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Thread: Convince me... S3 over the HTC DNA

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    Battery might not be an issue. HTC has done a good job of getting the most out of their smaller batteries on their last few devices.

    If you're into rooting/romming at all, the S3 is second to the Nexus devices, and that's it. Been running an AOSP rom on my S3 for awhile now... the specs, plus the rom, make it my own lil' Nexus 4.

    Edit: Yes the DNA's bootloader has already been unlocked, but if it's anything like previous devious, that'll be closed up by or right after release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyPete View Post
    A few reports have said the battery is not an issue:

    Gizmodo for one...

    HTC Droid DNA Review: Verizon's Big, Beautiful Beast

    "That big screen is paired with LTE and a relatively modest 2020 mAh Li-Ion battery, but the Droid DNA still lasted until 10pm every night with moderately heavy usage. It's certainly nowhere near the marathon levels of the
    Droid RAZR MAXX HD, but it outlasts the Galaxy S III."
    Engadget and The Verge both disagree. The Verge strongly disagrees, calling the battery life "terrible." While both sites tend to be in the tank for Apple, I greatly prefer their reviews to Gizmodo's, and they do provide some good battery life tests that really tax the device.

    I think the DNA will get most users through a typical day, but if you spend a serious amount of time using the device, you'll be looking for a charger by sometime in the afternoon.
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    DNA could have been a winner but HTC dropped the ball as far as I'm concerned. I for one will NEVER again buy a phone without removable storage and battery (unless it's a Maxx type device). I'm not a believer in all the "cloud" crap. I want my media available to me no matter where I might be located without depending on an internet connection. Not to mention I much rather prefer Touchwiz to Sense. If I was you I'd wait for the Note2 to be available on Big Red. The GNote2 will be my next device without a doubt.

    As always...GOBEARS and IRISH too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBears
    DNA could have been a winner but HTC dropped the ball as far as I'm concerned. I for one will NEVER again buy a phone without removable storage and battery (unless it's a Maxx type device). I'm not a believer in all the "cloud" crap. I want my media available to me no matter where I might be located without depending on an internet connection. Not to mention I much rather prefer Touchwiz to Sense. If I was you I'd wait for the Note2 to be available on Big Red. The GNote2 will be my next device without a doubt.

    As always...GOBEARS and IRISH too!
    Agreed. I gotta be able to swap swap out my battery, especially when it's such a small one. Good point about always being able to access your files, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBears
    DNA could have been a winner but HTC dropped the ball as far as I'm concerned. I for one will NEVER again buy a phone without removable storage and battery (unless it's a Maxx type device). I'm not a believer in all the "cloud" crap. I want my media available to me no matter where I might be located without depending on an internet connection. Not to mention I much rather prefer Touchwiz to Sense. If I was you I'd wait for the Note2 to be available on Big Red. The GNote2 will be my next device without a doubt.

    As always...GOBEARS and IRISH too!
    I'll third this post.

    The cloud is a double edged sword, pay (deducting from you data) as you upload and download, and pay for the storage in the cloud.

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    I say the DNA
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    If you get a lot of emails, S3 will freeze the screen 100% of the time on first attempt to get emails. Can be very frustrating. Other than that it is a great phone, but the email is a BIG drawback.
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    Save your unlimited data (if you have it) and buy used. GS3s can be found for $350. It's a steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtGamble711
    If you get a lot of emails, S3 will freeze the screen 100% of the time on first attempt to get emails. Can be very frustrating. Other than that it is a great phone, but the email is a BIG drawback.
    My phone freezes without emails a lot. My back button and menu button both don't work and neither does texting. It eventually starts working on its own
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtGamble711 View Post
    If you get a lot of emails, S3 will freeze the screen 100% of the time on first attempt to get emails. Can be very frustrating. Other than that it is a great phone, but the email is a BIG drawback.
    I get a lot of emails everyday on multiple providers. Never had it freeze.
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