Nice review man, thanks. Now u got me more excited hahaOriginally Posted by pc747
That's not neccesairly true, this DNA has been n the spotlight forever, they just did a good job keeping it underwraps. What I thank is nice is if we go for the N2 and some have problems with it cause some will the DNA gives us another choice, not that I thank it compares but more choices is always better.Originally Posted by delcopa
Honestly in certain ways the DNA is better and in certain ways the Note 2 is better.
The main way the HTC DNA is better is the screen. It's only 5" but it has a resolution of 1920x1080 with 440 ppi which is better than the iPhones retina screen. HTC also has a better track record with reception, where Samsung often falls short.
The downfall to the DNA is that it's most likely going to have much smaller of a battery than the Note 2 and with a 1080p screen and 4G LTE it's going to need a bigger battery.
Also losing the S Pen and some Touch Wiz functionality and substituting that for Sense.
I think if people miss the Note 2 in stores most will just go for the HTC DNA. Either way I don't think you can go wrong either way because they are both 5+" quad core jelly bean beasts with 2gb ram.
After using US Cellular's Note 2 for a week, I feel pretty comfortable saying that I will not be picking this up when it comes to Verizon, for many reasons.
1) The size. This is completely personal preference, when I was reading reviews, testing it out in store, and even for the first few days I had it I had no complaints about the size, and enjoyed having such a large display. However after the "newness" of the device wore off, the size became more and more of an issue. It doesn't fit in my cars cup holder like all my other phones, so trying to store it somewhere in the center console area where it's accessible was a challenge (I did make it fit somewhere else, but it's much less convenient). As far as fitting in the pocket goes, I had no issues fitting it in my jeans or khakis, and even when sitting down with it in my pocket I didn't notice it. The issue arises when I try to find a place to put it while wearing a jacket, in the past I had interior or side pockets that would fit a phone, but not the Note 2.
2) This is more like a small tablet than a large phone. Very similar to the first reason, but like with any tablet I find that I use my phone a lot more frequently. While testing out the Note 2 I also had a Nexus 7 and Thunderbolt, so whenever I needed to check something quick I pulled out my Thunderbolt since it can be easily operated with one hand. The Note 2 would take away my need for having a tablet and a phone, however you make sacrifices, you don't have as large of a screen as a tablet, but you don't get the easy one handed operating of a ~4.5" phone. I thought of the Note 2 like a tablet, and used it only occasionally.
3) The S-Pen. Again, this is personal preference, but when I was reading and watching reviews of the Note 2 I said to myself "OMG I can't wait to use the S-Pen!! I'm going to write notes on my phone instead of taking the time to type it, I get to hover over a video to see where I want to skip to, etc. etc.". When it comes down to it, even though the S-Pen claims to have hundreds of levels of sensitivity, I've only found it to have 3 different levels - bold, normal, and light. For me, when it came down to it I found almost no practical reason why I would want to use the S-Pen over simply using my fingers and/or typing on the keyboard, this is just a gimmick IMO and it makes it even more cumbersome to use as a phone.
4) Buttons. First, the physical home button. Why, why does Samsung continue to use a physical home button but capacative back and menu buttons? When trying to use the device in one hand (which is hard enough already), if you don't readjust your hand to get a better grip you won't be able to activate the home button without worrying that the phone will slip out of your hand. I also found that because I get used to using the capacative back and menu buttons, I instinctively think I can do the same for home, but end up having to always press it twice because I forget. Also, the buttons don't work with the S-Pen, so even more of a reason why it's a gimmick.
Yeah I know all that I just said in my eyes I don't thank it compares. What good is a quad core 1080P screen phone with a small battery? A dead phone all the time is at the bottom of my list. My bro has the one x and its horrible on battery. But if it was to come with the rumored 2500 mah then it might be awesome.Originally Posted by MiXoLoGiSt
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I agree, I'm just stating n my eyes as of now it don't compare but I'm with u on all that. If I buy the N2 and the radios are a problem then she's going back and then I might give the DNA a test drive because the last I checked it is a $100 cheaper from the rumors. Guess we will find out tomorrow, like I said more choices are better.Originally Posted by pc747