Is the Tbolt in 3g area worth it?
I currently have a Blackberry tour, and cant wait to get rid of it. I was waiting on the Bionic but with news that it might get pushed back to June, i have been looking at the Tbolt. I have read stories of the battery life being horrible. i dont live in a 4G area and dont think we will be getting it any time soon. So my question is the Tbolt battery that bad in 3G area? Which phone would be a better substitute for the Bionic, the Tbolt or the Revolution?
- 04-06-2011, 04:03 PM #2
- 04-06-2011, 04:05 PM #3
- 04-06-2011, 04:11 PM #4
- 04-06-2011, 04:15 PM #5
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TB battery life may look bad next to Blackberries and the like but considering the features, screen, etc. it's truly an unfair comparison. That said, my battery life is just fine. With regular use I can easily get through the day. And to actually address your point - yes, I think it's worth it. I'm in a 3G-only area and the phone is still amazing.
- 04-06-2011, 04:16 PM #6
I'm in a non-3G area and my battery will have about 60% left when I get off work. Although I do have wifi most of the time so that helps the battery. But I listen to Stern on siriusXm app at work on wifi all morning. The battery life has more to do with screen settings and how often you have things update. I also ditched a BBTour for my TB and have Never regretted it. The only thing I really miss is the LED and BerryBuzz.
- 04-06-2011, 04:18 PM #7
- 04-06-2011, 04:20 PM #8
i love the tbolt! yes, LTE is a fantastic bonus (it is so fast!!!!) but the phone itself rules. it feels really nice in hand (i showed it to my friend the other day and he was like "its heavy... but good-heavy! it feels expensive."). I love the feel of the back of the phone, and the screen is great! processor's really quick even though it's not dual core, cameras are really good, and sense is great. i love everything about it coming from a DROID1, and can only imagine the difference would be even bigger coming from a BB.
looks like the Droid Charge isn't far off, but read the thread on here about that. I'm confident I made the right choice based on what I've heard from anybody with a Galaxy S phone
- 04-06-2011, 06:05 PM #10
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- 04-06-2011, 07:25 PM #11
Coming from the Storm all I can say is the Tbolt is superior in every way except the battery life. Took mine off charge this morning at 5:45 its now 8:20 and I have 36% battery left (if the Android Booster app is accurate).
Anyway the OS and browser are so superior to BB I can live with charging the phone every night. BTW the speed of the phone and services even in 3G are better than the BB and I haven't had to pull the battery out yet.
- 04-06-2011, 07:47 PM #12
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i think i would i live in an only 3g area maybe will never get 4g..but yea like other said even 3g is way faster than my storm ever was by tons..a few funky things that had to be changed but were all on this forum...i do run the extended battery though which personally i dont mind makes it easier to hold..i can get 2 days out of the thing with that maybe more i have yet to run it down to nothing..way more things to tinker with than than piece of **** storm