HTC Thunderbolt Vs Samsung Infuse 4G: LTE Showdown

By Posted 2 Mar 2011, 12:52

2011 will be known for a number of things, such as the true year of the tablet, as well as smartphones like the HTC Thunderbolt Samsung Infuse 4G being embroiled in an LTE showdown. However, it is not just HTC and Samsung going head-to-head, its Verizon and AT&T as well.

Before we even look at how the two stacks up spec wise there is the little issue of the release date. We still do not have official release dates for either handset, but we do expect the both to show up sometime this month. Consumers have been getting angry that the Thunderbolt might be delayed, but Verizon did say that they have never officially offered a release date.

We first learned of the Infuse back at CES earlier this year, and the first thing you will notice is how big the display looks when compared to the HTC Thunderbolt. The sizes are 4.5-inch and 4.3-inch respectively. Both smartphones will run on Google Android 2.2 Froyo, but will come with their own UIs.

The Infuse will offer 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage; the Thunderbolt will only have 768MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. Seems like Samsung wins that one as well. We do stress that the Infuse is not a full LTE handset, but looking at the numbers, there will not be much in it when it comes to downloading.

What will make the two phones stand out from each other most are their prices, and how much AT&T and Verizon charge for their monthly data plans, which as we know seems to keep changing.

Which looks better on paper, the HTC Thunderbolt or the Samsung Infuse 4G?

  • Guest

    **Actually, the Thunderbolt comes preloaded with 32 gb of removable storage on top of everything else… so technically the Thunderbolt wins.

  • Chris

    Well, Samsung has a horrendous record of software … sometimes severe issues plague their devices with updates either never coming or coming months and months later than you want. Heck, look at the situation with Froyo on their Galaxy S phones right now. Froyo has been on almost every other handset since August of last year.

    To me, it's a no brainer. HTC Thunderbolt is the way to go.

  • Zshazz

    Well, Samsung has a horrendous record of software … issues plague their devices with updates either never coming or coming months and months later than you want. Heck, look at the situation with Froyo on their Galaxy S phones right now. Froyo has been on almost every other phone since August of last year.

    And don't let me get started on AT&T's network. That alone is enough to sway me to the Thunderbolt.

  • Insider

    Love the new samsung infuse… Great hardware quality. So thin and lite. theres a lot of complains about the captivate but ive had no issues whatsoever. 2.1 to 2.2 is hardly noticeable. Android and Samsung is a prefect match.