Thunderbold users... HOW IS IT!?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Moroney167, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Moroney167

    Moroney167 Member

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    I like my DX but wanted to hear some hands on loves and hates about the phone. Suggestions or would I be nuts to leave my DX for one? Would like to hear some discussion on this. Unfortunately i'll have to wait for a used one to pop up somewhere.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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    Love it, but it isn't perfect (for me). I read a fair review on Engadget yesterday that's pretty much spot on (again, for me). (HTC Thunderbolt review -- Engadget)

    Love the speed, the design, the SPEED. It's super fluid, and the display is awesome.

    Have some quirky issues with SMS, battery life isn't awesome, hate the preloaded bloatware that I want to remove after I root it.

    If you want to be on the bleeding edge, you have to prepare yourself to bleed a little :) I bought the TB on the day it launched, just like I did the OG Droid 2 years ago.

    So I really recommend the phone, I really think it is a step above what I had and especially since it looks like the developer community is starting to ramp up.
     
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    This is spot on. I also picked up mine on launch day, also upgrading from the OG Droid, and I love the speed but the bloatware drives me nuts. Also I think the best thing that you could do is go to a store to check it out and see if its for you.

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    I would have to agree. I came from an X and its another step above that. It has had some quirks that got straightened out I think but I haven't had any issues whatsoever on mine or my wife's.

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    As a ex-iphone user, I have to say it's a

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    I am in love.

    I thought that I would miss my rooted n hot-rodded OG Droid -not a chance!!

    This phone rocks! :rockon:
     
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    Lol, Orly? :laugh:
     
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    Err, it's awesome. The speed was my primary driver for getting it, and couldnt quite wait for the bionic (and with the bootloader being locked... really wanted to try Cyanogenmod).



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  9. want a droid

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    Didn't read other's replies, so I might be reiterating, but here are my pros/cons.

    Pros:
    -4G speed is awesome (love living in 4G area)
    -HTC is much much more preferred than my previous Motorola phone (Droid2)
    -phone has a very good feel (size/shape)

    Cons:
    -Battery (1400mAh) is not enough for me. I really hope something comes out that is bigger than 1600mAh (seidio) but smaller than Verizon's (2750mAh)
    -LED is much harder to see than my Droid2 (it is built into speaker)
    -I find myself playing with the kickstand more than I've been actually using it

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Im loving my thunderbolt, havent had any issues with it except with the battery life...and of course the bloatware. Also it doesnt show the correct internal memory available but thats already been addressed as a software issue. But i have to say im very happy with the phone!
     
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    I live in the mountains of western NC, NO 4G here!!! But the difference in my OG Droid's speed and this is amazing!! I love this phone but the batter does drain pretty quickly. I may start traveling with a wall charger, my cars all have them. I have had NO problems that I wasn't able to get around. Waiting to root until they have the "Root for Thunderbolt Dummies" available. I rooted my Q9c and my OG Droid but it has been awhile and the cost was something I could deal with a little easier than the TB.
     
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    Don't want to hijack the thread, but is that where the phone says it only has 2 GB left? I was just chalking that up to all the crapware. :)