The OFFICIAL "I got my HTC Droid DNA" thread

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  1. wicked
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    Post in here once you get your HTC Droid DNA! Let us know your thoughts on the device!

    Thanks!
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    Got mine a couple hours ago. Took them forever to get it activated, but they eventually did and good to go now.

    Loving the speed of this phone. It plows through applications and multitasking much better than my GS3. The screen is awesome and I haven't been on Sense in a while but I'm actually kinda liking it. Last HTC phone I had was the Thunderbolt. I'm just hoping signal is better on this phone compared to the GS3. Won't know til I get home. I live out in the sticks so getting a signal is tough for my phones. Moto and Apple phones seem to be the only ones that won't drop a call, hoping I can add this phone to the list.

    Can't wait to root it and get this bloatware off though!

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
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    Congrats! :icon_ banana:
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    Got mine at 10AM this morning, I love it! Of course the battery life isn't that great, I spent 10 minutes setting up my e-mail, and it went from 100% to 89% :(
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    Congrats! Battery life should improve once the cache builds up. Give it a day or 2.
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    Arrived at my local store at 9am when they opened and was out and fully operational by 9:30. Put it on my car charger went to work and threw it on the charger there and set up all of my accounts. I came from the DROID RAZR so I dont mind the small battery size. It took about 2 hrs to fully charge from about 50% from the store. The performance is through the roof fast, and the 1080 LCD is awesome. Camera shutter speed is fast as Hell and the detailed pics are phenomenal, compared to the RAZR at least!! On my way home from work I kept watching the signal and in spots where Id lose ALL RADIOS I have 3G on the DNA. At home I would rarely get 4G with the RAZR but with the DNA I get a consistent 3-4 bars of 4G signal. Ill be able to see more with the battery life after tomorrow when I wont have a charger at my disposal, but overall so far Im extremely:icon_ banana: happy with this phone!!!

    NOTE: As of right now I have 88% on the battery and a total of 1H 47M off the charger and I was messing with the camera, playing music, checking emails, and updating FB.
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    Got mine in the mail yesterday and activated it first thing at 1:10pm ish... Anyway, so far i am loving this phone over my old POS HTC Droid Incredible with extended battery. The battery life kicks the **** out of the Inc with the extended battery so far. Love how fast everything opens and dont have to wait. Havent got to play much on 4g though. Seems like the phone might be durable?? I dont want to be the first to drop the phone and probably wont be getting a case for it since i have never dropped my old phone...

    Heres a look at my battery graph after a day of texting, lots of facebook, couple youtube videos, and some web browsing. Picture was taken when battery was at 9%
    View attachment 58515

    I might be bias since ive only had the Inc as a phone but i dont know why everyone is saying to avoid this phone at all costs and wait for another phone... Theres ALWAYS going to be a newer, better phone released.
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    Congrats and great to hear you guys are loving the DNA so far! :big smile:
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    Got mine!! 11/23/12 ,super happy!
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    Boyfriend just got his an hour ago. He claims that the DNA is a global phone, that's not accurate right?
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    I believe most newer 4G phones are yes, I do think you have to have Verizon give you a pin number to unlock the SIM slot though so you can use other SIM's in it, but good luck trying to get Verizon to do that...

    And congrats on the new phone for him, make you sure you play with it :p
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    I take it that the pin is particular to each handset instead of being universal?
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    Yes it is, you can pop in a GSM SIM from AT&T, T-Mobile, or any international country and it will work.
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    not sure

    source to confirm? I always thought the SIM had to be unlocked on the phone first. Just what I've hear, would like to know for sure though.
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    Check XDA, many members report using a $30 unlimited T-Mobile and AT&T SIM on their Verizon DNA with no problems.
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    Yeah, but if they are on T-Mobile wouldn't Verizon automatically unlock their phones because they bought the phone at full price? They are not getting a contract.
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    They don't do anything different with the phone if you get it on contract or off contract.
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    I got mine yesterday, I am LOVING it! dancedroid
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    I got mine the same day as nelamvr6, so I could say I closed out November with it in my hands.

    The DNA is a super phone - IMHO it relates to the Pro (my prior phone) the same way the Pro in turn relates to a feature phone. I especially like its quad-core processor, front and rear cameras and camcorders (with some neat features including a countdown for front-facing) and video quality. Jelly Bean and battery life aren't bad either.

    Nice security feature too - namely, the non-removable battery, in conjunction with the fact that you can only shut down the phone after you log in*. That means someone stealing your phone can't turn it off - and thus, if you already set up a security software like Lookout, TrustGo or Cerberus, you can keep doing things like tracking it, having it take pictures, sounding an alarm, etc.

    (In fact, even if you didn't have the foresight all is not lost - Go to Google Play and download Lookout's Plan B onto your phone. As long as the phone turned on and otherwise working, it will then email its location to the particular Gmail address for the account it's linked to.)

    [*] Unless of course you didn't set up a password, PIN or pattern.

    All in all, great phone!

    Jeff Deutsch
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