HTC Thunderbolt or IPhone 4 ?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by islanddroid, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. islanddroid
    Offline

    islanddroid New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Okay, I know this is the "Droid Forum" but I would like your honest opinion. My upgrade is available and I can't decide between the Thunderbolt or the IPhone. Sure, neither is available but I would appreciate your views. Thanks in advance for your time.

    FYI... I am currently using a Storm 1 so anything will be a major improvement!
  2. You Aint Afraid Of Me
    Offline

    You Aint Afraid Of Me New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    South Carolina
    I'm going to be honest here. The iPhone is one hell of a device. The apps are amazing for it and it just "works". However, I would suggest the Thunderbolt because the specs are higher, it has 4g, and mainly just because it's Android. Being able to install any app you want, even one you created, be able to root, rom, hack, and all that goodness is awesome. Sure, you can jailbreak but you can't change near as much stuff. Just my $.02


    Sent from my iPod Touch using Tapatalk
  3. Sweet Daddy
    Offline

    Sweet Daddy New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wholeheartedly concur with EVERYTHING that was just said!
  4. r314bd
    Offline

    r314bd New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    863
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I highly doubt you will find anyone on this forum who would recommend the iPhone over the Thunderbolt
  5. islanddroid
    Offline

    islanddroid New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Extra FYI... I live in BFE and will probably see LTE sometime in 2015. If there is extra cost for 4G that I can't utilize, is it worth it?

    Thanks for the quick replies, I appreciate it.
  6. captaincanada84
    Offline

    captaincanada84 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    Thunderbolt...without a doubt. Dont bother with the iCrap.
  7. Desicrator
    Offline

    Desicrator New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    Will Thunderbolt boot loader be locked?

    I know its HTC but wanna confirm

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
  8. Elysian
    Offline

    Elysian New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    Neither. Droid Bionic.
  9. huskerkate
    Offline

    huskerkate Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,659
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    ..except czerdrill and UNC... ;)

    at the least, i would suggest trying to hold out until the Bionic is released. (you can always test out the at&t Atrix, which is essentially the same phone, to see how you like it and whether it's worth waiting for.) while the TBolt looks to be a great phone, it is still a single core, as is the iphone4. the dual core phones are going to start droppin in pretty short order, and i would imagine that HTC has a dual core phone coming soon on the heels of the TBolt.

    also, rumor has it that the iphone5 is coming in the summer, and will also be dual core.

    and if that isn't enough, Tegra is set to announce in Feb that it's T3 chip (triple core) is ready to be integrated into phones, and we might start seeing some of those yet this year.

    all in all, we are on the cusp of seeing some amazing, extremely powerful phones become available. personally, i would hold out for a little while longer (if you can stand to stay with a BB that long ;)).
  10. daddyshatch
    Offline

    daddyshatch New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Easy. Thunderbolt.

    Don't get me wrong Apple are pioneers in all reality but they are being left behind due to their limitations and red tape. I know a lot of people will disagree but they are really not good phones. I know quite a few people with them and they drop calls like you wouldn't beleive. Maybe the new tweaks for the Verizon model will solve some of those problems but I had att and used a Blackberry-never dropped calls. I also had an iphone with att and it was garbage.

    I was walking in the mall in front of some chick last week talking on her iphone4 and she was telling the other person on the phone how much of a peice the phone was.. as she put it the phone was great for text and internet just don't try to actually talk on it! No thanks!
  11. dezymond
    Offline

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,714
    Likes Received:
    537
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Will your city be 4g capable first of all? If not, then there really is no point in getting the Thunderbolt, imo.

    I'm not going to lie, the iPhone is one hell of a device. Is it the device for me? No it's not, otherwise I would've stuck with AT&T. I like to think of it as a "dumb smartphone". It's got the great app support, but it definitely isn't as "free" as Android.

    Have you checked out any other phones in the Droid lineup?
  12. hogowner
    Offline

    hogowner New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    the only thing that bothers me about the Thunderbolt or any Verizon 4g phone is that there may not be unlimited data plans like they have now for the 3g
  13. leonozug
    Offline

    leonozug New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Amsterdam NY
    I would take ANY Android device over an Iphone. No question. Sure, an Iphone is a nice device, but it's not Android. I like the options Android gives you. So my vote is for the Thunderbolt. :)
  14. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    We don't mind discussing it, but please post in the proper area. It's not a Droid, it doesn't belong in General Discussion. Moved to HTC Thunderbolt area.

    And you're right, anything would be a major improvement from the Storm.;)
  15. smokiedabong
    Offline

    smokiedabong New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    988
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Internet
    It should be moved in the iPhone 4 section .
  16. Raptor007
    Offline

    Raptor007 New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Will HTC lock the bootloader, who knows for sure until it launches. The real question is ho long after launch will the bootloader and nand be broken, a few weeks or so.
  17. leonozug
    Offline

    leonozug New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Amsterdam NY
    I hope not, cause if I can have the option to run Miui on the Thunderbolt, I'd be sold!! I love flashing Roms on my Droid so if the Thunderbolt can, it would be awesome. dancedroid
  18. Jordan8
    Offline

    Jordan8 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kentucky
    The iPhone 4 is alil dated, so I'd probably go with the thunderbolt. Now if it was the iphone 5, it'd be a different story.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
  19. drpurp
    Offline

    drpurp New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I hope I don't resort to having to buy iJunk. I love Android, but I'm worried with carriers and manufacturers starting to screw up the Android experience. =(
  20. SouthFLGuy
    Offline

    SouthFLGuy New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well to be honest here I don't agree with people calling the iPhone "iCrap" devices. The iPhones (and Apple products in general) are some of the best made, high quality products out there. I had an iPhone - 2 actually - years ago and I abandoned them to a Palm Pre and later an android phone. Not because of Apple, but because of AT&T! I love android - it's open, customizable, etc.. but Apple has polish. It's all give and take and what's important to you. Right now I'm considering whether to get an iPhone on Verizon because for me my biggest issue is battery life. My 4.3 inch screen on my Android device is KILLING me... Both camps are great and you really can't go wrong with Apple or HTC.
Search tags for this page

iphone 4 or droid thunderbolt net 10

,

thunderbolt vs iphone vs bionic