The OFFICIAL "I got my HTC Droid DNA" thread

Discussion in 'HTC Droid DNA' started by wicked, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. geoff5093

    geoff5093 Senior Member

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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.
     
  2. macpro88

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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.
     
  3. geoff5093

    geoff5093 Senior Member

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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.
     
  5. geoff5093

    geoff5093 Senior Member

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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
     
  7. JeffreyDeutsch

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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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  10. richiethec

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    Got it Saturday Dec 15

    I've been studying the hell out of the new Androids and I chose the DNA, much for the amazing display, although I was somewhat worried about the battery. I was not too worried about the storage, as I can't imagine needing to store even close to 10GB. Coming from an HTC Droid Incredible, which I liked very much for 2.5 years. Spent yesterday setting it up, plugged in most of the time. Today is my first reality test. With the Incredible, I plug it in when I get home each day usually around 5:30pm, and it usually has about 25% - 30% battery remaining, so you can tell I'm not a power user.

    Today, I tried to use it in my typical fashion - no more, no less. As of right now, almost 4pm, I have 75% remaining, so I'm guessing it's gonna last way longer on a charge than the Incredible did. Fingers are crossed; so far I just love it. Time will tell if I get used to the larger size in my pocket, but I think I will. Good luck to all thinking of getting one; I hope my comments are helpful.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All (especially those with Droid DNAs!!)
     
  11. sjelias30

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    I'm a new member of this forum and have had the DNA for about a month now. It is night and day versus my previous phone, an HTC Incredible, which was no slouch by the way. I honestly have to say I rarely ever use my tablet at home now since this phone's screen is large enough, the image quality is insane, and the processing power is legit. So far the battery life has been decent...I usually have about 40-50% charge left when I sit down and start to fiddle with it around 8pm so not bad. I feel like I am not tapping the full potential of the phone though since I mostly read news articles and visit facebook/twitter occassionaly. I love the camera and use that quite often...the shutter speed is great and outdoor picture quality rivals SLRs, though indoor quality leaves something to be desired.

    Any ideas on how to tap the full potential of the phones processing speed and hd screen?
     
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    How do you take a screen shot with the DNA??
     
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