thinking of trading my iphone for the thunderbolt?
well what do you guys think, i love the i phone 4 but wanting a bigger screen, LTE, etc....... my iphone 4 works flawlessly, and worried about all the problems with the thunderbolt, i have a guy want to ship first, is it worth the trade??
- 05-23-2011, 06:52 PM #2
I think it's worth it to be honest and not because I'm a fanboy. I've had the AT&T iPhone 4 and what killed it for me was it's lack of customization and how I was forced to use iTunes. 98% of the apps are on Android so in terms of applications I wasn't missing anything except Netflix and Plants vs. Zombies which are both coming soon. While there are some bugs with the Thunderbolt I still love the phone, the battery isn't a big deal for me because I work in an office and I have a charger in my car so no biggy at all there. As for the recent OTA rebooting issues, I've only had my phone reboot a few times and they were when I wasn't using the phone.
Before you make the decision I'd go to the store and play with the phone, see if you like it. It's got a bit of a learning curve because of how much you can change versus the iPhone were you cant change anything. Android is hands down the best mobile OS in my opinion, it does need a few tweeks/improvements but it's still amazing.
- 05-23-2011, 07:09 PM #4
LTE is awesome, I get it where I work and when I'm hanging out around Boston as all my friends live in that area. I don't have LTE at my house but I'm not there enough. The speed is amazing, and it's nice to have voice and data on verizon both on 3g and 4g.
- 05-23-2011, 07:21 PM #5
Basically, all of us here had a choice to go for the iPhone4 or the TBolt. We chose TBolt. I expect you to hear mostly that opinion here.
You said you want a big screen and LTE. Well, you really only have one option, the HTC ThunderBolt. Samsung doesn't really count
- 05-23-2011, 07:23 PM #6
I had the iPhone4 with at&t then went back to verizon. I loved the iPhone4 not at&t. I would hold off on the Thunderbolt and see what else comes out. HTC is a great phone maker and Im sure they will come out with something soon again. Im not a fan of the Droid X2 but i would wait to see what else is out there. LG / Samsung have some nice ones coming out.
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- 05-23-2011, 07:50 PM #15
I had the iPhone 4 before the thunderbolt. I wish i had it back after the update. GPS doesnt work unless on wifi, lose 3g data daily, and the random reboots are ridiculous. It doesnt matter what I am doing with the phone, from using the flashlight to checking email it will reboot. Why would verizon and htc let this build out if they knew of the reboot problems. Before the update my phone was perfect except for the mushy power button, but i could deal with that. I would wait on the thunderbolt for now and see what happens. Just my two cents
- 05-23-2011, 08:43 PM #17
If I were you, I'd try out the phone at a Verizon store. I would also recommend that you wait until after the Gingerbread update before getting the TBolt if you do decide to go with it since Gingerbread will bring performance enhancements for the phone and will likely address some of the issues. I love my TBolt and, until I did the update, I had no problems. Now I have the occasional random restart (maybe once every other day) and the GPS is slower but it is otherwise ok. Gingerbread is expected before the end of June.
In the end, it is a matter of personal preference. Having used iOS, I know I will never have another iOS device unless there are some major changes made to the OS that would call my attention. Android offers the flexiblity that I want and, having LTE, is definitely a welcome change from 3G and iPhone will not have that probably until version 5.
- 05-23-2011, 09:41 PM #18
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I've rooted and messed around with mine a fair bit. I wouldn't say that I'm dissatisfied with my purchase - I hand an ancient flip phone for 4 years, but I feel like it offers no benefit over any well-designed smartphone. LTE is cute, but it doesn't do much for me. Perhaps I'm not playing with enough apps but after 2 months of data usage statistics don't suggest I've gained terribly much. Half the time I'm only in 3G or 1X coverage (in NYC!) so I wouldn't see a benefit if I was streaming video 24/7. My biggest complaint is battery life. As far as I'm concerned, the stock settings are tantamount to defect. If you can't leave the house in the morning and return home 12-18 hours later and make a call 100% of the time, the phone doesn't "work". I tweaked battery life to an acceptable level, but I had to void my warranty to do it...
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- 05-26-2011, 04:35 PM #21
I would trade you my thunderbolt, I had the iPhone 4 on verizon and liked it but like you I wanted 4G and a bigger screen and I missed android because I has a Droid and a Droid X, but I regret giving up my iPhone now. The bbattery on the iPhone was way better and I had less problems withh my iPhone.
- 05-27-2011, 02:13 AM #22
With all due respect to all Android people I have a Thunderbolt because I wanted faster data. But with the problems around the Tbolt and LTE, if you have a working iPhone4 keep it and wait for the bugs to be worked out and the new version of an HTC big screen phone is out and tested out.. TBolt is a better phone hardware wise (except maybe battery life), but the software and VZW system bugs are a real drag. I hope HTC's decision to unlock the bootloaders on their products is applied to the older phones like the TBolt.
- 05-27-2011, 07:35 AM #23
If you get a Bolt that doesn't reboot you will really like it. I spent a week on the standard battery and purchased an extended one and have never looked back. Really can't understand what all of the battery complaints are about. Even the standard one met my daily needs with a few simple teaks. Now that the seido extended battery cases are out it is excellent.
I had a few reboots pre-OTA and then they stopped. I don't know what it was all about.
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