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  1. marcusjpitts's Avatar
    The two Verizon stores in my area don't have any, and said they wouldn't get any demo models until the 21st.
    So it's best to pre order and wait to receive it in the mail instead of just going into Verizon or best buy? I thought the stores would have them in stock on launch day.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
    11-18-2012 11:15 AM
  2. DarkScythe's Avatar
    So it's best to pre order and wait to receive it in the mail instead of just going into Verizon or best buy? I thought the stores would have them in stock on launch day.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
    The store near me said they'd actually get them in stock on the 21st, so I'm not sure. Probably they're aiming to get them on the 20th/21st, but there will be delays in some stores due to shipping, I guess.
    I'm holding off until I can play with one in a store before I make the jump, though.
    11-18-2012 11:19 AM
  3. hannsoft's Avatar
    I'm holding off until I can play with one in a store before I make the jump, though.
    That's me right there too. Actually while I'm waiting until the following week, too, to compare DNA and the Note 2 in the store.
    11-18-2012 11:46 AM
  4. michael4man's Avatar
    So even if you root you can't turn it to CDMA? I thought all phones had that function. Wow, that sucks.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    No, you still can if you are rooted, the reason the newer phones don't have this option in the settings is because Verizon had them remove it more than likely. It is actually cheaper for Verizon to have your phone on their 4G network than it is to be on the 3G network. This is just like when they have your phone continually remind you to turn on WiFi for data.
    If you root and put a custom ROM on your phone such as CyanogenMod the option should return.
    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    11-18-2012 12:39 PM
  5. michael4man's Avatar
    Does anyone know when this should be on display in most Verizon stores? Will it only be on launch day?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    Verizon stores don't usually put out their demo units till launch day so I doubt you will see it till then, its rare but some times Best Buy puts out their demo units(that is if they actually get a working demo unit) a day or two early.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    11-18-2012 02:10 PM
  6. ptb127's Avatar
    What cloud service would you use to help negate the local SD storage possible issue? Especially for music? the google music player/cloud is out, I tried it and I didn't like it
    11-18-2012 03:18 PM
  7. EggoEspada's Avatar
    What cloud service would you use to help negate the local SD storage possible issue? Especially for music? the google music player/cloud is out, I tried it and I didn't like it
    Amazon MP3 is another good option for Music.

    Sent from my SCH-I535
    11-18-2012 03:22 PM
  8. badbrad17's Avatar
    What cloud service would you use to help negate the local SD storage possible issue? Especially for music? the google music player/cloud is out, I tried it and I didn't like it
    I set up my own cloud server. Very easy and only cost me $200. Now I have a terabyte available from anywhere and it's 100 % free. The software isn't amazing for music but u can easily drag play lists to the drive. Check out this video on how to do it.


    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    11-18-2012 06:41 PM
  9. bsSkunkApe's Avatar
    That's pretty nice. Are there any other services that are similar to this?

    Edit: Did a little searching and it appears that WD, Netgear, Dlink, and I'm sure others have similar products. Will have to evaluate all of these to see who's is best. Thanks for posting that video!
    11-18-2012 07:01 PM
  10. AegonTheDragon's Avatar
    Does anyone know how the Adreno 320 is holding up? I heard it was gonna have some trouble with the 1080p resolution.
    11-18-2012 07:16 PM
  11. badbrad17's Avatar
    That's pretty nice. Are there any other services that are similar to this?

    Edit: Did a little searching and it appears that WD, Netgear, Dlink, and I'm sure others have similar products. Will have to evaluate all of these to see who's is best. Thanks for posting that video!
    I think the Seagate unit itself doesn't really matter but I am hoping that there are better apps for playing music etc. But streaming movies works incredibly well even on data. Plus you can share files with anyone just like on Dropbox.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    11-18-2012 07:19 PM
  12. ubigred's Avatar
    I would say all day is 8am until midnight. No one should ask for more than that with moderate use. Meaning around 5 hours of on screen time. This is my goal.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    8am to Midnight???

    You're not using your phone then... at all.

    Sent from my SGS3!
    11-19-2012 09:05 AM
  13. ryanr509's Avatar
    8am to Midnight???

    You're not using your phone then... at all.

    Sent from my SGS3!
    Ya 8am to midnight is crazy. I couldn't make that with my sg2 with extended battery. If I could make it from 130pm to about 4am without even thinking about a charger I'd be happy. If I didn't have to pay Verizon $120+ a month I'd be all over the maxx HD

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Android Central Forums
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    11-19-2012 02:03 PM
  14. hotmonkas's Avatar
    droid life just finished their review of the DNA. seems like they were pleased with the battery life
    http://www.droid-life.com/2012/11/19...id-dna-review/

    just for reference, they also just finished their review for the nexus 4. doesn't seem like they liked the battery life on the nexus as much
    http://www.droid-life.com/2012/11/19/lg-nexus-4-review/
    11-19-2012 04:30 PM
  15. badbrad17's Avatar
    droid life just finished their review of the DNA. seems like they were pleased with the battery life
    http://www.droid-life.com/2012/11/19...id-dna-review/

    just for reference, they also just finished their review for the nexus 4. doesn't seem like they liked the battery life on the nexus as much
    http://www.droid-life.com/2012/11/19/lg-nexus-4-review/
    That's because the N4's battery is the same size as the DNA for the most part. Surprisingly no rocket science here. Big screen and data and gps means drain. Add a game and you're out of luck.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    11-19-2012 10:57 PM
  16. badbrad17's Avatar
    8am to Midnight???

    You're not using your phone then... at all.

    Sent from my SGS3!
    I'm not sure if you are saying my comment made sense or was unreasonable. I just want to get these numbers I'm not saying I get them.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    11-19-2012 10:58 PM
  17. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    That's because the N4's battery is the same size as the DNA for the most part. Surprisingly no rocket science here. Big screen and data and gps means drain. Add a game and you're out of luck.

    Sent from my SGH-T989D using Android Central Forums
    I thnk I found someone who is as passionate about battery life as I am!
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    11-19-2012 10:59 PM
  18. hotmonkas's Avatar
    That's because the N4's battery is the same size as the DNA for the most part. Surprisingly no rocket science here. Big screen and data and gps means drain. Add a game and you're out of luck.
    Well according to the reviews, even though they have about the same sized battery and the DNA has a bigger screen than the Nexus, the DNA still got better battery life. They said they never once got over 15 hours with the nexus on a single charge. With the DNA they averaged over 21 hours per charge. They tested both for multiple days too. That's a huge difference in my opinion. And I don't think 21 hours average per charge is bad at all.
    11-19-2012 11:18 PM
  19. rfmike's Avatar
    I agree with what Phil said on the last pod cast. 116. There is a difference between. Battery efficiency and battery compacity and battery build.
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    11-19-2012 11:33 PM
  20. badbrad17's Avatar
    Well according to the reviews, even though they have about the same sized battery and the DNA has a bigger screen than the Nexus, the DNA still got better battery life. They said they never once got over 15 hours with the nexus on a single charge. With the DNA they averaged over 21 hours per charge. They tested both for multiple days too. That's a huge difference in my opinion. And I don't think 21 hours average per charge is bad at all.
    They all said the One X was pretty good too but it sucks. The S3 is average at best. The N4 is average at best. The DNA is average (maybe). The ip5 is average. The Razr maxx is good.

    I want good on a top end phone. Call me selfish.

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    11-19-2012 11:56 PM
  21. Markster1's Avatar
    Well according to the reviews, even though they have about the same sized battery and the DNA has a bigger screen than the Nexus, the DNA still got better battery life. They said they never once got over 15 hours with the nexus on a single charge. With the DNA they averaged over 21 hours per charge. They tested both for multiple days too. That's a huge difference in my opinion. And I don't think 21 hours average per charge is bad at all.
    Let me run it thru my normal day..... no way will it get close to 21 hours.

    The Nottinator
    11-20-2012 05:40 AM
  22. Noloc0209's Avatar
    I just did an article on battery Life consumption. I myself will definitely be getting a Droid DNA on Wed.
    Droid DNA The Real Battery Test - Rochester Droid X | Examiner.com
    11-20-2012 06:38 AM
  23. Wingznut's Avatar
    I just did an article on battery Life consumption. I myself will definitely be getting a Droid DNA on Wed.
    Droid DNA The Real Battery Test - Rochester Droid X | Examiner.com
    Excellent write-up, especially the bullet points quoting the various websites. ALTHOUGH... It looks awful familiar... ;-)
    On a related note, you might want to mention that Verizion (and probably other retailers) charges a $35 "restocking fee" if you return it.
    11-20-2012 08:11 AM
  24. Noloc0209's Avatar
    Excellent write-up, especially the bullet points quoting the various websites. ALTHOUGH... It looks awful familiar... ;-)
    On a related note, you might want to mention that Verizion (and probably other retailers) charges a $35 "restocking fee" if you return it.
    LOL oh yeah def got it from this thread. I will add that note thx. Cant wait to try out this beast for my self

    EDIT - Just added it on post and gave ya a heads up thx sir
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    11-20-2012 08:54 AM
  25. osubeavs728's Avatar
    Lol. I believe probably so. Gonna need a *little* more time with it.

    Not awesome: Those same annoying DROOOOOOOOOOOID sounds.
    So now that you have had about a week with the phone, I refer back to my original question...is it awesome? Haha. Also is it or will it become your daily driver for a while?
    11-20-2012 01:36 PM
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