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    I know most of us have our collective panties in a ruffle over the 2020 mAh battery of the DNA. A couple of things to consider:

    (1) With the exception of the Razr Maxx HD and the Note 2 this phone's battery life so far appears to be no worse than any other android phone out there....certainly the equivalent (or better) to the One X, the Gnex, GSIII, (regular) Razr HD, etc.

    (2) The phone uses a Super LCD 3 screen which is reputed to be 2.5x as efficient as the S-LCD 2 screen it replaces
    Instead of having two seperate radios built in and switching between one another (3g/4g) it's now all on one chip which makes this function very significantly more efficient than in all previous 3g/4g phones

    (3) The Snapdragon S4 Pro processor only uses it's four cores as needed as opposed to the Tegra chipsets that run all four all the time

    (4) Many have complained bitterly that the DNA does not have a user replacable battery. These folks are implying that they need to carry around a replacement battery for those timeswhen the phone runs out of juice. There are now myriad external battery packs available (many up to 8400mAh or even higher) that are hardly larger than a spare battery and cost anywhere from $29 to whatever. I'd suggest that we start thinking of these as "a spare" for phones that have no actual replacable battery

    So I think as we all angst over this we really need to keep things in perspective and appreciate what a truly amazing device this is. Sure, if we all wanted to wait for the "next greatest thing" we could wait and wait and wait, but then we'd never end up buying anything as there's always going to be a "next best thing" around the corner.

    Reminds me of the concept of "paralysis by analysis" line.
    Last edited by PsychDoc; 11-19-2012 at 09:10 AM.
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    Well said. I'm not worried about my battery life. I have more stuff going on throughout my day than needing to have 4 hours of on screen time. I think the thing that bugs me the most is when people claim that the technology is available to put a bigger battery in this phone, citing moto and Sammy as examples. Do they have bigger batteries available? Yes, but until they show me a phone from either that have the same screen and internals that has a 2500+ battery then I can't admit that's correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    I know most of us have our collective panties in a ruffle over the 2020 mAh battery of the DNA. A couple of things to consider:

    (1) With the exception of the Razr Maxx HD and the Note 2 this phone's battery life so far appears to be no worse than any other android phone out there....certainly the equivalent (or better) to the One X, the Gnex, GSIII, (regular) Razr HD, etc.

    (2) The phone uses a Super LCD 3 screen which is reputed to be 2.5x as efficient as the S-LCD 2 screen it replaces
    Instead of having two seperate radios built in and switching between one another (3g/4g) it's now all on one chip which makes this function very significantly more efficient than in all previous 3g/4g phones

    (3) The Snapdragon S4 Pro processor only uses it's four cores as needed as opposed to the Tegra chipsets that run all four all the time

    (4) Many have complained bitterly that the DNA does not have a user replacable battery. These folks are implying that they need to carry around a replacement battery for those timeswhen the phone runs out of juice. There are now myriad external battery packs available (many up to 8400mAh or even higher) that are hardly larger than a spare battery and cost anywhere from $29 to whatever. I'd suggest that we start thinking of these as "a spare" for phones that have no actual replacable battery
    Where is the source saying SLCD3 is 2.5 times more efficient than SLCD2? I only saw come sites saying 20% better than SLCD2. Also is that comparison at the same screen resolution, size? Remember 1080p screen has 2.2 times pixels of 720p screen, which will almost offset 2.5X efficiency gain even if it's true.

    And Razr HD has 2530mAh battery and it's much better than GS3, OneX on battery life, only a little shorter than Maxx HD. Maybe you got confused with OG Razr that has only 1780mAh. I doubt DNA will come close to Razr HD. But I agree it will do similar to One X or GS3.
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    I have a strange comparison question... I currently have an Incredible 2. It is not a 4G phone. While I've never considered it to have GREAT battery life, it almost always gets me through a full day (barely).

    How in the world would the Incredible 2 battery life compare to the DNA??

    For your reference, this is what Bright Hand said about the Inc2 when it launched:

    Battery Life Battery life has been a slight disappointment with the Incredible 2. It easily lasts all day, but I can only get halfway through the second day without having to recharge the phone. It's nice not having to worry about it dying on me in the middle of the day when I start with a full charge, but it is definitely not a good idea to leave your charger at home even if you're just going away on an overnight trip or for the weekend.
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    My Incredible 2 gets about 4 or so hours of on-screen time before it gets to about 10%.

    Sent from my Droid Incredible 2 using Android Central Forums
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    And I still have 17%, and have been playing this hill climbers game for about 1 hour all day .

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    Thanks, doberman. Any other Inc 2 users to chime in?
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    3hr 55min screen on time.


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    2 hours on watching videos and surfing. I'm at 64%. I'm happy.
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    How do you guys get the actual battery percentage in the notification bar up ton, towards the left? Is that an add-on?
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    Its a free app called battery circle. A really nice battery app
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    Quote Originally Posted by njgsx96 View Post
    How do you guys get the actual battery percentage in the notification bar up ton, towards the left? Is that an add-on?
    Search the Play Store for "Battery Notifier - Big Text."


    Install and off you go.
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    Got my DNA yesterday - Is there a setting to see battery percentage rather than battery icon?

    Thx
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    I'm more worried about the 11 GB storage than the battery life, to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSChris View Post
    I'm more worried about the 11 GB storage than the battery life, to be honest.
    I was too, but, there are solutions to the 11 GB - Amazon.com: Kingston Wi-Drive 64 GB USB 2.0 Pocket-sized Portable Storage WID/64GB-A: Computers & Accessories might be an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post
    Got my DNA yesterday - Is there a setting to see battery percentage rather than battery icon?

    Thx
    No. You need to go into the Play Store and download "Battery Notifier - Big Text" and you'll be all set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellken View Post
    How is that a solution?

    from my Galaxy Note 2, baddest phone on the planet.
    If I were never here, you would never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams#AC View Post
    How is that a solution?

    from my Galaxy Note 2, baddest phone on the planet.
    It is a solution to the limited amount of internal storage. A portable wireless network storage device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    No. You need to go into the Play Store and download "Battery Notifier - Big Text" and you'll be all set.
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellken View Post
    And only $109? What a deal!
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    Isn't it easier to just plug in a USB flash drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by milan03 View Post
    Isn't it easier to just plug in a USB flash drive?
    I dont' have the need for more storage right now, but, I think the wi drive would be easier to use (i.e. nothing to plug in) and share. I have tried a usb drive with a dongle, it is a bit unwieldly.

    And, yes, a dongle and a usb drive are much cheaper than a wi-drive. The dongle I have is - Amazon.com: SANOXY Micro USB Host Mode OTG Cable Flash Drive SD T-Flash Card Adapter FOR Samsung GT-i9100 i9100 Galaxy S II 2 GT-N7000 Galaxy Note: Cell Phones & Accessories, which is deal.

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