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    Default Re: Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvis1935 View Post
    Where does smartphone end and phablet begin? Would it not be at the 5in. Mark.

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    Yea but HTC is calling the DNA a smartphone

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    And Samsung is not calling the n2 a smartphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis1935 View Post
    And Samsung is not calling the n2 a smartphone?

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    It's a phablet according to them lol

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvis1935 View Post
    Where does smartphone end and phablet begin? Would it not be at the 5in. Mark.

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    In my opinion, that line is drawn at whether or not the device has cellular abilities meaning can you bring it anywhere with you and make normal cell phone calls.

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    Default Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

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    In my opinion, that line is drawn at whether or not the device has cellular abilities meaning can you bring it anywhere with you and make normal cell phone calls.

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    Then take it up with Samsung, because they're the ones trying to turn it into a small tablet.
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    Default Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by elvis1935 View Post
    Where does smartphone end and phablet begin? Would it not be at the 5in. Mark.

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    Size is a factor, but the features are also a big factor.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    It's a phablet according to them lol

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    Have they said this, or has it just been called that in reviews and by people?
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    Phablet (\'fb.lɪt\) also spelled Fhablet is an informal term for consumer touch-screen devices with screens that are between five and seven inches.
    The first phablet was the Dell Streak released on June 4, 2010. Other notable examples include the HTC Droid DNA, Samsung Galaxy Note, the Note II, the Samsung Galaxy S3, the HTC J Butterfly, the LG Optimus Vu and the LG Intuition.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by KSChris View Post
    Have they said this, or has it just been called that in reviews and by people?
    Them and a lot of the reviewers

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    Default Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    HTC has never (and will never) call the DNA a phablet, because it isn't one. They made it abundantly clear during the launch event that they were not trying to add tablet features to a smartphone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    HTC has never (and will never) call the DNA a phablet, because it isn't one. They made it abundantly clear during the launch event that they were not trying to add tablet features to a smartphone.
    Exactly I was saying the note 2 is a phablet and the DNA a smartphone like you said HTC made it clear and that's why I said you can't use the note 2s size against because its not in the same category as a DNA

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    Default Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Does JHB work for HTC??
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    Exactly I was saying the note 2 is a phablet and the DNA a smartphone like you said HTC made it clear and that's why I said you can't use the note 2s size against because its not in the same category as a DNA

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    Exactly. The note 2 is great for what it is, but it'll be too big for a lot of people. HTC was trying to thread the needle between the note 2 and the bigger smart phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Exactly. The note 2 is great for what it is, but it'll be too big for a lot of people. HTC was trying to thread the needle between the note 2 and the bigger smart phones.
    Ok so why are you comparing these devices that aren't in the same category

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    Default Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    Ok so why are you comparing these devices that aren't in the same category

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    I was responding to the comparisons being made. And the things I identified that are better on the DNA are more of a result of a generational jump than anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    The processor is significantly better. Your design criticisms are subjective. (And it sounds like you're basing your entire opinion of this device on the verges review) also, the USB flap exists because the device is waterproof/splash proof.
    I'll give you the splashproof idea, and I'm not basing my opinion on just the Verge, but on other reviews and videos I've seen as well.

    The menu button criticism is nonsensical. That button has been deprecated in android. If you want to get technical about it, the one in the wrong is Samsung for including one.
    They are both wrong, but HTC is more wrong. As long as apps (especially major ones like Twitter and Facebook) use the menu button, HTC's button layout is absolutely stupid. Ideally both phones would have soft keys, but Android isn't at the point where a menu button isn't needed yet. Samsung, at least, doesn't waste screen real estate.

    99% of what you listed is subjective, and much of it isn't even true. The multitasking issue? Yeah, that was fixed about six months ago and hasn't been present on any HTC handsets since then.
    The entire concept of choosing a cellphone is opinion based, but most people would agree that not all phones are created equally. Attempting to invalidate my statements by calling them opinions equates to stating that the DNA is a better phone and that no one will ever be able to convince you otherwise. Leave the topic if that's how you feel.

    All of the pop up, s pen, etc stuff you mention is irrelevant, because the note is trying to be a tablet while the DNA is trying to just be a regular smartphone. They do not compete against each other.
    The Galaxy S3 is getting the same popup multitasking treatment, and that's trying to be a phone. Furthermore, the fact that this topic exists in every Verizon Galaxy Note 2 forum known to the internet proves that, while they may not technically be in the same category, they certainly compete against each other.

    We're going to have to agree to disagree, because EVERYTHING you posted has to do with software, which is entirely subjective.
    What makes software any more or less subjective than hardware?
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    Splashproof but not waterproof

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    Default Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyD13 View Post
    I'll give you the splashproof idea, and I'm not basing my opinion on just the Verge, but on other reviews and videos I've seen as well.


    They are both wrong, but HTC is more wrong. As long as apps (especially major ones like Twitter and Facebook) use the menu button, HTC's button layout is absolutely stupid. Ideally both phones would have soft keys, but Android isn't at the point where a menu button isn't needed yet. Samsung, at least, doesn't waste screen real estate.
    That isn't HTC's fault, that's the developers fault for not following android guidelines for integrating the menu button into the ui. HTC's implementation is only a step away from googles guidelines, while samsung's is a whole generation behind.

    The entire concept of choosing a cellphone is opinion based, but most people would agree that not all phones are created equally. Attempting to invalidate my statements by calling them opinions equates to stating that the DNA is a better phone and that no one will ever be able to convince you otherwise. Leave the topic if that's how you feel.

    Specs are not an opinion, saying software is better is. You cannot argue that the processor on the note is better, because it isn't. Just like most of the other specs.


    The Galaxy S3 is getting the same popup multitasking treatment, and that's trying to be a phone. Furthermore, the fact that this topic exists in every Verizon Galaxy Note 2 forum known to the internet proves that, while they may not technically be in the same category, they certainly compete against each other.
    We'll see how well it operates on the s3, but I wouldn't expect to see this feature survive for long if I was you.

    What makes software any more or less subjective than hardware?
    Because liking software is subjective. They both offer similar features due to their shared code, with very little to differentiate between them. It is your opinion touch wiz is better, but there are other forum members here that would disagree with you.

    Specs are not really subjective though. It is clear when specs are better.
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    Im thinking that HTC would argue that its somewhere over 5" as they are trying very very hard to make sure their new device isn't called a phablet.

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    What HTC says isn't really relevant though. I mean they're far from unbiased in it. Of course they don't want the stigma of a niche phablet. They want to appeal to as many people as possible. But once you go to 5" you're in the discussion, IMO
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    The Note 2 is better than the DNA.........no discussion wanted........my opinion!

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    And you are right. And 4 processor the note 2 is better!

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note II vs HTC DNA?

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    The Note 2 is better than the DNA.........no discussion wanted........my opinion!

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    That is indeed what the AC poll is saying on the AC homepage!! Both very nice devices but what the Note 2 lacks in ppi it easily makes up for in battery and the obvious...expandable storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sux2bu View Post
    I think it's hilarious when people say they don't compete with each other. I seriously considered canceling my Note 2 preorder for the DNA. If I am seriously considering two phones, then they are indeed competing, for me. Just because they aren't in the same category doesn't mean they aren't competing.
    I have stated this exact thing. So many people are trying decide between these phones yet people seems to think they don't compete. Maybe the word compete should be changed to reflect the opinions of AC members :banghead:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSChris View Post
    Does JHB work for HTC??
    No he just likes to argue with people.

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