HTC Thunderbolt

6.0
Show all User reviews

Reviewed by pespence (Previously owned)

This was my first "non-nexus" Android phone. I purchased it when I switched to VZW from T-Mobile. I had fantastic experiences with HTC phones in the past (G1, Nexus One) and I was looking forward to this one.

First of all, the software on this device was terrible. HTC Sense crippled Android 2.3.4. My Nexus One was much faster and snappier, despite having lesser hardware. The entire experience seemed half-baked and rushed, and as a result, it was always buggy and slow. There were the random reboots, call reception issues, and freezing.

Battery life on the phone was just a step above terrible. I generally could make it through an entire day with moderate use before I had to charge the phone.

The hardware was pretty good and my recommendation for anyone who buys/owns this phone is to root it and immediately flash a custom rom. There is decent developer support and the roms out there blow the stock software out of the water.

The Breakdown

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Design 7
  • Display 7
  • Camera(s) 8
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 7
  • Software 4
  • Battery life 5
  • Ecosystem 8
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5345_tracker