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Old 11-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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Default Verizon makes the Droid DNA official.

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Looks like they are going to announce it at a private event on Tuesday the 13th, and then on Google+ Hangout the following Monday.

I'm going to upgrade all four of my family's phones in the coming weeks. My sons are stuck on Apple products, while my wife and I like Android. I was going back and forth between the GS3 and Razr Maxx HD. But looking at the specs of the J Butterfly (HTC's 5" phone announced in Japan, that the DNA is based on), it's very impressive.

The DNA is expected to have a 1.5 Ghz quad core, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, and full 1080x1920 resolution (with an eye-popping 440 ppi!) and 4.1 Jelly Bean. As for physical dimensions, it's expected to be 143 x 71 x 9.1. By comparison, a GS3 is 137 x 71 x 8.6. So, it's probably going to be about 6mm longer and .5mm thicker.

The physical dimensions are really what's going to sell it for me. The Note 2 is just a little too large for me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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Given how fast the quad in the Nexus 4 eats power, I'd be concerned that this only packs a 2500mah sealed battery. Particularly given the screen size and resolution.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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htc=poor battery life and buggy software. i pretty much discount anything by them
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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This will replace my Droid X.

I'll grab an external 9000 mAh battery pack if I have to, this thing is just awesome.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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wow right on, was waiting for verizon to get a nice HTC phone since they passed on the ONE, damn them. may have to pick this up
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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htc=poor battery life and buggy software. i pretty much discount anything by them
Except the One X has better battery life than most android phones, Galaxy S3 included. The only 2 phones that have better is the Razor Maxx and iPhone 5.

I am a little worried about that battery with a 1080p screen. Would wait for reviews. Also how would apps look in that screen resolution? It would just look scaled crappy or with black borders?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #7
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why does verizon always pass on large phone launches and get stupid exclusives? HTC needs to stop bending over backwards for them. I wish the phone manufacturers would rally and say you take the HTC One S/X, SGS3, etc. and that's it. No special US models. Nothing else. You either jump on our global product portfolio or you can go back to the pre touchscreen smartphone days where the US was in the stone age in cell phones.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #8
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Because they are the greediest most power tripping nickel and diming services providers out there. Of course they are going to salivate over vendor lock in and exclusives.

It sucks that they have the best network and can get away with it.

At least the FCC kicked them in the balls about double dipping on tether charges lulz.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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Because they are the greediest most power tripping nickel and diming services providers out there. Of course they are going to salivate over vendor lock in and exclusives.

It sucks that they have the best network and can get away with it.

At least the FCC kicked them in the balls about double dipping on tether charges lulz.
Now they advertise it as a 'new feature'. free tethering included! We're lucky they're so generous
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #10
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To note, the only reason the FCC called them out on the tethering charges is because it's against the contract of the spectrum sale that they're using to implement LTE.
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To note, the only reason the FCC called them out on the tethering charges is because it's against the contract of the spectrum sale that they're using to implement LTE.
Not to mention it only applied to non-grandfathered data plans....
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:44 AM   #12
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http://www.androidcentral.com/verizo...unce-droid-dna

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5-inch Super LCD3 display at 1080p resolution (440ppi)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, quad-core at 1.5 GHz.
2GB RAM
16GB storage (11GB usable)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+.
8MP rear camera with ImageSense and a new "Sightseeing mode"
2.1MP f/2.0 front-facing camera with auto portrait mode.
Beats Audio
2.5v headset and speaker amplifier.
4G LTE data.
The 2020mAh embedded battery is a bit of a concern but I think I this will be my next phone.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #13
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #14
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wow that battery is not gonna last long
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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HTC is notorious with terrible battery life, and I really hope they figured something amazing out with this phone**

I'm not sure how I feel about it** Everything about it is awesome (save for no stylus and a measly 11 GB usable storage)**
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Bleh** Large phone with a fixed small battery** Just like the nexus 4; double bleh**
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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The no microsd I could excuse if it had 32/64GB Memory, but 16GB (11 usable) on a 1080p device? WTF
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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Concerned about space until I looked at my Droid X: 5GB of 8 GB internal free, 12 GB or of 16GB free on the SD card** Then again the features of this phone may press me to do more with it and store more** I wonder if this is a Verizon thing to get people to stream data to/from online sources instead of local so they can generate data revenue******

Battery seems small but my heaviest use is sitting at a desk or in my car so well see******
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Has to be a planned obsolescence strategy, I can see 32 and 64 GB versions arriving soon** At any rate, its still better then what it's replacing for me (Droid X)
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #20
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I like the aesthetics of it, but talk about overkill**
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #21
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are you guys sure it does not have a microSD? Has anyone opened the back to confirm? Also, it has a micro-sim slot. Does that mean it'll work with T-Mobile?
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are you guys sure it does not have a microSD? Has anyone opened the back to confirm? Also, it has a micro-sim slot. Does that mean it'll work with T-Mobile?
Yes, it is confirmed to not have a microSD slot.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #23
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People claim the Nexus 4 has shit battery life.
This phone will be worse.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #24
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The no microsd I could excuse if it had 32/64GB Memory, but 16GB (11 usable) on a 1080p device? WTF
Yep. You'll be able to watch all of the first 30 minutes of the blu-ray you ripped at 1080p.

Awesome!
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #25
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And people rip a single full non transcoded bluray to their 32-64GB 480p-720p phones and have to remove everything else for a single movie? Get real.

Pixel density will be nice for browser realestate, but you can still watch the same 1GB rips everyone else has made due with all along before thus device came out.

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