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HTC Thunderbolt

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1052 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and camera are overall positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the features and portability, and there are mixed views on the apps and reliability.

responsiveness, screen, usability, camera, value for money

battery, portability, features

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

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC Thunderbolt

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 user reviews of HTC Thunderbolt from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

battery, responsiveness, value for money, screen, usability

reception, features

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC ThunderBolt 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)HTC ThunderBolt 4G LTE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)HTC ThunderBolt 4G LTE Verizon Car Windshield Dash Mount Cradle Holder Kit G11

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HTC Thunderbolt Review

 

Thunderbolt

4G LTE absolutely murders 3G. Moving backgrounds are awesome. Good display. Kickstand is actually useful

4G LTE also murders battery life. Can't charge while using the kickstand. Convoluted software. Feels big and heavy

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HTC Thunderbolt Review

 

The HTC Thunderbolt has been one of the most anticipated smartphones, as it is the first handset to use Verizon's powerful 4G LTE network. Given Verizon's stellar 4G network performance in our previous review, we were anxious to see how this would...

As it stands, and with my moderate use, I don’t think that the phone can stay alive for more than 5 or 6 hours. This is insufficient. With that in mind, I can’t recommend using this phone as long as the included battery cannot sustain even a relatively...

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HTC ThunderBolt Launches on Verizon's 4G Network ...

 

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

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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.

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HTC ThunderBolt Review

 

The HTC ThunderBolt is a first but not a first: the only 4G smartphone on Verizon's LTE network, but certainly not the first 4G smartphone we've seen and following a hardware pattern that dates back nine months or so to the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint and...

Therein lies the compromise of the early adopter, and it’s a big one. If the ThunderBolt had a more modern dual-core processor and the right apps to take advantage of its hardware, it would go a long way to sweetening the deal. With dual-core HTC...

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HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon Wireless)

 

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.

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HTC Thunderbolt (Verizon Wireless)

 

Verizon's first 4G phone shatters speed records and looks good doing it. We just wish the HTC Thunderbolt lasted longer on a charge.

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...

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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LG Revolution vs HTC ThunderBolt

 

During our last Verizon 4G LTE smartphone comparison we looked at the Samsung Droid Charge vs the HTC ThunderBolt, but this time around we're going to compare some of the similarities and differences between the HTC ThunderBolt and the recently...

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Samsung Droid Charge vs HTC ThunderBolt

 

Two titans enter the ring: the Samsung Droid Charge in one corner and the HTC ThunderBolt in the other. Both can use Verizon's new 4G LTE network, and come with a host of features, such as a large display, 1GHz processor, 8MP camera, and 32GB of...

Product Specifications

Speaking of Verizon’s LTE 4G network, the HTC Thunderbolt will actually be the first Smartphone available to utilize it. It has a 4.3-inch display, 8MP 720p video camera, and Wifi Tethering to share that 4G connection.

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 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
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

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