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HTC Droid DNA battery tests out, prove that the Full HD screen isn't a power hog

0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2012, 05:44 posted on

The Droid DNA managed north of 11 hours of talk time, 6:40 hours of web browsing, and 7:30 hours of video playback, which, while not comparable with the duration shown by marathon runners like the RAZR MAXX, iPhone 5 or Note II, is still up there with the best Android can offer...

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:50 16

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Well it looks like battery isn't much of a problem with the droid dna, but htc could have included a much bigger one so it can last a few more hours than the note2

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:06 14

10. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Just Wait and Watch now how the Sammy Fans will move around pointing out the sd-card problem !!
This Droid DNA is Beast !! Take That Btches !!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:31 17

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes this phone is a BEAST. It definitely has its advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Note II. But the Samsung Galaxy Note II has advantages over the HTC Droid DNA.

To me the world's 2 BEST phones are interchangeable between the HTC Droid DNA & the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The LG Optimus G DEFINITELY needs to be mentioned.

If it's a tie between the Samsung Galaxy Note II & the HTC Droid DNA, then second would be the LG Optimus G.

To me the BOTH the HTC Droid DNA & the Samsung Galaxy Note II are a 97 out of 100 & The LG Optimus G is a 95 out of 100. That is how GREAT those 3 phones are respectively.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:15

56. alouden (unregistered)


Ahh, a refreshing and fair assessment. Thank you. The fact is folks will buy the phone that is best for them. Yes for some the lack of SD storage is an issue, especially with restricted data. The size of the Note 2 is an issue for others. Both are excellent phones. If the DNA came with at least 32 GB of storage, I would have gotten it, even with the "puny" battery and no SD option. If the Note 2 were a 5 inch phone, I would have gotten it. Even with the "lousy screen resolution."

I only wish the Optimus G were available on Verizon. For me it would have been the choice to go with. Powerful. Right size. Great display. Good storage.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:40 7

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not a Samsung fan, but i can't help but point out the fact that 16GB is kind of small compared to what we have now. And i get it that this phone will record full HD videos and full resolution photos, which will definitely eat up the space. I would really love it if HTC comes up with 32GB and 64GB variant of the DNA or a microSD support of up to 64GB.
Getting back to the headlines, it's quite an achievement for HTC to have garnered this feat... A 2020mAh battery powering a full HD resolution. Looks like HTC is not ready to back down after all. Good job.
PA, one question...why is iPad mini up there? Isn't that a tablet?

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:04 3

26. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Exactly about the 16gb. When you think about the OS on the phone, the apps already installed and your at about 10gb left. Video @ 1080 eats up size quickly.. Not to mention pictures and other apps we want to install.

When its all said and done the DNA is a nice phone, hardly a flagship phone. 16gb and no removable battery and that makes this DOA.. Don't let the people who write the articles sway you. They get their phones for free from the carriers or manufacturers in exchange for the "review!"

What were the apps they were using to determine its outcome? What were they looking for on the web? Stats like that will tell the story. Kinda like the EPA and its Fn gas mileage suggestions on new cars. Its a joke.

The Note 2 is the best phone on the market. Enjoy your over pixelated phones. People who get this will be trading it in within the time that Verizon allows for a return. The lack of internal size is a major issue. Nice specs, but the DNA is severely limited based on sim and battery in the long run!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:33 9

30. danny_a2005 (Posts: 167; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


The only thing missing on the DNA is the storage.. Samsung galaxy note 2 is a plastic toy.. And the screen.. We better not talk about it.. I hope that the international version of the DNA comes with 64GB of storage.. Samsung note would be nothing against it..

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:17 1

57. alouden (unregistered)


Oh, I don't know about that. There are other features unique to the Samsung phone that make it appealing. Same for the HTC. Love the build of the HTC. Love that screen.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:50 9

32. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


No...i disagree with you on the DOA part.
While there's meager memory...this phone still stands out from the others, well at least for now!
It won't die...HTC just rose!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:51 5

34. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


You have absolutely no clue about phones. Get that? None. Anyone who thinks the OS is 6GB has no clue about phones. None.

Any rating from you is beyond meaningless. Anyone who chooses a phone based on micro SD is a complete fool. Complete. It is 2012... not 2005. Cloud storage...desktop sync...tablet for video...get with the program. You store over 16 GB in your phone...you need a clue and a life.

Have a nice day.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:42 5

39. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Where do you think you rate??

The fact you have no use for more than 16GB, has no bearing on the rest of us "POWER USERS".

FYI, cloud means data transfer every damn time you want to look or use file. Forget the fact you have to have data service to use cloud storage. Before you get your panties in a bunch, not everyone stays in a large city. Sounds like instead of telling people to get a life, you probably should look into yourself.

I, like many other professionals, want to carry ONE device to suit our needs. Your opinion actually holds no substance.

Now that I wasted time I'll never get back, on to the phone.
This is a sharp phone and i think HTC finally stepped up. The short comings already mentioned are what will continually hold them back. 16GB....maybe tolerable, not for most though. Lack of SD slot...NOT tolerable. Small battery...FAIL.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:16 2

41. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


totally agree couldnt have said it better i have the htc one x plus 64gb and the original htc one x honestly ive never used more than 4 gb of data on this. Why do i have my desktop i7 pc with 2tb hdd or my i3 laptop with 500gb i dont need all this GB onto my phone all i do is music and a bunch of videos im not gonna transfer any highend games from my phone to a friend i would use a 2.5 inch external hdd coem oen guys you make that memory thing such a big problem where as most of you dotn even use half of 16 gb. You guys just need big storage just to boast to your friends and to make yourselfs feel good simple. theres something called NEED AND WANT

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:46 1

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


no doubt, i have 8gb internal storage and ive been downloading a good amount of apps and emulators and wall papers........and i still havent used it all up yet.....dont see how 16gb isnt enough for "most" people........may not be for the "power" users but they are honestly in the minority when it comes to sales...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:58

50. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)


We'll said!!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:59

51. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Meant to say well

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 20:01

52. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


So....because I prefer, choose an sd card slot I'm a fool?
Because I like the convenience of sd cards I'm a fool?
Because I dont want to rely on the cloud I'm a fool?

Sorry....but I thought Android was about choice. I dont have a tablet....am I a fool for that too?

For the record...he didnt say the OS alone was 6GB....he said OS and apps. It depends on some things. I have used 5GB on my phone for apps and apps data. 89 apps I see in the app drawer and some stuff I cant see. Every app isnt the same size. Some apps store more data than others. I have used 4GB on my sd card, other apps, music folder with 150 songs. Some pics. Thats pushing 10GB total right there. So I would say he's more correct than you give him credit for.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 20:12

53. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I do disagree with him about the DNA. The DNA is a flagship....for Verizon and HTC right now.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 22:10

54. 14545 (Posts: 1604; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why is this getting down ranked? This is one of the many reasons HTC is failing. I was(and to some extent still am) an HTC fan till they screwed over the tablet owners on the update to ICS. I could understand if they stopped at ICS, but not before. That has ruined me on HTC. After that I will not own another one. Couple that with the fact they keep releasing these carrier only devices they can't be supported well by XDA, and that just one more reason not to buy from them. I have(had) the Rezound, Tbolt, TP2, xv6800, flyer, EVO view. As I said, I was an HTC fanboy. But their a$$dragging updates and unwillingness to listen to customers(SD and removable batteries and battery life which may have actually ben fixed.) is my final straw on HTC.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:37 3

31. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm waiting for a Droid DNA+. It'll have a larger battery and more internal storage. Would make this thing unquestionably perfect.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:26 4

38. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Hey we also have to look at the price factor !!
You cannot get the BMW Engine at price of a Toyota Car !!
It more than justifies its price !!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:08

35. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


no microsd is a problem with a device that size. and the battery though up there with the best of android still has much left to be desired because the note 2 lasts much longer. there is no real benefit from this device. a screen is only part of the complete experience.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:26

37. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


its a best no doubt mate but only in screen.
dont get me wrong its a superfone by all means with its hardware and yes I believe it can go toe-to-toe with the best out there but what frustrates me about HTC is their software optimization is below par. the whole UX suffers cuz of that but I am hopeful cuz I know this isnt the flagship of HTC for 2013...this is the beta testing for something badder to come

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:11 1

45. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


And what device do you carry?... Please do tell, I'm waiting

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:14 5

19. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


HTC decided to keep phone thin...may be they need to do a MAXX version of DNA :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:50

47. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


ive been saying for awhile now.......HTC should work with motorola to do thin phones with large batteries.......would be beast no doubt.... :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:15

49. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Some of us already knew this based on some battery tests done by reviewers recently. Most ppl saw 2020 mAh battery and said aww hell no!!! I admit I was one...lol. After that battery test, I opened my mind a lil. Something I dont think many of us do for many things.

Take away phones named Maxx and Note....and it holds its own vs phones like the GS3, One X. Phones with a similar size battery.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:51 5

2. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


veryy good

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:52 7

3. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


with this nember i accept with gsm..
its the best android in the market..love u HTC

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:53 7

4. aayupanday (Posts: 576; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


This beast needs to be recharged once every 49 hrs.
Impressive !!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:54 10

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Finally, now haters can shut up.

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