How does the Verizon Wireless’ first 4G LTE smartphone do in the
real world? Well, not that great to be honest — especially with a
1400 mAh battery. Over 3G, the ThunderBolt can easily power
through a normal workday. On 4G, however, I couldn’t get more
than around 4.5 hours of usage at best… a figure that is not at
all acceptable to me.
What makes matters worse is the fact that 4G can’t be switched
on and off by the user. There is no widget to disable LTE and
there’s not even a menu setting you can check on and off to
enable or disable 4G.
4.5 hours of battery life.