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HTC Thunderbolt Vs Droid Bionic

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by BlackTTC6, Aug 28, 2011.

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    I'm itching to get a new phone and i just saw that Walmart has the Thunderbolt for 69.99 with an Upgrade. I've been waiting on the Bionic but i have to ask. How much faster is the bionic going to be compared to the T bolt? Is it worth the extra money over the T bolt with the extended battery and cover for 119.98?
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    In the strictest sense, the Tbolt does not compare. While it may be rooted and whatnot...you have to remember that the Tbolt's spec sheet was already considered old technology when it came out. And while quad-cores are around the corner, currently dual-cores are the top of the technology pyramid seen in phones. So yeah, the Bionic will perform faster. Perhaps they will have around the same load time for web pages given that they're both LTE devices. My biggest reason for holding out for the Bionic is the battery in truth. People are reporting that it has good battery life, and I'd rather not run around with an extended battery bulking up my phone just so I can get through a nine hour day on campus. My caution would be this: getting the Tbolt this late in the game may leave you itching for a new device within a month or 3. Whereas the Bionic will tide you over for a while, even though devices such as the Vigor and Prime are rumored to be coming out starting as early as October (and the specs people are claiming are a hair ahead of the Bionic's).
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    I'd say that's pretty good battery life. Stock battery and overclocked to 1.4GHz ;)

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    True. Right now i'm running an original DX so a Tbolt or a bionic is a step up

    What do you pull in Quadrant DD?
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    not even comparable lol

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    How do you figure?
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    I don't use quadrant, I go by how smooth and responsive the phone is to me ;)

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    My local store has the Tbolt so i think i'm going to go take a look at it. 119.99 is a lot easier to swallow then 299.99. Bionic load pages a second faster? Unless its a blazing difference i don't know if its worth the price difference especially for what i do.
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    Don't get a tb but don't get the bionic either. Wait for the vigor!
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    Thats the good part. I have 2 lines with 2 upgrades available. I'll use one for the Tbolt then one for the Bionic or Vigor depending on what specs look better and give the Tbolt to my Fiance. She's still rocking a Blackberry Storm so she won't care :icon_ devil:
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    Brownie points! Haha! ;)

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    Can't you get the TB on Amazon for 1cent?

    Being serious, saw an article somewhere about it.
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    New customers only unfortunately.

    Upgrading phone on a family plan runs me 179.99
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    Just think how the D1 struggles with the latest software and apps because of the limited memory and processing power. Apps are only going to get more advanced and require more resources. The Bionic will have the growing room needed to last for the next 2 years. A single core TB with less RAM will probably be struggling in a year or so like the D1's are now. If you're worried about spending a little extra on a phone you're not going to have to upgrade for at least a couple years, then why on Earth would you settle for a phone you'll HAVE to upgrade in one year? Honestly, if you take longevity into consideration, the Bionic is the better deal of the two.
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    I would definitely agree that buying the TB because it's cheaper isn't exactly the smartest move, unless you literally cannot afford the Bionic obviously.

    It's like I told my father when he asked me what TV he should buy, he said, well this 720P is $699, I said, if you're willing to spend $700, you might as well spend $900 and get 1080p.

    In the end, you'll be saving money by not having to upgrade a lot sooner than normal and you'll enjoy a higher quality device.
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    You can always return it in 14 days and get your upgrade back.
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    Its only 69.99 online. It was 199.99 in store so im going to wait
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    There is a big reason the Tbolt keeps dropping in price..... It's due to be retired in a few more months. What you need to keep in mind is; the Tbolt is a first gen 4G LTE device. As others have stated; it was old technology when the phone was released. I'm not thrilled about the high price of the Bionic but, it's what I am waiting on. I am still using my Droid 1 so; I expect to have my Bionic at least as long.
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    It looks like you were on Wi-Fi alot and i thought the T-Bolts battery issues were when it was searching for 4G signal.

    So if you are in a 4G area and looking for good battery life i would go with the Bionic just my opinion tho
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    This is in the back of my mind also and I'm having an OG Droid. There are two reasons the D1 isn't good enough for me. Firstly, RAM is too small and I often have to HotBoot because it won't work with 40 MB of RAM left. I believe the T-Bolt would have enough RAM to run smoothly. Secondly LTE is a big upgrade imho.

    However, while the fact that T-Bolt is a first gen device doesn't bother me as much, I'm concerned that I'll have to buy a bulky battery that will make my phone thicker than my D1. Second I'm also concerned that the device is being dumped by HTC and that it is made by HTC. By most people's accounts Motorola's hardware is more reliable.

    But the Bionic is not going to be without its issues. There's no example of any mobile device not needing a few OTA updates by a carrier. So my plan at the moment is to wait for a month for the Bionic's issues do be ironed out, for its price to drop, for the device to be rooted, the reviews to come out and for the competition to perhaps come up with something better.

    It seems ironic, but it seems that the best thing to do to the Bionic is to make it wait for you, like you have been waiting for it.
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