HTC Thunderbolt – great performance and design, though it lacks some style – user review
22 June 2011
Conclusion: The HTC Thunderbolt was just released this month on Verizon’s network, and you can get it for $599 without a contract or $259 with a 2 year contract, which is a pretty good price for the device, although there are definitely more powerful alternatives out there (like the Droid Bionic).
Motorola Droid Bionic vs HTC Thunderbolt – tough choice, indeed
19 June 2011
Conclusion: However, if you don’t care about the ability to flash custom ROMs and tinker with the device, and would like to have the maximum amount of memory (48 GB on the Droid with a microSD card) in the future, the Bionic could be a better choice – it’s really up to you.
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
Conclusion: Verizon Wireless has been steadily building its 4G network. At the time of this writing, the service is available in 39 markets and over 60 major airports. Verizon Wireless plans to offer the service in more than 145 markets by the end of this year. Prior to the launch of the HTC Thunderbolt, the only way users could take advantage of 4G speeds through Verizon Wireless was with one of the carrier's wireless modems or a Mi-Fi device.
Pros: Fast 1 GHz processor, Large 4.3-inch touchscreen, microSD expansion slot with preinstalled 32GB card, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi sharing
Cons: Heavy @ 6.23 ounces, 4G coverage is still limited, 3G speeds were disappointing