12-12-2012 09:53 PM
- I'm coming from a GS3 and I agree it's only a slight upgrade in terms of specs. However, it definitely feels more solid and in my opinion looks nicer.
BTW, I typically sell my old phones for at least 200 to 300 dollars, so that's how I'm able to afford full priced phones every six months. I also don't have that much debt. Device junky that I am.11-24-2012 07:49 AM
- 11-24-2012 09:49 AM
- I came from gs3. I feel it is an upgrade for a few reasons.. build quality. Bigger screen with better quality. Camera tad better . Feels faster to me as well.. I contemplated waiting for note 2 but that really would of felt like less of an upgrade to me. It would of been same phone with a bigger screen and a few stylus dedicated apps. I have no remorse and I am the type that usually does. I bought the 8x on launch day and returned it next day.
Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums11-24-2012 10:23 AM
O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_11-24-2012 10:27 AM
- Honestly, as hobbies go, mobile devices are rather cheap. As compared to something like Home Theater where a nice projector can set you back $30,000-$50,000.....and that's just the beginning....then you have carpet, seating, components like amplifiers, processors....and on and on...or what about cars as a hobby........talk about MONEY.
O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_<o~11-24-2012 10:31 AMLike 3
- 11-24-2012 10:56 AM
- in daily use? how so? in my opinion it is absolutely not a big difference. are you speaking in reference to gaming? because otherwise, my dual core maxx hd opens apps just as fast, it checks and navigates emails as fast, it opens the phonebook as fast, it texts as fast, etc., etc. for your average daily use there is no visible difference. for the defenders. i know quad core is superior and has much more processing power, but in daily use, it is not visible. and yes, this is side by side comparison.11-24-2012 12:42 PM
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- 11-24-2012 01:46 PM
- I don't see the DNA as nearly enough of an upgrade over a GS3. No SD or removable battery is really poor planning and the 1080p is nice, but adds zero functionality.
Note 2 is a much more capable device.
Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums11-24-2012 02:35 PM
- 11-24-2012 02:50 PM
- 11-24-2012 03:55 PM
I also don't understand why you need to troll like this. The S3 is a smooth, great phone. So is the Maxx HD. So is the DNA. It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. Choice makes Android great...
You seem to have the best phone for you, as do we all...11-24-2012 03:56 PM
Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums11-24-2012 05:30 PM
- Ok. Well, my priorities are my kid n bills. I'm not willing to live on ramen n water. I like to cook, and I've been poor, not by choice, I mean poorer than I am now n it's not fun. I couldn't even afford a cheap phone 5 yrs ago . I lived n a homeless shelter n I just know Where my money should go. It isn't multiple phones, but if u don't have a spouse n kids to support, more power to ya.
O_o WISHING I HAD WAITED AND GOT THE NOTE 2, ANYONE WANNA TRADE? o>_
Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 211-24-2012 05:54 PM
Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 211-24-2012 06:02 PM
- First, the display is extremely sharp. I can almost justify moving from my old phone (a SGS3 on Verizon) to this.
I tried to get a good comparison but fiddling with macro mode on my camera didn't result in clear photos but given that they're a bit out of focus,
iPhone 4S Retina:
Ill trade you 2 devices for your DNA...you can sell 5hem and get what you want. P m me with a email address. Im on AT&T, will even through in a bonus.
Both shots taken from the same distance from the display and at the same zoom level. View the full size images but the Retina display has extremely easily identifiable pixels and the DNA is just about like print.
A few odd thing so far:
* My car charger which has worked with every other micro-USB device in the world (SGS3, Thunderbolt, my jetpack, everything) does not charge the DNA. That's annoying.
* The camera is very good. I can't get a feel for how it is compared to phones like the Lumia 920 but it does seem to be better than the SGS 3 and certainly much more responsive.
* I was using Facebook Messenger's SMS/MMS integration on the SGS3 and loved it. It doesn't seem to be available on the DNA, even though I'm seemingly using the same version of messenger.
* I'd read reports of the DNA UI being laggy or stalling, and haven't observed any of that so far. It seems very fast to me.
* I'm having a little bit of buyer's remorse which is really unusual for me for a phone. Every other upgrade I've ever done the phone I was upgrading to was much better than the phone I was upgrading from (e.g., Thunderbolt->Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Nexus->SGS3) but this feels more like a sidegrade than an upgrade, except for the display and maybe the camera.
* Some of the UI elements are misplaced. e.g., google chrome:
Notice the tab count number isn't centered as it should be.11-24-2012 06:13 PM
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