|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|Dimensions||122 x 66 x 13 mm|
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HTC Thunderbolt has been one of the most widely anticipated smartphone of 2011 as it was the first phone released in the United States which utilizes Verizon’s lightening quick 4G LTE network. This fact itself makes the enticing enough for users looking forward to enjoy video chat, online games and streaming online videos. Has HTC done enough to pack the new HTC Thunderbolt with features which makes it an exciting buy? Read on the HTC Thunderbolt review to know the answer for yourself.
HTC Thunderbolt Looks And Design
If you happen to use HTC phones then the design of the phone will not surprise you. Robust feel is the hallmark of HTC products and Thunderbolt in no different. The phone looks big because of the four antennas and a couple of transceivers and the looks of the phone match to a great extent to that of HTC Evo 4G. We really liked the candy bar designs of the phone and with the phone measuring 122 x 66 x 13 mm, it is great for carrying our long conversations.
The phone is quite heavy weighing 164 grams and HTC Thunderbolt covers (back) is made up of soft material which makes up almost three-quarters of the device. HTC once again impressed us with the design and construction of the device.
HTC Thunderbolt Display
HTC Thunderbolt display size measures 4.3 inches. The TFT capacitive LCD display is not AMOLED in nature which makes its legibility an issue in direct sunlight. The display works pretty well for text and photos. The display of HTC Thunderbolt phone is made of gorilla glass which protects it from spills and scratches. The display is equipped with accelerometer and proximity sensors. The power buttons are placed on the top edge while the volume rocker button is placed on the right side of the phone.
HTC Thunderbolt Specs
HTC Thunderbolt OS is Android 2.2 (Froyo). We would have liked the phone to be equipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Operations in the device are ramped up by the presence of 1GHz Scorpion processor. The internal memory of the phone offers storage up to 8GB. The memory can be increased to a whopping 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. For full HTC Thunderbolt specifications, click here.
HTC Thunderbolt Features
One of the greatest features of HTC Thunderbolt Android is its ability to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Verizon’s 4G LTE network is extremely fast which boasts of great download speed. So surfing net, watching online movies and streaming videos is a delight on the phone. The phone is also equipped with several in-built apps such as Gmail, Google Search, Google Talk etc. With the help of HTC Thunderbolt Youtube application, watching and streaming online Youtube video is a delight.
HTC Thunderbolt EMail Setup
Setting up of email is not at all a problem in your HTC Thunderbolt smartphone. The phone supports various IMs which easily lets you set up your email.
HTC Thunderbolt Connectivity And Multimedia
Connectivity is seamless with HTC Thunderbolt mobile with the phone supporting both 2G and 3G networks. With support for Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspots and Bluetooth 2.1 supporting A2DP and EDR profiles, one can easily transfer local files. Connectivity options are completed with the presence of microUSB 2.0 and 3.5 mm jack. The phone comes with an integrated FM radio with RDS which will be greatly loved by music lovers. The Dolby mobile sound enhancement takes HTC Thunderbolt music quality to the very next level.
HTC Thunderbolt Camera
HTC Thunderbolt smartphone comes with a 8MP camera which clicks pictures of resolution measuring 3264×2448 pixels. Most of the pictures clicked were sharp and provided enough details. The camera is equipped with auto-focus, dual LED flash, Geo-Tagging and face detection features. The phone is also equipped with a front facing 1.3 MP camera which is great for carrying out video conferencing.
HTC Thunderbolt Video
The phone captures 720 p HD videos which in terms of quality, is at par with other HTC handsets.
HTC Thunderbolt Accessories
During HTC Thunderbolt unboxing, we found the phone to be packed with accessories such as a headphone, charger, microUSB cable and user manual. To download HTC Thunderbolt user manual, click here.
HTC Thunderbolt Battery Life
HTC Thunderbolt 4G is equipped with a standard Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery which provides a talk time of around 6 hours.
HTC Thunderbolt Release Date
The phone has been released in the United States sometimes in March 2011.
HTC Thunderbolt Price
Wondering for how much is the HTC Thunderbolt? HTC Thunderbolt price in USA is around $ 350 while HTC Thunderbolt price in India is not known.
HTC Thunderbolt smartphone is a great phone which boasts of great looks and features. If you are looking to experience Verizon’s 4G LTE network then you can surly go for HTC Thunderbolt.