So you know what you’re dealing with when it comes to a total dual-core brawl, but what about HTC’s current bigtime winner, the HTC ThunderBolt? Will it simply be left in the dust, crushed, hopeless, crying in the dirt when it comes to battling its brother the HTC Sensation? Perhaps! Let’s have a look at the specs on both devices and see what the numbers can tell us – and don’t forget, some people choose a phone based on it’s fancy good looks, which means the HTC ThunderBolt with its tank-like extended battery might have a fighting chance!

Really quite fashionable, right? We’re going to go ahead and root for the back piece of the HTC Sensation 4G on this one, as it DOES have a sleek ribbon-like mark of distinction. But what about the kickstand? How will I ever survive without my beloved kickstand?

HTC Sensation : 4.3-inch SLCD 540 x 960 pixel resolution [Gorilla Glass]
HTC ThunderBolt : 4.3-inch LCD 480 x 800 pixel resolution [Gorilla Glass]

S : 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8260 Dual-core
T : 1 GHz Snapdragon

S : 8-megapixel back with autofocus, dual-LED flash, VGA .3-megapixels front
T : 8-megapixel back with autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1.3-megapixels front

S : 768 MB
T : 768 MB

Internal Memory
S : 1 GB
T : 1.9 GB

Memory Expansion
S : microSD Expansion Slot – unknown size capability
T : microSD Expansion Slot – expandable up to 32 GB

S : 148 grams (5.22 ounces)
T : 177 grams (6.23 ounces)

S : 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
T : 121 x 62 x 14 mm

S : 1520 mAh
T : 1400 mAh

Which one survives with the fewest chunks bitten off?! Heavy war! Easy decision.


    • T-Mobile is adequate but I love their customer service.  Each time I call they give me bonus points and always take care of my issue.  I also like the way the voicemail is set up.  I get right to the message without having to wait through such a long recorded info.  I was with Verizon for 10 years, good company and good products but the Sensation got me to T-Mobile.  Around Philadelphia and the suburbs it works well.  Oh and of course you can now download the maps so you don’t have to wait for maps to load any longer.  Any questions?

  1. My friend wrote me,

    “I cant take it any longer. Every 2 weeks I need to wait 2 weeks for an upcoming phone, just for a better phone to be announced and ready in a couple weeks.

    It is endless. I pretty much was all set on getting the LG G2X Google phone on Tmobile. It is ready on Friday.

    And now this comes out “sometime in the summer”

    I think I might just go back to using a landline.”

    I can relate . Each time I think I’m ready to upgrade from my droid incredible these android blogs release info on new phones or tablets. Driving me crazy.

    To thunderbolt or go bionic…that is the question.

    • Well, the real kick in the ass is T-Mobile only lets you upgrade your phone every so often.  I had to pay just over $300 to upgrade to a Sensation from a phone I loved ( the Samsung Galaxy S ).  I didn’t have the 4G version of the Galaxy S, so my decision was between the 4G version and the Sensation and the Sensation won hands down.  I was on vacation when I got my phone mailed to a friend out there.  I came back from vacation to find out that the Galaxy S II is coming out, and I’m sure T-Mobile will have it soon.  I’m sure the Galaxy S II will be comparable to the Sensation in some way and better in others.  I know T-Mobile won’t care either way though if I want to upgrade and will probably make me pay another ridiculous amount if not a higher amount to do so.

  2. I only read this because I thought it was going to be a “will it blend” type video of you smashing 2 of them together until they broke…. disappointed.

    • I have had my Sensation 4G for a month now (got the first shipment into the U.S.). Not quite true on the app storage.  You can use a micro-SD card up to 32 Gigs and you can send the downloaded apps to the SD card and run them off that card as well.  Biggest issue with the Sensation is that it (as most Androids) loves to eat up the battery.  So I must charge it overnight and once during the day.  But it is fast, fast fast.  I have yet to have to reboot it to clear out problems.  With 3rd party apps i can have quite control over display, sync., wifi, and other energy users.  Remember, it is a T-Mobile phone so you will not have the coverage as with Verizon (We were a Verizon family for 10 years) but I find it quite adequate.  I mostly do my internet stuff at home via wifi or pass-through.  Oh and here is the cool thing.  The micro USB port doubles as the HDMI jack as well.  First phone on market to do that new format.

  3. Reading this article was a waste of my time. Anybody can post specs, but what is the conclusion to the question you posed. The specs are clearly in favor of the Sensation but what about the intangibles (the Carriers, ease of use, productivity, etc) of these phones. Anybody can post specs…not very informative.


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