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HTC ThunderBolt vs. Samsung Infuse

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January 12th, 2011

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All major US carriers are rushing ahead with cell phones that work on 4G networks. Both Verizon Wireless and AT&T announced new 4G phones at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, and these new fast phones feature a wide array of capabilities. One of the first phones available for Verizon Wireless’ LTE 4G network will be the HTC ThunderBolt, which bears a strong family resemblance to the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint’s WiMax 4G network. The HTC ThunderBolt features a 4.3-inch LCD display, 1 GHz processor, dual cameras and Android 2.2. The Samsung Infuse builds on Samsung’s success with AMOLED displays by offering a 4.5-inch screen that will be the biggest on any cell phone. This “Super AMOLED Plus” screen promises more brightness and higher efficiency. How do the HTC ThunderBolt and Samsung Infuse compare?


Samsung Infuse HTC ThunderBolt  
Samsung Infuse HTC ThunderBolt

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Carrier AT&T Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface Samsung TouchWiz

HTC Sense

Display 4.5″ AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels 4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels
Data Speed 4G HSPA+ 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Not known Yes – Optional
Camera 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes; 1.3-megapixel Yes; 1.3-megapixels
Video Capture Yes; 720p HD Yes; 720p HD
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 16GB onboard; microSD slot for expansion 8GB onboard; 32GB microSD pre-installed
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery 1,750 mAh, lithium-ion 1,400 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor Single-core 1.2 GHz processor Single-core 1 GHz processor
Memory RAM: Not yet known RAM: 768MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight Not yet known 5.5 oz
Dimensions Not yet known 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.5″

Key Differences

  • Display: These both have big screens, with the Samsung Infuse pushing the envelope with its 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED Plus display. Samsung promises improved efficiency with Super-AMOLED Plus, which should work well with the Infuse’s large battery. The HTC ThunderBolt will have a 4.3-inch LCD screen that has been considered the big kid on the block until the Samsung Infuse was announced. Both the ThunderBolt and the Infuse are expected to have 480 x 800-pixel display resolution.
  • Operating system: Both the HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung Infuse will use Android 2.2, a fast and stable operating system.
  • Processor and RAM: The Samsung Infuse features a single-core 1.2 GHz processor, while the HTC ThunderBolt will run a single-core 1GHz processor. The RAM for the ThunderBolt is 768MB, while the RAM for the Infuse is not yet known.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the HTC ThunderBolt will have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Storage Space: Both the Samsung Infuse and the HTC ThunderBolt will ship with 8GB of onboard memory, and both will have a microSD slot to accommodate memory cards up to 32GB.
  • Camera: Both the Samsung Infuse and the HTC ThunderBolt will have 8-megapixel still-image cameras. The ThunderBolt can record 720p HD video, while the Samsung Infuse goes all the way to 1080p HD recording capability. Both phones have front-facing camerad of 1.3-megapixel.
  • Battery: The Samsung Infuse will have a 1,750 mAh lithium-ion battery and the HTC ThunderBolt will have a 1,400 mAh battery.

 

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2 Responses to “HTC ThunderBolt vs. Samsung Infuse”

  • Bobby Boucher
    January 26, 2011

    Keep seeing differing reports on the internet…regard how much RAM the Infuse will have…seen 512 up to 1G

    Anyone have more accurate info?

  • Raul Patino
    January 22, 2011

    Im pretty sure like 100 percent that the infuse is 1080p on the video capture. This info is incorrect

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