Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt Better than iPhone 4?

Android phones are becoming more and more flexible and increasingly better each time a new Android based phone is released. This time let’s look at HTC Thunderbolt or the Verizon Thunderbolt by HTC.


HTC Thunderbolt Verizon vs iPhone 4First, let’s take a look at the main features of Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt?
1. Fast web browsing – Thunderbolt is pack with ridiculously fast internet download and upload speed.
2. Lots of Keyboard Options – You can choose what type of input type that fits you best.
3. Better Android Web browser – Unlike the old Safari, HTC offers are new and exciting web browsing experience.
4. Better multimedia experience with 8 megapixel camera and full 720p HD video recording.
5. Powerful processor – 1Ghz Snapdragon processor

Now let’s compare the technical specifications of HTC Thunderbolt and iPhone 4:

HTC ThunderboltiPHONE 4
General2G NetworkCDMA 800 / 19002G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO / LTE 7003G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
PlatformOSAndroid OS, v2.2 (Froyo)OSiOS 4
CPU1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8655 SnapdragonCPU1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX535GPU, Apple A4 chipset
SizeDimensions122 x 66 x 13 mmDimensions115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight164 gWeight137 g
DisplayTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsTypeLED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inchesSize640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches
– Gorilla Glass display– Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate– Multi-touch input method
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– HTC Sense 2.0 UI– Three-axis gyro sensor
– Multi-touch input method– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Sound3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
MemoryInternal8GB storage, 768 MB RAMInternal16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slotmicroSD, up to 32GB, 32GB included, buy memoryCard slotNo
DataGPRSNoGPRSClass 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGENoEDGEClass 10, 236.8 kbps
3GRev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE3GHSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspotWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDRBluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared portNoInfrared portNo
USBYes, microUSB v2.0USBYes, v2.0
CameraPrimary8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flashPrimary5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, face detectionFeaturesTouch focus, geo-tagging
VideoYes, 720pVideoYes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging, check quality
SecondaryYes, 1.3 MPSecondaryYes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only
FeaturesRadioStereo FM radio with RDSRadioNo
GPSYes, with A-GPS supportGPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulatorJavaNo
– Video Skype & SNS integration– MicroSIM card support only
– built-in kickstand– Scratch-resistant glass back panel
– Digital compass– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic– Digital compass
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail– Google Maps
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration– Audio/video player and editor
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player– Voice command/dial
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9/player– TV-out
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BatteryStandard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAhStandard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh
Stand-byUp to 330 hStand-byUp to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 6 h 30 minTalk timeUp to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)

See any interesting comparison based on the specifications above? Let’s Digg deeper.

Thundebolt is said to be 5 to 10 times faster capable of reaching 3Mbps up to 12Mbps in download speed.

Thunderbolt offers a full web browsing experience, including Flash while Apple Safari is still limited.

The HTC Thunderbolt offers a better keyboard experience with SWYPE and Swifkey.

Watch the video below for more comparison of Verizon HTC Thunderbolt and iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 vs HTC ThunderboltAlthough iPhones are the first to revolutionize the mobile communication through smartphones, there is only 1 model for each generation of iPhones. Whereas, Android based smartphones offers a wide variety of smartphones to choose from. Android smartphones are flexible and companies like, HTC, Samsung, LG and others are striving to make better and better Android phones that could beat the king of smartphones.

So, would you still go for iPhone 4, because it’s THE iPhone, or would you rather choose an Android based phone like HTC Thunderbolt?

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