Editors Liked

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • Thick, heavy, Questionable battery life, Singlecore in a dualcore age
  • Heavy. Poor battery life when surfing or streaming on 4G. Occasional bugs
  • Battery life takes a big hit when using 4G. There is no way to toggle between 3G and 4G
  • 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