HTC Thunderbolt Review

The HTC Thunderbolt is all you need in a smartphone, plus a little more. This cellular device offers fast speeds, a large display screen and 4G capabilities. This smartphone is an Award winner because of its advanced multimedia features, ability to be a mobile hotspot for up to eight devices, 4G technology and Android 2.2 operating system.

HTC Thunderbolt Review
HTC Thunderbolt 

The Thunderbolt offers a beautiful touchscreen display that is hard to beat on a cell phone. The 4.3 inch touchscreen is one of the largest screens you will find on a mobile device, and this phone includes 480 x 800 pixel resolution. The resolution makes images crisp and clear, and the large screen makes it ideal for watching movies, browsing the internet or viewing images.

A benefit of having such a large display screen is the virtual keypad is large and easy to use. The keys are big enough to type on, and there is adequate room for large fingers to navigate around the phone. The touchscreen is responsive and the processor is fast, so there is no waiting for the device to perform any tasks.

Unfortunately, with such a large display screen the phone must be large. The Thunderbolt is 4.63 inches long, 2.44 inches wide and 0.56 inches thick. And along with its large dimensions, this phone weighs to 6.23 ounces. This is several ounces heavier than several similar devices and may become a burden to carry around with you on a daily basis.

The HTC Thunderbolt is the ideal multimedia phone. This smartphone comes with an 8.0MP (megapixel) rear camera, along with a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The rear camera also offers autofocus and dual flash, so the pictures you capture using this smartphone are some of the best you can take with any cellular device.

The music player available on this device lets you create the ultimate music collection. With 40 GB of available storage on the device, you can store thousands of songs on it. The Android music player organizes songs by album, artist and genre, and you can easily create playlists with your favorite songs. The player also offers up to 10 playable formats, which makes it even easier to import songs to your cell phone.

And of course, with the high pixel resolution and large display screen, this device is ideal for watching movies and browsing the internet. This cellular device features a kickstand, located on the back of the device, so you can prop it up on its side and watch movies or TV shows hands-free.

Call Features & Quality
For a smartphone to be a top product, it must have excellent call features. The Thunderbolt offers a variety of calling features to cater to you and your needs. The basics are included on this device such as caller ID, call waiting and a call timer. You can place phone calls on hold or use 3-way calling to talk to multiple individuals at once. There is a speakerphone, which has excellent sound quality with little static or extra noise. And another added bonus of using this Android phone is that it supports 18 different languages.

Battery Life & Memory
The biggest disappointed we found on the HTC Thunderbolt is its battery life. This cell phone offers only 378 minutes of talk time on a single battery charge. That means if you watch movies, listen to music, talk or use any apps constantly, the battery will drain in just under six hours. The battery life is extremely short and for a phone with so many features, we were surprised to see such a poor battery.

There is an ample amount of available storage space on this smartphone. There is 8GB of built-in memory available, along with a 32GB microSD card. This much memory gives you plenty of room to store your ever-expanding collection of videos, pictures and songs. Also, the size of your phone’s address book depends upon the amount of available space you have on your cell phone.

HTC Thunderbolt runs on the Android 2.2 operating system.
HTC Thunderbolt runs on the Android 2.2 operating system.
Additional Features
The HTC Thunderbolt not only offers 4G technology, but also the Android 2.2 operating system and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The phone can also double as a mobile hotspot for up to eight devices, meaning as long as you are in a location where you get a strong phone signal, you can provide wireless internet to any computing device with Wi-Fi capabilities. This feature is especially ideal for business trips or for someone constantly on the go.

This HTC device has access to the Android Market, so you can download apps for almost any purpose. You have access to games, movies and music directly at your fingertips. There are also several pre-loaded apps included on this device such as the Amazon Kindle, Blockbuster, Mobile IM, Visual Voicemail and the VZ Navigator.

The HTC Thunderbolt offers you advanced features at lightning speeds. You will never wait long for downloads or for programs to open. This cell phone does offer poor battery life, especially if you are constantly using your phone. However, this smartphone has excellent multimedia features and tons of available memory.