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General *DROID DNA reaction, discussion, and first impression thread*

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NightAngel79, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. NightAngel79

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    No swype but the stock HTC keyboard is pretty amazing, that said I have Swiftkey installed already

    No but I am gonna order one
     

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    Pretty much yea. (they will have to pry it out of my cold dead hands, lol)

    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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    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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    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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    Welcome to AF, 211275!
     
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    Looks amazing so far, I read a lot of books as well



    Can't find screen on settings but I know it was 4+ hours that first charge (from screenshot) I set it up and played for ever that first day
     
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    Thanks for fielding the barrage of questions NightAngel.
     
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    My pleasure, I been dying to tell people all weekend, this thing been burning a hole in my pocket all weekend
     
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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. :D

    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/
     
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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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    Thanks!
     
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    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.
    Ughh
     
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    Yeah, I am not real hopeful about it, they have gotten really strict about it. Especially for people looking to get recently announced/released phones. I am probably going to have to wait until May. I curse the day they took away annual upgrades :mad:
     
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    Thanks for all the info, NA. How is the boot up time?
     
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    I only get 50 bucks for my line. And I get nothing for my wifes phone. I thought I would get a Valued Member perk per line... :(

    That only a worry if I cant keep my unlimited.
     
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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
    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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