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So whats the about ot jave thw aame stuff thw only diferrence is thw camera
Thw camera is diferrence but thw aame stuff like the storage, battery, and display tech is diferrence too. Hope that amswer your qiestion
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... the DNA’s still a solid choice if you can live with the battery and storage constraints.
I'm so tired of this buzz word. The battery on the dna is fine. Myself, wife, and best friend all have dna's, we all get 15 hours of life easily. Who the hell is away from a charger for more than that anyway.. This is America not Africa.

The storage "constraints"? If you are not tied into at least one cloud storage service by now your doing it wrong. With Dropbox integrated into everything, as well as amazon Google, storing stuff locally on a device is freaking archaic. So other phones have 32gb, 64gb..Hell maybe they have a few TB of storage, who wants to store all that stuff on a PHONE that could be lost.. stolen, broken, bricked, wiped, broken, stolen.... You get the idea.

You also misunderstand the term "flagship" device. Just because a device comes out from a carrier that has a better number here, a smaller number there does not make it a flagship line device. The m7 is most certainly not in direct competition with the s4. If you pay attention to HTC's launch schedule, you will notice that they only release flagship devices approx once per year and usually towards the middle or later part of the year.

The dna is going to be outpaced just like every other phone is. But the m7 is not the successor, nor will it be "the next big thing", I consider it the "thunderbolt" of this year. Good phone, but not of "droid" stature

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I'm so tired of this buzz word. The battery on the dna is fine. Myself, wife, and best friend all have dna's, we all get 15 hours of life easily. Who the hell is away from a charger for more than that anyway.. This is America not Africa.

The storage "constraints"? If you are not tied into at least one cloud storage service by now your doing it wrong. With Dropbox integrated into everything, as well as amazon Google, storing stuff locally on a device is freaking archaic. So other phones have 32gb, 64gb..Hell maybe they have a few TB of storage, who wants to store all that stuff on a PHONE that could be lost.. stolen, broken, bricked, wiped, broken, stolen.... You get the idea.

You also misunderstand the term "flagship" device. Just because a device comes out from a carrier that has a better number here, a smaller number there does not make it a flagship line device. The m7 is most certainly not in direct competition with the s4. If you pay attention to HTC's launch schedule, you will notice that they only release flagship devices approx once per year and usually towards the middle or later part of the year.

The dna is going to be outpaced just like every other phone is. But the m7 is not the successor, nor will it be "the next big thing", I consider it the "thunderbolt" of this year. Good phone, but not of "droid" stature

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Huh? A flagship device is normally a device that is released on most major carriers a la the S3. If the M7 isn't going to be a flagship device, then I don't know what is.

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Call it a flagship or not the DNA is great. The M7 will have a better camera though I've taken ten pictures since I got the phone in November, so the camera is not a big dea and if I want to take a proper photo I use my DSLR. The bigger battery is not much bigger, so no big deal either, plus the DNAs battery is more than adequate. The M7 has more storage but right now I've only used 6gb. I don't listen to much music or watch movies, the voices in my head are quite entertaining.

If the M7 is the flagship it's not much better than the DNA.
 
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I'm so tired of this buzz word. The battery on the dna is fine. Myself, wife, and best friend all have dna's, we all get 15 hours of life easily. Who the hell is away from a charger for more than that anyway.. This is America not Africa.
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The storage "constraints"? If you are not tied into at least one cloud storage service by now your doing it wrong.
You obviously don't travel; especially internationally. And you, your wife, and best friend use your devices differently than others do. The number of syncs and frequency you have them set at, talk time, video calls, screen on time, productivity use vs. browsing vs. video, all contribute to differences in people’s battery life. So for folks whose usage is like yours, your wife’s, and your best friend’s who are always connected to the cloud and get fifteen hours of battery life there are no constraints.

Based on the way I use my devices I’ve always gotten 1/3 less battery life (measured in hours) than what other’s typically average which would mean the DNA wouldn’t get me through the day. My use is pretty typical compared to people I work with so there’s a fairly decent percentage of productivity users that would get different results than you and your kin. Fortunately with the M7 HTC’s solved the problem by acknowledging marginal non-removable batteries and 11GB of non-expandable user accessible storage don’t sell phones. And maybe, finally, an HTC high-end phone can be reviewed without paragraphs dedicated to those compromises. Words like "adequate" and "moderate" shouldn't have to be applied to a high-end device; especially because HTC had the option to make them mute with different design choices. If others, unlike you, your wife, and your best friend, didn't care about those things HTC's market share, revenue, and profit wouldn't be in a free fall while smartphones are selling at their highest levels in history.


HTC is no stranger to criticism on its choice of batteries for its latest devices. Earlier this year, HTC decided to incorporate non-removable batteries in many of its flagship devices in an effort to keep handset profiles as thin as possible. Technically, this allows HTC to find a slightly larger battery into a phone without increasing the phone’s footprint, but in doing so, HTC has taken away the option for power users to swap out batteries in their phones. In general, non-removable batteries shouldn’t really be an issue, but HTC phones like the new HTC DROID DNA are equipped with top-of-the-line specs like Qualcomm’s quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 440ppi 5-inch 1080p display.

For a while, there were a few rumors that the HTC DROID DNA would come with a 2,500 mAh battery, but everyone’s hopes were shattered when the handset was officially unveiled with the same 2,020 mAh battery found in the HTC J Butterfly. To put things into perspective, a 2,020 mAh battery is actually quite large for a mobile device. There are less than a half dozen Android-powered phones on the market with larger batteries, but none of them features specs comparable to those found in the HTC DROID DNA.


The Verge - The DNA lasted a meager four hours and 25 minutes in the Verge Battery Test, which cycles through a series of websites and high-res images with the screen at 65 percent brightness. In daily use, it frequently tapped out long before the day was over.

Gizmodo - The Droid DNA still lasted until 10pm every night with moderately heavy usage. It’s certainly nowhere near the marathon levels of the Droid RAZR MAXX HD, but it outlasts the Galaxy S III

Engadget - In terms of real-life usage, the DNA got us through a full day on moderate use, but it’s quite apparent that the screen will drain the battery much faster, so frequent users will need to keep that in mind before heading off on the daily commute.

Android Police - The DROID DNA seems to have perfectly adequate battery life for moderate users, and even a little more than some other high-end phones may provide.
http://androidandme.com/2012/11/smar...mixed-reviews/
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Call it a flagship or not the DNA is great. The M7 will have a better camera though I've taken ten pictures since I got the phone in November, so the camera is not a big dea and if I want to take a proper photo I use my DSLR. The bigger battery is not much bigger, so no big deal either, plus the DNAs battery is more than adequate. The M7 has more storage but right now I've only used 6gb. I don't listen to much music or watch movies, the voices in my head are quite entertaining.

If the M7 is the flagship it's not much better than the DNA.
As much as you say I come here and always bash the DNA, you sure do a lot of justifying your purchase on here, I'm just saying.

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Thw camera is diferrence but thw aame stuff like the storage, battery, and display tech is diferrence too. Hope that amswer your qiestion
Yes dude but i mean 8 MP is enogh for me im not a camera boy so... the CPU and the GPU are the same... on the 2 phones right? the only diefernce on the Hardware is the GHz... and the DNA CPU is Down-Clock... idk why.. is the Qualcoom can handle 1.7GHz... and i have been running 1.7GHz on my droid dna for a 2 weeks no SOD and probelms...
 
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As much as you say I come here and always bash the DNA, you sure do a lot of justifying your purchase on here, I'm just saying.

If you're happy, that's great. You should be. :thumbup:

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Justify? No one forced me to buy this phone and I don't regret it one bit. It's my opnion that the phone fits me perfectly so I'm sharing my opinion as are you, and it's to bring balance to you guys who pitty the DNA owners for their choice of phone and constantly beat the inadequecy drums whenever the DNA is compared to other phones.
 
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You obviously don't travel; especially internationally. And you, your wife, and best friend use your devices differently than others do. The number of syncs and frequency you have them set at, talk time, video calls, screen on time, productivity use vs. browsing vs. video, all contribute to differences in people’s battery life. So for folks whose usage is like yours, your wife’s, and your best friend’s who are always connected to the cloud and get fifteen hours of battery life there are no constraints.

Based on the way I use my devices I’ve always gotten 1/3 less battery life (measured in hours) than what other’s typically average which would mean the DNA wouldn’t get me through the day. My use is pretty typical compared to people I work with so there’s a fairly decent percentage of productivity users that would get different results than you and your kin. Fortunately with the M7 HTC’s solved the problem by acknowledging marginal non-removable batteries and 11GB of non-expandable user accessible storage don’t sell phones. And maybe, finally, an HTC high-end phone can be reviewed without paragraphs dedicated to those compromises. Words like "adequate" and "moderate" shouldn't have to be applied to a high-end device; especially because HTC had the option to make them mute with different design choices. If others, unlike you, your wife, and your best friend, didn't care about those things HTC's market share, revenue, and profit wouldn't be in a free fall while smartphones are selling at their highest levels in history.


HTC is no stranger to criticism on its choice of batteries for its latest devices. Earlier this year, HTC decided to incorporate non-removable batteries in many of its flagship devices in an effort to keep handset profiles as thin as possible. Technically, this allows HTC to find a slightly larger battery into a phone without increasing the phone’s footprint, but in doing so, HTC has taken away the option for power users to swap out batteries in their phones. In general, non-removable batteries shouldn’t really be an issue, but HTC phones like the new HTC DROID DNA are equipped with top-of-the-line specs like Qualcomm’s quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 440ppi 5-inch 1080p display.

For a while, there were a few rumors that the HTC DROID DNA would come with a 2,500 mAh battery, but everyone’s hopes were shattered when the handset was officially unveiled with the same 2,020 mAh battery found in the HTC J Butterfly. To put things into perspective, a 2,020 mAh battery is actually quite large for a mobile device. There are less than a half dozen Android-powered phones on the market with larger batteries, but none of them features specs comparable to those found in the HTC DROID DNA.


The Verge - The DNA lasted a meager four hours and 25 minutes in the Verge Battery Test, which cycles through a series of websites and high-res images with the screen at 65 percent brightness. In daily use, it frequently tapped out long before the day was over.

Gizmodo - The Droid DNA still lasted until 10pm every night with moderately heavy usage. It’s certainly nowhere near the marathon levels of the Droid RAZR MAXX HD, but it outlasts the Galaxy S III

Engadget - In terms of real-life usage, the DNA got us through a full day on moderate use, but it’s quite apparent that the screen will drain the battery much faster, so frequent users will need to keep that in mind before heading off on the daily commute.

Android Police - The DROID DNA seems to have perfectly adequate battery life for moderate users, and even a little more than some other high-end phones may provide.
http://androidandme.com/2012/11/smar...mixed-reviews/
I love my DNA but the one area that kills me is the internal storage. Being that I travel internationally a lot, the lack of on-phone storage is a bit bigger than originally anticipated. Cloud options, especially in countries like China are virtually impossible to access without a VPN. But even if one could, accessing 1gb of information on a wireless network just isn't viable.

Overall I do like the DNA a lot, but the storage issues force me to keep my S3 with me at all times.
 
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Justify? No one forced me to buy this phone and I don't regret it one bit. It's my opnion that the phone fits me perfectly so I'm sharing my opinion as are you, and it's to bring balance to you guys who pitty the DNA owners for their choice of phone and constantly beat the inadequecy drums whenever the DNA is compared to other phones.
I'm giving you a hard time, but I did want to point out that we both have our opinions even if we don't agree. :thumbup:

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