Verizon Wireless Thunderbolt

  • Verizon Wireless Thunderbolt
79
Based on 22 scores, 45 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • Short battery life with LTE use, Single core processor
  • Poor battery life when using 4G, Occasional bugs

Expert reviews and ratings

By I4U on 80

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...

By GadgetNutz on

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

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 65

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...

By Hardware Secrets on

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 60

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...

By Mac|Life on 70

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...

By Pocket-lint on 80

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...

By GadgetReview on 70

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...

By Android Central on

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...

By PCPer on

Many have wondered if it’s a wise idea to jump on the Thunderbolt, or any single-core device, when dual-cores are starting to come to market. In six months, the Thunderbolt will likely seem a bit slow – but given the pace of the smartphone...

By ConsumerSearch on

Verizon's first 4G phone is a blastThe first smartphone on Verizon's speedy 4G LTE network, the HTC ThunderBolt, not only offers blazing fast web browsing speeds, but also serves as a mobile hotspot for up to eight other devices. The Thunderbolt...

By AnandTech on

So I have a confession to make - I’m late on this one. Way late. I managed to catch strep throat, came down with a high fever, then a sinus infection, and as a result missed my goal of having everything Verizon 4G LTE - including the HTC...

By Gear Diary on

SIM It’s becoming a problem for me that HTC keeps releasing some of their higher-end phones on Sprint and Verizon; see, I am an AT&T customer. One of my old excuses for why I wouldn’t switch to Verizon was that they were CDMA and therefore...

By Brighthand on

The HTC ThunderBolt 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...

By HotHardware on

Verizon Wireless has been steadily building its 4G network. At the time of this writing, the service is available in 39 markets and over 60 major airports. Verizon Wireless plans to offer the service in more than 145 markets by the end of this year....

By Skatter Tech on

Here is the deal. If you are a Verizon Wireless customer, the HTC Thunderbolt is the best smart phone that money can buy. With that being said, there is one major drawback. This phone will get outdated very quickly since it is essentially a refined...

By phandroid.com on

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...

By Testfreaks on 90

Overall I like the Thunderbolt but it feels just like any other Android phone out there today, if it weren’t for the 4G this phone really wouldn’t stand out much for the competitors. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad phone,...

By Mobility Site on

The HTC ThunderBolt is an impressive device. The data speeds on the ThunderBolt are untouchable (at the moment, anyway). However, the insane speeds do come with a few downsides. First, it’s a bulky device. It’s big, wide, heavy, and thick....