Thunderbolt? Yay or Nay

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Jac03x, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. slinky

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    No... he's right. The Thunderbolt is underpowered. There is no way I believe anyone is using 4G for more than 2-3 hours usage time - max. I'm not talking about being in a 4G area. If you're a light user, the battery will suffice. It was a very poor decision. Even the old EVO had a bigger battery. The new EVO will have a battery with over 25% more capacity and the Bionic even more than that. In this instance, you'll need to get an extended battery, which provides a significant boost although at an extra cost. It is what it is and everyone has what is right for them.
     
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    Sign up for SWYPE beta... or just purchase "SlideIT" from the market.
     
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    The Thunderbolt'd battery may be underpowered... But the phone itself is not. It flies.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
     
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    Very true! I'm hoping HTC/Verizon will be tweaking the firmware shortly and addressing the battery issue. I already have a portable battery charger in case I'm not near an outlet/usb to charge up. It's slightly larger than the battery (Kensington). I may get another battery to keep on hand to swap out, but I'd rather keep opening the battery door to a minimum ( the one design I find lacking on the TB!) and may just stick with the portable charger.
     
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    I took mine back.

    I really did want to like it but too many things going against it. Most notable problems were it was underpowered (battery) and it really wasn't a very good PHONE. Oh, it was a great DATA DEVICE and FAST when it wasn't running out of batteries but the phone quality was not good, in fact really bad. I have a droid 1 and it blows it away when it comes to call quality.

    I am an outside person and could barely use it in any wind at all. Callers on the other end more than once ask me where I was because the background noise was very distracting. 15 mph sea-breeze. I've never had that problem before. Seems like the noise cancellation was poorly implemented or wasn't working or did not work with wind.... Switched back to the droid 1 and the call quality was like night and day. Even tried another TB at the VZW store before returning and it was the same. I think they are way overpriced and the build quality was not good.
     
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    Battery time on my thunderbolt is about the same as my old MOTO Droid. Calls sound great. And I run 4G all day long. Used the phone today for a 4 hour conference call all on speakerphone too, and still managed to get 10 hours battery life.
    Build quality is awesome, i don't know how anyone can complain about that. Way better than the original Droid.
    sent via ThunderBolt
     
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    DX is great for noise cancellation.
     
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    It's nay for me. Returning my TB tomorrow. I really did want to like it...and impatiently waited weeks for it to be released.

    The display is just disappointing for this device. Colors are good, but screen clarity is not. Big screen and grainy pictures. The X has it beat and it's older.

    Call quality sounds cheap...on the handset and to the calling party. Signal reception is not that good either.

    Battery life is not that good, but not as much of a deal breaker as the previous items I described.

    It is not a bad phone, just not worth an upgrade when better processors, Ddr2 memory, displays, etc., are right around the corner.

    I will rock my rooted D1 and dabble with the wife's X until then.

    I will say that if you're not in a 4g area, the X is a superior device.

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    Lol if you like the DX that much I'm selling mine right now ;) cause I'm certain I won't be going back to it. Battery life is the ONLY deal breaker for me, oh and swype. The screen is superior to the DX for sure even though there's less pixels. Signal reception for me has been amazing, full 4G at home while with DX I was getting 1-2 bars. (I'm getting better 3G speeds with TB at home)

    Better processors? Very arguable. I had the D1, and the DX...processors are great, but they're no snapdragon that's for sure. Dual core is new technology and I don't wanna be the guinea pig for it, I have done it several times and backfired. Motorola has choppy internet, and a lot of things are missing that aren't missing in sense. Even copy and paste is a difficult task on internet pages in DX.

    One thing I admire about iphone is that they don't load their phones with crap, which androids do, which cause battery problems. And they're easier to hack, androids are somewhat difficult.
     
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    I'm crossing my fingers that Verizon doesn't stop their Unlimited Data Plans soon. I'm rocking my Droid X, and I'm eligible or an Upgrade... but I don't want a freaking HTC. I'm sorry... but anybody who thinks the build quality on their phones is good has obviously not had their hands on a Moto. Moto uses metal, and hinges. Rock Solid. HTC uses Plastic and little snappies. Plastic breaks EASILY. Plus, you cannot beat the black matte finishes on the D1 and DX. That's just... mmm.

    But yeah. Nay to Tbolt. My boyfriend wants one, but I'm hoping I can convert him, or something better comes out (maybe the Incredible 2). He loves Sense, even though he's been rocking a Vanilla Gingerbread ROM on his Eris.

    Ugh. Petition to Verizon? Keep Unlimited Plans the Way They Are?
     
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    When Verizon forces me to get a limited data plan like ATT does, and when they jack up prices I'm showing them the middle finger and going to another company. Phones bills are ridiculous enough already, if they keep adding to the bills they don't deserve our money. Sprint is very cheap, service might not be the best but they have the best android coming out soon, 4G unlimited plus talk/texting. All very cheap.
     
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    I returned the TB the battery was terrible, as was the 3g signal, and the in-call sound quality.

    I'm just cofused by this post... you'd rather be a guinea pig for the LTE radio which is brand new than dual-core which has been downsized, but is essentially old tech?

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