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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, 05:55 6

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


admire the device for all the pros it has, stop nit picking details you havent even seen for yourself.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:07

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


LMAO .. Its a phone. its limited because of what HTC did. We can hate all we want. HTC is floundering because of crap like this. 1 phone on 1 carrier won't help them. Sorry. HTC is bleeding hundreds of million each quarter and this is the best they can do? If they really want to compete with Sammy & Big Fruity then offer this to ALL US Carriers. Until then you can shut up!

HTC is digging their own graves. This phone won't sell more than 1 million in the US. Its like the Thunderbolt. Nice until people in the real world get it. Then its buyers remorse.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:51 2

33. thunder18 (Posts: 130; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


To be fair, it's really what the carriers want. HTC provides several options to the carrier to kind of allow them some customization and it's Verizon that said to skip the MicroSD card slot.

Anyway, how is Verizon going to make extra money off you if you have so much storage you don't go over your data allowance streaming all your music and movies over their ridiculously fast LTE network? Overages baby!
HTC isn't Samsung or Apple, they are not at the point where they can offer a model and say take it or leave it because I'm not modifying it for you.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 15:16

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


you realise they are unveiling an international variant at CES 2013? Do some research before you make blind statements. And I have to agree with thunder18.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:16

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


The phone has one heck of a screen especially with 1080p. its not a bad phone just not for me because of certain limitations. I want the expandable memory and removable battery. Personally, it is something that I can utilize on my international trips, when I watch movies, swap out cards, etc etc. that is why I am thinking about and I just do not have that with the DNA. Decent oh yes for what I want to do with a phone of that size, sorry.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:59 4

7. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Good news. And ...HTC One X+ has better battery life (in web browsing) than Droid RAZR MAxx? ...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 05:59 3

8. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


lol, iphone 5 tops .....

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:00 6

9. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


not bad that the iphone 5 can manage to surpass the razr maxx

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:09 1

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


No flash thats why its browsing is "the best" lol.. Wow the best the iphoney can do is in browsing! LMAO

Big Fruity is stuck in 4 inch land for small handed people.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:58

40. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


So u mean , ur hand can acquire more than 4 inches size ;-)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:09 3

11. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


i am pleasantly surprised :D

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:17 3

12. samsung4ever (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Still stuff it the galaxy note 2 is always the best

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:29 3

14. JC557 (Posts: 1574; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Considering the DNA's more pocketavle size I would take that or the Droid Razr MAXX HD over the note 2.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:25 1

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Nothing to write home about, but not not bad either. I guess the Note II set the bar pretty high, I don't wanna see anything less than 3000mAh on a 5" device.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 06:44 3

15. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


No S-Pen = boo!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:06 1

16. KindSir (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


What is the methodology behind these tests, and is it consistent across every phone? I just find it a little hard to believe that the iP5 beats the Razr maxx in any kind of battery test, as basically every other tech site has that as the undisputed leader in battery life by far.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:07

17. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Read the arstechnica review; less than impressed.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:13 3

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


DNA has posted better results than One X(s4) in all benchmarks...I can get a day's use with One X...So DNA can definitely get me through a day's use...looking forward to own this phone.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:21

20. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Yeh wait for jelly bean on the HTC one x for tegra 3 and s4 versions I heard it can last for 2 days on moderate use and 1 day easy for heavy users cat wait for that !!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:33 2

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; 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 faster than most. I would really love it if HTC comes up with 32GB and 64GB variant of the DNA.
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, why is there iPad mini up there in the comparison? Isn't that supposed to be a tablet??

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:36

23. aboona777 (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


i know this has nothing to do with this post, but Nexus 10 32GB is back in stock at Play store!!
head there now if interested!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:36 1

24. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


they all said that HTC's devices have the worst battery in the world ,,,, and they are wrong in every new devices HTC approve thier performance in thier batteries
and phonearena said at the end of the news "In any case, now the only thing to worry about seems to be whether the internal storage amount is right for your needs."
they just want to find any weakness in this beast device and to show you that samsung and apple are better poor phonearena

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:11

29. TechTitan (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It's interesting how much of a discrepancy there is with this report vs reports from The Verge and other tech media outlets who reported this device as having disappointing battery life. Hmmmm. Hopefully, it is performing this well. Still gonna be a Note 2 for me though. Just gotta wait one more week, VERIZON! smh

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 16:56

58. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


the verge review was dumb because in the battery rundown test the DNA was better then the S3 but the DNA has a lower score. People call them out on that. Name another media outline beside the verge.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:22

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


who ever owns this droid dna go to your friends with you dna and tell them my droid dna kills your s3 and you note 2 HA HA. I own a one x plus i dont really care my next phone will be international version of droid dna.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:26

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


look at this people look at the one x plus and look at the other phones below look at s3 and they say htc is bad LOL look how the one x plus is better than many with battery life here. They said the tegra on the one x plus eats battery LOL. I guess the galaxy s3 is swallowing it instead LOL

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:40 4

44. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Dear God will people stop comparing this phone to the Note II???? They aren't the same target at all! This phone seems to me to be meant to go after the SGS3, as they are much closer in size, and this phone pwns the SGS3 in everything but storage. The Note II is pretty much in a league of it's own simply because there is nothing else out there like it. Some people like me want the DNA for several reasons over the Note II, not the least of which is that I can put the DNA in my pocket without wearing pants like MC Hammer! The average user will likely be fine with 16GB of storage(11.something after OS and bloatware), and those of us that buy it at retail can use cloud storage services and be fine.

Bottom line, stop comparing it to a phone that it is not meant to be compared to. The Note II is all by itself simply b/c of what it is. It is not necessarily better or worse than anything else. It is up to your taste and what fits your needs and wants.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 20:13

59. alouden (unregistered)


Amen. Choose one or the other. But understand that they are two different phones. One is a phablet, the other a phone.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 02:31 2

55. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


I do appreciate that it can last on par with SIII and OneX. But after using Note2, I won't settle for anything less than 12hours of screen-on time with 3days usage. Technology should go forward. That includes the battery and storage. What's holding back HTC from releasing this phone with 3000mAh battery? I can understand about the storage (Japan's version have SD Slot), Verizon forced it straight down HTC's throat that people should use Cloud storage, so people will use up their data and get tons of over usage and pay $$$ for it then after two years, pay to be able to access their files. Greedy indeed. But the battery? They should aim for the best, not mediocrity. But for all we know they already have DROID DNA+ prototypes around to be released after 3 months. HTC always does that anyways. So might as well wait for them 5incher battles at Q2 2013. 'Tis gonna be awesome!

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 14:58

61. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


the note 2 only have 8:48 of web browsing. Which has it screen on so what are you talking about

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