HTC ThunderBolt Specs

8.5
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HTC ThunderBolt Review
7.7

Description

HTC ThunderBolt brings LTE connectivity, a 4.3-inch touch screen packed in aluminum body and features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording and 802.11n WiFi also on board.

This device is also known as HTC Incredible HD, HTC Thunderbolt 4G, HTC Droid Thunderbolt

Cons

  • Thick body (0.56 inches)

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Display

Size: 4.3 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 217 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 70.38 %
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655
Processor: Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
GPU: Adreno 205
RAM: 0.75GB LPDDR2
Internal storage: 8GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS: Android (4.0, 2.3, 2.2)
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

Capacity: 1400 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus)
Flash: Dual LED
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD)
Features: Video calling
Front: 1.3 MP
Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.44 x 0.56 inches (121 x 62 x 14 mm)
Weight: 6.23 oz (177.0 g)
Keys: Right: Volume control

Cellular

4G (FDD): Bands 13(700 c)
Data Speed: LTE

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Screen mirroring: DLNA
Radio: FM
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T3
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Feb 07, 2011
FCC ID value: NM8PG05100
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.20 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Body: 1.46 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz

Buyers information

Price: $ 250

Availability

Jan 06, 2011
Officially announced: Yes
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Carrier Availability

Discontinued

Verizon

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
8.9
Camera quality
8.9
Performance
7.9
Display
8.8
Battery life and charging
4.4
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
4
Worse smart phone I have ever owned
Phone owned for less than a year

Literally the worst phone I ever had. I bout it after I broke my galaxy s4 mini and didn't have enough money. It has to load to get to the home screan???? i have to click on the text message option about 5 or 6 times before it will take me into the text messages because it will just go out of it and wont load them. Snapchat is so slow and the camera is so bad its not even worth taking pictures. Only app that is worth going on is facebook. Ive dropped it so many times though and it only has a few cracks (I drop things alot). The normal battery it comes with isn't even worth it because fully charged it only lasts about 5 hours on standby, using it it last about 2 hours. With out the extended battery its really not even worth to have to normal battery. Anyway if you want to get a new phone just because its cheap don't do it!!! Obiviously that didn't work out for me. Now i just had to spend $300 to buy a galaxy s4 again because i can't even deal with this phone anymore. I'm smashing it with a sledge hammer when i get my new phone.

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7
The first 4G/LTE phone ever
Phone owned for more than a year

This phone would have been great for the average user but the lack of support on the part of HTC and Verizon Wireless has plagued this phone. My experience with this phone was decent because I was rooted and unlocked, which allows me to use custom ROMs, etc.

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3
2 years of decreasing satisfaction
Phone owned for more than a year

When I first got this phone I was extremely excited with it being my first smart phone. However, not too long afterward I began experiencing major issues such as very poor battery and lack of Internet connection even with full bars. After the update to ics the phone became painstakingly slow and borderline unusable. I did a factory reset, no help. I bought a brand new battery, still have terrible battery life. I can't wait to switch to a Samsung product first chance I get because the thunderbolt is one of my worst decisions ever.

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