Summary: When I received this phone I charged it for about an hour because it was low on battery. The port was loose and the charged didn't fit correctly. After putting my sims card in and adding a few contacts, it had just shut off. It won't turn back on, even after trying to recharge, pulling the battery, and the recommend hard reset. I wouldn't recommend this if you want something that's going to last you.
Excerpt: When I first got this phone I was extremely excited with it being my first smart phone. However, not too long afterward I began experiencing major issues such as very poor battery and lack of Internet connection even with full bars. After the update to ics the phone became painstakingly slow and borderline unusable. I did a factory reset, no help. I bought a brand new battery, still have terrible battery life.
Summary: As a broke college student I really feel compelled to write a review about this phone in particular (not the seller); I purchased the HTC thunderbolt at a Verizon store in Madison and initially, it was love at first sight. My brother had raved about it to me and sure enough, when I arrived in the store, it did not disappoint. The phone was sturdy and I actually initially preferred it to my iphone.
Summary: The WORST phone I have EVER owned next to the original Motorola Razr. I got the thunderbolt june 24, 2011. Plenty of time after the inital release date to work out kinks, bugs and the like. Well, from day one I had nothing but problems. Between July 2011 and August 2011 my thunderbolt was replaced SEVEN times! Every single phone had a physical defect, and some had software problems as well. HTC really dropped the ball on this one.
Excerpt: When my iPhone broke (which I loved), I replaced it with the HTC Thunderbolt from Verizon. At the time, I was excited because according to what I had heard, it was the next BIG THING! My experiences with it are not positive. First, it has horrible battery life. Wouldn't even last eight hours are work without dying. Purchased a $50 extended battery for it and now it barely makes it through the work day. Runs too many processes resident in memory which drains the batter.
Excerpt: Avoid! I do not understand the hype about this phone. It feels like they concentrated too much on style and appearance and forgot about the user. It is no good having 1000 "Apps" if you can never talk to anyone because the battery life is so bad. I had one of these and the battery died constantly so I sent it back and switched to another brand.