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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default *DROID DNA reaction, discussion, and first impression thread*

This is the reaction and discussion thread for the newly announced DROID DNA.

I have had this phone since 11/10 and will be trying to answer any and all questions everyone may have.

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Some shots of the Storage after a few apps installed (couple of really big ones)





Hope this helps everyone.

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First full day of battery life with service/LTE

Stayed away from WiFi today, pretty steady usage all day. As you can see there at the end i had screen on constantly the last couple hours, (netflix, book reading and a little pandora/surfing)

13 hours before it shut off on me and I plugged in....







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*drumming fingers* Come on guys...its been, like, 4 minutes...feed the animals!

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So does 2020mah embedded mean what I think it does So close to being perfect.
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Well, only 2020mAh battery. Kind of disappointing, but probably as a result they kept the price to $200 on-contract. Also only 16GB on board with no microSD card slot? Ouch. You can watch a 1080P movie, but can only put one on at a time
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The press conference firmed up the specs. Pre-orders start today (though it's not active on the Verizon site yet). Actual release is 11-21 It all looks really good. Now we just need a few hands-on reviews to confirm. Hopefully the battery holds up well and there are no show-stopping bugs, like poor reception or voice quality.
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Only 11GB usable storage. Don't see anything about external storage.
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So does 2020mah embedded mean what I think it does So close to being perfect.
This might be a deal breaker for me, but that S4 Pro is looking pretty nice.
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Well, only 2020mAh battery. Kind of disappointing, but probably as a result they kept the price to $200 on-contract.
So now that the cat is out of the bag. HTC Elevate (htc ran site) sent out a very small handful of DROID DNA's (20 of them) to some of their VZW members.

I was one of the lucky people.

I have had this phone since saturday morning and let me say real quick

OMGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

I have found battery life to be AMAZING! Got 36 hours on my FIRST use, without charging it out of the box.

I haven't activated it yet (i wasn't even allowed to tell VZW employees till official announcement today) so this battery life is without 4G service, BUT I left the radios on which means it has been searching for a signal the entire time.

I'm on my way to activating it now but please feel free to ask anything at all
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So now that the cat is out of the bag. HTC Elevate (htc ran site) sent out a very small handful of DROID DNA's (20 of them) to some of their VZW members.

I was one of the lucky people.

I have had this phone since saturday morning and let me say real quick

OMGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

I have found battery life to be AMAZING! Got 36 hours on my FIRST use, without charging it out of the box.

I haven't activated it yet (i wasn't even allowed to tell VZW employees till official announcement today) so this battery life is without 4G service, BUT I left the radios on which means it has been searching for a signal the entire time.

I'm on my way to activating it now but please feel free to ask anything at all
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Talk about taking my excitement level to the clouds and then dropping me like sack of crap. They put out the most "futuristic" phone with all of these bells and whistles......to give it 16GB onboard storage and NO external card slot?? Blows my mind. So much for cancelling that G Note 2 pre-order.
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So now that the cat is out of the bag. HTC Elevate (htc ran site) sent out a very small handful of DROID DNA's (20 of them) to some of their VZW members.

I was one of the lucky people.

I have had this phone since saturday morning and let me say real quick

OMGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

I'm on my way to activating it now but please feel free to ask anything at all
OMGGGGGGGGGG is right! AWESOME! We await your updates! Congrats and have fun! Too cool.
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Well, only 2020mAh battery. Kind of disappointing, but probably as a result they kept the price to $200 on-contract. Also only 16GB on board with no microSD card slot? Ouch. You can watch a 1080P movie, but can only put one on at a time
Hmmmm. Not really sure what to think about memory really. The way I use my Dinc, I only have a 2GB SD card and not even close to filling it up. But I also back up my pics/videos off phone anyway.

I was kinda hoping for external storage in an attempt to put movies on when I travel to take advantage of the beautiful screen.
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You gotta give props to HTC and VZW for the pricing. In the day of $299 super phones, they got this right. Might need to transfer my wife's upgrade for this one.
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So now that the cat is out of the bag. HTC Elevate (htc ran site) sent out a very small handful of DROID DNA's (20 of them) to some of their VZW members.

I was one of the lucky people.

I have had this phone since saturday morning and let me say real quick

OMGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

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I haven't activated it yet (i wasn't even allowed to tell VZW employees till official announcement today) so this battery life is without 4G service, BUT I left the radios on which means it has been searching for a signal the entire time.

I'm on my way to activating it now but please feel free to ask anything at all
DUUUDEEE! Meet up somewhere to play with it? The phone all you sicko minded people..

Any possible detail you can scrounge up for use would be AWESOME.

Wonder if we can get a signal at the Nipp? My Dinc falters there..but is perfectly fine at the Shoe...go figure.
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Hmmmm. Not really sure what to think about memory really. The way I use my Dinc, I only have a 2GB SD card and not even close to filling it up. But I also back up my pics/videos off phone anyway.

I was kinda hoping for external storage in an attempt to put movies on when I travel to take advantage of the beautiful screen.
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with all of these bells and whistles......to give it 16GB onboard storage and NO external card slot?? Blows my mind. So much for cancelling that G Note 2 pre-order.

And only 11GB useable, reportedly.
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So NA, how's the camera in real life? And by your OOMMMGGG, I am guessing it flies? And of course, is it an encrypted bootloader? (Yes, I know, but have to ask )
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Damn it Nick! You are so lucky. Is the screen everything you expected it to be?
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This is correct, I will upload a pic of the storage screen in a sec...

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The screen is AMAZING! I thought it would be hard to top the Rezound but WOW! Makes the rezound look like a flip phone screen
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Glad to hear your initial impression is so positive. Run it through the ringer and tell us what you find. For instance how is the signal/reception strength, voice quality, BT connectivity, voice recognition over BT headset (for hands free use)? Does it come with the Swype keyboard pre-installed?
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So, have you used the cable and SD card setup to view movies, etc. yet?
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Camera BLOWS me away! No idea about bootloader though, lol



The screen is AMAZING! I thought it would be hard to top the Rezound but WOW! Makes the rezound look like a flip phone screen
Thanks to you, I'm definitely getting this phone. It's just too good to pass up, plus I can always return it if I'm not satisfied with the battery life. (I can deal with no Micro SD slot.)
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Haha, 440ppi, it HAS to look seamless. Can't believe they pulled it off at $200. So do you get to keep it?
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No swype but the stock HTC keyboard is pretty amazing, that said I have Swiftkey installed already

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Haha, 440ppi, it HAS to look seamless. Can't believe they pulled it off at $200. So do you get to keep it?
Pretty much yea. (they will have to pry it out of my cold dead hands, lol)

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You see the battery screen shot I posted? So far this thing has been amazing!

With no service mind you, but with it searching for a signal I'd say it is pretty accurate....
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You see the battery screen shot I posted? So far this thing has been amazing!

With no service mind you, but with it searching for a signal I'd say it is pretty accurate....
It definitely does look good, with that battery life how much screen on time were you able to get? I'm lucky if my Galaxy Note can make it past 3 hours with the screen on.
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How about a screen shot for screen on time. I'd be suprised if it ends up over 2 hours on 4g
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I'm at the press conference now, and they have a few phones running full video and after 2 hours battery is showing 94% remaining. They said battery should last more then a day for even power users. Also was given one to keep S will be testing that out over te next couple of days. This phone in person is amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. So thin and light.
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I'm at the press conference now, and they have a few phones running full video and after 2 hours battery is showing 94% remaining. They said battery should last more then a day for even power users. Also was given one to keep S will be testing that out over te next couple of days. This phone in person is amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. So thin and light.
Good to know and thank you for the updates. I hope I am wrong. I'm buying a new phone at the end of the month and can't decide yet between the razr maxx hd, note 2 or this one.
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Please let us know how text looks when reading an article off Phonedog or something similar. I am hoping the 1080 display doenst mean its zoomed way out and you need to pinch and zoom constantly.
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Haha, I bet! Well congrats NA. Thinking about calling up CSRs and start badgering for an early upgrade
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Anyone else hate NA now? jk, congrats though man, I am definitely jealous.
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Heck yeah I am.

I in one of the releases in the last 15 minutes that it has wireless charging? Is that stock, or an aftermarket upgrade/purchase?

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My upgrade eligible date is Nov 19. I called Verizon and cannot move my date up. I want to preorder today. Any ideas how to get around paying full retail?
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I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't release till the 21st, you will get one on that day if you want it.
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I in one of the releases in the last 15 minutes that it has wireless charging? Is that stock, or an aftermarket upgrade/purchase?



http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/htc-droid-dna-verizon/
It's all set up for wireless charging, all you need is the charging pad
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I just called and they would not allow me to move up my Nov 19 upgrade date.
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Ughh
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Thanks for all the info, NA. How is the boot up time?
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Thanks for all the info. I am really hoping the battery can hold up.

The storage may be a deal breaker. I wish they could offer two devices. One to keep costs down and another with maximum storage (Would love 64, but at least 32). Or give us 16 with a sd slot. I travel and load my phones with movies and books all the time. The cloud doesn't help on most airplane, so 11 gb of usable storage really makes it hard to use this phone for what it excels at.

I still may pick one up, but HTC was so close to delivering everything in one package.
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FAST!! I do have quick boot on but both times I had to boot it up was after I let the battery drain completely (so full boot up)

Compare to the Rezound boot time WOW is all I can say
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Thanks for all the info. I am really hoping the battery can hold up.

The storage may be a deal breaker. I wish they could offer two devices. One to keep costs down and another with maximum storage (Would love 64, but at least 32). Or give us 16 with a sd slot. I travel and load my phones with movies and books all the time. The cloud doesn't help on most airplane, so 11 gb of usable storage really makes it hard to use this phone for what it excels at.

I still may pick one up, but HTC was so close to delivering everything in one package.
If it had more storage it would be in danger of being the perfect phone, since that is never gonna happen I can live with the storage.

I may have to adjust some of my habits but I don't think this will be an issue
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Disappointed with the way this phone turned out, having no expandable storage. I was already planning to compromise with the need for an external battery for it, planning to get a keyjuice keychain and usb 5600mah battery to carry around, but now it also looks like I'll need a flash drive and a cable to go usb female to microusb. That way it will at least be possible to get all the stuff I want on this phone. A bit worried about wearing out the microusb port though, and still not sure how this will work out since it'd require fiddling just to listen to music. However in some ways, a phone that is powerful enough to do what I want, is far better than a weak phone that can't even meet my ideal goals.

Still considering getting another galaxy nexus though, and just living with the inability for it to play any decent video, while waiting for maybe the galaxy s4 or something good enough. Motorola and Samsung haven't abandoned those who love expandable storage.
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