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: 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.