The HTC Thunderbolt is the first 4G smartphone on Verizon using their LTE technology. It runs Android 2.2 and Sense 2.0 (HTC's skin over Android) and features a 1ghz SnapDragon processor and a 4.3" (480x800) display.
|Thunderbolt with one of the Skins provied|
|Thunderbolt with another Skin provided|
The box for the Thunderbolt was stylish and compact. It was black on the outside and red inside which was reminiscent of the Droid Incredible. Anyway inside the box you find the usual Verizon booklets, the most interesting of which was the 'Master Your Device' one. You won't find anything else besides a micro-usb cable and a wall charger.
Look & Feel
The back of the Thunderbolt is a very smooth plastic. It has a matte finish and will slide easily if there's movement on the surface. The device has some heft to it and it's not small either with its 4.3" screen. The weight of the device is not that bothersome for me coming from the DroidX, but for someone coming from a smaller phone such as the Droid Incredible, it's worth feeling in person before buying. The device looks very smart and feels expensive. I would definitely make the power button a little more prominent. It blends into the top of the phone a little too well and is hard to find in a pinch. The volume rockers on the right of the phone are a bit too long and also blend in too well. On many occasions I've pushed them accidentally when just holding the phone to press the power button. These issues are fairly minor though and definitely ones I can live with.
|Rear camera - good light|
|Rear Camear - low light + flash|
|Front Camera - low light|
|Front camera - good light|