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The ThunderBolt is taking on the Galaxy! Aaron referees a dogfight battle between the HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. The ThunderBolt is Verizon's first 4G LTE device and it offers a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, 4.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, front-facing lens, and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0. The Galaxy S 4G has a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and HSPA+ connectivity (up to 21 Mbps).

They're not dramatically different in the specs department, but there are a few hardware, software, and carrier differences. Which one should come out on top? It's dogfight time! Part 1 of 2.


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Gerardo Ortega
Gerardo Ortega As soon as more people use verizon LTE it will actually slow down.
Angel Miguel Peguero
Angel Miguel Peguero Epic 4g
Sam Platz
Sam Platz Samsung phones have beautiful screens but have cheap built quality.
Cody Shawn Sullivan
Cody Shawn Sullivan G2x gonna be king!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Darlene. Stupid auto correct.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Darkened :iPhone 4 easily. Android is ok but the android market is a joke ,And the devices can be glitchy.
Gainaako Munyal
Gainaako Munyal The processor on the galaxy s line is superior when running on ext4 file system. Internet browsing on galaxy s is superior because of the superior processor.
Darlene Owens
Darlene Owens Im more confused than ever!? i need new phone..so which is it? Iphone 4, galaxy S 4g, thunderbolt, or EVO 4g???
Michael Aguilar
Michael Aguilar Thunderbolt's battery life blows, hard. I like the Galaxy S 4G over the Thunderbolt.. but i Love my myTouch4G! plus Verizon doesnt have 4G in my area where as T-Mobile does. and its fastt!
Andy Christian
Andy Christian HTC Thunderbolt loses big time with a battery that barely lasts 6 hours on a full charge
DeMonte Greene
DeMonte Greene Evo
Josh Smith
Josh Smith Screw the galaxy s 4g. When are we getting th S2?!?!
Chris Dellamedaglia
Chris Dellamedaglia Thunderbolt
William Smith
William Smith I love my baby. THUNDERBOLT!
Benjamin Padilla
Benjamin Padilla Richard Taylor. Learn how to write. Your writing skills make you look ignorant and immature.
Benjamin Padilla
Benjamin Padilla EVO 3D FTW 4ever.
Carlos Quinones
Carlos Quinones The screen and the web browsing on the galaxy 4g is some of the best ive seen on Android. Seriously, if u get the chance to try a galaxy 4g, its web browsing is nearly as smooth(pinch to zoom/panning) as the iPhone or windows phone 7.
Jonathan Carrillo
Jonathan Carrillo Evo suck,wimax slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Jonathan Carrillo
Jonathan Carrillo Thunderbolt 4g lte
TB Ogungbadero
TB Ogungbadero Galaxy S 4G to the screen and Android 2.3
Wheres Walter
Wheres Walter Nexus S G/Slate #DynamicDUO
Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor This iz bullshyt wy iz he puttin da thunderbolt against all these phone onli thing gud about it iz lte....thiz iz nt cuttin edge technology use ta make this phone...internet iz fast we gt da point....remember da samsung continumm gr8 fa 3 monthz (sorry bout da spellin) well this phone will b thrown in dat pile...blazing fast internet on what bout to be considered a mid range phone nice
Ryan Kramer
Ryan Kramer iPhone 4
Vincent Cabral
Vincent Cabral Who thinks everyone's saying what phones better is because they either have it or is about to get it no for the reasons why?
Kevin Choi
Kevin Choi Thunderbolt, no doubt!
Edgardo Lopez
Edgardo Lopez Thunderbolt, no question.
Russell Tillson
Russell Tillson Thunderbolt.
Sam Platz
Sam Platz Thunderbolt ofcourse.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Thunderbolt FTW!!!
Shawn Williams
Shawn Williams Xperia Arc. Forget those locked down devices posing as Android
Shawn Williams
Shawn Williams Motorola Razr
Frank Valle
Frank Valle I love my vibrant but hate touchwiz UI I have ADW launcher pro wit HTC sense theme paid version but since the galaxy s 4g is the same phone but with a better battery and front face camera I would say galaxy s
George Espinosa
George Espinosa Not a fan o neither but to answer the question...I would go with HTC Thunderbolt. I had a Samsung Vibrant and I didn't like it very much.
Jose Aviles
Jose Aviles I hate when they do a fight between 2 phones on different carriers makes no sense smh......
Peter Dudycz
Peter Dudycz The Samsung is 4" not 4.3"....
John Resch
John Resch I sell both brands, HTC products usually have better reception and durability than Samsung..
Anna Bakunowicz
Anna Bakunowicz Don't think I'd ever want another HTC phone after the piece of junk Eris I just got rid of.
Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards Tbolt. That's why I got her sister the Inspire 4G.
Sagar Dewani
Sagar Dewani PhoneDog.com Is it for international users too? I am from Pakistan, so am I eligible too for this draw?
Chayse Collier
Chayse Collier Moto Droid 2 lol
Brendon Bowers
Brendon Bowers G2X blows both out of the water prepare to be amazed!
James Bass
James Bass HTC evo 4g
Henry Lavender
Henry Lavender Thunderbolt - Sense > TouchWiz
Don McGrew II
Don McGrew II HTC EVO 4G
Michael Mahoney
Michael Mahoney Love my Galaxy S 4G!
Osama Tchelebi
Osama Tchelebi The Thunderbolt
Adrian Marius
Adrian Marius Well... I think Samsung Galaxy S II . Yeah.. that one !
Tung Fishcovery
Tung Fishcovery Pyramid
Tayon Jordan
Tayon Jordan But I'd say Thunderbolt
Prabhath Jay
Prabhath Jay Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Tayon Jordan
Tayon Jordan inb4 iPhone.
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue HTC is simple the leader and perfector of Android interface and implementation.
Chung Yew
Chung Yew I'll take both.. one in each pocket..!
Paul Shotton
Paul Shotton samsung galaxy s 4g
Erin Johnson-pina
Erin Johnson-pina To hard to decide. Both are pretty hot!
Jose Be Julme
Jose Be Julme HTC ThunderBolt




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