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HTC's Bolt: Shocking? Maybe not

Sprint's exclusive large-screen HTC phone has decent enough specs and fast data capabilities, but it lacks the spark of other flagship phones.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Sprint snagged the HTC Bolt, which costs $600 and runs on its new super fast LTE-A network.

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It's a phone with a 5.5-inch screen and USB-C charging -- and no audio jack.

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That means you're plugging in headphones through USB-C or buying an adaptor. Or, you could always go the wireless route.

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There's a 16-megapixel camera on the back, and an 8-megapixel shooter up front.

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I really like the controls along the camera's top edge.

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You can jump into a Pro mode to shoot raw images and fine-tune settings for your shot.

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The angles and edges in this flat handset make it less pleasant to hold than other phones.

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A matte black finish helps cut down on the grossest of smudges.

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The Bolt runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

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It's a big phone for most pockets.

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Check out everything that's good and bad about Sprint's new HTC Bolt in my hands-on impressions.

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