Are you still happy with your Thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by geoff5093, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. pb1bicdic

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    Like most have already stated I am still extremely happy with TB. I am however getting an itch and with my with constantly complaining that she and can never face time when I'm away from home I may be forced into an Iphone prematurely!

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    I'm unsure how I feel about it. Some days I think to myself "there's no way I can justify a new phone" and other days (like recently) I can't wait until I find something new that catches my interest. Lately it's been turning data connectivity off, the OS has been crashing and the battery has been dying more quickly than normal. Last week though it was fast, problem free and the battery would last 18+ hours. I think I'm ready for something new, maybe the SIII or maybe I'll hold out for one of the new rumored HTC phones. I'm also not sure if I should pay full price to keep unlimited or if I should suck it up and get on the same plan as my Galaxy Tab 10.1. Maybe I'll just move to T-Mobile and grab the HTC OneS, I'm just not sure yet. The Thunderbolt won't be around for much longer though, 3 or 4 months maybe. I was hoping it would be easier, like it would get lost in Vegas or something, but no luck.
     
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    Still love it! For me to get a new phone, it would have to really have some NEW features, not just improvements. I have a great desk pc, laptop, flatpanel, so a new phone will have to make me want it.
     
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    The Thunderbolt is still a great phone, but I played around with the One X a few days ago and realized how ancient the Thunderbolt looks and performs in comparison. While technically everything I want to do on a phone is perfectly capable on the Thunderbolt, I'm itching for a quicker, better looking, and better network speed phone. I recently installed CM 7 and while it brought new life to my TB in terms of battery life and speed, I hate that now I only get LTE speeds around 2-5Mbps and that it takes a few seconds to open apps.

    I will most likely check out the GS3 at a Verizon store when they come out, and most likely buy it. Unless there is more info on the RAZR MAXX HD.
     
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    No way am I paying $600 for a phone that will be obsolete and in a drawer by the end of two years, probably less since I haven't had the TB for two years and I'm looking at a new phone.

    I guess I'd rather put the rest of the family on share everything and use their upgrades than switch to Sprint, but between this, upgrade fees, and still no 4G in my area, I dunno...
     
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    Wait and get that quad core HTC beast that's coming later this year... my s3 will be going out the door when that comes
     
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    Love my bolt. When I get bored with it I flash a new rom!
    My daily currently is bullyden. 2 weeks ago it was ikream.
    As far as battery life my daughter has a brand new s3 on sprint
    and her major complaint is ......BATTERY LIFE.

    Go figure!
     
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    I think getting the Thunderbolt was a mistake. Although I never experienced the reboots and have had luck with battery life by flashing roms and using the rezound battery, its way too bulky and slow no matter what rom I flash. We all deep down wish we had been smart enough and waited. I still cant believe this phone is stuck on gingerbread. No ics leaks, nothing. In fact, i dont think it will ever be updated to ics. I will not make the same mistake again. My next phone will be the next nexus and ill never have to worry about not getting the new android updated os.
     
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    I'm thinking the same thing. Probably get the next Nexus myself.
     
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    I'm still happy with mine. I mean, ya my wife's maxx isn't pregnant and is fast. But the pentile screen annoys me. Connectivity is a huge issue as I travel and need service, so Samsung is out. Me personally, i can wait as the tbolt does everything the new phones do. I want the new HTC if they can get a big battery in a smaller design or the razr hd if they get it with the maxx battery.

    But to each thier own. Some people want a pretty blue phone. Lol
     
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    Well I got the s3 and yall arnt missing much my sis is loving my old tbolt and I miss it had way better reception! I plan on getting the next HTC flagship on vzw and selling the s3 on ebay or sumn..
     
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    Would give final signal judgement yet. The new modems coming greatly improve lte reception(not just bars). My S3 signal now beats my thunderbolt in signal significantly on lte and is about equal on 3G/voice. The only issue I've found is hotspot doesn't work properly while plugged in, data cycles, but I have tethered about nine hours on battery without using the phone itself and I am in a place where the phone has to be in a window and turned just right to get service.

    Edited to correct auto correct.

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