Is the HTC Thunderbolt that bad??

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by FordStang, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Crazed_Z06

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    Exactly.. This thing is terrible.. I'm out with my friend who has an atrix.. In 1.5 hours his phone has lost 10 percent.. I've last 40.. Same type of usage.. I hate this thing
     
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    I've had a tb since it came out and never had any problems with it a side from two reboots ever and it doesn't even reboot anymore. I think a bad app was rebooting it.

    this was sent from my phone that is cellular
     
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    Yeah I can get only 8 hours max with average to heavy use on 4g .. I'm going to buy a extended slim battery ...

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    What is DLNA?

    To op:

    I Find using gps is slower than my Droid 1. I needed the extended battery. I also have a charger in my car and at work.

    I have carefully read bamf forums and cm7 forums and it seems to me whether rooted.or not there will away be some quirks. If you enjoy flashing roms every week rooting is great. If it is a chore (as it would be for me) I wouldn't recommend it. I'm not rooted.

    My thunderbolt does require that I restart it now and then but doesn't jam as often as my Droid 1 did. The extra memory and faster processor make a huge difference. Web pages load faster with 4G but not as fast as on a computer.

    If someone planned to use only 3G I would not recommend a thunderbolt.
     
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    DLNA lets you stream media over WiFi to other DLNA comparable hardware, such as computers and TVs.

    If it tickled my fancy I could've said "let me Google that for you" lol, nah I don't care, its no prob haha.

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    I really don't see how some people have such battery life... Since I have had this phone I have had a minimum of 12 hours use once I rooted I was able to get about 16 hours and I found 2 extra batteries on amazon for 20 bucks so i can switch out batteries on the fly and that's only for if I plan on going out really late on a Friday night. Today for example I have used my phone for just about everything and I used it extremely heavily and still got about 12 hours of battery life which is about the same as my friends droid x which is 3g only! So all in all I would say that battery life is completely dependent on the user that just my. 02

    Sent from my bamf'd bolt!
     
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    Are you running stock ? Or on a custom Rom?

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  8. FordStang

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    So being that all signs point to an August 4th release, would I be crazy if i purchased the tbolt now? How is the camera and video on the tbolt???


    August 4th = bionic of course
     
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    Definitely will be better than on bionic. Motorola doesn't really make great cameras. Thunderbolt takes amazing pictures. I have a program for hdr pictures, wow! Motorola cameras are washed out.

    I really wanted the bionic as well but I'm happy with my thunderbolt. I'd feel bad changing something that's not broken.
     
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    Yes, I might even call you a Camaro lover!
     
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    I dunno. Im thinking the phone has an inefficient or poorly coded firmware that controls the radio because sometimes my battery is tolerable, and other times it drains within a few hours. I barely have anything on my phone.. no widgets, syncing, or apps that eat a lot of juice.

    Today we were in Arrowhead,CA which is about 5000ft in elevation and the phone was dead within 3 hours. Total screen on time was 30 mins. There was a 3G signal up on the mountain with two bars. The Atrix had no problem working at altitude whereas my TB was down for the count for the whole outing (I forgot my 3 spare batteries at home)... :(

    EDIT: Now Im back home in San Diego and the phone has only lost 30 percent in 5 hours. Battery usage is totally schitzo on this thing.
     
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    Where do u get on dlna. How do u use it. I can't find it on my app drawer I had it on my dx.
     
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