HTC Thunderbolt – Nokia N8 Compare

Comparing the HTC Thunderbolt with the Nokia N8

The HTC Thunderbolt runs on CDMA which is primarily used on Verizon networks.

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Here are the full specs, side by side.

HTC Thunderbolt Nokia N8
General 2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700
Announced 2011, January 2010, April
Status Available. Released 2011, March Available. Released 2010, October
Body Dimensions 122 x 66 x 13 mm 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm, 86 cc
Weight 164 g 135 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density) 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches (~210 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
– HTC Sense 2.0 UI
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
– DNSe (Dolby mobile sound enhancement)
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 32GB included, buy memory microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
Internal 4 GB storage, 768 MB RAM 16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Data GPRS No Class 33
EDGE No Class 33
Speed Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection 1/1.83” sensor size, ND filter, geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 720p Yes, [email protected] ([email protected] via an update)
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP VGA videocall camera
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Symbian^3 OS, upgradable to Symbian Anna OS
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon
CPU 1GHz Scorpion 680 MHz ARM 11
GPU Adreno 205 Broadcom BCM2727
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Black Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, Bronze
– Video Skype & SNS integration – TV-out (720p video) via HDMI with Dolby Digital Plus sound
– built-in kickstand – Anodized aluminum casing
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail – MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration – DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player – Voice command/dial
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9/player – Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Organizer – Video/photo editor
– Document viewer – Predictive text input
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4D)
Stand-by Up to 330 h Up to 390 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 30 min Up to 12 h (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Music play Up to 50 h

Nokia N8 updates can be found here

HTC Thunderbolt updates can be found here

Compare Galaxy Nexus vs. HTC ThunderBolt

Compare Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC ThunderBolt 4G Android

The two phones Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC ThunderBolt, both 4G and Android are very similar as far as features.

The main differences are size, weight and standby time.

Dimensions 5.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches
Weight 5.0 ounces 5.8 ounces
Standby Time 280 hours 330 hours

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android

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