Are you still happy with your Thunderbolt?

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

  1. armeddroid
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    Yeah im in the same boat. GS3 is nice but I'm have subjective opinions about it. Maxx HD is well built but the fact is only 1gb RAM and the camera isn't up to par makes me wonder what to get. The 4.7" is where I want my phone to be at. The TBolt 4.3 size is sweet. But 4.6 - 4.7" is what I'm waiting for.
    Give me
    4.6" - 4.7"
    2gb RAM
    Micro SD Slot
    Removable battery
    Good GPS
    Good camera
    JB out the box and I'm good.
    Seems like that's hard to pull off.
    5" to me is just getting too big.
    I have the Nexus 7 and that works for me. But for a phone, 4.6" is the margin I'm looking for.
    Oh and it has to be an LTE phone of course.
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    Even though the MAXX HD is 4.7" compared to 4.3" on the Thunderbolt, the usable screen size is almost identical though. On the MAXX HD, the on screen buttons are always visible except for when watching movies, so the bottom 0.5" of the display are just buttons. It makes me prefer capacitive buttons, as even without them you still have the huge bezel on the bottom.
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    You said the Moto screen seemed kinda bland? When I demo it, I was turned off. I thought the TBolt looked better.
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    I couldn't agree more! I had the MAXX (not HD) for about 7 or 8 days and ended up taking it back too. Then I bought a DINC 4G and I've been happy with it except for a couple things and I suppose it's because the Thunderbolt is so darn awesome. I tried going back to the Thunderbolt, but something about the digitizer keeps flaking out on me when the device heats up so I went online and found a used HTC Rezound. It's got every bit of the greatness as the HTC Thunderbolt, but the specs are much better.

    So to the topic of the OP, yes, I'm still happy with the Thunderbolt. So much so that I went online originally to see if I could find a used Thunderbolt for sale and in the process of looking, I came across a killer deal for it's sibling, the Rezound. (My deal came with a 32GB SD, an extra capacity battery, a spare regular sized battery, 4 cases (3 gel cases including 1 for the extra capacity battery, an extra capacity battery door, original box and manual, charger with cord, rooted with S-OFF on stock ICS ROM and Amon-ra custom recovery... for only two hundred bucks.)

    I couldn't be happier with the Rezound but the battery life with the Thunderbolt seems a lot better - either that or one of the batteries is nearing the end of its useful life. The form factor of the SG3 and MAXX seem a bit awkward for small hands like mine.
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    I almost pulled the trigger on the maxx hd. I like the feel in the hand and the battery is unbeatable. But...I decided to hold off until the HTC 5 inch too. This is based on the fact that the maxx essentially has the same specs as the gs3. For a phone lasting 2 years, I want higher specs. I might change my mind tho if HTC continues thier terrible battery syndrome.
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    I'm still rocking my ADR6400L. Now I want to pull the trigger on that galaxy note 2, if I don't deploy next Jan I will. When is HTC phablet slated to release.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
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    I wouldn't say the quality of the display is bland, it does have vibrant colors, but when the display is not on full brightness there is a very obvious blue/green tint to it. What I really don't like about the display is that the onscreen buttons are always on, so it defeats the purpose of a larger display, especially when the bezel on the bottom is so darn huge still.

    I hope the 2500mAh battery in HTC's 5" phone is enough, it should be as the Thunderbolt extended is 2750 and lasts 2 days easily. The One X is the only phone in the last year that I've actually looked at and really wanted to get, but of course being on Verizon I couldn't. The pictures it takes are awesome, and the display is hands down the best phone display yet.

    From the leaked documents it said late November, but that same document also said the Note 2 was coming out on 10/24, which it did for other carriers. So hopefully by Christmas.
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    I hate to admit it but I am back to my Thunderbolt too. Had the razr maxx, iphone 4s, and galaxy nexus and no go. Nothing feels the same as my thunderbolt. Sure it reboots on its own in the middle of a phone call. But the reception on the thing is amazing, I can hear other people talking and not my echo and the battery lasts longer than a day even with heavy use.
    Once I find a phone that is as durable, reliable, holds good signal and has good battery life I am gone.
    I do hope verizon gives us ice cream sandwich. Saw it on my nexus and it was amazing.
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    I agree. I noticed the same thing! Esp. Motorola's line of products.

    Sent from my stock unrooted HTC Incredible 4G on Verizon's periodically blazing fast and mostly reliable network
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    I don't agree. I think the Razr HD Maxx blows away my old Thunderbolt. It seems to be much easier to see outside. I'm much happier with this Motorola over that HTC.
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    There are pros and cons to both, but for me I rarely could see pixels on the Thunderbolt's low resolution display, compared to the HD displays of the GS3 and MAXX HD where I could see them more easily. Then when using the phone in low light both phones had a green tint. The Thunderbolt's display isn't the best of the best, but personally it looks clearer and shows colors more accurately than many of the newer phones.
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    Hahaha the bolt is almost 2 years old I would hope a phone just released might have a couple better perks the one X has the best screen on a phone to date!
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    You are correct about the age of the phones. We are just responding to someones comment about the Thunderbolts screen looking better than the RAZR, which isn't true. I also noticed, it is much easier to see the RAZR screen outside compared to the thunderbolt.
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    Well my 5th & last Tbolt died 2 weeks after I received it.
    I bought a like new Rezound off EBay and could not be happier with it. It came with factory installed ICS, No problems for the month I have had it.
    I did not know what fast was untill I got this speed demon!
    There is a huge difference between ICS and the old op system, love ICS.
    Do yourself a favor, throw TB away, buy a used phone.
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    I have loved mine til now. Been having problems with it lately. Will prob look for one on Ebay but not right now. It's been a good phone... No major issues til recently.
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    I love my Thunderbolt, only problem I am having with it is that the 4G goes away then about 5-10 seconds later it comes back, then repeats. Besides that, great phone, can't complain.
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    I've been noticing that recently as well, but I think part of the issue is the ICS ROM I'm using.
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    Mine does it too. I just pull the battery and its fine for another week. I am stock.
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    I've tried that, but the problem still lies. Do you recommend a factory reset?
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    I've tried that, but the problem still lies. Do you recommend a factory reset?