So who is getting The HTC DNA
louisagresti
Enthusiast - Level 3

I love the specs on this phone,but the lack of an SD card slot,and a non removable battery has me puzzled.16 gig,means only about 11 gig usable,and HTC have never been great battery life phones,i still love HTC build quality.

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I would think it's closer to 13 GB.

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ffx2
Contributor - Level 2

I wouldn't touch an HTC device with a 765 foot pole.

Been there, done that.

HTC is a garbage company that's peddling garbage devices to the unsuspecting public.

I feel sorry for anyone that buys that phone.

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silver6056
Specialist - Level 1

ffx2 wrote:

I wouldn't touch an HTC device with a 765 foot pole.

Been there, done that.

HTC is a garbage company that's peddling garbage devices to the unsuspecting public.

I feel sorry for anyone that buys that phone.

Yes, but you will find plenty of posts saying exactly that sort of thing about motorola, LG, samsung as well (citing lousy build quality, weak radios, terrible software, glacial or no updates etc)  And lots of happy people for each as well.

lou61166
Contributor - Level 1

11.9 usable space out of the box

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AZSALUKI
Legend

that's unacceptable today. you have to put 32 gigs in there if you're not going to offer an sd slot.

demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3

At least.

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Dorkmaster
Contributor - Level 2

I had HTC for many years, was only till recently I had to leave, too many problems. Like you, I would not touch an HTC with a 765 foot pole now. Besides, I am not liking phones reaching tablet size..(LOL)

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maya0630
Contributor - Level 3

Not without an SC card slot and a removable battery. The rest of the specs look sweet though.

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Genorok
Enthusiast - Level 1

well it was a nice try, but I also need expandable memory. I would prefer a removable battery but it's not a complete deal breaker like the missing MicroSD card slot is. I also would be hesitant because I need to know if this is one of HTC's Playstation Mobile available phones. Guess it doesn't matter now though.

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shawnshine
Enthusiast - Level 3

I think the lack of storage is a deal killer. 4 years ago 16 gig would have been worth it, but not any more. Apps are quickly moving into HD territory (and sizes) and HD videos and pictures (especially at 1080p) are going to just abuse this phones meager capaicity. Battery life is a question mark. With no real world testing available we can only take their word on it. I bought the HTC Thunderbolt when it came out and it's battery life was one of the worst I've ever had. I've pretty muched vowed to never again buy another HTC product. I may have considered this phone, but it is a typical compromised piece of plastic that HTC is famous for. A year old processor and 4 year old storage. This is not what one would call cutting edge.

AZSALUKI
Legend

i'm extremely disappointed. i love htc's. i had the original incredible and currently have the tbolt. both have been excellent phones for me. i prefer sense to the rest of the UI's out there. i have been waiting on something from them, but not this. when i started following the rumors and leaked pics, etc, i was sold. however, 16 gigs is absurd in 2012 (basically 2013). and i agree with the OP. i'm guessing 12 gigs at the most will actually be available. the tbolt was advertised as 8. we actually got just over 2. throw android and sense on it, and then throw the bloatware on it (which is all getting bigger and bigger) and then let them reserve a little more space for whatever reason, and i'm guessing it's a 12 gig phone. i could deal with the battery. i LOVE the rest of the specs, but no removable memory is the deal breaker to me. i just can't imagine this thing selling well at all. seriously....ALL they had to do was make it 32 gigs or put an sd slot in it and i would consider it the best available device out there. there are now hd games out there that are over a gig. load 2 of those and a couple of hd movies, and your done. completely filled up. what's the point of a 1080 hd screen, if you can't really store any hd content?

AZSALUKI
Legend

oh yeah....nevermind the lack of mini hdmi or usb. why isn't this stuff standard these days? i'll be checking out the note II. i haven't really looked in to it because i've never cared for samsung, but i'm sure it's got most of what the DNA is missing. the EVO had hdmi.....TWO YEARS ago. why is this stuff not standard? thin and light is fine and dandy, but i'd rather have usb, hdmi, sd, etc. i don't care if it makes it a bit thicker or heavier.

Ann154
Community Leader
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I am a bit disappointed in the DROID DNA. I loved my HTC phones, but I don't know if the specs could sway me towards it.

As for space I have only used 5.54 GB of 28.13 GB available on my Nexus. So I could handle the 16 GB space, but I don't want to. 🙂

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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AZSALUKI
Legend

but you know it won't be 16 gigs. on our bolts we had less than 3 out of the 8 advertised. i have a 32 gig sd in mine and have used 26 (and have twice cleaned it up to make more space). you have 28 out of the 32 advertised. it's safe to say that you can immediately subtract 4 gigs of whatever is advertised. i recently downloaded an app because it was on sale for 99 cents. some hd car racing game. i just wanted to check out an hd game because i've never played one on the phone so i figured for 99 cents i would give it a shot. it's over 1 gig!!!!! i'm noticing more and more apps that are very large. i've got 23 apps that are over 20 megs each (anywhere from 20-50mb). these are mostly apps that i use or games that i play. that's a half gig right there. i also store some of my music (can't store it all due to size, and there's really no need to store ALL of it). i guess 12 gigs would work for a lot of people, but heavier users can't touch this device. it's a shame, because i REALLY like it!!!!

mjandroid
Enthusiast - Level 2

I think a lot of people will buy this phone. Sadly, I will not be one of them. I currently have TBolt and got very excited when I heard about the DNA. However, I'll wait for the DNA + or whatever they will call it. I want a larger battery and 32 gigs preferably with an SD card. I am a big HTC fan but disappointed that they didn't go a few extra steps to make a premier phone. Honestly, I am over the Verizon droid red and black color scheme. Loved the solid red back on one image I saw. How about some other color choices?  Last comment. Please no more references to a racing car being the design inspiration - lame.

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demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3

While I absolutely love the specs on this thing (I can deal with the battery, and I've heard it does ok), with only 16GB storage and no room for expansion, the phone becomes basically useless to me. I keep all my music on my phone (because it doubles as an mp3 player) and that takes up a huge chunk of space, and I recently took a plane trip so I loaded four movies, at 2 GB each, would leave no room for the app needed to play mp4 files. Basically, it's the easiest way to keep phone cost down, along with forcing data into the cloud, meaning you buy a bigger data package. Companies are all about profit (understandably) and, until they lose money by leaving out features, they will continue to cut wherever possible.

RetiredBob
Newbie

What appeals to me about this phone is the wireless charger.  At $39.99 I would buy one for sure!  I am going to wait to see if they come up a 32GB one.

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trakonus
Enthusiast - Level 1

It seems the battery aspect are reasonable based on reviews for a moderate user.  HTC shot themselves in the foot on this phone by putting too small of a battery for a heavy user as well as 16gb of storage, why would they think anything less than 32gb is acceptable these days.  I have had a 32gb card in my smart phone for years and couldn't imagine anything less.  If they offered a 64gb I would buy this phone, I can make the battery issue work.  Verizon needs to allow phone owners the ability to remove Verizon's bloatware, who really uses that stuff.  I'm so glad I can at least disable them now.

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Aikidood
Contributor - Level 1

Would this phone be qualified as a "foo foo" phone? nothing else but just for show, just to say "oh my phone has this and this pretty stuff"?

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demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3

No, it's an amazing beast of a phone made useless to anyone who understands the specs with insufficient storage.

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