Fast data speeds, Big screen, Hotspot function
Fast web browsing, Large touch screen with wide viewing angle, Highquality camera, Kickstand for video viewing.
If you live in a 4G LTE serviced area, this phone is capable; phone battery will last all day with regular use in non-4G LTE areas; able to browse the internet and accept calls simultaneously; the ThunderBolt is built like a tank; it feels good in han
Fast 4G connections, Fast phone overall, Nice looking screen, Good call quality
Great data speeds, speedy processor, colorful and bright screen
An ample 8 GB of onboard memory (woot), plus a whopping 32 GB microSD included (WOOT!). At 0.56 inches, profile is trimmer than a supermodel. Frontfacing 1.3megapixel camera makes you look good when chatting. Standardsized 3.5mm headphone jack. 2750mAh ba
Extremely fast 4G LTE speeds, large display, elegant design.
Extremely fast, Latest Sense UI.
Fast 4G LTE data speeds, Can talk on the phone and use data at the same time, HTC Sense user interface & customizations, 8MP camera with good picture quality, 32GB memory card included
The HTC Thunderbolt offers incredibly fast 4G data speeds. The Android 2.2 smartphone also supports simultaneous voice and data over 3G and boasts a large 4.3-inch touch screen, ample storage, and an excellent camera.
Surreal data speeds, Typical HTC design, build quality, Improved camera
Incredible Internet speeds. Big, gorgeous screen. Elegant interface. Simultaneous voice and data. Lots of storage.
Large, bright display; 32GB microSD card pre-installed; great build quality; LTE speeds are fantastic; loud, clear speaker; Sense 2.0 gives Android a very polished feel; great camera for both stills and HD video.
Short battery life with LTE use, Single core processor
Poor battery life when using 4G, Occasional bugs
No easy way to toggle the 4G LTE service off to 3G only; phone will be too large and bulky for some, so you should definitely handle in person before buying; 4G LTE is a severe battery drain;
Battery life is not the best, Rather heavy, Can’t access USB port when using the stand
Large size, poor battery life
Battery tended to heat up faster than a car with a faulty radiator cap. A tad on the heavy side at 6.23 ounces. Loudspeaker is rather tinny — and hidden behind the kickstand. Flash content cannot be viewed while WiFi hotspot is in use. No HDMI port.
Short battery life, single core CPU is less futureproof.
Heavy, No Skype app
Lots of bloatware.
Could hear earpiece buzzing at high call volumes, Video chat not available yet with Skype, Able to see TFT color & contrast differences between two units
Battery life takes a big hit when using 4G. There is no way to toggle between 3G and 4G.
Thick, heavy, Questionable battery life, Singlecore in a dualcore age
Heavy. Poor battery life when surfing or streaming on 4G. Occasional bugs.
Very poor battery life; Messaging app glitches often; can't use kickstand in landscape while charging; a tad on the bulky/chunky side; high contracted price tag.
By I4U on July 27, 2011
The HTC Thunderbolt is a solid mid-range offering with sub-par battery life if you use it as a hotspot. The standard phone and web surfing features work just fine. What Others Say about This Giveaway: ViewSonic ViewBook 730 Android TabletBesides...80
By GadgetNutz on July 21, 2011
When I sent this HTC Thunderbolt Android™ phone back I was very very sad. It was hard to say goodbye. I’m becoming a HUGE android fan. Yes, I am! The more experience I have with the Android OS the more I fall in love with it. It feels very...-
By eTech Reviews on July 10, 2011
Now that rumors have turned into reality regarding Apple’s iPhone 5, analysts and tech buffs are working their way to get any possible details on the phone, and are looking for any possible details on what the anticipated phone might be...-
By Phone Arena on June 14, 2011
Between these two phones, we believe that the HTC ThunderBolt is the better choice here, as it provides a superior user interface with its Sense UI, takes better looking pictures, and has longer battery life. But at this point in the game, neither...65
By Hardware Secrets on June 06, 2011
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...-
By BrightHub on May 27, 2011
Overall, though the HTC Thunderbolt packs quite a punch, it may very quickly get lost in the shuffle. One of the greatest weaknesses of creating so many new phones running on virtually the same operating systems is that there isn't a lot of...60
By Mac|Life on May 20, 2011
The Thunderbolt is a great option for people who want an Android device. At times it feels shamefully like the first-generation device it is, but it’s only a matter of time until lightning strikes again. Hopefully next time, it’ll be a...70
By Pocket-lint on May 17, 2011
The ThunderBolt may not quite embody the ultimate 4G phone, lacking the dual-core chops to really go to town, but it’s a solid, sensible handset that delivers a genuine 4G experience on one of the world’s first 4G...80
By GadgetReview on May 09, 2011
One thing about HTC is that they build thick phones. This is a purely aesthetic deduction. Some people want a heavy handset while others always want smaller, thinner and lighter. Yet with the Thunderbolt, thickness doesn’t only come in its girth...70
By Android Central on May 06, 2011
A familiar phone gets faster, thanks to Verizon's LTE network It isn't very often that a smartphone has the the staying power to remain a best-seller for an entire year, and it's even more rare to see that smartphone still have a major buzz...-