TB top phone... to avoid?!
08-06-2011 01:05 PM
- Five Android smartphones you should avoid buying - Android app article - Marty Gabel | Appolicious Android App Directory
This is on the front page of yahoo today. Seems kind of harsh to lump the Thunderbolt in with this group of phones. Especially considering it is currently the most powerful phone on Verizon and most of the issues have been fixed.08-02-2011 03:07 PM
- My TB has been fine since day 1.
I dont put much faith in some of these blogs. Seems like whenever a new phone is being advertised there is a rash of blogs bashing the previous models.
Maybe I'm a skeptic but I ponder whether it is just marketing by creative means. I'm sure the bloggers donate their time to these lengthy articles with no thought of getting paid.
Us phone junkies always want the best of the best which is what they try to exploit and they are good at it.
$.0208-02-2011 04:07 PM
- I am one of the "lucky" that have had problems from day one. I have been on both MR1 and MR2. I have had new phones/sims sent. Mostly connection/no connection/phone freezes. They are sending a new iPhone in replace and said that when the new 4G phones come out and even then, about 2 months after they have been out, I can get one of those when they get more of the kinks of the LTE network/antenna issues fixed. I guess I will find out how much I like the iPhone tomorrow.08-02-2011 04:14 PM
- I could care less what any publication says. My Thunderbolt had issues when MR1 hit but it happened so late that the unreleased MR2 was available and fixed all of my concerns. The Thunderbolt must be doing something right to still be considered the flagship phone this late in the game.
Have fun with that iPhone though. Not bad phones but I'm an Android guy. Plus, that screen is far too small for me to use.
Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using Tapatalk.08-02-2011 04:45 PM
- I have had my TB since the first week of release and it has been a great phone, I have very little trouble out of my battery because I keep the screen brightness down unless I use it outside, that is not often and then I use juice defender and it works great. I can go from usually around 8 am to 4 pm and never have to charge it. I am a business traveler and I use it for e-mails and the like all the time. I do have it rooted but still mostly stock with no updates to the firmware until now. I am gonna do it tonight... we will see what happens.08-02-2011 06:56 PM
- 08-03-2011 12:56 PM
- 08-03-2011 01:10 PM
- 08-03-2011 01:41 PM
- Beating a dead horse here, but that article is crap. The tbolt is absolutly the fastest possibly phone available on any carrier at the moment, thats both speed with the innerds of the phone and the 4GLTE network. No other network can come even close to 38 mbps. Battery life does suck, but there are plenty of options around that. For example, the easiest is to charge it midday. If you can't do that get another battery, and if that still isn't enough the extended battery will last you almost a guaranteed full day.
There will always be a trade off somewhere, and in the thunderbolt's case it's battery life. When people buy the phone I assume they are informed about its speed and battery usage, yet still people purchase it and complain, then put up ill-informed blogs.
They are putting the tbolt in a list with phones that are slightly better than feature phones, and a dell streak that still runs pre-2.0 android (I think).08-03-2011 01:48 PM
- To start, I am VERY happy with my Thunderbolt...and have been since day 1.
I read this though, and to be honest, it's pretty much right on the money. Granted, the MR2 update fixed the reboot issue for most of the folks that we're experiencing that, but it was still a real problem that frankly, took HTC/Verizon way too long to fix. (And I didn't even have a problem). The problem may be "fixed" now, but the bad press that the reboot issues created can be hard to recover from.
4G is super fast, but it really does just suck the battery right out of it.
Now, if I were writing a blog post about the five Android phones to avoid, I definitely would NOT put the Thunderbolt on it...in fact I'd be more likely to put it on the top 5 I'd recommend...I'm just saying that I don't necessarily disagree with the points that were presented.
The article that was linked to, however, it just the rant of someone who has obviously had abnormally negative experience. With every other phone on the list, he based his reasoning for it being there on pretty much specs alone, and then ranks the TB #1 based on his personal experience. If you're gonna do a list like that, either use every phone for a while and base your ratings on the experience, or rate the phones on specs alone, but don't mix and match just to "create" an arena to complain about your current phone. To even lump the TB with some of these other devices is like comparing apples and oranges. Oh, and the "fauxG" thing? Yeah, we get it, you came up with a clever name...for a network that actually DOES live up to it's advertised speeds? Sorry, the "fauxG" thing made sense for the Inspire review, but it really doesn't fit for Verizon's LTE.08-03-2011 08:17 PM
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- 08-04-2011 08:54 AM
- I believe the Thunderbolt has potential, it just never measured up to HTC and VZW hype. Up until mr2 I had a usable phone. Then came the unknown data drops, for me and countless others, which left us with delayed SMS & MMS messages and no internet connection. I even dropped phone usage (found they either showed as missed call or pending voicemails). To recover I use plenty of my extended battery reserve (went from 100%-69% trying to reconnect). I am in Rochester NY, one of the initial 4G rollout cities and up until mr2 I enjoyed 4G data without this 4G-3G-1X-no connection I have now. I'm stock and believe HTC & VZW owe me a fully functional 4G phone without having to root. I paid for more than I'm getting now :-( . I can't even get them to suggest anything beyond their goto "factory reset" , remove LTE OnOff, and not even a hint the onus is on them to fix a flawed update.08-04-2011 03:48 PM
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