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

  1. Sandroidfan

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    I'm hearing that S-LCD3 is more power efficient than its predecessors, but at least part of that gain will be offset by 1080p screen. It's 125% more pixels to move than 720p screen.

    So all in all I think DNA battery life will be similar to GS3. That's not bad at all but it's not in the same class as Note 2 with 3100mAh removable battery, let alone Maxx HD with 3300mAh.
     

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    No you're not missing it...it isn't there. I had to download BetterBatteryStats to obtain my Screen On time. It's my preferred method of comparing devices.
     
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    Maybe not in the same class as those devices battery-wise, but it outclasses the Maxx in every other way possible. And it goes toe to toe with the Note 2 in every area but battery, and bests its screen in the process.

    I will say though, comparing the Note 2 to the DNA, the DNA doesn't feel a lot bigger than my Galaxy S3, while the Note 2 feels huge. It's still a sweet device, but it just feels gigantic.
     
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    Were you able to use it in a 3G area? DO you know if you can talk and surf in 3G? VZW is advertising it, but who knows ...
     
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    Really? You forgot 32Gb internal memory + microSD slot in Maxx?
    Agreed on screen, camera and processing power of DNA though.
     
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    TrooperThorn, thank you so much for the review :)

    Those wanting more information check out the video below, that coupled with TrooperThorn's review made the DNA my next phone :D
    DROID DNA hands-on - YouTube
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can't. I think it's talk and surf on 4G only.
     
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    You're totally right, forgot about the storage. But yeah, that's not such a big deal for me. I know it will be for some users though.
     
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    Sweet I thought this was coming out next year so I was going to get a Note 2 perhaps.

    The thing I want to know is..... does this device allow youtube playback when we go and check a text, facebook message, etc?
    I love my Rezound but I hate how the youtube playback stops when I go to another browser tap or another app.

    The Note2 is supposed to be able to fix that problem.
     
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    OK, if you find out for sure , please let us know. HTC on verizon has done this before, The Rezound can, T'bolt can .... They don't normally advertise it on the phone's site, but they did here for the DNA so I was just checking ...
     
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    I've confirmed SVLTE is supported, SVDO is not.
     
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    How about separate notification/ringer volume? Can't stand them being together on my Evo lte..
     
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    Son of a b... That may be the one reason I don't keep it. As dumb as that sounds, I like to set all of my notifications to silent except for the ringer when I sleep. Not so easy to do when they are tired together.
     
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    Thanks for the update, oh well ...
     
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    HTC nailed it with design, everything, save for non-removable battery/storage (and the effing name--seriously, DNA???). everything else is perfect, progressive, titanic! one of the greatest things about DNA is it's screen to hardware ratio. it's clear in trooper's pic in that it's slightly taller than S3, but the screen footprint is considerably bigger. this has also been a major drawback to the iClone for me. the ratio is better with the 5, but older clones were atrocious. i can't wait for the day that the screen on my phone is truly edge-to-edge.

    all other specs are unreal. i've been holding off from GNII (cash, to keep my unltd) to see this phone, and i'm effing torn still. note II's specs are killer, lack of pentile is awesome. processor, camera, and SOFTWARE rock. i wish more android OEM's would upgrade their software like Sammy did. coming from DInc, now Vigor (ReZound (lame)), the HTC Droid line is a soft spot for me.
     
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    Likely poor battery life, a non-removable battery and inexcusably low storage is not nailing it!
     
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    ha! totally. had an anti-glare (matte) one, then looked at my wife's one day, after having my protector on for months and i thought, "wow, what the eff was i thinking??" took it off right away and am glad i did. couple of nicks, but still looks amazing.
     
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    Battery life depends on a large number of variables. I'll hold out on assumptions and speculations until we actually have masses with the device in hand.
     
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    you're right...sowwy. not sorry. jeez dude. "...not nailing it!" waaahh!
     
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    to each his own. I have never used more than 8gb on my phone. I don't use it to watch videos, I use to keep up with things, browse the web and have songs on there. Even with shared data and watching few hours of youtube videos. I have 5 lines we dont even use 6gb all together, and that is with me streaming google music all the time from work to home and school.

    So far battery life seems to be pretty decent.
     
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    Battery life is awesome so far fwiw
     
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    64GB options available. The battery life on the One X and EVO 4G are plenty to get through a day of work and not too much off from a SGS3. I'd be interested to see how the screen changes things.
     
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    Do you people understand there is a 64 GB version for the DNA?

    Effectively the Micro SD is a boost of 32 extra GBs on the Maxx if you use a 64GB Micro ad, but plenty of people will be stumped when they realize this doesn't work 'out of the box'. For fans of this site it will be a breeze, but plenty will shy away from Formatting their 64gb Micro SD on their phone because they don't know how!
     
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    I'm the same way.. with 16 GB I have plenty of extra room. If I do put a movie on my Micro SD card it's usually removed after I watch it. No need to have movies on their ill never watch. Also, With cloud services now growing I can guarantee we will see the growth of Phones HDDs slow. I agree Micro SD cards are nice but the industry will move away from this eventually.
     

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