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It's a dogfight between two of the hottest devices on the market!  Aaron throws the HTC ThunderBolt and the Apple iPhone 4 together to see which one comes out on top.  The HTC ThunderBolt is rocking the high end specs - 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, kickstand, and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0.  The iPhone 4 is no slouch though; it's powered by an Apple A4 CPU and offers a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera for FaceTime, and iOS 4.3 (on the AT&T version, at least).

They're both fantastic choices, and they're both available on Verizon (though there are some slight differences between the AT&T and Verizon versions), but there's a $50 price difference between the two.  Does the combination of the larger display and 4G connectivity make the ThunderBolt the best choice?  We'll see!  Part 1 of 2.

 


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Sam Crabbe
Sam Crabbe It would be uncomfertable
Peter Dudycz
Peter Dudycz Wait, if you put the Thunderbolt in your pants, do you shoot out Lightning bolts from your crotch when you do a Shwing!?
Fred Lindsey III
Fred Lindsey III My TB battery only lasts 5 hrs and I am having trouble with the earpiece volume. I might exchange it for another one.
Prabhath Jay
Prabhath Jay android baby
Roger Rodriguez
Roger Rodriguez My HD2 with Gingerbread for Nexus S lasts me over 24 hours! This ROM is a battery saver.
Shane Swails
Shane Swails It's funny, that everyone still compares to the iPhone. I wonder which is truly the best?
Adrienne McKenney Boylan
Adrienne McKenney Boylan I love my t-bolt. Was concerned about battery life at first but now just charge it couple hours before I go to bed and I'm good to the following night.
Mark Balcher
Mark Balcher T bolt is the clear winner. Or even better yet, it's bigger, badder bro. EVO3d. I'm still loving my Froyo flavored Epic4g, though.
Brian Edson
Brian Edson HTC all the way. From my HTC incredible.
Sam Platz
Sam Platz Thunderbolt kicks ass!
Frank Pagel
Frank Pagel Do you guys understand that you can jailbreak the iPhone and do everything and android device can do plus! I have both and the iPhone 4 wins hands down!
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Thunderbolt FTW :)
Paul Shotton
Paul Shotton iphone 4 all the way.no competition.
Javier Segura
Javier Segura Justin: The Thunderbolt loses 85% of it's battery by simply watching one commercial free episode of Family Guy. I could watch netflix for hours on end and the iPhone's battery will still hold 50% of it's charge. A T-Bolt might download faster by a billionth of a sec, but an iPhone will download much more content cause it's battery makes the T-Bolt'd battery seem Asthmatic.
Shirley Mercado
Shirley Mercado iPhone 5.... iPhone 5...... IPHONE 5!!!! XD the rest of the phones out there are just so CLUNKY! The iPhone has been the sleekest ever! And sorry ppl... But the iPhone is COOLER too! (
Nathan Parks
Nathan Parks My thunderbolt lasts all day.
J Litz Van
J Litz Van I don't think a phone needs to last a day & a half. Mostly because I'm not awake for 36 hours straight to use my phone at all hours. I have an htc inspire & it lasts me 10 hours. So I'm sure the thunderbolt will be ok.
Jean Pacrim
Jean Pacrim Thunder battery is the best....
Jean Pacrim
Jean Pacrim Thunderbolt who???????
Victor Vargas
Victor Vargas Both have issues thunderbolt has low battery life and iPhone is basically an ipod because its radio is weak (no signal) Lmao and I have both
Javier Segura
Javier Segura Lol the Thunderbolt will power down before the dog fight is over. It'll be a rehash led EVO fight with a faster network and weaker battery. I'll take an iPhone. Android SUCKS gorilla nuts
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz iphone and thunderbold suck \
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue Which one is the best? Well that's easy... HTC EVO 4G for the win. :)
Saul Cruz
Saul Cruz Both of these need a physical sliding keyboard like the G2
Creighton Milner
Creighton Milner I say thunderbolt won, cause it has more features than iPhone
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins How can an old phone compare to something that just was released? Screw all of you. Ima go to on amazon and find me a Sprint treo.
Jon Gray
Jon Gray Until the battery is sorted out there is no way the Thunderbolt can be considered a serious contender.. It really doesn't matter whether it's iOS / Android / WP7, it has to be able to last more than half a day.
Erick Rozales
Erick Rozales Everything is compared to the iPhone because it's still a fierce competitor even though every android fan boy says it sucks. I don't see android vs windows or windows vs ios.
Johnny Chingas
Johnny Chingas thunderbolt
Jeffrey Vivar
Jeffrey Vivar Why does everything have to be compared to the iphone?
Jonathan Hayes
Jonathan Hayes android >>>> life ...even tho I have a iPhone hahaha
John Cruz
John Cruz Droid 3 jk thunderbolt
J Litz Van
J Litz Van Thunderbolt vs iPhone 4. Thunderbolt vs a Honda civic. Thunderbolt vs the playboy mention! Thunderbolt vs wall street! Thunderbolt vs earthquakes!! Thunderbolt vs the world!!!!! THUNDERBOLT VS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jozef Sakac
Jozef Sakac Samsung Galaxy S2 ftw
Samuel Bisson
Samuel Bisson I think its not even thunderbolt that beat iPhone but Android that beats iOS, so in every dogfight the android device will always win.
Jamille Browne
Jamille Browne Is that a serious question? iPhone hasn't been even as close to anything new out
Chris Toliver
Chris Toliver IPhone sucks,HTC all the way.
Jesus Ramos
Jesus Ramos SONY WALKMAN NEW PSP ROCKS
Oscar Zeon Dominguez
Oscar Zeon Dominguez iPhone duhhh ....... APRIL FOOLS! LOL
Himanshu Mane
Himanshu Mane taste the thunder :)
Emilio Rivera
Emilio Rivera Thunderbolt. Hands down.
Kenneth Ruffner Linn
Kenneth Ruffner Linn dog fights are SO boring now...its the same old crap. All android phones basically have the same stuff (just look different), iPhone is iPhone, Windows Phone is Windows Phone...what happened to phones being different? bleh!
Justin Santiago
Justin Santiago Eww it's the thunderbolt! Why'd they name it thunderbolt if it doesn't shoot ant thunder?
Micah Shaun Alexander
Micah Shaun Alexander Literally throw the phones till one breaks. I shall buy the one still intact.
Peter Dudycz
Peter Dudycz Thunderbolt. It's like a Evo 4G on super crack.
J Daniel González
J Daniel González HTC!!!
Marcus NinersEmpire
Marcus NinersEmpire HTC. IPHONE BOOO WEAK SAUCE
Brian M McCoy
Brian M McCoy Thunderbolt all the way. Even against the future iPhone 5.




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