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HTC Thunderbolt vs. Droid X

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by jake18, Apr 25, 2011.

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    Okay, so i went into the verozon store last thursday with the intentions of buying the the droid x, but the sales guy talked jme into buying the thunderbolt because it was so much faster. So far i love the phone, except the battery is TERRIBLE. Keep in mind this is my first droid/smartphone, but i would ecpect the battery to last all day. especially whan all i do is use it for texting and minimal web browsing and game playing. Does the Droid X have a better battery life and is it worth exchanging the thunderbolt for? The issue of 4G lte vs. 3G speed is not a concern to me if the battery life is better.
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    Get the app that's let's you toggle 4g on and off. In addition, turn off wifi and gps when not in use. I read on another thread that an ota update would be pushed out soon to address the battery issues. Lowering your brightness in display settings should help as well. There are several battery saving tips threads on the site so just search and you should be able to find them.
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    Do you know what the update would do?

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    I upgraded from teh X to the Thunderbolt. So far im regretting almost every minute of it. Ive had nothing but problems with my phone. My phone freezes quite often, i have horrible connectivity issues even when im on wifi i will often have to reset my phone then when it starts back up i get flooded with txt messages and voicemails that i did not get. I never had any problems with my X, and i dont know a single person who has. The battery life is alot better on the X and they are really almost the same as far as speed goes to. So i would probably save some money and get the X unless of course you want the newest and greatest which is the Thunderbolt for a few more months. Im past my 14 days on my phone but they said if i have another phone that keeps giving me problems they will let me go back to the X and refund my money, We will see how it goes. ALSO... YOU COULD GET THE X, TRY IT FOR LESS THAN 14 DAYS THEN GET THE THUNDERBOLT AND DO THE SAME AND SEE WHICH ONE YOU LIKE BEST.
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    The Thunderbolt is a great phone, but the battery life is terrible. It's a much faster and more capable phone than the Droid X for certain things. But if you're only using it for texting and web the Droid X is a great phone too. Battery life will be better with the Droid X.

    Also, Verizon is offering bonuses (spiffs) to the sales people when they sell a Thunderbolt. That is most likely why he was pushing it. Although the Thunderbolt is a better phone

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    I upgraded from the X. Absolutely no problems here with my tbolt

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    A couple of days ago I friend at work showed a pic on his X, opened the Gallery from another app and showed the picture. Nothing amazing but it only took a few seconds, where my D1 takes 30 seconds and many times locks up. While I was checking an X at the Verizon store the sales rep wouldn't quit about getting a TB. It seems like a fast phone but even the sale rep was pushing the extended battery.

    I get to update next month but I'm not sure what phone to get now.
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    I would personally get the thunderbolt I had a droid x hated how slow it was and I use normal battery for tbolt I just keep my charger on me runs super fast I mean sometimes im getting like 30 MBPS with this but on the x I was getting less than one. and if internet goes out at my house just tm turn on hotspot and my xbox live starts working again. and hotspot is free also sweet deal

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    Cool thanks. Been thinking about the bigger battery and the bigger back panel. It would be cool to have a fast phone.
    After the 2.2 update my OD has gotten slower and goes off to the back forty and hums to it's self. After 2.2.2 the camera sometimes stops our locks up.
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    Keep the thunderbolt and get an extended battery or exchange it for the charge when it comes out and get that phones extended battery. Android phones battery life won't last all day without a custom rom or very light use without an extended battery.

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    The x is the worst phone available. Slow, unresponsive and ugly. Def stay away from it. TB all the way.

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    I would get the Thunderbolt for sure. I love my dx but you're still comparing one year old technology to what's available today. I have a Samsung Fascinate to, but prefer the dx.

    The dx is a lot of things, maybe big and bulky but its far from slow.

    I'm sure that's coming from someone that never had one. Cell phone envy much?


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    If the t-bolt last longer than my DX then it has awesome battery life. My battery usually gets to 20% at 24 hours. I use my phone a lot, but about 8 hours of that is when I'm sleeping.
    My dx is also rooted with a rom swap so maybe thats the difference.

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    Wow.. you are stating opinion not fact... Droid x is not slow and a great phone.. your the first person ive even heard of that thinks that... Fyi... My local police dept all have droid x.... Everyone of them loves it. Now thats saying something

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    Hot spot is free until may 15

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    I had the original Droid and I rooted it and loved it....sad to have seen it go but the hardware was just getting out-dated and I wanted to do more with my device...

    I got the Droid X and I rooted it and loved it until my device had touchscreen errors, this apparently isn't the case with all DX devices but the DX is a sexy fast device with a beautiful screen and I loved watching movies and shows on it...but I wanted a new device without touchscreen errors and I liked the HTC Evo....

    So I walked into the Verizon store and paid my $609 (after taxes) for the HTC Thunderbolt and man this device is just FAST. You say you don't care about 3G v.s. 4G but when you do web browsing and try to pull up a chili's nutrition info PDF you downloaded from a website and it takes forever you'll be glad the thunderbolt did it in nearly an instant....

    The only thing I am not completely satisfied about the thunderbolt is when watching movies, the screen looks like movie theater quality but scaled down on the thunderbolt but on the DX it looked like a flat screen on display at best buy, I prefer the flat panel quality...

    If you get the DX you will find out within about 6 months that you can't use certain features others are abusing and you will regret it...I use the front facing camera on the thunderbolt for video calling on yahoo messenger and it's great!dancedroid
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    the TB battery life is decent after root. im running a drodspeed kernel at 1.8ghz and i have 50% left after all day of moderate to heavy usage. i definitely recommend the TB. and its worth it to me to have 4g my buddy ran a speed test and got 1.5mbps down and .7 up i got 23mbps down and 7up.
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    How did you root it?

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    What an ignorant comment.
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    I have the DX and I am going to buy a used TB from Craigslist tomorrow. I am meeting the seller at the VZW store to make sure that the ESN# is good. I have the DX rooted on GB rom and I get a little over 18+ hours on my extended battery. I am hoping to get the TB and root it and see how everything works after that.
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