HTC ThunderBolt: Conclusion

April 20, 2011 by Jen Edwards Reads (35,952)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Value
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

This is Part 3 of a multi-page review. Part 1 of this review covers the design of the HTC ThunderBolt, while Part 2 covers its performance. Don’t miss the Image Gallery.


HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon WirelessThe HTC ThunderBolt is one of the best Android phones currently available from Verizon Wireless. Aside from the battery life concerns, it is a true champ, performing exceptionally well in all circumstances.

Voice quality is excellent, and both performance and web downloads are incredibly fast, especially on Verizon’s 4G network. There really isn’t anything negative to say, aside from the concern about the relatively short battery life, though if I’m in the mood to nitpick I can say that the ThunderBolt really needs a case because there’s no texture or protrusions on the back cover.

If you have to have the latest and greatest, the ThunderBolt is definitely it. You don’t want your portable media powerhouse going dead in the middle of the latest YouTube video sensation, so be sure to watch that battery meter and charge appropriately; and buy that car charger, you’re probably going to need it.


  • Blazing fast performance
  • Excellent screen
  • Excellent voice quality
  • Excellent camera
  • Very good external speaker


  • Battery life is a major concern, and you’ll likely need to keep a charger with you if you’re a heavy user
  • Can be a little hard to hold, so a case is a good idea



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