detector market stacked up against each other, from price and features to performance and weight.

Some fared better than others, but the table below highlights each radar detector’s strengths and weaknesses.

The table provides a quick reference point for buyers looking for specific elements in a radar detector such as performance or price.

Radar Detector Comparison Chart

 

X Band

K Band

Ka Band

Ku Band

Laser Detect

VG-2 Alert

POP Detect

Prog
Mem

Cordless Option

Size

Bel RX65 Pro

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

N/A

Cobra XRS 9700

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

 

4.34 oz

Escort Passport 8500 x50

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

 

N/A

PNI Silver Bullet RX7500

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

3.7oz

Valentine One

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

6.4oz

Whistler Pro 73

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

 

6.8oz

THE BEST OF THE BEST

Best Reviewed: Bel RX5 Pro

The Bel RX5 Pro radar detector goes straight to the top of the class. In comparison to its counterparts, the Bel cleaned up the rest of the competition, proving to be a great all-round radar detector. While this Beltronics radar detector is the most expensive model we reviewed, the old adage of ‘you pay for quality’ definitely comes in here – and you certainly get a top radar detector for your money.

Most Features: Bel RX65 Pro

Again, the Bel radar detector takes the cake in this category. One of the most advanced radar detectors on the market, it features everything from five bands through to laser, VG-2 and POP detection. It’s the Rolls-Royce when it comes to all the qualities packed into the one unit, which it why it is high rating in this radar detector test.

Best Value for Money (rated on no. of features for money) : PNI Silver Bullet RX7500

When looking for value for money in a radar detector, it comes in the form of the PNI Silver Bullet. With the large number of features stacked into this compact unit, it comes as a surprise that it comes for a relatively modest price.

Most Compact: PNI Silver Bullet RX7500

Sleek, sophisticated and little…that’s the PNI Silver Bullet RX7500. Not only is this radar detector compact, but it is also cordless, adding to the attractiveness of it. The Silver Bullet is easy to pack up and take with you if you are moving vehicles often. The size of the detector is also handy if you need to hide it in a hurry from a law enforcement officer – its size means it can easily be stashed in centre consoles or glove compartments in a hurry.

Cheapest Reviewed: Whistler Pro 73

The Whistler Pro 73 was the cheapest radar detector we reviewed. It represents value for money for those looking for a bargain on the radar detector market.

 

 

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