HTC Bolt Review: Fast, Sleek, But Is It Worth The Price?

By Carol Marches, Parent Herald November 30, 12:31 pm
The all-new HTC Bolt boasts of speed among its cool features. Is it worth the price?
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HTC, a Taiwanese company, develops some of the best smartphones in the market. Even with their exclusive contract with Sprint back in 2014, the smartphone company is still at its best, especially with the release of their new HTC Bolt. It is said to be the fastest phone in the market to date. Does it stand a chance against big rivals such as Apple and Samsung?

The features of the HTC Bolt are similar to other high-end smartphones. However, it boasts that it exceeds their standards in one aspect: speed.

The new HTC Bolt running on the latest Android OS, the Android Nougat. It boasts of a fast download speed which can come up to 450 million bits per second, as reported by Forbes.

As for its other notable features, the HTC Bolt promises a 23-hour talk time. It’s also waterproof, but the battery is non-removable. It also offers a better listening experience with its USB-C headphones, which is said to be great for one-ear listening.

Its physical design is also comparably sleek and edgy with its flat back and user-friendly features. What's the price for all these cool features? A hefty $600, with a Sprint plan.

However, the downside is that most users don't prioritize speed on their list. When it comes to smartphones, most buyers consider the brand and the screen size first.

Aside from this, there are also some critics who were quick to point out the phone's flaws. For one, the water protection of the phone only lasts a maximum of 30 minutes. Though many users won’t risk it, a longer protection could have been better.


The phone's battery life and its heating problem can also cause other users to doubt whether the HTC Bolt is worth it. According to a review by 9to5Google, it is not worth its price, except if you want to get the upgraded LTE offering by Sprint which comes with the plan.

Have you gotten your hands on the new HTC Bolt? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.



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