HTC Bolt, like the name suggests, is a phone that is aimed at offering users with lightning-fast performance speeds in all aspects, especially when it comes to browsing the web.
With Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt at the heart of the phone’s publicity, Sprint is selling the HTC Bolt as the fastest phone running on Android Nougat. This has nothing to do with the hardware used to make the phone, rather, it has everything to do with the carrier’s LTE-Advanced network speeds. The phone is already available for purchase in the U.S. starting from $600 and for sure, you will love its design, the huge 5.5-inch QHD display screen and the classy design that resembles the HTC 10.
The HTC Bolt comes with support for 3 x 20 MHz Carrier Aggregation alongside Qualcomm’s X10 LTE modem and in the end, users will enjoy the fastest downloads and uploads on a Sprint phone running on Android Nougat.
If you were unhappy with the fact that the flagship HTC 10 did not come with any water resistant capabilities, well, the new HTC Bolt takes care of this deficiency by adding this feature with an IP57 certification.
As noted earlier, the speeds of the HTC Bolt have nothing to do with the hardware in use. This is true because the phone has last year’s Snapdragon 810 SoC on board and this is paired with an Adreno 430 GPU. This chipset is less powerful than the current Snapdragon 820 and 821 and in fact, it will be quite an achievement if this phone makes it through the competitive market come 2017.
Another downside of the HTC Bolt is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack – something that several OEMs have already adopted, among them Apple and Motorola. This means that you only get a single USB-C port for listening to music, data transfer and charging the phone.
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