Droid noob here - Thunderbolt or X2?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by oiamslain, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. oiamslain

    oiamslain New Member

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    Hey all,

    I am looking to take my first leap into the android world when my upgrade comes at the end of June (upgrading from a Blackberry Tour). I think I've narrowed down to TBolt or X2, but really can't decide on one.

    My area isn't 4G; it may be next spring. I mainly use it for texting, facebook, web browsing, games, would stream some video, and just a few calls a day.

    Would I notice much of a difference in speed between the 2 for those needs? Would 4G make a big enough difference that I'd regret not having it when it comes?

    Also, I have no interest in rooting. I don't have the know-how, or frankly the patience to learn. :)

    I appreciate any input, as it seems you all know your stuff!
     
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    First off, all phones will eventually be 4g, so might as well go for it now. Thunderbolt is way nicer than x2...
    Htc sense
    Gingerbread soon
    Solid feeling

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    The Thunderbolt is a great phone! I love it.
    In my opinion HTC's user interface, sense, is much better than moto blur. Very polished and silky smooth. 4G is amazingly fast! And it is quite a difference from 3G. Like the previous post said eventually all phones will be 4G and that was something I took into consideration when I decided on the Thunderbolt, It just didnt make sense to go with a "new" phone with old 3G technology, aka the Droid Incredible 2 which I was considering instead of thunderbolt. Sure you may not be able to use the 4G now but in a year or so, if not sooner most likely you will be able to.

    Edit: oh and I forgot to mention, flash has been running amazing on my Thunderbolt with no hickups! Which great for those sites with flash embedded videos.

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    Go with the thunderbolt...

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    Thunderbolt

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    Id wait for something better.
    Or since you won't be getting 4G, the X2's processor is much faster than the TB.
     
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    The TB has more ram than the x2, but the dx2 has a dual core. Both seem very fast to me. Dont believe all the quadrant hype, real world performance is a much better judge.

    Check the x2 screen out in store before u decide on that. Its not the best imo. X2 has full hdmi mirroring though which is good if u recently canceled cable like me, lol.

    Both are good phones, its just your preference. I will not get a phone without 4g at this point. Its the same price as 3g right now too. I am going to wait though or get a phone off contract, because I want the galaxy s2 when it comes out...if it has 4g.

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    Id go with the thunderbolt. There's already a great seledtion of kernels roms and radios than the x2. Also I don't belive there's been word of unlocked bootloader on the x2 yet either....the tb is already hacked.

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    Go to Verizon and play with both phone and get a feel for which one you like better. I have a TB and enjoy it very much. maybe even play with the Droid Charge i hear its a nice phone also. Just know 4G is a battery killer i keep mine switched to 3G unless i need 4G to save battery, it works i get about 9 - 10 hrs a charge with normal use, txt, games, talkn, surfn.
     
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    Get the Iphone 4.... lol J/K :D
     
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    Go with the X2. You will have a phone that's battery lasts longer than three hours, and you will have dual-core performance. The Thunderbolt is terrible, I had one for a week when it came out and took it back. I didn't like charging it three times a day. You shouldn't have to buy a battery the size of Mt. Everest and be to make the battery life improve, or have to hack it to death to make it run better and not reboot constantly. The Thunderbolt was a Desire HD they decided to throw a 4G radio into and it's a failed experiment in my book. Sure, they sold a ton of them, but I'll never buy another HTC phone again because of it. The X2 out of the box is sweet, my friend got one last week and it's awesome. People can put Moto phones down having locked bootloaders all they want but Moto makes much better products in my opinion, locked bootloader or not.
     
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    I'm trying to choose between the 2 as well. It's really comes down to what you're going to use the phone for. If you like rooting/romming and are a "media-junky" like me, then go for the Thunderbolt. If you're worrying about raw processing speed but don't mind having 3g speeds, then go for the X2.


    You say you're a "droid noob" so an unlocked bootloader probably won't matter to you unless you wanna root and have custom roms. Since the Droid X and the X2 are pretty much the same phone, they can probably be rooted the same way, it's just that we don't have the SBF files so that if anything goes wrong, we're screwed.

    There both great phones, and a lot of the reviews I've read say that the Thunderbolt is really fast and snappy. I'd say go for the Tbolt if you can afford it. $250 is a pretty hefty price. Only reason I'm leaning towards it is because I have $50 off for the loyalty program..

    I'm only upgrading because I want a new phone. There's absolutely nothing wrong with my Droid 1. Plus I can use my sister's or my dad's upgrade once the Droid Bionic or the GS2 comes out, which ever is first.

    If anything, get the Tbolt, try it out. I think you have 9 days to return it (Don't hold me to it). Test the sh*t out of it and if you don't like it, change to the X2. Again, you might have another 9 days after changing to return it (again, dont hold me to it. make sure after you do the transaction.) Test the sh*t out of it as well.
     
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