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Motorola DROID 3 vs HTC ThunderBolt

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Motorola DROID 3 vs HTC ThunderBolt
Calling quality goes to the Motorola DROID 3 due to the amount of hiss and static heard through the ThunderBolt’s earpiece, which of course hinders our conversations with people. In contrast, we find prominent sounding voices that are easily audible with the DROID 3.

Thankfully, signal strength appears to be pretty decent with both smartphones as they put up a good amount of bars in high coverage areas. Furthermore, we didn’t experience any major fluctuations in signal strength during our testing.

By now, we all know that Verizon’s 4G LTE smartphones are notorious for their insatiable appetite for battery, which is something that’s prominent with the ThunderBolt. So without question, the Motorola DROID 3 is the better of the two in the battery life category as we’re able to get close to a single day with normal usage – as opposed to the 6 hour tops output with the ThunderBolt.  Also, we’re able to get more talk time with the DROID 3 as well seeing that we get 8 hours out of a full charge versus the 7 hours with the ThunderBolt.


So here’s the first and most important question you have to answer: do you live in a 4G LTE area? Well, if you happen to be graced with Verizon’s next-generation data network, then it’s almost hard not to side with the ThunderBolt on this one – especially when LTE speeds blow away most things out there. However, if you take that out of the equation, we feel as though that the Motorola DROID 3 offers more of a well-rounded experience and beefier specs to make it last a bit longer than the competition. Featuring eye-catching things like a higher resolution display, dual-core processor, the convenience of its fantastic physical keyboard, mirrored experience with its microHDMI port, and global support, there are plenty of things that place the DROID 3 higher in the pedestal than the HTC ThunderBolt. Not taking away from HTC’s product, we still find its Sense UI appreciable, while dishing up the better quality with its camera. Regardless, we can’t help but contemplate the huge arsenal that the DROID 3 is packing within its carriage to make it one of Verizon’s standout hits right now.

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