HTC Thunderbolt benchmarked, probably sports Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 at 1GHz

HTC Thunderbolt benchmarked, probably sports Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 at 1GHz
The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the LTE-enabled smartphones for Verizon, expected to be announced tomorrow, together with handsets from Samsung and LG. Some folks have managed to take it for a brief spin, and they have found a 4.3" screen, single-core 1GHz processor, 8MP camera plus a front facing cam, and 8GB of internal memory.

The handset was running the new HTC Sense UI, with the HTC Maps and Navigation application, which means free offline navigation will be possible on the handset, but turn-by-turn directions will cost a little extra, as we show in our video review of the HTC Desire Z.

The 1GHz Snapdragon chipset is probably Qualcomm's MSM8655, as the company just issued a press release that is what Verizon will be using in its LTE devices, in tandem with Qualcomm's MDM9600 LTE modem. We know this chipset support top speed of 1.2GHz, and the quick benchmark ran on the HTC Thunderbolt seems to confirm the handset is no slouch. 1926 score on the Quadrant benchmark test is impressive for out-of-the-box handset, and the highest we've seen in a stock device. An HDMI port was nowhere to be seen, which is certainly a bummer.

We are pretty excited about tomorrow's big LTE announcement from Verizon, and will be there live to update you on the developments.

source: AndroidSpin & Qualcomm

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)



1. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Verizon Thunderbolt 4G is not your dream phone, and it’s not the one after that.

4. vzwbarnegat unregistered

Who said it was a dream phone? The phone got a front-facing camera and 4g. Sounds like everything I need.

5. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Uhhhh HTC advertisment ads for the past few weeks were all stating the slogan that the Thunderbolt was not only going to be your dream phone but also the phone you wanted after your dream phone... And womp womp it most certainly is not mine on both fronts... This is the most disappointing hyped phone of 2011!!! SMH!!!

10. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

so this phone, stock. has the highest bench mark of any device out there and you're now saying its not a nice phone? lil bit slow are we...?

15. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

maybe the phone before MY DREAM PHONE!! looks like ima hold on to my POS a lil while longer my phone reboots like 5 times a day but there is no way im getting this and getting locked into VZW new exchange program when this phone will be obsolete 30 days after launch!! This phone is a joke its a droid x but with lte and no HDMI and the DX has been out for like 6 months now and a 1900 score is not that impressive why they did not use the qualcomm 9660 chip is beyond me its been in R&D sence Q3 last year why not use it its ready to go just a lazy attempt from HTC they just want to be the first to LTE everyone that knows anything about TECH and PHONES is pissed about this check all the forums!!! google htc merge and incredible hd rumor and look for yourself

2. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

WHY in the world would they leave out HDMI?!? It's nice to hear that it isn't a slow phone but it's sad but the EVO remains to have better specs... SMH!!!! I have to Feb 4th to decide to leave Verizon or not for Sprint and it looks like I will... I refuse to pay some crazy amount of money for a subpar phone that literally could have been the best phone ever delivered by Verizon... Again SMH!!!!

12. TomTerrific unregistered

You're an idiot. That is all.

13. VZWGURU unregistered

I agree

19. Leep11 unregistered

so how is the evo better? b/c it has a hdmi port that 90% of consumers will never use? It's much faster in overall speed and data due to lte and the next gen snapdragon processor, has a better screen, and runs the newest version of sense UI. Yeah it really sounds like the evo is the better phone.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I am sure there will be better devices. I'm interested in what the others truely have to offer. This is going to be one big show. I'm really interested in what motorola has to offer since the company split what Motorola mobility will bring in 2011

6. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Outside the jump to 4G (which isn't even in my area yet), this phone gives me no reason to move away from my droid x. I'll be waiting for dual core... and i'm sure the wait will not be that long

7. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i dont know what real benefits there are with dual core other than 1080P recording. The true benefits are never dispalyed on a 1.0 product. Im gonna hold on to my desire z for a bit.

8. Shafeer

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well it's a good phone. But one thing which also concerned me earlier - The hyping spoilt the phone, everyone expected much more from it!

9. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I think i'm done with HTC and Samsung phopnes. Moto here I come for 2011. :)

18. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

moto sucks blur sucks and there bootloader suck but hey thats my opinion.. i still wont rule them out but there going to have to have sumn amazing LG is looking really good

14. pdub73

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

I have the HDMI port (droid X) and I have yet to use it....I mean really.... its a nice feature but NOT a deal breaker....I compared the speed of an EVO on 3g to my droid X and the owner of the EVO says when 4g is not available( which seems to be a lot of the time) the phone is slow...average at you can complain about what the Thuderbolt lacks but think about what it has...Verizon's 4g LTE network, they take longer to make sure they do it better...I will enjoy my DX til Moto or Sammy drop a hotter phone...u EVO fanboys can enjoy ur lack of battery life...

16. tprince1225

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Well lets see i have An EVO and my 3g speeds are faster then verizons. so idk what you are talking about. If you want to pay for a thunderbolt then pay around $129 a month. go for it or u can get the same phone (with HDMI) for around $75 and get sprints and verizons network. Humm sounds like a no brainer to me lol

17. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

i agree not many ppl realize that sprint roams on verizons network and when u have sprint roaming is FREE!! LOL. and about 40 bucks cheaper a month! WE sprint users will enjoy the lack of battery we will also enjoy the $480 we save a year and maybe buy a extended battery with it!! :p

21. Derp unregistered

I use Verizon cause rich $$$$. Nuff said 8).

20. shaddix unregistered

Retards. You can't roam unlimited on vzw network if you have sprint.

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