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Regret????

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by cdguylhs, Jun 3, 2011.

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    My contract ends in a month and I am eligable for an upgrade and can get the Thunderbolt for $100. I have the Droid X right now. I was wondering, do you regret getting the Thunderbolt? Please explain your answer.
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    thunderbolt is the best android phone that verizon has...
    4G
    Solid feel
    Sense ui
    Getting gingerbread soon
    Front camera
    Awesome devs ( if your into that)

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    The thunderbolt is a great phone but there are a lot of people that are unhappy with the battery life. I live in a 4g network area and I can say that I get about 12-14 hours per charge with very light data use and syncing turned off to conserve power. With more use, especially data on 4g your battery life will suffer greatly when stock. I would recommend getting the 2750mAh extended battery if you want to get decent battery life with this phone. There are some nice things as well; first the tbolt has an unlocked bootloader, also a lot of devs have been making roms for the tbolt as well. I personally prefer the Sense UI over Blur. Those are my thoughts after a months use.

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    I have no regrets....it does everything I want or need it to do and it does it FAST!

    I haven't had any of the problems some people have had with reboots after the OTA update. The update improved my battery life and boosted the sound when playing music.

    I charge it at night as I sleep and during normal use lasts me all day until I go to sleep again unless I play games for a few hours on it, then it might need a charge during the day which is no biggie as I can charge it at my desk at work.

    I like Sense, runs smooth and did I mention its FAST? LOL....I'm on 4G at all times...I came from the Original Droid, and the TB is a definate upgrade.
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    If you turn the syncing off, will your facebook update when you go in it? So if you have moderate use and just turn the syncing off and lower the screen brightness you will get good battery use? Do you have one of the 3G/4G switches on it? I don't have 4G yet here but we are getting it in a few months. I am guessing I wouldn't need it on unless I was going to get online or something.
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    No regrets at all! The 4g, frontfacing camera, htc sense, gingerbread coming soon makes it worthwhile, especially at the price you will be paying

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    i believe I can get it for $169.00 and if I sell my Droid X back to Verizon I would get another $96
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    Sell it on eBay and get more than 100.
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    No regrets at all.
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    No regrets at all. I think the whole battery issue is way overblown. I have been using mine heavily ( games, web, messenger, etc. It's my day off) since around 8 this morning
    and I am at 50% or so. I've never felt the need to turn stuff off or turn the brightness down. Everything else about the phone is better than any other 4g phone out right now IMO. It's a great phone, coming from a Fascinate

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
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    For 100 bucks that's a no brainer! I just got mine to replace my OG and I haven't looked back.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
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    NO Regreats I have had the phone for 5 days yes the battery life is poor but when you root & get all the bloatware off not half bad no worst than any other phone ...but when Gingerbread Rolls out i am guessign we will see as good as battery life As the DX ....

    NO REGRETS @ ALL NO REGRETS @ ALL A MUST HAVE UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER
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    Facebook will update when you open the app with sending off it just won't push notifacations. I use juice defender which closes data connections when the screen is off, but you can set it to turn them on periodically. There is an app to toggle 3g & 4g. I use "lte on/off", although I can't tell it makes a difference. I love the phone and I get through the day pretty good. Today it has been unplugged for 9 hours and have had the screen on for almost 2 hours according to the usage breakdown all of that using data some even youtube. My mom has a Droid x and I can't stand to use it over my phone, it feels so slow compared to the TB.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt!!
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    It's still the best phone Verizon has, they are selling more thunderbolts right now than any of their other devises.

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    I USED to have a DX and I couldn't be happier with my HTC device. I've rooted and got a good bit of bloatware frozen. Tonight I was in Denver for 5 or 6 hours and used 4G & GPS pretty heavily and used a little bit more than half a battery.
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    Stick with the Droid X...
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    I have NO regrets at all!

    I upgraded from my D1, which was rooted and i was running custom ROMs/kernels on. So, for my upgrade I wanted a device where I could do the same ... and the TB seems to be getting A LOT of developer support. It was a no brained for me.

    Now if you're not into rooting and ROMing, then I will tell you 2 things that drove me nuts before I rooted/ROMed this puppy. One was GPS locking - it would take 10 plus minutes for GPS to find my position. Which when you're sitting on the side of the road in need of directions feels like an eternity! Second was the battery life, which I knew about going in, but it still shocked me. Maybe I wasn't doing all the little power management tricks, IDK. But, I have noticed a huge difference in battery now that I am rooted.

    Hope this helps you decision.

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    I agree with zerosouls. Stick with the x! Personally I would wait to use the upgrade on the galaxy S2

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    DO NOT WASTE YOUR UPGRADE!!

    unless they fix some serious problems 1st and I have a bad feeling that they are not going to.

    1. Reboots randomly or shuts off completely.
    2. Battery life is terrible even with 4G turned off.
    3. data services go in and out and are unreliable.
    4. GPS lock can take forever to lock on.

    These are just the major things not the little quirks.

    I'm on my 3rd replacement phone and all have these same problems.
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    Do we know why reboots are not affecting everyone?

    I've had mine since the morning they came out and have not had any reboots...

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