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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by rwaustin, May 8, 2011.

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    I have an X and a IPod. I want to go up to 4 G and my options are a bit limited. Do I go with Thunderbolt or a IPhone. Suggestions and ideas please.

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    Well the tb is 4G but the iPhone 4 is not, so your options are even more limited. I've had my tb since launch and have been nothing but pleased with it. Build quality is good, screen is good, stock non rooted and the battery is great (contrary to what you may have already heard) and the 4G speeds are amazing. I would recommend this phone to anyone. Oh and I'm a former iPhone user myself. Hope that helps a little. If you have anymore questions, please post.

    finally thunderboltin' and lovin it!!!!!
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    thunderbolt.
    very cool name.

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    Do you have to get a new phone now?
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    No but 4g and speed are impressive.

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    The Droid Charge is also a really good device; hacker friendly too. But in all honesty, I'd wait till the Summer for a 4G phone. Let Verizon work out the kinks in the system and wait when the second wave of 4G LTE devices roll in. I love my Thunderbolt and 4G, but it's pretty unstable at the moment.

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    Is your ipod an ipod touch? Classic? If its an itouch there's no reason to get an iPhone. I have an ipod touch 4G 32gb and a thunderbolt

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    Id wait for the summer also .
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    I also have been wondering about the TB. Just last night I saw two video reviews comparing the TB and Charge. In both reviews the TB won hands down, but in the
    conclusion, the Charge won???

    Except for the Super AMOLED screen, they didn't like the Samsung widgets, wiz bang (I know touch wiz), and cheap plastic build. Watching over their shoulder the screen changes of the Charge was a bit laggy to me. There where more choices on the TB for customizing and more memory is brilliant. Then they pick the Charge!?!

    Another review said that the Charge was Android's best 4G phone?
    What am I missing? The TB even with a small battery seems like a great phone.
    While the Charge is a good phone.

    I guess I'm out of step again, sigh,,,
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    Thanks all. After my first post I realized the Iphone was not 4 g yet. I thought about getting the charge. But somehow you just does not look very good. That is the demos I have seen. What will be the next great 4 g phone?.

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    I have thunderbolt and loving it.. The next generation 4g poole wasn't its dual core. They wool be nice but personally I like HTC sense more then anything. Will always be an HTC person myself..
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    The Motorola Droid Bionic.

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    Is that the next Bionic? I like the buttons on my X. It gets slow at times. I had how to clear the cach with a re boot but I lost it somewhere. I know this is way out of battery life but it is important to me.

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    The Samsung Charge in every review has NOT beaten the TBOLT. Its actually on par.
    The only thing that Samsung has over the TBOLT is 2 things.
    AMOLED and the battery.
    And either way, AMOLED isnt that great in the sun either.
    The battery is good but the CHARGE is $50 more then the TBOLT and that to me is really the only dealbreaker.
    My battery on the TBOLT works just fine and I am not even rooted.
    To add, the only SAMSUNG phone I would be interested in would be a VERIZON version of the Samsung SII.
    Just my thoughts.
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    I didn't say that they did, just 2 'head to head' and one 'solo' review gave the Charge the win. I don't see it and was wondering out loud what I'm missing.
    Especially when you see both machines side by side. It was like watching a prize fight and at the end of it all the call the obvious looser the winner.

    Glad to hear the battery isn't that bad, I remember talk of the OD's horrible battery and for me it was easy to get thought a full day. I got the extended battery and very happy. I got chargers home, work, and in the car.

    Does the 'Extended Control' widget work, cuz it has a 3g-4g toggle?
    Isn't 4g pulling most of the battery?
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    Recently upgraded from an x to a bolt. Very pleased. On the charge note, I read somewhere that while the charge is nice, the software is the huge downside. Can't remember the source though.

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    I hear ya and I'm not sure about the Extended Control but there is the app LTE ONOFF and that toggles 3G/4G pretty well. I know there are other apps but this one suited me fine and the developer said he was in the midst of creating a widget.



    via a Thunderbolt
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    i have a TB and i luv it also..and there isnt a phone right now that I'D trade it for....as for samsung Touchwiz SUKS ive had 2 samsungs the fascinate and an older tmobile samsung and not my cup of tea! sense is better IMO but i already got bored with it so im rooted with cm7 pre alpha...im a vanilla android kinda guy i really dont need all da fancy bells and whistles and this isnt my first htc phone either...u should wait it out if u can and see what verizon has to offer a lil later dwn the line, BUT DONT get an IPHONE...or we will come find u and ur phone and it wont be pretty! LOL...JKN!
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    I have the TBolt & have been very happy with it. Stick with android there are so many apps to customize your phone to your liking. Screw the iphone & apple they wanna charge you for everything in the apple store along with no apps to customize your phone where android there is a ton of free apps to customize your phone.What you see is what you get with the iphone can't change anything.
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    Just like the ThunderBolt the charge will benefit from a custom ROM so you can get rid of the Samsung file system for something faster and of course ditch TouchWiz.

    As for Super AMOLED+ not being that great outdoors, everyone who has this phone (yes its not as many as the TB) has commented they can actually SEE their display outdoors. I owned the TB since launch day and while I would gladly get it again (and just may) the display was useless outside, the BT was crap and wouldn't pair with a 2010 Subaru and the battery life was a joke.

    Of course if you root, rip out the bloatware (as I definitely would on the Charge) and run Das BAMF Remix with their custom Kernel the phones battery life was actually better. I still couldn't see it outside when I needed it and that cannot be overcome by a ROM, Kernel or battery tweak.