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Old February 25th, 2013, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just got my DNA!!!

Just got back from the FedEx store with my new phone. Barely got any use so far(going through the software update process). Man I am so excited. So many things to figure out... Root, Cases, Launcher...Soooo many decisions. First thing I gotta do is remember to be gentle, coming from a razr maxx Im not used to being too forgiving on my phone. Looking forward to learning more about this phone and everyone here!

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Old February 25th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Define "gentle".
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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Define "gentle".
I was really bad about tossing my Razr around and just being generally rough with it. Need to not do that with this phone haha
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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was really bad about tossing my Razr around and just being generally rough with it. Need to not do that with this phone haha
While I certainly don't condone phone abuse, the DNA should take whatever you did to the RAZR. It's a well made phone.

But gentle is always best.
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I just ordered my DNA today and returned the Incredible 4G LTE after I saw they both run for the same price now ($50).

Should get here Saturday.
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I just ordered my DNA today and returned the Incredible 4G LTE after I saw they both run for the same price now ($50).

Should get here Saturday.
Where is the DNA $50?
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Where is the DNA $50?
My sister just today got a DNA, it was $199 at Verizon for 2 yr. It can't be $50 anywhere yet can it?
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I paid $149 at Best Buy last week.
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Default $49 DNA @ Amazon wireless

Bought mine at BB last week for $149. Saw it on Amazon Wireless for $49. BB price matched.
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Bought mine at BB last week for $149. Saw it on Amazon Wireless for $49. BB price matched.

Retroactively? Or at time of purchase?
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Retro. I purchased it at BB on Feb 17. Saw the Amazon price on Feb 28th and went back to BB. They gave me a hundred bucks back( plus tax).:$
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Retro. I purchased it at BB on Feb 17. Saw the Amazon price on Feb 28th and went back to BB. They gave me a hundred bucks back( plus tax).:$
Time to head off to BB. I tried to get them to match, but they said they were not allowed to match price on the DNA.
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Where is the DNA $50?
Radioshack.com and wirefly.com both have it for $50.

I went with radioshack due to the free 2 day shipping.
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Time to head off to BB. I tried to get them to match, but they said they were not allowed to match price on the DNA.
Have them match Radioshack since they have actual storefronts.
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BB doesn't price match contract phones anymore.
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Have them match Radioshack since they have actual storefronts.
Radio Shack is $99 for upgrade, $49 for a new activation, plus it it online only, not in-store.
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BB doesn't price match contract phones anymore.
They did on 2/15 when I bought my RAZR MAXX HD (since returned for my DNA). They even matched Amazon. However, when I swapped it out for the DNA, I was told they could not match on the DNA.

He did, however, say that the price match policy on phones was changing soon, so you may be right.
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They did on 2/15 when I bought my RAZR MAXX HD (since returned for my DNA). They even matched Amazon. However, when I swapped it out for the DNA, I was told they could not match on the DNA.

He did, however, say that the price match policy on phones was changing soon, so you may be right.
They did then but as of March 3rd they don't.
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They did then but as of March 3rd they don't.
But is that for purchases made after March 3rd?
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But is that for purchases made after March 3rd?
They could price match it, it'll be up to the manager.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I purchases mine through Dell mobility for 29.99, I just missed it when they had it for 9.99.
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What pros and cons have this phone?
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What pros and cons have this phone?

Pros:

Fantastic screen
Very fast
Well built
Great ergonomics
Good battery life
Excellent reception (radio)

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Limited to 16GB internal memory
Non-removable battery
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Got my DNA yesterday after Verizon replaced my RAZR for it (I couldn't believe they did that btw). This phone is amazing. HTC really knows how to make something with pure quality. Couple of questions...

Can I download Sense skins? If so, where's the best place? I've checked in Google Play and k don't think the ones I've found work with this phone.

What happened to the Friendstream widget from Sense 3.0?

Does anyone know why HTC removes their quick settings toggles that used to be in the notification bar on Sense 3.0?

I'm having trouble getting wallpapers to apply properly whenever I'm using saved files. I've used the stock gallery, Astro, and ES. Any tips on makking it easier? Is there something I'm missing?

Also, as soon as my phone powered on, it took a software update from Verizon. Will this prevent root?

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Fantastic screen
Very fast
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Great ergonomics
Good battery life
Excellent reception (radio)

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Limited to 16GB internal memory
Non-removable battery
This about sums it up, but for me personally, neither of the cons hurt me one bit since battery life is amazing for me and my usage and the space isnt a factor since I could easily get away with less space on my phones.
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This about sums it up, but for me personally, neither of the cons hurt me one bit since battery life is amazing for me and my usage and the space isnt a factor since I could easily get away with less space on my phones.
I've had my DNA for about two months now and I don't think I've had the battery die on me once if that. Battery life was a big concern with me as I was coming from a Droid Charge which was usually dead by mid-day toward the end. I almost went with a Droid Razr Maxx HD but in the end I'm glad I didn't.

Storage space hasn't been an issue for me either. I used to keep all my music on my phone, but I uploaded it to Google Music for free and it hasn't really been an issue. I was taking a long drive through a very rural area with no signal recently and was wishing I had my music, but I just put on the radio instead.

So far, my only real complaint with the phone has been the SIM card issue. It's only happened about 2-3 times for me, but I use the phone for work a lot and the fact that I may just lose network connectivity at random makes me nervous/annoyed.
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I've had my DNA for about two months now and I don't think I've had the battery die on me once if that. Battery life was a big concern with me as I was coming from a Droid Charge which was usually dead by mid-day toward the end. I almost went with a Droid Razr Maxx HD but in the end I'm glad I didn't.

Storage space hasn't been an issue for me either. I used to keep all my music on my phone, but I uploaded it to Google Music for free and it hasn't really been an issue. I was taking a long drive through a very rural area with no signal recently and was wishing I had my music, but I just put on the radio instead.

So far, my only real complaint with the phone has been the SIM card issue. It's only happened about 2-3 times for me, but I use the phone for work a lot and the fact that I may just lose network connectivity at random makes me nervous/annoyed.
My buddy has had that same issue with sim card, I havent seen it once yet with this phone which is surprising since alot of people claim to have it happen. I have like a gig or two of music on my phone, I rarely listen to music on there, but i threw it on there cause i had like 11 gigs doing nothing, figured why not.
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My buddy has had that same issue with sim card, I havent seen it once yet with this phone which is surprising since alot of people claim to have it happen. I have like a gig or two of music on my phone, I rarely listen to music on there, but i threw it on there cause i had like 11 gigs doing nothing, figured why not.
I don't think I had it happen to me until I owned the phone for a month or so. Of course, right after I wrote my post it happened again. Most seem to say the older the phone gets the more often it happens.
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My HTC Incredible is about done after all these years and I am looking at the DNA through Costco.
My concerns are the size of it. Does it just look big,how does it feel while in use?
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My HTC Incredible is about done after all these years and I am looking at the DNA through Costco.
My concerns are the size of it. Does it just look big,how does it feel while in use?
It'll take some getting used to if you haven't used a bigger screen before, but I think it's a good size and fit for a phone with a 5 inch screen.
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My HTC Incredible is about done after all these years and I am looking at the DNA through Costco.
My concerns are the size of it. Does it just look big,how does it feel while in use?

Wondered the same thing myself a few weeks back when looking at buying the phone. Three weeks later I love the phone and it fits great in my left front pocket even with a case...this phone has been the best smartphone I've ever owned. Period, end of story. The ability to root with OTA would be nice. But out of the box stock, this phone is amazing. You won't regret the purchase.
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I find it to be easier to carry than my Rezound I had previously. I think its a perfect size, mainly cause its so slim and has like no bezel around the screen itself. Doesnt hurt the phone itself is pretty much the perfect phone for my tastes. Especially the black and red color scheme.
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