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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    It essentially seeks the phones built in memory with your memory card. The way it it's now you only have about 10 gb usable on a 16gb Note. This really isn't an issue if you don't play a lot of games. Now that Android games are getting bigger and better, and not being able to move to your sd card, the storage runs out quickly.

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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    Just to be fair a thread, from someone who has the DNA and GN2 from the DNA forum...

    Have dna and a note 2.. Small quick recap
    That wasn't too good of an evaluation to me. I do like the looks of the DNA. It's just to me, the 2 is more than just another high end Android phone, doomed to be bested in two months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    Lol you know what I mean and I didn't even notice this was a note 2 forum but I thought by now some one would say but the DNA has a 1080p screen blah blah lol

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    Because 1080p is completely unnecessary....

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorz_412 View Post
    Because 1080p is completely unnecessary....

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    I agree but all flagships will have them in 2013

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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Ordered the DNA today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    I agree but all flagships will have them in 2013

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    It's the new quad core tech buzzword

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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    I had a OneX, the display was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous and very close and similar to the DNA. I have to be very clear about this. I had cataract surgery and I have incredible vision now, my eyes are critical to me.
    Its not important how we view the necessity of 1080 displays, rather its how the GN2 correlates t9 the LCD 2 or LCD 3 displays, and clearly the GN2 g8ves them a real run for the money.
    Secondly, the GN2 is feature packed with benefits that are awesome. There isnt a phone on the market that can shake its *** the same way.
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    I had a OneX, the display was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous and very close and similar to the DNA. I have to be very clear about this. I had cataract surgery and I have incredible vision now, my eyes are critical to me.
    Its not important how we view the necessity of 1080 displays, rather its how the GN2 correlates t9 the LCD 2 or LCD 3 displays, and clearly the GN2 g8ves them a real run for the money.
    Secondly, the GN2 is feature packed with benefits that are awesome. There isnt a phone on the market that can shake its *** the same way.
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    I read online that verizon was banking on the dna being a hit but realisticly other than 1080p screen what does it have that is better?
    Not much, if anything...
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    I have a DNA. I have a month to test it before deciding. Things I like are
    1) The screen - not just resolution, but also brightness and color accuracy.
    2) The look and feel. The way the glass wraps around the sides is really slick, the quality of the buttons are great with a milled metal look, and the back has a soft but easily gripped feel. Feels good to hold, and for me, not a problem with one hand.
    3) The size. Although the specs show it as thicker than the N2, that is only in the very middle. It tapers top, bottom and sides. That makes a big difference in how it feels and how it looks in a pocket. It is actually less visible in my pocket than my wife's iPhone 4. The N2 is much more visible, and I think in a front pocket would occasionally stick you in the hip if you squat. The DNA is short enough that it stays concealed in most shirt pockets, just barely. The N2 sticks out about a cm. In other words, the DNA just stays under a size threshold for really easy pocketability, enhanced by its "physiologically" curved back.
    4) After using the interface a while, I really like it. Of course it's smooth without any stutters, but it's also quite functional. I like the way you can turn the permanent launch buttons into folders, so you can keep your most used apps really handy. And you can access all that from the lock screen. I tried that on N2 and can't duplicate. I love the weather lock screen. Only thing I don't like is that it can only show 8 recent apps in a needlessly overblown "album view" format. Miss access to 15 recent apps on my T-bolt with CM7. Also, the notifications in general on the N2 seem a lot better. I like the CM7 type power widgets at the top of the N2 notifications which aren't there on the DNA, although they're only a click away, so not bad.

    Things I don't like:
    1) The battery is so-so. Much better than T-bolt, but not more than 13-14 hours of relatively light use. I would have sacrificed a little more girth for more battery. It was only an issue once when I was going from work directly to the Falcons-Saints game and had to worry about charging it somewhere. Interestingly, I found that when I don't have time to charge the phone, it's because I'm too busy to play much, and I end up not needing to charge it anyway.
    2) Storage as has been discussed to death. I'm waiting to see what happens over the month. When I look at my old T-bolt, I think most of the memory use was from backups on a rooted phone. I might be OK as I'm not a big gamer.
    3) At least on mine, the camera is pretty lackluster. Nice features, but images aren't very sharp. Dynamic range is not nearly as good as iPhone 5. I took a photo with it and the DNA in the store and an illuminated phone on display was just whited out on the DNA where it was fine on the iPhone 5 with otherwise similar exposure. It seemed the N2 was at least a little better in sharpness in the store, though I didn't compare the dynamic range.

    What I'm hoping is that there will be an upcoming hardware mod to add an SD card to the DNA, turning it effectively into a J-Butterfly. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/htc...down-done.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub1981 View Post
    I read online that verizon was banking on the dna being a hit but realisticly other than 1080p screen what does it have that is better?
    Just to add some perspective, and NOT to try and start an arguement....

    The DNA has more then 1080p in it's arsenal...

    First, it's more compact, and certainly, some people may prefer carrying around a phone that's closer to typical cell phone size, then being closer to a tablet size. Packing a 5" screen into a phone that's the same size, or just slightly larger then the S3 or other phones with smaller screens is somewhat impressive.

    The screen is SICK! You really need to see it to understand just how nice 440 ppi is... for comparison, the iPhone retina display has 326 ppi, and people went bonkers over that screen! Gorilla Glass wraps around the edges, giving it a very smooth, sleek look and feel.

    The DNA is fast, with Quadrant scores over 8,000! The phone doesn't stutter, doesn't skip a beat when swiping through home screens, launching apps, browsing....

    I really just enjoy high tech devices, and went and played around with a Note2, checked out the Samsung Galaxy S3... I love checking out new devices, whether I'm ready to purchase them or not. I really considered the Note 2, but for MY needs, it seemed it'd be a bit of a hassle to carry around. The only devices I personally am not into are iPhones, but that's just me...

    Battery life has lasted well through a full day, even with heavy use. No, it won't get me two, three days, but I don't have a problem charging my devices overnight. Built in inductive charging also makes charging a simple matter of laying your phone on an inductive pad... no more plugging in a charge cable (every new Smart Phone should have this built in!)

    One potential problem IS memory, and it's simply ridiculous that HTC limits the DNA to 16GB internal memory, and no micro SD card! Usable is slightly over 11 GB, again, rather ridiculous.

    However, and again, this is for MY personal usage and needs, on my previous phone, I checked, and saw that I was using about 9GB of memory. I honestly don't view movies on a cell phone (I have a tablet for that, or more often, watch on a television), and music can be stored on Googles cloud, although, I listen to talk radio much more then music on my phone.

    The Note 2 is an unbelievable device, as those on this board know, and kudos to Samsung for expanding what we all thought a smart phone should be! (size wise, and the inclusion of a stylus). Not trying to convert anyone, just bringing a little perspective.

    DNA may not bring the paradigm shifting changes to smart phones that the Note has, but it's more then simply 1080p.

    Hope this post doesn't create an argument, as it wasn't written to **** anyone off....
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    I have had the note 2 for only two weeks but I have yet to find something I don't like. So find a device that makes you forget about all others. I seriously feel spoiled with this thing.

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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by acbuescher View Post
    Find a device that makes you forget about all others.
    I really like what you said

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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by yearn2burn View Post
    I have a DNA. I have a month to test it before deciding. Things I like are
    1) The screen - not just resolution, but also brightness and color accuracy.
    2) The look and feel. The way the glass wraps around the sides is really slick, the quality of the buttons are great with a milled metal look, and the back has a soft but easily gripped feel. Feels good to hold, and for me, not a problem with one hand.
    3) The size. Although the specs show it as thicker than the N2, that is only in the very middle. It tapers top, bottom and sides. That makes a big difference in how it feels and how it looks in a pocket. It is actually less visible in my pocket than my wife's iPhone 4. The N2 is much more visible, and I think in a front pocket would occasionally stick you in the hip if you squat. The DNA is short enough that it stays concealed in most shirt pockets, just barely. The N2 sticks out about a cm. In other words, the DNA just stays under a size threshold for really easy pocketability, enhanced by its "physiologically" curved back.
    4) After using the interface a while, I really like it. Of course it's smooth without any stutters, but it's also quite functional. I like the way you can turn the permanent launch buttons into folders, so you can keep your most used apps really handy. And you can access all that from the lock screen. I tried that on N2 and can't duplicate. I love the weather lock screen. Only thing I don't like is that it can only show 8 recent apps in a needlessly overblown "album view" format. Miss access to 15 recent apps on my T-bolt with CM7. Also, the notifications in general on the N2 seem a lot better. I like the CM7 type power widgets at the top of the N2 notifications which aren't there on the DNA, although they're only a click away, so not bad.

    Things I don't like:
    1) The battery is so-so. Much better than T-bolt, but not more than 13-14 hours of relatively light use. I would have sacrificed a little more girth for more battery. It was only an issue once when I was going from work directly to the Falcons-Saints game and had to worry about charging it somewhere. Interestingly, I found that when I don't have time to charge the phone, it's because I'm too busy to play much, and I end up not needing to charge it anyway.
    2) Storage as has been discussed to death. I'm waiting to see what happens over the month. When I look at my old T-bolt, I think most of the memory use was from backups on a rooted phone. I might be OK as I'm not a big gamer.
    3) At least on mine, the camera is pretty lackluster. Nice features, but images aren't very sharp. Dynamic range is not nearly as good as iPhone 5. I took a photo with it and the DNA in the store and an illuminated phone on display was just whited out on the DNA where it was fine on the iPhone 5 with otherwise similar exposure. It seemed the N2 was at least a little better in sharpness in the store, though I didn't compare the dynamic range.

    What I'm hoping is that there will be an upcoming hardware mod to add an SD card to the DNA, turning it effectively into a J-Butterfly. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/htc...down-done.html
    There are no contacts from what I understand from a previous teardown. It is gonna have to be a he'll of a mod

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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    The OP for that thread said it's a mini-board that also contains the camera, shown at the bottom of page one. Would be a part theretofore made specifically for J-Butterfly, but probably would pop right in. Would also require the J-Butterfly back which doesn't taper in at the top like the the DNA. The SD reader is a combo drive with micro-SIM and micro-SD, so would also require a new sim card. His guestimate was $60 for parts, and guessed we would be seeing such a mod in about a month. Obviously lots of question marks on that one, but interesting.
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Every HTC phone I have ever owned has had horrible battery life.
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    bigger battery, removable battery, sdcard slot, a bit more room to do phablet things...

    Note 2
    Totally agree.
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    I know I'm a little late in this convo. I really wanted the DNA because I like the sense UI and the specs are fantastic. After checking out the specs however I wasn't that concerned about not being able to remove the battery. The no micro SD card is an absolute deal breaker for me. Why bother having a phone with HD capabilities when all you have is 11Gb to work with? 2 years ago 11 gigs may have fine but its almost2013. A movie or two later and that 11 gigs is gone. This will no doubt turn out to be an epic fail for HTC and Verizon. An SDcard capable version of the DNA in the future would be a total hit and probably the most capable phone out there. Looks like I'm getting the GS Note2.
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Thallium, your post is "Spot on". I migrated from a OneX, I thought I would have to take a tranquilizer because of the display, NOT so! There are real world differences in the displays but I have to say honestly the GN2 display is friggin gorgeous.
    There are so many software conviences on the GN2 in comparison to the DNA, its almost unbelievable. I
    Get a GN2, you wil not regret it. Plus Sammy has got some Display surprises coming shortlly for the GN3 and S4. They will put the LCD3 super display to sleep. Apple will have teeth marks in their **** of their so called Retina display.
    I love my Galaxy Note2.
    At the end of the day..they are all smartphones
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRaid View Post
    Thallium, your post is "Spot on". I migrated from a OneX, I thought I would have to take a tranquilizer because of the display, NOT so! There are real world differences in the displays but I have to say honestly the GN2 display is friggin gorgeous.
    There are so many software conviences on the GN2 in comparison to the DNA, its almost unbelievable. I
    Get a GN2, you wil not regret it. Plus Sammy has got some Display surprises coming shortlly for the GN3 and S4. They will put the LCD3 super display to sleep. Apple will have teeth marks in their **** of their so called Retina display.
    I love my Galaxy Note2.
    At the end of the day..they are all smartphones

    The screen is amazing. My friends can't believe it when they see it!
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    Default Re: Note 2 vs HTC DNA

    Well, I can't say since I've not used the DNA. I have had an htc inspire and was happy to make the switch to samsung. What I wouldn't like about the DNA, battery life probably since battery life on my inspire was awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No s-pen, no huge display, no removable battery or sd card slot. All reasons to buy a note. The only thing that I've read is better is the display is a bit better and it has a slightly faster cpu. Now honestly, my note 2 is buttery smooth and fast. Any faster and my head would spin!!!! Really!!!.

    Quote Originally Posted by rickydavis1051 View Post
    What would u rather get long term? And please explain why? I have the N4 but im gonna give it to my gf and get one of these off contract. Thanks guys, please try not to have a biased opinion.

    Sent from my Nexus 4, you jelly bro?
    - - - Updated - - -

    Well, I can't say since I've not used the DNA. I have had an htc inspire and was happy to make the switch to samsung. What I wouldn't like about the DNA, battery life probably since battery life on my inspire was awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No s-pen, no huge display, no removable battery or sd card slot. All reasons to buy a note. The only thing that I've read is better is the display is a bit better and it has a slightly faster cpu. Now honestly, my note 2 is buttery smooth and fast. Any faster and my head would spin!!!! Really!!!.

    Quote Originally Posted by rickydavis1051 View Post
    What would u rather get long term? And please explain why? I have the N4 but im gonna give it to my gf and get one of these off contract. Thanks guys, please try not to have a biased opinion.

    Sent from my Nexus 4, you jelly bro?
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    Well, I can't say since I've not used the DNA. I have had an htc inspire and was happy to make the switch to samsung. What I wouldn't like about the DNA, battery life probably since battery life on my inspire was awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No s-pen, no huge display, no removable battery or sd card slot. All reasons to buy a note. The only thing that I've read is better is the display is a bit better and it has a slightly faster cpu. Now honestly, my note 2 is buttery smooth and fast. Any faster and my head would spin!!!! Really!!!.

    Quote Originally Posted by rickydavis1051 View Post
    What would u rather get long term? And please explain why? I have the N4 but im gonna give it to my gf and get one of these off contract. Thanks guys, please try not to have a biased opinion.

    Sent from my Nexus 4, you jelly bro?
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