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HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Thunderbolt

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nkurucz
The battery life was so bad I had to get a larger battery and it still only...read more
20
jacksrevenge
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
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scomas
I had the HTC Thunderbolt for two years. It was a good phone, I had to reset...read more
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Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
HTC's managed to put together a handset here that we can honestly recommend with a straight face, owing in no small part to the fact that it borrows heavily from the company's existing parts bin. ... The Thunderbolt is easily one of the best Android devices in Verizon's expansive lineup
 
80
Android Central
At this point, ... it's either the ThunderBolt or the Droid Charge. And after spending some quality time with the ThunderBolt, we can easily say it's a testament to the quality of HTC's manufacturing, Verizon's network, and the Android platform as a whole.
 
80
CNET
The HTC ThunderBolt lights up with blazingly fast data speeds, but those who want 4G now should be aware that it takes a big toll on the smartphone's battery life.
 
80
PC Mag
The HTC Thunderbolt is the most powerful smartphone for Verizon Wireless right now, so it gets our Editors' Choice for touch-screen smartphones. Just make sure to buy a second battery.
 
80
BGR
The HTC ThunderBolt is a phone from the future in many ways. It delivers the fastest internet speeds of any device I have ever tested, ... and it runs on a very fast ... version of Android to deliver great performance. However, the ThunderBolt resembles phones from a year or two ago.
 
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PC World
The HTC ThunderBolt looks, feels, and handles like a solid piece of hardware. Although its specs aren’t anything we haven’t already seen in the Droid X or the Droid 2, the ThunderBolt’s ability to utilize the unprecedented speed of Verizon’s LTE network makes it a special phone indeed.