x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

HTC ThunderBolt – one of the worst gadgets Steve Wozniak ever bought

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Aug 2012, 02:31

Remember the HTC ThunderBolt? Boy, how much hype surrounded its release! After all, it was Verizon's first LTE smartphone and was capable of reaching some pretty impressive data transfer speeds. But then came the occasional network outages and overheating issues, not to mention that the LTE radio turned out to be a battery hog. In other words, the ThunderBolt had its fair share of flaws that early adopters had to deal with...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:45 2

48. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

No, its just that if you keep swearing, the parental block that mommy put on his mac will block pa.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:37

68. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

It isn't but it makes your comments look less civilized and mature when they're filled with potty mouth language.

I don't have to pretend I'm not because I'm not a troll.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 23:21 1

74. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I am sorry taco (or Mxyzptlk or whatever you are) but after observing your posts for about a month - you are the king of ignorance. The Master of bending reality. The absolute Caesar of trolling. The supreme champion of lies. The CEO of Apple fanaticism and ignorance.

You are everything a normal person is not. Do not consider this a personal attack or a flame, as it is not. It's merely stating observable facts.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 23:21

79. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

I think that pretty much some up EXACTLY what I had in my head too.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 10:06

54. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

pain in the d**k? you should get that check out bro

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:08

46. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

I bought an HTC Thunderbolt in May 2011 and didn't really have many problems with it aside from the battery. Once it was upgraded to 2.3 it became quite good in all areas and did much better with battery life than my OG Droid.

I also enjoy my 6th Gen iPod Nano 16GB (bought from craigslist for $70) as my headphones supply all the frequencies I need. Shure SE 215, Klipsch S4i, Soul SL49 and Monster Turbine provided bass without muddying the sound. The same cannot be said for the Beats that came with my Rezound. The Nano can't beat my Cowon D2 or J3 but it's quite convenient, though I dislike itunes.

I guess my closest thing to regret would be my Droid Bionic with a noticeable pentile display and infamous white bar fluctuations. Still a pretty good phone though.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 06:17

47. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Oh wow, I forgot all about my BB Storm and it's sitting right on my desk. It was so bad that I forgot about having that piece of crap. My Storm 2 and 9930 were much better in functionality but still very lacking in other areas.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 08:49

49. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Sanyo zio hands down worst device I have ever owned, got suckered into it buy a best buy sales man, had it for a week then took it back and got my EVO and never looked back.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 09:01 1

50. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Don't know why he would have talked you out of the Evo for the Zio. That thing IS a piece of crap. The touchscreen is horrifically inaccurate.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 09:20

51. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

It was partly my fault, it was before I paid any attention to smartphones, and was upgrading, from my bb, I saw a touch screen with a small price tag and thought it was a steal, and he talked that thing up like you wouldn't believe, two days later I was ripping my hair out, so I did some research and decided to get the EVO, one for me, and one for my wife, who was sick of her rumor 2, told said employee to shove the zio you know where and walked out. Like a boss.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:38

69. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

That's one of the reasons I don't ever shop at best buy. Poor recommendations and poor customer service. Honestly feel like I can learn more from a quick google search on my phone than the info id get from a best buy.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 09:54

52. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

well durr. . the thing came with the massively underpowered and battery chewing S2 crapdragon, a large battery eating LCD, a separate battery eating LTE chip, and a tiny frikkin battery. They tried to pass it off as high end when it was really mid/lower mid when it came out other than screen size and LTE. Very disappointing set to launch LTE on. Decisions like that are what helped HTC take a nose dive and Samsung take over.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 10:07

55. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

what did samsung take over? Lol

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 10:09

56. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

hmm.. they went from 2nd place behind HTC to a massive first place lead a while ago. Where have you been?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 10:13

57. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

Mine was the LG Incite haven't bought LG ever since

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 11:19

59. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)

Worst devices? Hmmm. I will just stick with Verizon devices on this one. With that said: Motorola Q, Samsung Glyde, Motorola Rival, HTC Eris, and the Motorola Citrus, and Motorola (their name seems to pop up a lot, doesn't it?) Devour are, without a doubt, horrible pieces of technology. But there can only ONE KING. And that honor goes to (drum roll) ..... The KIN .... one OR two. Take your pick.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 11:39

60. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

its pretty much true about the thunderbolt. i have the device and it is literally the worst I have ever experienced. I think my lg voyager had much more sway than this thing and lasted twice as long. This is the most short sighted device ever concocted by HTC and it a prime example of how out of touch the company is.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:56

63. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

I loved my Thunderbolt. For a week. Then it started shutting down and doing a ton of other random stuff! So did the next one. And the next one. Until I finally got a Bionic. Its no SGSIII, AND IT NEEDS ICE CREAM SANDWICH, but its a really good and reliable phone!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 23:03

72. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

May be he should of read how bad the battery life is on that thing. Glad I never bought a HTC PHONE.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 23:22

75. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Nokia 5800.

Need I say more? :P

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories