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HTC Bolt

Specifications

HTC Bolt
HTC Bolt
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A57)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 534 PPI, Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 32 GB internal, microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Connections
NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, GPS
Battery
3200 Wh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16 MP, f/2.0, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Weight
174 g ( = 6.14 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HTC Bolt

60% HTC Bolt Review: Awesome Audio Can't Save This Sprint Exclusive
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Bolt is a maddening phone. It has fantastic highs, including amazing audio and a slick, but sturdy, water-resistant aluminum body. But subpar battery life and dated specs mean that while the Bolt might have strong network speeds, it's not any faster than flagships from Samsung, Google, LG and others.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HTC Bolt Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The HTC Bolt is a well-intending smartphone that arrives hampered by more than a few problems. The handset design is quite nice, and it's great to see HTC keep its classy metal look while upgrading water-resistance. We like the display, the included headphones sound really good (after calibration), and data storage isn't a problem. And while the camera isn't really spectacular, it's not a mess, either, and is capable of generating some decent images.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
HTC Bolt review: Wait for act two
Source: Android Central English
In the HTC Bolt you get a stylish smartphone and a solid performer with the latest software. But with its aging spec offerings and a couple odd decisions, it costs just a little too much to consider adopting "Sprint's fastest smartphone ever."
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
60% HTC Bolt
Source: PC Mag English
For $600, the HTC Bolt has an attractive metal build, high-fidelity audio, and recent Android software. But the headphone hoopla is a bummer, as is the dated processor and the bloatware. If you're willing to pay $170 more, the Editors' Choice Google Pixel XL has a more powerful processor, no carrier bloatware, and 24/7 live support. If you're more comfortable staying in the $600 range, the HTC 10 is also and Editors' Choice and will still get you a more powerful processor, as well as a headphone jack with a 1-volt amp, sparing you from the brave new world of proprietary dongles.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HTC Bolt
Source: PC Mag English
For $600, the HTC Bolt has an attractive metal build, high-fidelity audio, and recent Android software. But the headphone hoopla is a bummer, as is the dated processor and the bloatware. If you're willing to pay $170 more, the Editors' Choice Google Pixel XL has a more powerful processor, no carrier bloatware, and 24/7 live support. If you're more comfortable staying in the $600 range, the HTC 10 is also and Editors' Choice and will still get you a more powerful processor, as well as a headphone jack with a 1-volt amp, sparing you from the brave new world of proprietary dongles.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
HTC Bolt preview
Source: GSM Arena English
Our initial impressions of the camera are good, but we haven't tested low-light performance on it, so we'll reserve our final judgment on the image quality until then (there's also the lack of video stabilization in 1080p non-Hi-Res audio mode). But with the Bolt's outdated CPU and gobs of pre-loaded bloatware, this HTC-Sprint exclusive phone may have a hard time luring in customers from other carriers, especially with a price of $599.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
40% HTC Bolt Review
Source: Digital Trends English
No. The HTC Bolt is priced far too high for the experience it ultimately delivers. There are better options at slightly higher price points, and even better options at far lower prices. Unless you live in a market where Sprint’s deployed LTE Plus or have a hankering for “sonic” audio, you’d be better off spending your $600 elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Smartphone Htc 10 Evo (Bolt) - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
HTC Bolt: slide online mostrano nuove caratteristiche tecniche
Source: Giz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; metal case; solid workmanship; support waterproof; fast charge. Negative: No headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2016
HTC Bolt tanıtıldı! İşte özellikleri!
Source: Teknolojioku TR→EN
Positive: Nice screen; good display; decent hardware; good cameras; support waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.174 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


HTC:

High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products. In 2012, HTC stopped producing tablets under their own name. In 2012-2013, they faced heavy sales declines. Since then, the company is medium-sized in the smartphone sector. There are numerous reviews on HTC Smartphones (as of 2016).


58%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-11-23)