Excerpt: 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 spacious 4.3-inch WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera, and dual-LED flash.
Pros: Surreal data speeds, Typical HTC design, build quality, Improved camera
Cons: Thick, heavy, Questionable battery life, Single-core in a dual-core age
HTC Thunderbolt – great performance and design, though it lacks some style – user review
22 June 2011
Excerpt: HTC is the biggest Android phone manufacturer in the world, and one of the biggest overall smartphone manufacturers. They’ve released more smartphones in 2010 than just about anyone else, but by the end of the year, all of the phones started to really seem cookie-cutter, with no innovations whatsoever.
Motorola Droid Bionic vs HTC Thunderbolt – tough choice, indeed
19 June 2011
Excerpt: With both NVidia and Samsung announcing that their dual core processors are ready for mass production, a lot of companies had to fulfill pretty high expectations from consumers and power users alike in 2011. And for the most part, they did. LG and Motorola were the first to announce their first dual core CPU smartphones, while HTC, which typically sticks to Qualcomm processors, had to settle for a less powerful handset for their first release, the HTC Thunderbolt,...
Summary: If you like a big phone with a large screen, the HTC Thunderbolt is the best device of this type in Verizon's current lineup. The clear and responsive screen, good storage capabilities, useful email interface, excellent music player, and FM radio make it hard to beat. The kickstand adds even more functionality. It is blazingly fast on Verizon’s new 4G LTE network and has the ability to perform voice and data tasks simultaneously.
Conclusion: The HTC Thunderbolt review showed it is quite attractive device and it is not accidental Verizon decided to get its hands to this perfect handset. Regardless all the problems occurred after its launch the HTC Thunderbolt undoubtedly can be considered as a company’s flagship. It is one of the world’s first 4G smartphones and it is clear why people are so interested in it.
Excerpt: The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show was a big step forward for mobile smartphones entering the 4G market. The HTC Thunderbolt is a new step for the HTC brand onto Verizon's 4G LTE network. However, is the 4G network support enough for the HTC Thunderbolt?
HTC Thunderbolt Review: The First Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone
27 April 2011
Conclusion: The Thunderbolt reminds me of the EVO, and otherwise shares design language with all of HTC’s 4.3” form factor smartphones. The comparisons are so completely obvious that it’s almost pointless stating all of them. It’s a phone packed with latest and greatest cellular connectivity that actually does a very good job at disguising the number of design challenges doing so poses.
the ThunderBolt Cell Phone - Verizon Wireless
is one of the best Android phones currently available from Verizon Wireless. Aside from the battery life concerns, it is a true champ, performing exceptionally well in all circumstances.
Voice quality is excellent, and both performance and web downloads are incredibly fast, especially on Verizon's 4G network.
Pros: Blazing fast performance, Excellent screen, Excellent voice quality, Excellent camera, Very good external speaker
Cons: Battery life is a major concern, and you'll likely need to keep a charger with you if you're a heavy user, Can be a little hard to hold, so a case is a good idea
Android Device Review: The HTC Verizon ThunderBolt
15 April 2011
Excerpt: It’s becoming a problem for me that HTC keeps releasing some of their higher-end phones on Sprint and Verizon; see, I am an AT&T customer. One of my old excuses for why I wouldn’t switch to Verizon was that they were CDMA and therefore didn’t use a SIM card. Not using SIM cards (which are easily swappable into other phones) is a huge problem for people who like to use more than one phone, or in other words, people like me.
Pros: : If you live in a 4G LTE serviced area, this phone is capable; phone battery will last all day with regular use in non-4G LTE areas; ; the ThunderBolt is built like a tank; it feels good in hand even though it is a larger phone; beautiful 4.3″ Gorilla Glass screen,
Cons: : No easy way to toggle the 4G LTE service off to 3G only; phone will be too large and bulky for some, so you should definitely handle in person before buying; 4G LTE is a severe battery drain;