HTC Thunderbolt Reviews
Hello, Phandroids. I’ve had the Thunderbolt in my possession since its release a few weeks ago and I’ve been itching to do a review on it. I didn’t want to cover too much of the technical specs of the phone seeing how you can find those anywhere online.
The HTC ThunderBolt lights up with blazingly fast data speeds, but those who want 4G now should be aware that it takes a big toll on the smartphone's battery life.
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.
The ThunderBolt may be Verizon's first phone capable of accessing their LTE network, but fast speeds aren't the only thing this striking new phone has to offer.
The HTC ThunderBolt is Verizon's first 4G phone with a lightning fast Internet connection, a 4.3" touch screen and dual cameras, all for $180 with a contract.
That phone, of course, is the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint. And it's been revamped and revitalized as the HTC ThunderBolt -- the first 4G LTE smartphone on Verizon.
The review of the HTC ThunderBolt that follows is a collection of every single instance of a use of the device since March and an account of why this device remained your humble narrator’s primary device for the past three months.
The Thunderbolt was Verizon’s first LTE 4G device and was heralded in with an appropriate hype campaign that touted the carrier’s new network as much as the phone.
Well, it's finally here - after almost as many rumored (and subsequently unmet) release dates as the Notion Ink Adam
, the HTC ThunderBolt has finally gone on sale.
Well, folks, we’ve been graced with the opportunity to take an HTC Thunderbolt by Verizon into our arms and cradle it, and we must admit… we just don’t want to let us go.
When I received the HTC Thunderbolt the day before it hit shelves at Verizon Wireless I was admittedly tempted to quickly shoot a review out to “beat the competition”. Instead, however, I have spent the last couple weeks with the device in order to offer you a complete, comprehensive understanding of the device.
It’s the first handset to run on Verizon’s brand new 4G LTE network, and it’s an Android smartphone powerhouse that is easily the fastest smartphone on the planet in terms of data speeds. That’s not to say the device is perfect, however.
Verizon’s first 4G LTE smartphone launched with a flash of lightning and a crack of thunder. The HTC ThunderBolt is the first phone to take advantage of VZW’s LTE network, which offers the fastest mobile data speeds in the U.S.
The HTC Thunderbolt is a very important device for Verizon. It's one of the first phones in the world, and certainly in the US, to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds (check out the coverage map to see if there is LTE where you live).
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).
Verizon's first 4G phone shatters speed records and looks good doing it. We just wish the HTC Thunderbolt lasted longer on a charge.
The HTC Thunderbolt, the first 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon Wireless, has the fastest Web speeds we've ever seen, but be prepared to carry an extra battery.
The well-appointed ThunderBolt is the phone to buy if you want to see what 4G can do.
Given Verizon’s stellar 4G network performance in our previous review, we were anxious to see how this would translate to the user experience of a handset.
The HTC ThunderBolt is a first but not a first: the only 4G smartphone on Verizon’s LTE network, but certainly not the first 4G smartphone we’ve seen and following a hardware pattern that dates back nine months or so to the HTC EVO 4G
on Sprint and takes in AT&T’s Inspire 4G on the way.
Now it’s here: the HTC ThunderBolt. Without a doubt, the ThunderBolt is being advertized as the must-have device, with fast internet data speeds, a 4.3” display, and a 1GHz processor.
The HTC ThunderBolt is Verizon’s first smartphone to run on its 4G LTE network. The speed of the ThunderBolt is so fast it’s almost ridiculous, but it does come at a price.