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HTC ThunderBolt 4G / HTC Incredible HD / HTC Droid Thunderbolt

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1213 reviews of HTC ThunderBolt 4G / HTC Incredible HD / HTC Droid Thunderbolt. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The screen and usability also get good reviews, but the apps and portability get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

performance, usability, screen, price, size

battery, reliability, reception, GPS navigation, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC ThunderBolt 4G / HTC Incredible HD / HTC Droid Thunderbolt is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC ThunderBolt 4G / HTC Incredible HD / HTC Droid Thunderbolt

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1101 user reviews of HTC ThunderBolt 4G / HTC Incredible HD / HTC Droid Thunderbolt from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the apps and connectivity. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

performance, usability, price, screen, size

battery, reliability, reception, GPS navigation, social network

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC ThunderBolt 4G LTE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)HTC ThunderBolt 4G LTE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Steven Leckart (wired.com)

Review: HTC ThunderBolt

 

The ThunderBolt is a thin Android rocket sled with two great cameras and a huge screen. But keep your charger handy.

An ample 8 GB of on-board memory (woot), plus a whopping 32 GB microSD included (WOOT!). At 0.56 inches, profile is trimmer than a supermodel. Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera makes you look good when chatting. Standard-sized 3.5-mm headphone jack....

Battery tended to heat up faster than a car with a faulty radiator cap. A tad on the heavy side at 6.23 ounces. Loudspeaker is rather tinny — and hidden behind the kickstand. Flash content cannot be viewed while Wi-Fi hotspot is in use. No HDMI port

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

HTC ThunderBolt

 

The HTC ThunderBolt, which went on sale March 17, is the first phone available in the United States that can connect to Verizon's lightning-fast 4G LTE network. That fact alone makes the ThunderBolt ('50 with a new two-year contract) a considerable...

Extremely fast ; Latest Sense UI

Lots of bloatware

The well-appointed ThunderBolt is the phone to buy if you want to see what 4G can do.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: HTC Thunderbolt (mit Videos)

 

Stimmt es, was uns die HTC-Designer und -Entwickler gestern im Thunderbolt - Promofilmchen versprochen haben? Unsere US-Kollegen jedenfalls zeigen sich in ihrer Review vom Android-Phone weitgehend überzeugt. Es kommt ohne Kinderkrankheiten, mit einer...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (engadget.com)

Thunderbolt

 

At a quick glance, without any background information, your eyes might tell you that the HTC Thunderbolt is little more than a Verizon remake of Sprint's EVO 4G and AT&T's Inspire 4G. After all -- like its contemporaries -- the Thunderbolt features a...

Surreal data speeds ; Typical HTC design, build quality ; Improved camera

Thick, heavy ; Questionable battery life ; Single-core in a dual-core age

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

Introduced at CES 2011, the HTC ThunderBolt is Verizon's first 4G LTE, and it's finally available for $249.99 with a two-year contract. The Android 2.2 smartphone might not offer the latest and greatest (e.g., dual-core processor), but with the carrier...

The HTC ThunderBolt offers incredibly fast 4G data speeds. The Android 2.2 smartphone also supports simultaneous voice and data over 3G and boasts a large 4.3-inch touch screen, ample storage, and an excellent camera.

Battery life takes a big hit when using 4G. There is no way to toggle between 3G and 4G.

The HTC ThunderBolt lights up with blazingly fast data speeds, but those who want 4G now should be aware that it takes a big toll on the smartphone's battery life.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

HTC Thunderbolt Review

 

The Thunderbolt lives up to its name by being the fastest 4G phone on any network--by far. Provided you're in an area with LTE coverage, you'll be able to load sites, download apps, and start streaming videos in the blink of any eye. This smart phone...

Amazingly fast 4G speeds, Sharp camera and 720p camcorder, Elegant, customizable Sense interface, Loud speaker, Clear call quality

Short battery life, No HDMI, Skype video calling not yet enabled

Mar, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

HTC Thunderbolt (Verizon Wireless)

 

The HTC Thunderbolt looks and feels huge. It's classy looking, though, in all-gray with a glass front and a soft-touch back. There's a small 1.3-megapixel camera next to the earpiece, and a larger 8-megapixel shooter on the back, along with a...

Incredible Internet speeds. Big, gorgeous screen. Elegant interface. Simultaneous voice and data. Lots of storage

Heavy. Poor battery life when surfing or streaming on 4G. Occasional bugs

The HTC Thunderbolt, the first 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon Wireless, has the fastest Web speeds we've ever seen, but be prepared to carry an extra battery.

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

HTC Thunderbolt (Verizon Wireless)

 

Verizon's ThunderBolt by HTC is a real powerhouse smartphone that offers speedy 4G LTE connectivity.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC ThunderBolt vs Apple iPhone 4

 

Two of the newest smartphones to hit Verizon Wireless this year are the HTC ThunderBolt and Apple iPhone 4. Both have a lot to offer customers, as the ThunderBolt is the first 4G LTE smartphone for the carrier, which also takes advantage of Android's...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC ThunderBolt Review

 

When we first learned in 2007 that Verizon was going to be updating its network to 4G LTE, we've been wondering which smartphone would be the first to utilize it. Now it's here: the HTC ThunderBolt. Without a doubt, the ThunderBolt is being advertized...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: No
GPRS: No
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:4.X LTE

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.2 Froyo
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:Unknown
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