Thunderbolt was released by HTC on Verizon network in March this year and the latest 4G phone to arrive on Verizon’s fast network is LG Revolution. Both smartphones are packed with latest features and are Android based devices. While Thunderbolt has already carved a niche for itself in the market, it remains to be seen how Revolution performs in this fiercely competitive segment. Let us run a quick comparison of these stunning devices to see if LG Revolution has the features to withstand the onslaught from Thunderbolt.
This 4G LTE capable smartphone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo with LG’s custom UI, has a huge 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen and provides fast downloads courtesy a powerful 1 GHz processor that combines with Verizon’s blazing fast network. There is more to this beauty when you start using it than just looks that could kill.
To begin with, despite monster display, the phone has dimensions of 128x67x13.2mm weighing 172g. It uses TFT screen of 4.3 inches that gives a resolution of 480×800 pixels which is quite bright, but not very impressive when compared to some of the latest displays . It has all standard features of a smartphone such as proximity sensor, gyro sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack at the top and accelerometer.
The phone has a huge internal memory of 16 GB, enough for those who like to keep heavy media files. Even this can be expanded to 32 GB using micro SD cards. There are two cameras with the rear being 5 Mp, auto focus with LED flash, capable of recording HD videos in 720p. The phone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, DLNA, HDMI, mobile hotspot (connects up to 8 devices), GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP+EDR.
Revolution comes preloaded with NetFlix, and its SmartShare feature allows the user to share media with friends using DLNA. Revolution is packed with 1500mAh battery that gives a decent talk time of 7 hr and 15 min.
HTC is known for its smartphones with excellent features, and Thunderbolt, within a time of just over 3 months has become a flagship model of the company. It provides an amazing Android experience to the users and allows very high speeds of downloads in 4G which has attracted thousands to itself.
Thunderbolt runs on Android Froyo 2.2, has a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor (MSM8655 Snapdragon), Adreno 205 GPU, and packs a huge 768 MB RAM that makes multitasking possible. It has dimensions of 122x66x13mm and weighs 164g. Huge 4.3 inch highly capacitive touch screen gives a resolution of 480x800pixels that leaves nothing to be desired with 16M vivid colors onscreen. The smartphone has 8 GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 128 GB using micro SD cards.
The phone is a delight for those fond of shooting as it has a rear 8 MP camera that is auto focus with dual LED flash. It has features of geo tagging, face detection and a dual mic for noise reduction when you are recording HD videos in 720p. It also has a secondary 1.3 MP camera for video calling. The phone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, DLNA, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1with A2DP+EDR, GPS with A-GPS. It has full Adobe Flash 10.1 support and a Android WebKit Browser with HTML that makes surfing very pleasing indeed. Thunderbolt is packed with a standard Li-ion battery that provides a talk time of up to 6 hr 15 min.
LG Revolution vs HTC Thunderbolt
• Thunderbolt has a better RAM (768 MB) than Revolution (512 MB)
• Thunderbolt has a better camera (8 MP) than Revolution (5 MP)
• Revolution supports latest Bluetooth version (v3.0) whereas Thunderbolt supports only v2.1
• Revolution provides a longer talk time (7 hr 15 min) than Thunderbolt (6 hr 15 min)
• Revolution has a higher internal memory (16 GB) than Thunderbolt (8 GB)
• Thunderbolt is lighter (164g) than Revolution (172g)
• Both Thunderbolt and Revolution run skinned Android with their custom UI. HTC Sense on Thunderbolt has more useful features and better appeal than the LG UI on Revolution.