The competition in today’s phone market means that any big release needs a lot of hype built around it, and the HTC Thunderbolt had just that with delays in it’s release date, and touted as the 4G phone to own. Now the device is released, did it disappoint or satisfy?
On the official HTC website they claim the HTC Thunderbolt is the phone after your dream phone, it’s apparently really that good, according to the makers. Shortly after the launch we saw some tests by review websites, and users that show different results with the battery life. These seem to depend on how you have the 4G settings, but most reports we’ve heard point to bad battery life, and that’s according to the owners themselves.
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One of PR’s readers said that the HTC Thunderbolt battery life is so bad that they’re considering buying an iPhone 4 after paying the “$35 re-stocking fee”, after which they plan to buy an iPhone 5 if that lives up to their expectations. This does seem a bit extreme, although they are not the only user thinking about paying this fee and moving to another device.
Maybe HTC should’ve included the 2750 mAh battery with the Thunderbolt, rather than offer it as an extra that most users will need anyway. We’re sure that there are some happy HTC Thunderbolt owners, which are not dreaming of the iPhone 5 release, are you one of these? How has your battery life been?