HTC Thunderbolt Release: Samsung Infuse 4G Looks Good

The HTC Thunderbolt has had no release date via Verizon or HTC and the delay seems to be going on a little longer than expected, have you ever considered the Samsung Infuse 4G.

The latest news that we have reported is that the HTC Thunderbolt has seen loads of speculated release dates, like February 24, then the 28th, Now it could be anywhere between March 4 and March 10. We will obviously bring you the updates as soon as they come in.

All those out there that want the HTC Thunderbolt but getting tired of waiting has you ever considered the Samsung Infuse 4G? Thanks to International Business Times they have put the two handsets side-by-side in the specifications comparison, see what you think.

The Samsung Infuse 4G will be with AT&T and we all know that the HTC Thunderbolt is for Verizon. The Thunderbolt features a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixel TFT capacitive touch-screen display whereas the Infuse 4G has a 4.5-inch 480 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch-screen display. Looking good for the Infuse 4G smartphone.

On the camera side of things the HTC Thunderbolt wins here because even though both handsets come with 8-megapixel 3264×2448 pixel cameras the Thunderbolt has dual-LED flash, the Infuse 4G has LED camera flash. The Infuse video capture is 1080p and the Thunderbolt has 720p.

The Infuse 4G comes with TouchWiz 3.0 UI, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, multi-touch input method, touch-sensitive controls, Swype text input and proximity sensor for auto turn-off. The HTC Thunderbolt comes with accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, HTC Sense 2.0 UI, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and multi-touch input.

The Samsung Infuse comes with microSD up to 32GB with no internal and the HTC Thunderbolt has 8GB storage built in (768 MB RAM) and a microSD Card slot for up to 32GB (32GB included).

The Infuse will get up to around HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s) HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s and the Thunderbolt will get up 3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE (Full Specs). AT&T plans to begin its launch of LTE service in mid 2011.

When it comes to the smartphones processors the Thunderbolt has a 1GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GPU Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor and the Infuse 4G has a ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz processor. Both phones run on Android version 2.2 (Froyo).

The Thunderbolt will have a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery whereas the Infuse will house the 1750 mAh battery. Both smartphones will feature A-GPS support, digital compass, organizer, voice memo-dial-commands, HTML browser, SMS threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, 3.5mm jack, Google Search, predictive text input, YouTube, Google Maps, games, loudspeaker, Picasa integration, Google Talk and Gmail.

The HTC Thunderbolt does have SNS integration and video Skype plus a built-in kickstand. The Samsung Infuse has not had a release date as of yet but it is looking like March 10. The HTC Thunderbolt as yet to get a release date and March 4 or 10th is expected.

We also mentioned that you could download the new VZ Navigator App even though the Thunderbolt has not been released, silly really. Read more about that here.

So come on please be honest, vote for your favourite smartphone below. Will you now choose the HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon or will you opt for the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G? VOTE NOW.

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16 thoughts on “HTC Thunderbolt Release: Samsung Infuse 4G Looks Good”

  1. danny says:

    Samsung does not have a good reputation for Android updates. Sure the Samsung hardware is better, but I'm interested in having the latest OS update ASAP which HTC is great at.

  2. This_Guy_Is_A_Tool says:

    Author of this article is a moron. Infuse is LTE on ATT? Wrong! Thunderbolt gets 3.1Mpbs on LTE? Wrong! Get your facts straight moron! Lame

    1. markswayuk says:

      We are sorry for the mistake, we report the news as we see it.. We generally made a mistake it has been a long few days.. We visited GSM Arena and it says Thunderbolt gets 3.1Mpbs (3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE).

  3. Chris says:

    Do you really know what you are talking about.. This whole article is a joke.. Att&T does not have LTE yet. They offer HSPA+ which is 3G not 4G.. The Thunderbolt only does 3.1 mps.. where did you pull that number? You must work for ATT&T cause this whole article is false.. ATT&T will not have LTE coverage until at least 2012 maybe longer. The Infuse wins with 16GB internal no SD, and the TB has 8 gig internal and comes with a 32 gig SD.. hmm. 40 gig compared to 16 gig.. and you state that the Infuse wins this? How? Also to be able to record in 1080p will require dual core, so therefore the Infuse is right in line with the TB at 720p recording.. Please I hope this is not your day job.. and if the website mods read this please hire better writers.. If you are the mod for the site, then please shut down…

    1. Chris says:

      Well let's see my comment get approved.. probably not the first to comment that you don't know what you are talking about.. just wouldn't know cause you probably won't approve something that shows ohw wrong you are..

  4. Sifa says:

    The LTE download speeds are a lot faster than 3mbs. I have no idea where you got that number. In actuality, LTE speeds (on average of course) are faster than AT&Ts 4G network, granted AT&T will have LTE as well, but that aside, this review sounds like it was written by an AT&T fan boy.

    1. markswayuk says:

      We are not fan boys of either, we only report news as we see or hear.. If we have made a mistake then we are sorry. It doe's happen sometimes as we are human..

  5. markswayuk says:

    We are very sorry for the mistake, it has been a long day. We visited a few sources and we saw that 3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE (Thunderbolt). We only go on what we see.

  6. Sheed says:

    The entire article is completely pointless. "… have you ever considered the Samsung Infuse 4G." Uhmm no, because I have a contract with Verizon. You think I'm going to jumo ship to a worse network to acquire arguably equal because of impatienece. You should go shoot yourself.

    1. John says:

      dude get a life…. your the fan boy who just critics the at&t network and thinks that verizon is just the best…. well they both have good and bad things but when it comes to technology at&t is far ahead with gsm tech instead of the crapy cdma …….

      so stop complaining about the article where good people had put there hard work in to it and if you dont like it dont read it…..

      btw…. good article….

  7. Ben Whitaker says:

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) recently re-classified HSPA+ as "4G"

    and isn't the Infuse a HSPA+ device?

    thanks for the coverage. You need a hardcore nerd to skim your stuff prior to submission, however…

  8. Robert says:

    Harsh rhetoric aside, you really are comparing an apple to an orange. The Thunderbolt is capable of using LTE and that network will have a longer time line than the Infuse running on the HSPA+ network. While it depends on location and the deployment of the network, in less than a years time you can pretty much add a "0" to the upload and download speeds between the two. Why would anyone purchase a phone from AT&T that will begin to be obsolete on their own network in three months time. For most of us we want to get at least a year or two of use out of our purchases before we need to upgrade to the next generation of technology.

  9. dspeeds says:

    phone for ATT = brick. Full stop. The end. This entire article, and others like it comparing ATT devices to Verizon devices, are comparing apples to oranges. Doesn't matter how great the phone is, if you are on ATT you may as well purchase a 1998 nokia….

    I do not understand why ANYONE who covers any mobile technology products mentions new ATT products and compares them to Verizon. It's a joke. And all ATT customers are complete suckers.

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