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
Summary: The HTC ThunderBolt is a landmark device for Verizon Wireless, and it is the first 4G LTE-capable phone available in the United States. In addition to the 4G radio inside, the ThunderBolt has a great 4.3-inch screen, a speedy 1GHz processor, a nice camera, and a very easy-to-use interface.
Pros: Great data speeds, speedy processor, colorful and bright screen
Conclusion: The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the best smartphones on the market right now. Its incredible 4G LTE speeds and WiFi hotspot sharing feature set it apart, at least for a few months until Verizon releases further 4G smartphones. It's hard to beat HTC's Sense UI for a tasteful and restrained customization of Android that packs a lot of utility; especially for those of you who dislike Samsung's TouchWiz UI and find vanilla Android dull or unfriendly.
Pros: Extremely fast 4G LTE speeds, large display, elegant design., Pro: Extremely fast 4G LTE speeds, large display, elegant design.
Cons: Short battery life, single core CPU is less future-proof., Con: Poor battery life on 4G, a dual core CPU would make this phone a clear leader.
Summary: 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 can also easily replace a USB modem or MiFi. Unfortunately, the Thunderbolt runs out of gas too fast.
Pros: Amazingly fast 4G speeds, Sharp camera and 720p camcorder, Elegant customizable Sense interface, Loud speaker, Clear call quality
Cons: Short battery life, No HDMI, Skype video calling not yet enabled
Excerpt: The HTC ThunderBolt is one of the very, very few 4G devices to actually be up and running on a 4G network (Verizon’s LTE roll-out in the US). As such, it’s perfectly positioned to act as a lightning rod for all the myths, hype and hassles that come with any step-change in technology: 4G will turn on a broadband fire hose; HD films will stream stutter-free; networks will collapse under the strain; and users will run up massive bills.
Pros: 4G, HTC Sense, camera performance, call quality, lightening fast data connection
Cons: Gets hot, battery life, outdated version of Android, doesn't really have the display or the power to compete with the best high-end handsets