11-20-2012 08:46 PM
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  1. markymark's Avatar
    The metal pieces on the sides don't join together in a uniform way. The metal also bulges out from the rest of the frame just slightly near the volume button. And the seam where the metal joins up with the plastic on the front and the kevlar on the back isn't consistent - sometimes it's touching perfectly and sometimes there's a very slight space there.

    The first one I got had these problems in a kinda pronounced way, so I exchanged it (at a different store, actually) and the guy there opened up a number of boxes for me and they all had slight flaws to one degree or another. Don't get me wrong, I like the phone, but the build isn't quite at the level that it should be imo, especially since the materials are so nice.
    I see. Thanks. I plan to put a silicone gel case on it anyway so no big deal.
    Who? likes this.
    11-20-2012 10:13 AM
  2. markymark's Avatar
    I think think S3 is still the best phone for covering all bases. It's still has certain things that could be better but these are subjective. For me I prefer the IPS LCD display over AMOLED, but other than this the S3 is about as close to perfect as you can get. Had the One X had a bigger battery it maybe even more perfect.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    The S3 for me was a little too big and felt plasticky. I prefer the form factor of the Maxx HD and I think it's just a much better looking phone and felt more solidly built. Of course it's subjective. Plus I read that the radios on the S3 are not as good. A phone is only as good as the signal.
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    11-20-2012 10:20 AM
  3. varucell's Avatar
    I plan on buying the DNA from best buy. I am going to see if it gets me through the day for a week or two. If it doesn't then I will get the note 2

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    11-20-2012 10:20 AM
  4. Who?'s Avatar
    I plan on buying the DNA from best buy. I am going to see if it gets me through the day for a week or two. If it doesn't then I will get the note 2

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    I would recommend that you wait until the 27th and then have Best Buy price match the Amazon price (program is suspended until then) , you'll likely save a nice amount of cash. Many people have saved money doing this for the razr maxx HD, although just to be safe I should say YMMV.
    11-20-2012 10:34 AM
  5. bellken's Avatar
    Even my Droid 2 with a 1440 mAh battery could go 30 hours on a charge with "light usage." The test is how well it lasts when you need to use it a lot. I'm basing my opinion on A) reviews, B) my assumptions about powerful screen vs. average battery and C) my lack of believe that HTC has suddenly found a formula that is dramatically more efficient than Samsung's, Motorola's, and Apple's.
    I hope you get the chance to use a DNA, I think it might change your opinions. I know it changed my opinion. And, it should be noted, that I did not claim the DNA is much more efficient than the newer Samsung, Motorola or Apple phones. I only claimed it was for efficient than the 1st gen LTE devices.
    11-20-2012 10:49 AM
  6. bellken's Avatar
    I started this morning at 6:30 pst with 36% battery, with normal usage, including downloading a 128 mb update for Reign of Amira, I am down to 21% battery. In about 3:30 I used 15% battery, this includes about 10 minutes in an area of poor LTE coverage. This is real world usage, ymmv.
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    11-20-2012 12:12 PM
  7. bellken's Avatar
    At 19% (light usage) right now, and, I just plugged in one of these to test - http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=A5ZuhJxW

    my power pack was charged up in August, but, all of the little leds were on, so, I will give it a test.
    11-20-2012 01:05 PM
  8. bellken's Avatar
    just noticed, the phone stopped charging. it got up to a 51% charge. The power pack is drained, in about 1:40 and, it only boosted my battery from 19% to 50%. I may need a bigger charger.
    11-20-2012 02:48 PM
  9. Who?'s Avatar
    Wow, four straight posts. No edit button on your DNA?
    11-20-2012 03:55 PM
  10. bellken's Avatar
    Wow, four straight posts. No edit button on your DNA?
    I could edit, but, I thought the time posted might be relevant.
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    11-20-2012 03:58 PM
  11. bellken's Avatar
    95% charged now, using an AC charger. In one hour and 20 minutes, the charge on my phone went from 50% to 95%. My lazy math says, it would take about 3 hours to fully charge the batttery. In case someone is interested in how long it takes to charge up a DNA.
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    11-20-2012 04:16 PM
  12. badbrad17's Avatar
    You're mean

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    11-20-2012 04:55 PM
  13. Cobravision's Avatar
    just noticed, the phone stopped charging. it got up to a 51% charge. The power pack is drained, in about 1:40 and, it only boosted my battery from 19% to 50%. I may need a bigger charger.
    You will lose 30% of the charge from the battery charger due to inefficiencies. So if you have a 2100 mAh battery pack, you won't get more than 1470 mAh charge from it. To fully charge a 2020 mAh battery, you will need a 2900 mAh battery pack.
    11-20-2012 05:57 PM
  14. dsignori's Avatar
    95% charged now, using an AC charger. In one hour and 20 minutes, the charge on my phone went from 50% to 95%. My lazy math says, it would take about 3 hours to fully charge the batttery. In case someone is interested in how long it takes to charge up a DNA.
    Thanks !!!
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    11-20-2012 06:05 PM
  15. dsignori's Avatar
    You're mean

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    Did you intend to link to a 2008 post here?
    11-20-2012 06:06 PM
  16. milan03's Avatar
    FYI, the battery life on DNA is just a tad better than Verizon version of Samsung Galaxy S3. If you're fine with SIII battery life, you'll be just fine with DNA.
    badbrad17 likes this.
    11-20-2012 06:37 PM
  17. piizzadude's Avatar
    Did you intend to link to a 2008 post here?
    I did a double take too...

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    11-20-2012 06:42 PM
  18. Megaroad's Avatar
    FYI, the battery life on DNA is just a tad better than Verizon version of Samsung Galaxy S3. If you're fine with SIII battery life, you'll be just fine with DNA.
    It takes some selective use of reviews to arrive at that conclusion.
    11-20-2012 08:26 PM
  19. milan03's Avatar
    It takes some selective use of reviews to arrive at that conclusion.
    Well, trusted reviews are coming soon. We'll see.
    11-20-2012 08:34 PM
  20. badbrad17's Avatar
    Did you intend to link to a 2008 post here?
    Lol. Not sure what happened there. Was posting on something else. Sorry. :banghead:

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    11-20-2012 08:42 PM
  21. badbrad17's Avatar
    I did a double take too...

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    I posted from the post from "whatwhat" who said " Wow, four straight posts. No edit button on your DNA?"

    Nothing serious. Just my usual useless drivel. Sorry.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
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    11-20-2012 08:46 PM
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