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Wife wants a TBolt...please reassure me, store phones were awful!

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Redflea, May 2, 2011.

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    Played with a couple of TBolts in the local VZW store this weekend...they were almost awful...the two main issues were:

    - Slow, sometimes unresponsive touchscreen (tap, tap, tap...hello?!?!)
    - Slow UI performance (lagging screen redraws, jerky scrolling through app list, etc.)
    - Unintentional selections when scrolling (scrolling through app list and boom, app gets selected and launched).

    I rebooted the phones but that didn't seem to help.

    I was in shock...I've been trying to get her to upgrade to an Android phone fo a while, and now when she's ready, the phone was just so underwhelming. I've seen demo phones that were a little off, but the fact that two phones were both so bad was disconcerting.

    Appreciate it if folks can confirm if what I saw was an anomaly...
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    I have a Thunderbolt and don't have any of those issues. I love the phone and it's verizons first phone that can talk and surf the web at the same time

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
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    Coming from a Droid x I was very sensitive to build quality. Hated the idea of giving up such a fine instrument for something cheap and flimsy like a Samsung. I have been happy with the quality and really happy with the speed, and I'm not in a 4Gservice area. I really like this phone.
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    Have experience NONE of the above this phone rocks!!!!!!!:icon_ banana:
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    The phone is awesome, I played with two thunderbolts at my local verizon store and neither of them performed like mine.

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    Thanks for the posts...appreciate it.
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    As others have said I have experienced NONE of the above issues and I've had mine since launch day. Even stock the phone is GREAT! I've since rooted and running a custom ROM and the phone is ridiculously fast (w/o OCing). Very happy with the purchase and would recommended to ANYONE that wants one.
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    U won't regret it and if u do u have 14 days to return it I can assure u your wife will love the phone.

    "ThuNd3rB0lT"
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    I was worried too when I played with the floor models, but the Rep reassured me that it wouldn't be like that. And thus far I can attest that if you buy it, it won't be like the floor examples. It's pretty good

    Although now that I do think about it, and after hearing someone else with the same concerns, I wonder how a phone floor model can get that crappy. You'd think it would be able to withstand use of that magnitude.
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    If she likes the way it feels in her hands, then she will love the Thunderbolt! I had a Motorola Stood and this Thunderbolt is twice as nice at least. It is so fast response wise, and if 4G is available then the speed is incredible.

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    I went and checked one out and the floor model was that way, laggy and unresponsive screen. However, when I unplugged it from it's charger, it was fine. Weird that it should be that bad when attached to the stores charger, but the instant I unplugged it, it was like it should have been.
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    Just a random thought :
    Perhaps these phones are slow like that because they are running the demo mode for Verizon.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
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    Trust us if the phone was really like the demos u experienced at the store it would be all over the forum about how bad they are but this phone is awesome

    sent from the bolt
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    OP…get Momma what she wants. My wife has an upgrade and I'm pushing her away from the TB. Why? Well, I'm not a huge fan of HTC and my wife will never root her phone. So I'd rather wait for a Moto that's 4G capable.

    I don't think the TB is a bad phone, I just wouldn't get it myself. But if that's what she wants, get it for her. When honey is happy, everyone is happy.
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    Love my TB!!!!! Love 4G!

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    I had the same experience with a store unit. I bought a TB and its perfect. Go buy one OP

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    heh... i got my TB when it came out.. no test drive.. still loving it today.... no touch issues.. i had the htc incredible prior and the UI was also Butter :p
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    Love my TBolt. I don't have any of the issues you described. Super fast on 4G. 3G on this phone is pretty quick too. She will love this phone! I know I do... (Now Verizon on the other hand, I have issues with, but that's another topic.)
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    I was considering a Droid X or Incredible, but thought that with Verizon going 4G in my area I should get a 4 G phone so I now have a Thunderbolt and it rocks. My wife wants one now too she has a 1st gen Droid. I was hesitant about getting a HTC phone at first but I was also hesitant to get a full touch screen too.
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    These types of phones are usually borked at the stores. So many goofballs handle them and make every change imaginable. Often times the store reps could care less about keeping the phones running at peak performance.

    I'm amazed people buy phones sometimes after examining a floor model ... lol

    She should enjoy the phone!