Is the thunderbolt really a bad phone

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by themadgamer89, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. themadgamer89

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    My upgrade is up so im torn between getting the thunderbolt and the droid 3. But i have seen lots of reviews about the thunderbolt being a bad phone but it has such a good dev community. I do plan on rooting. So from what i understand is

    stock thunderbolt= bad phone and rooted thunderbolt= great phone

    is that correct and if not then should i go with the droid 3 and just wait for dev to start making roms.

    i could careless bout the stock thunderbolt if it is a bad phone or not because whatever i get im going to root it dancedroid so what do you guys think, rooted thunderbolt or droid 3 and wait for roms
     
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    If you plan on rooting, Thunderbolt over D3 is an easy choice IMO.
     
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    Thunderbolt. Easily the best phone I've ever had. Running full sense 3.0 rom atm and getting amazing battery life, 20+ hrs on wifi, ~10 hrs on 4G, no toggling to 3G with moderate use.
     
  4. themadgamer89

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    Well that's good to know I really like the thunderbolt but seen so many bad reviews it worreid me a lil

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    I was also skeptic of the TB because of those reviews, but I have absolutely no problems whatsoever. Glad I bought one :) :icon_ banana:
     
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    Well guess I'm goin with the tb. Thanks

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    Nice. Enjoy.
     
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    To me Thunderbolt is a GREAT phone. I had no issues with it out of the box. My only reasons for rooting were total control and over/under clocking and battery savings. Perhaps a few other things, but I did not root due to problems as I had none.
     
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    I dunno if the TB is a bad phone, but it certainly isnt a good phone. It's a phone with potential. Unfortunately it's gimped by glitches/bugs, low capacity battery, and lack of support (from VZW and HTC)..

    The Droid 3 looks badass, but at this point, I would have to have LTE. Why not wait for the Bionic?
     
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    Well I'm not gonna wait for the bionic because if I'm gonna get another moto then it would be the droid 3 because of keyboard and because I love my d1 but ready for something different so I'm gonna try htc

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    I read the same reviews and was worried as well. I decided to just get it and I couldn't be happier. Yea the battery is bad u need the extended or at least I did because I am a heavy user. But I love it. I came from the dx and havnt looked back.

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    It's not that it is that bad, its more that HTC rushed out this device and if they would have put some more fox into it the phone could.be better. As a customer if you pay this type of money for a device you have right to expect more. Can the issues be fixed, yes if you root. But customers should root because they choose to not because its a way to fix issues. I am not telling people not to buy I am saying use the 14 days to your advantage and follow your gut. If in that 14 day window you feel like you are not satisfied don't wait for htc, vzw, or a dev, just take it back and wait for something else.

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