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Cell Phone Comparisons
LG Revolution vs. HTC ThunderBolt

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January 17th, 2011


As smartphones become increasingly popular, manufacturers are ramping up their product lines with an array of phones to fill just about any niche. One such manufacturer is LG, which now has several high-performance phones. The new LG Revolution will run on Verizon Wireless’ LTE 4G network and it has features that will allow it to go head-to-head with any other phone in the industry, including the new HTC ThunderBolt. How will the the LG Revolution compare vs. the HTC ThunderBolt, which will also run on Verizon’s LTE Network? Both the Revolution and the ThunderBolt have big (4.3-inch) and bright screens, as well as data speed that will make watching videos a reasonable activity. How do these two cell phones stack up against each other?

LG Revolution HTC ThunderBolt  
LG Revolution HTC ThunderBolt

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Carrier Verizon Verizon
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface Optimus UI

HTC Sense

Display 4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels 4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels
Data Speed 4G LTE 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 2.1
Mobile Hotspot Yes – Optional Yes – Optional
Camera 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes; 1.3-megapixel Yes; 1.3-megapixel
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 1,500 mAh, lithium-ion 1,400 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor Single 1GHz processor Single 1 GHz processor
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 768MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.6 oz 5.5 oz
Dimensions 4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″ 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.5″

Key Differences

  • Display: The LG Revolution will have a 4.3-inch LCD display, the same as the HTC ThunderBolt. Both screens have 480 x 800-pixel resolution and provide lots of space for an on-screen virtual keyboard.
  • Operating system: Both the LG Revolution and the HTC ThunderBolt will run Android 2.2, a fast and stable operating system.
  • Processor and RAM: Both the LG Revolution and the HTC ThunderBolt will have a 1GHz second-generation single-core processors. The Revolution will have 512MB of processor RAM and the HTC ThunderBolt will have 768MB of RAM.
  • Keyboard: Both the LG Revolution and the HTC ThunderBolt have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards. Neither has an actual physical keyboard.
  • Storage Space: The HTC ThunderBolt will have 8GB of on-board storage, while the LG Revolution will have 16GB of storage. The ThunderBolt comes with a 32GB microSD card and the Revolution comes with a 16GB microSD card.
  • Camera: The LG Revolution will have a 5-megapixel still-image camera that can record HD video at 720p resolution. The HTC ThunderBolt will have an 8-megapixel still-image camera and can also record HD video at 720p. Both phones have front-facing cameras for video chat, both measuring 1.3-megapixels.
  • Battery: The HTC ThunderBolt will have a 1,400 mAh battery, while the LG Revolution will have a 1,500 mAh battery.


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