Editors Liked

  • Fast data speeds, Big screen, Hotspot function
  • 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 hands
  • Fast phone overall, Nice looking screen, Good call quality
  • Speedy processor
  • 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. Front facing 1.3 megapixel camera makes you look good when chatting. Standard sized 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Elegant design

Editors Didn't Like

  • Single core processor
  • 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
  • Can’t access USB port when using the stand
  • Large size
  • 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
  • Single core CPU is less future proof
  • Lots of bloatware