Got my HTC Droid DNA

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    Hey guys, just got in my Droid DNA, anything anyone wants me to check on it? I wanted to do a disassembly, but i dont know if the clips holding the back cover in place are too strong or there is adhesive holding it down also, but i didnt want to break it opening it lol, so i backed off for now untill i can figure out another way in or someone else does. I also noticed it has dual status led lights which is nice, one in the front under the earpiece grill and one on the back, so wether your phone is on the face or on its back you can see you have a missed notification. :)

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    How long the battery last.

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    Ill let you know at the end of the day once ive used it for a while.
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    I have nexus 7 lol

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    Ok so as far as battery goes, it seems to be running great, its doing as good if not better than my SG3. It had about 70% charge out of the box, and i used it from morning to night. I didnt do too much heavy stuff but i texted, called, and used youtube couple times as well as a lot of browsing the internet and by 11PM i was at about 20% charge.
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    I've been hearing great things about this small battery. Did that include the initial setup as well? Syncing everything and downloading the apps tends to eat a lot of battery, so if you did that on the first charge as well that's pretty impressive.

    Are you on WiFi, or using LTE?
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    If u do a battery test can u do it with it connected to the network, no wifi and take screenshots of on screen time and the time it has been off the charger. On screen time is the true test. Most phones these days do decent at idle. Thanks.
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    Agreed, and mobile data is a huge killer. At work with a poor signal and mobile data off I will only drop 5-10% over the 8 hour work day with very little use, but with mobile data on it will drop 20-30%.
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    Cool! I bet it's hard to stop looking at that display! I'll be interested in hearing more about the battery as well.
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    I agree the biggest battery test is to run on 4G all day if available and not on WiFi or 3G. Screen time is needed too. Keep us posted please
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    i will try to find the area where it shows me that info as to how long its been on and take a pic of it, but as far as being on wifi, the only place i use wifi is at home since i have almost no service. But i was out most the day using 4G so yep it did well. Browser was running fine, notifications coming through fast and yep. The onlyyy thing i can point a finger at about the phone might be the speaker. Its not really that loud, and on full volume when im on speakerphone on a call it has like a clicking noise when peoples voice comes through but it goes and comes not all the time. But i guess a soft update might fix that. But ya the screen is beautiful looks like a glossy hd pic lol
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    I didn't expect the speaker to be quiet, it has its own amp!
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    Does foxfi work? Does it do data and voice on both 4g and 3g?

    I am a heavy user when I travel and was leaning toward the maxx hd, which foxfi and voice / data work. But the battery on this might be livable if those both work.
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    Seems like wifi/no data would be best to demonstrate battery as 4g is not constant.

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    Yeah but 4g is there and used. I hate CNET's battery tests because they just run a movie. Well most of my usage is on 4g.
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    What? No that's no where near the best way to test battery cause that doesn't offer real world use. 90% of the people out there are connected to the network all day everyday either 3G or 4G.
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    I agree with this. Efficiency in the radios and how the phone's software handles data hand offs is far more important than just hardware drain.

    You can easily turn down your brightness or change gps on or off. You can't easily optimize the radio drivers.
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    Make it easy with the battery test.
    Leave mobile data /4G on,
    Screen at 100%
    Background data and all that sync crap on.
    What's the point of having a pocket computer if all this stuff is not working.
    Screw all that turning stuff off nonsense.
    I like my screen blazing like the sun. 4G Puling speeds like lighting and most of all, Internet ready to use at the drop of a hat.


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    Aright, so ive left the brightness on max, since i like to view this beautiful screen at its best, and with watching hd videos on youtube for half hour on 4g service, and using the phone all day surfing web texting, and on line with customer service for about 40 minutes, id say its doing well battery wise. By 2 am at night or morning however youd like to look at it, its at 20% charge now. Oh and also after surfing the web or watching the videos on youtube, the phone doesnt heat up like how all other phones i have just start heating up like crazy. Toward the 20 min mark it got a bit warm but nothing to notice at all. I guess the quad core actually works like how they said about the low voltage or whatever to use less power and less heat. So thats a plus. Again the LCD is beautiful, i love it. Phone runs great, no problems thus far. As far as data and voice on 4g, i dont know if voice is on 4g on this phone, but when im on the phone i am able to use the internet just fine.
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    Can you post screenshots of screen time?

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