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Review: HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless

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bofis

Nov 16, 2012, 2:54 PM

battery life

Hi, The Verge does not agree at all with your battery life assessment. What sort of usage or tests did you run to decide that the battery would last 24 hours?
i wouldn't worry so much about that one review. The Verge doesn't seem to be very consistent with their reviews. For example, they gave the DNA a rating of 4 on battery life for getting about 4.5 hours on their battery test, yet they gave the Galaxy S...
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I used the phone a lot for three days. Constant email and RSS, both of which use the screen and radio intensively. Same with checking twitter, browsing their web, all while under LTE coverage.

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I carry a spare battery for my cell phone every where I go... it's saved me many times, since I am often out in the woods, walking around urban/suburban areas, etc. The DNA sounds like a great phone and HTC is my brand of choice, but the non-removab...
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Mikey C

Nov 17, 2012, 1:10 AM

16 GB non-expandable storage

Kills it for me. I can give up a removable battery, but I personally dont want to give up my SD card.

Otherwise, looks pretty cool. I want to look up all the specs now.
It wouldn't be so bad if there was 32 GB...The 16 gigs are ridculous.

Wow the spec driven DNA! Its like getting a Cadillac with an AM radio......
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tjobrien21

Nov 19, 2012, 1:51 PM

I'd be so there if it was "sense-less".

We gotta find a way to get great hardware like this, without the manufacturer customization. It's not even so much my hatred of Sense (though I do hate it), as my hatred of how it prevents updates.

I predict in the near future, phones will be as big a target for hackers as computers, if not more. When that happens, there will be a need for timely OS updates for ALL phones, whether new or old. Things like Sense get in the way and prevent fast updates, and it's going to be a big problem.

It's better for the hardware mfg's to differentiate themselves through cool hardware design, and leave the OS alone so the software folks can take care of that part.
I seriously think we should get the phones stock, and have the option to change the firmware to something more sense later on if the consumer wants to. I personally have no problems with sense, but stock is best.
Wired4Fun

Nov 18, 2012, 8:07 AM

Scratching head...

Why, oh why, put so many impressive features into this phone, only to miss out on the most basic ones?? 1080p display with a fixed storage of 16gb?? What's the point of baking in the features if you can't truly take advantage of it? It's like getting a new Lamborghini with snow tires.

My excitement for this phone has been quelled by what I feel are 2 MAJOR flaws:

1 - Non-Removable Battery.

2 - No External Storage (c'mon, I have a 64gb in my Rezound.)

Must admit I'm tempted, but I think I'll wait for the next train...
Those two omissions place this device in Blackbury "innovation" land. Specifically, watch for the new BlackBury 10-10=0 to be released in 2016 with native email following 60 days after that.....
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newfoneguy

Nov 16, 2012, 3:18 PM

Man....

I wish I had this screen on my phone. Can wait till a windows phone gets this screen hopefully with the same pure black led type screen... I love the dark black and great contrast on the 920...
I wish I had this screen on *insert device name here*

Literally. Computer, TV, Phone, Tablet, any of them.
 
 
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