Apple’s iPhone vs. HTC Thunderbolt
In the market for a new phone and don’t know what to get? Well chances are you’re in a situation I was in. Arguably the two best phones on the market, I’m going to help you decide on what’s the BEST choice for you!
A few days ago I had it with my Blackberry (whatever it was). Although I’ve been a loyal customer to Verizon I haven’t been a fan of their phones in the past years. However all of that has changed with the arrival of Apple’s iPhone and their NEW 4G HTC Thunderbolt.
Being the two best phones on the market, I had a MAJOR decision to make. Like myself you may have found yourself at a crossroad. Well don’t worry because in this column, I will provide the data, give my opinion, and hopefully help you make a better decision on your next smartphone.
Chances are, if you fell into Apple’s brilliant marketing campaign’s and you’re excited about the arrival of the iPhone to Verizon, then this decision would be a no brainer right? HOLD ON!!!
As sexy as this phone appears to be, it does have flaws. Not to mention that a brand new model appears to come out every year. So here are the Pro’s and Con’s.
- Smaller and Sleeker
- Mac’s IMPENETRABLE OS network which means No Viruses
- Higher Resolution Display (640 x 960 pixels) to HTC Thunderbolt’s (480 x 800 pixels)
- Face to Face Video Chat (only available during WiFi mode)
- 720p HD Camera
- Choices of 16GB $199 or 32GB $299 with 2 year contract
- 5 megapixel camera in comparison to Thunderbolts 8 megapixels
- Non removable battery and no SD Card slot for expandable memory
- Still runs on a 3G network
- No Flipmode option
- Costly Apps
- Doesn’t run Adobe Flash videos
- Knowing that there’s a newer model right around the corner!
- Verizon’s FIRST 4G phone which makes it SUPER FAST
- $249 with 2 year contract. (Great halfway price between both iPhone models)
- 8 megapixel camera
- 8GB of internal memory & 32GB additional memory 40GB total
- 768MB of processor RAM to iPhone’s 512 processor RAM
- Removable battery and SD Card
- Phone fully equipped with a flip mode option
- Plays Adobe Flash
- Many apps are free or cost little to nothing (in comparison to Apple’s pricey apps)
- Google’s Android network is more prone to viruses
- Bigger and Bulkier (if you care about that sort of thing)
- Battery life is about 4 hours without adjustments (FAIL)
As you can see, there weren’t too many Con’s on the HTC Thunderbolt. Although the BIGGEST “Con” is the DAMN battery life.
Within having that phone the first couple of days, I purposely allowed it die out and watched it max out a little over 4 hours straight!
A HUGE buzz kill for a phone that’s so powerful. Keep an eye out for my column on how to conserve your battery life for you Thunderbolt users or those planning to purchase one.
If you haven’t guessed by now, my choice was the HTC Thunderbolt. Again, this was a decision based on my needs and wanting to get more BANG for my buck.
In my opinion, although the iPhone may be a more popular choice, the Thunderbolt is more ethical. I just couldn’t resist the temptation of knowing I had a better camera, more memory and a faster model than the iPhone. My only gripe with the Thunderbolt is the HORRENDOUS battery life.
Be sure to check back and I’ll tell you how to remedy the situation.
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