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Just got a Thunderbolt in light of recent Bionic news..
Here's to hoping I love this phone more than my OG Droid. In the end, I have 14 days to return it so we'll see.
Main thing is battery, I haven't had a chance to play with it, it's charging now. Made sure to switch 4G off so I hope to last at least 12 hours with moderate use.
Not quite the original thread, but I'm excited and couldn't resist
- 04-16-2011, 11:52 PM #2
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- 04-17-2011, 12:17 AM #6
I bought mine Friday on a 1-year. I think today was the last of the 1-yr deals. Today I got about 8 hours for the battery. played a lots but no video, games or music. battery use as about 49% screen and 46% phone. I do hope it gets better life down the road because it doubles as my business device and my personal device. Kicked the blackberry to the curb!
- 04-17-2011, 12:18 AM #7
I also got over 60 hours standby time out of it.
The battery issues are all just LTE growing pains that you guinea pigs get to help fix. As a trade-off ya'll get grandfathered into an LTE unlimited plan and have the best device on Verizon (for now) to play with Buy a spare battery and a stand alone wall charger and never look back.
- 04-17-2011, 12:42 AM #8
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- 04-17-2011, 01:18 AM #11
Makes me so much happier I only considered the bionic for 5 mins. At the same time, i remember what we all went through waiting for the bolt and the release dates. Hearing the rumors that the phone might be canceled altogether, with the chance that no word might be released on it, is killer. I feel for those waiting on the bionic. In any case, welcome to the club, and she will treat you very well lol.
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- 04-17-2011, 02:32 AM #13
Glad I didn't try to wait for the Bionic... was never a realistic option, but I had thought about it at the time... I would have missed out on 1yr contract, unlimited data, and this awesomely rooted piece of work called the HTC Thunderbolt. I love it.
- 04-17-2011, 02:50 AM #14
I was waiting on Bionic but after the news of the end of 1yr contracts I had to make a decision. I wasn't due for an upgrade til 4/24, and with 4/17 (today!) being the last viable 1yr day I thought to myself... well... That Bionic should be pretty future proof for a 2 year contract when it comes out. Then I called up VZW at the 'rec of a member here and asked if they could bump me up or do something and whattya know... got my BOLT Friday [and rooted in less than 24hrs lol]
- 04-17-2011, 07:27 AM #15
I got 12 hours from my stock battery. I think the poor battery life talk is more rumors than fact. I haven't had my phone drain in four hours since I got it.
Having said that, I get 26 hours from my extended battery with moderate to heavy use.
I was waiting for he Bionic at first too. But after i saw some YouTube videos of this phone I was sold!
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- 04-17-2011, 08:46 AM #17
I love my TB. I can easily get 10 hrs of moderate use. When in my car or at my desk I can charge it. On days when I don't have access to charging I carry a spare battery which I have not needed yet. Enjoy your TB!
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I just picked mine up on Friday and am loving it so far. I went straight for the extended battery just to make sure I had no battery issues. After charging overnight Friday night, I unplugged it Saturday around 5am and its still got 50% battery at noon on Sunday. That was with a fair amount of use too and no attempts at battery conservation (screen still full auto, mail, facebook checking constantly, etc).... Plenty of juice for me!
Edit: I do have 4G off....its a bit come and go in my house so it switches alot, so I guess did conserve a little battery
- 04-17-2011, 01:07 PM #25