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how do u like the DNA?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid DNA' started by beaky73, Dec 12, 2012.

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    Hello to all. I was thinking of getting my wife the DNA, is it a good phone? She has a pantech now and hates it due to memory. She can only have 7 apps and no music. I have the s3 but she does not want the same phone as me so I thought the DNA would be nice. Any complaints? Thanks
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    I have had the DNA for a week and in my opinion, it is awesome:) I have seen posts about battery and storage concerns but from personal experience, these are not major issues. I can get through a 12 hour work day with moderate use and still have 50% battery life. Storage is not a problem for me because I only have about 150 songs on the phone. The screen is sweet and the phone is super fast. I think its a great choice!

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    I've had my DNA for about two weeks, and love it!

    The screen is simply stunning, the device is amazingly fast, and it feels great in your hand. I looked at the Samsung Note2, and while it does have some great features and a beautiful screen, I just couldn't see carrying it around all day! One thing you do more then anything else, with a cell phone, is CARRY IT! I also love the built in inductive (wireless) charging capabilities.

    The DNA has two flaws, and you (or your wife) will have to decide if they're deal breakers.

    No microSD slot, and only 16GB (11GB usable) of internal memory. I still have over 8GB of memory still available, but I've uploaded my photos to DropBox, using DropSync (a program that'll automatically upload photos taken with your camera to your DropBox account, so you don't need to worry about losing them, and you can have it delete the photos from your cell phone automatically, after upload, to save space). I've downloaded and installed every app and game that I want/need.

    The 2nd flaw is non-removable battery. However, for my needs, I've been able to leave the house at around 7:30am, with a full charge, use the DNA quite a bit all day, and return home at around 10pm with a little over 20% battery still remaining.

    Bottom line... get your wife a DNA, and she'll have a couple of weeks to decide if it works for HER needs.

    It's a fantastic phone!
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    With all that the cloud has to offer storage shouldn't be a problem the battery is just amazing. I still can't believe the hours I get out of it. The screen is just sick. You have extra time to think about but she will not be disappointed.
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    I love mine!

    I'll like it even better come January, when Seidio cases are available.

    Battery life was my biggest concern before I got it, that has turned out to be a non-issue. I have plenty of juice left at the end of the day. I admit, I don't do a lot of gaming or video watching, just texts, emails and phone calls...

    Overall, I'd say this is the best phone I've ever had.
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    yay i get mine in 2 days! it must have good life i get like 36 hours out of my d4 and that has 1750mah... i like it to run slim... will make a rom soon!
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    Quick question:
    How much of the 2GB RAM does the phone use up? Does HTC sense chew a lot of this up?

    Red meat is not bad for you. Green fuzzy meat is bad for you!
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    People will flame me for this, but women seem to like the iPhone better. It's smaller and straight forward.
    I wouldn't let my girl get one for the longest. I got tired of the nagging and I gave in because they at least added the 4g.

    Or better yet, just let her pick the phone.
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    true and women also dont drive well at night too:p
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    *round of applause
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    We hate apple products. Also last time she picked out her own phone she came home with a pantech. I am going with the dna for her.
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    I currently have a Droid X, and thinking hard about upgrading to the DNA. A few questions to my new friends: Is the HTC UI Sense hard to get used to? For guys, is the DNA too large and uncomfortable to fit into a jeans pocket? I don't like the "holster look". I would think a cover would make it even more bulky? Thanks, in advance.
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    Excellent conservation. But you don't need that final "too", you already said "also".

    Better to simply say that women don't drive very well. They also generally like iPhones better. They're not usually very bright.
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    I really like Sense, but that's a personal preference thing. Like it or hate it, I'd say it's not difficult to get used to.

    I would not even try to fit this phone in my pocket, but I think that's just my personal preference. I didn't keep any of my phones in my pocket, I've used a holster even for my OG Droid.

    But this phone, as sleek as it is, is rather too large to fit comfortable in a pocket IMHO.
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    I seem to like the UI. I also have Nova and Next launchers installed. I switch back and forth for a new feel. I like all of them. Actually for the size I find myself patting my pockets cause I can't tell what pocket its in. Its so thin and light that I forget its in my pocket. When I was at the store buying the DNA I asked for a dummy phone so I could put it in my pocket and see how it feels. I got a funny look from the guy till he figured out what I meant. I really don't think you'll be disappointed.
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    Hate Apple? Really? If it weren't for Apple and the boys and girls in Cupertino, there would be no smart phones. The iphone was the first---they had the concept, the development, etc and set the tone. Same with tablets....it was the ipad that made people realize how cool this invention was and is. And don't even bring up ipods, and how they changed the world. hate Apple? Huh?
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    Just because ford was the first mass produced car in the United States does not mean I have to like them. I had an iPhone and did not care for it. And the first smartphone was actually invented by IBM in 1992 and palm in 2001. So iPhone was not the first.
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    How much memory can you save from rooting it? I don't really plan on putting too much music on it since I have an ipod already but I know I'll have a lot of apps and games if I get it. I can't decide whether to go with the dna or samsung galaxy s3
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    dna is much faster and i only use about 5-7 gb of memory so its fine for me. if it was a international s3 it would be a hard choicecuz that one has a quad core. since the vzw one only has dual core its much easier to say the dna is better
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    No SD card and not beign able to swap a battery is a "NO BUY" for me and I am a BIG HTC fan "Incredible and Rezound owner", yesterday I was out all day "away from a charger" from 5 AM to 10 PM with constant use of GPS and internet on my S3, good thing I had a spare battery or would have been dead in the water. And where would I be able to put my 40 gigs of High Resolution movies and High Resolution music on the DNA, sorry but cloud music and movies do not equate to high resolution content "plus you need to be around data, be it WiFi or 3G/4G to use the content", and beign able to have this content on my 64 Gig micro SD card means I do not need to be around data to watch my favorite movies and listen to my favorite music.
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