I can easily see the difference, on the HD there is pretty obvious pixelation when you look at small text and any sharp edges on icons. I'm not saying it's a huge con having the screen on the HD, but the DNA is a noticeable improvement. 11GB of storage is horrible, I'll give you that. The 2020mAh battery also sucks, I couldn't get through a day without always watching the battery and without limiting my use. That's true for now, but if you're looking for a phone that will last for a while the 1GB of RAM and dual core will become bottlenecks sooner than you know. The reception on the DNA was fantastic, better than my Thunderbolt, better than my friends GS3, and better than my Note 2. Are you looking at retail prices or subsidized pricing? The online price is the same as the in-store price.