LG Revolution vs HTC ThunderBolt

Introduction and Design

During our last Verizon 4G LTE smartphone comparison we looked at the Samsung Droid Charge vs the HTC ThunderBolt, but this time around we’re going to compare some of the similarities and differences between the HTC ThunderBolt and the recently released LG Revolution. Both have a lot to offer customers, include a fast 1GHz processor, large display, and of course 4G data speeds.


Both the LG Revolution and HTC ThunderBolt have a candy-bar form factor, are rather big and bulky to hold, and weigh in at 6.06 oz and 6.23 oz respectfully. They are constructed out of plastic and feel reasonably sturdy, though the Revolution is black in color with chrome accents on the left and right side, and the ThunderBolt has a two-tone charcoal gray color. We like that both devices use a soft-touch coating on the back, which helps to provide a nice grip when holding them. Be that as it may, neither phone is all that striking in its appearance.

Even though the LG Revolution and HTC ThunderBolt feature a 4.3” WVGA resolution TFT display on the front, the one on the Revolution is noticeably brighter, allowing it to be more viewable when used outside in the sun, and its colors are also more saturated, though it’s still not as intense as the Super AMOLED Plus display on the Samsung Droid Charge.

Both handset feature almost exactly the same stuff in terms of ports and sensors, including the 1.3MP front cam, light and proximity sensors, four capacitive keys, 3.5mm jacks and microUSB ports. The only notable difference here is that the LG Revolution also has an HDMI-out port.

LG Revolution 360-degrees View:

HTC ThunderBolt 360-degrees View:

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