Trash of the Week: HTC Thunderbolt Review

Orrayt ladies and gents, we have a new portion in this little humble website and it’s called Trash of the Week. Yeah, it’s not very original but please bear with me. I’m a one man wrecking machine in this joint and I’m squeezing my brain dry for new ideas. Unfortunately, there’s not much juice left.

Anyhow, I’m going to check out different devices and search for the trashiest one that I can get my hands on. Yep, it’s fun to try out crappy things. Without further adieu, I would like to give the honors to ———> the HTC Thunderbolt!! You might be wondering: It looks like a pretty normal phone. What could have possibly gone wrong?

HTC Thunderbolt Review


I’ve heard that this phone made quite a buzz when it launched because it was the first ever 4G LTE smartphone of HTC. There really wasn’t anything that made this smartphone stand out aside from the fact that it was the first phone to get into the 4G LTE craze.

The HTC Thunderbolt has a standard 4.3 inch touch screen and an 8 Megapixel Primary Camera with LED Flash it also has a measly 1.3 Megapixel Front-facing Camera, a memory card slot and other standard smartphone features. It’s actually pretty standard except for it being 4G LTE ready. Now here’s where it turns ugly.

Though this phone was very quick to hop into the high-speed data game, HTC put it on a phone that you could barely use. The Thunderbolt’s biggest problem is its battery. On a full single charge, you’d be lucky enough to spend 3 hours with the phone on moderate use.

The phone could have been OK, if not for the battery. What if you’re on a long trip and wish to browse Facebook to stalk your crush and also want to have a chat with your friends, then maybe play a bit of online games on the side and watch some videos? It would be a miracle if you could use the phone for 2 hours. If you’re lost in the jungle, you’re doomed if you’re using the HTC Thunderbolt. The phone would be dead long before you can navigate your way out. It seems like the phone was designed to be used with the charger plugged in all the time.

The internet connection is fast, but the battery drain is faster.  Still, if you whish to purchase the HTC Thunderbolt, you can always purchase a dozen extra batteries and make the phone last through the day without charging.

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