Tell me why i should not sell my maxxhd for htc dna

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    The way smartphones are popping up is crazy,and I no I can't keep buying them when a new one comes on the market,I have owned droidx,bionic and waited a very long time for the so called danari or droid fighter which turned out to be the maxx_hd which I have now.I wanted a big display and the samsung was way too big.
    This htc_dna is looking good all the way around and it's powerful & good looking, it looks like it will knock out the maxx_hd and will be verizions new flagship smartphone,so until I get it in my hands I can not make a decision.
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    Because it will need to be recharged much more often than the Maxx HD.
    Simple
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    yea i can feel your pain but i'm in a truck most of the time and battery life is no problem,but your right.
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    No SD slot...
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    I'd rather have the DNA, love all of the horsepower! :icon_ rocker:
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    Well, I have had the OG, X, Bionic, RAZR, and now the Maxx HD. I happen to have an affinity for all things moto though. With that being said, I also love to have the latest and greatest as well. Gets pretty expensive. To answer your question, keep the Maxx. To me, it's probably the best all around device right now. 720p screen is solid. 1080 just got here. 1gb ram is plenty. Imho, the only reason for 2gb is for the heavier sense customization. Which I personally dislike. Same goes for the GS3, I personally dislike touchwiz as well. Twice the storage of most phones, PLUS the sd card slot. Oh, unmatched battery life.. For those moments when you might not be in your truck. For me, moto always comes with something to compete with the big dogs. I'll wait til then. Besides screen size, what does the DNA have that the Maxx doesn't? Did I mention moto radios? And no, I'm not getting paid by them. I just like the feel and look of their designs. Uses of metal and kevlar, solid build quality, etc..
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    Well the real question is...why should you exchange to a Dna?

    Return of the Android
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    Because you want to be tethered to a charger (especially if using 4g). It's no secret...the display is the biggest battery consumer on all phones. Although bigger may be better, if the phone's battery doesn't compliment screen size, you're likely to suffer. Same goes for processing power...battery consumption demand is higher. Another thing to consider...you'll likely be forced to weed through your music, photos, videos, and apps to make storage room with no option for an sd card. Something you might not think about at first...but a year or so into ownership...it dawns on you. The phone looks beautiful and is powerful but some of the basic fundamental limitations leave the HTC as just that...a pretty looking phone...that's about it.
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    The MAXX HD was a great phone except for the camera and the ergonomics, the HTC DNA solves both of those but loses at battery life and storage. Personally, I would rather have a phone that I love using while it works and be forced to charge it more and use the cloud, then to have a phone that lasts all day but that I don't enjoy using.
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    The DNA is a flop IMO.

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    Battery, first and foremost! Only HTC device I've owned is the Thunderbolt, so I may be jaded ... but how can you think of going from a MAXX battery life to ANY other?

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    I can't see the extra ram/cores making a big difference in performance. My maxx hd is crazy fast. I'm now hooked on dead trigger which seems like a high end game, no glitches or lag of any kind.

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    Yeah as much as the screen looks sick, I think it's a flop too. Why: lowly battery, and the same old Sense by HTC.
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    Is this a serious message? Or you just foolin us?
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    Word.
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    So far it seems like most of you are telling me to keep it,and that part about the size of screen eats up most of the power,your right i used 80% the first week I needed every bit of juice.
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    You mean it took you a week to get down to 20%? Or you have been getting down to 20% after a full day? So far I'm at 45%-25% at the end of my days. I'm definitely in the honeymoon phase and at night I play a lot of games with the screen turned up. I couldn't imagine having a battery half this size.

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    Until I installed gsam battery monitor I couldn't figure out where I was using the most power,it turned out to be the screen display I had it as bright as it could be and I was using 80% display.So I'm good now that I got that down.
    THANKS
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    Sense is awful! It is likely that AOSP on the DNA, will be a heavy challenge, getting rid of the all the bloatware and improving the efficiency of the kernel and battery for optimization levels. With all that said Maxx HD will soon have the upgrade and gain from stronger development that pushes the capacities of our Maxx HD's, high Quadrants and days without a charge. For me the Maxx HD is a win-win. dancedroid
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    Battery life will be the only thing I can say.

    The DNA...its a newer phone, newer specs... If you asked this question, you're kinda leaning towards the DNA..lol Also sounds like you are into chasing specs, new phones. Good luck with that. I did it once, but never again....I think....lol.

    About battery for the DNA....it should be on par with the GS3 and One X. Both of those are good for battery life IMO. Me personally...I like Amoled screens now, flaws n all. It would take an amazing LCD screen to pull me away. I havent seen the One X, I need to check out the one on the DNA. Figure out what your wants n needs are and go from there. Historically HTC and Samsung has had better cameras than Motorola.

    But.... if you say the Samsung screen was too big..I assume you mean the GS3...the DNA is even bigger...

    And of course it will be Verizon's new Flagship....it has the Droid name. For real, almost any new high end phone is Verizon's new flag ship..but the Droid line gets extra attention from Verizon.
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