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Lock button is horrible, lock button location is horrible, ergonomics are horrible, it's a htc so by default it's horrible, battery sucks, no removable battery... if someone said they would trade their DNA for my s3 I'd so no thanks...

Sounds like a good reason why a phone sucks rolleyes.gif

what about the phone being an HTC makes it suck? You listed some other valid points, but you had to throw in that useless reason. HTC phones didn't always have the issues you listed.


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About half of that describes the iPhone as well... keep that in mind.

Also, I've played around with the Droid DNA in a Verizon store, and trust me, it is NOT horrible. It's actually a very slick piece of kit. It's seriously fast, too. For the price, there isn't another handset on the market that can compete with it. The ONLY exception to that rule is the Nexus 4, but it only has a 1280x768 screen.

It's not perfect, but then again, no phone is. I'll take the DNA over many other competing handsets. The DNA is definitely better than the SGSIII.
HTC Droid DNA is 5", 1080P, and not pentile. You cannot see the pixels on the Droid DNA.

It can be done.

Well, the HTC EVO 4G LTE and One X were 4.7 inch 720p panels, but when the S3 came out, they still used a pentile screen. If I remember right, I think AMOLED is harder to make at a high pixel density than LCD, but I may be wrong.
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Great pixel density. Really good for games too.
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I agree with the HTC bashing as my ever breaking evo shift and my buds ever breaking evo leave me little confidence. But back on topic, I am trying my best to fight the urge to get a new phone right now and wait until the S4 comes out , but I don't know if i can make it.
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March is right around the corner with rumored April release.
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1080p is pretty amazing on such a small device yet makes me a little mad at the TV market.. Now after a few years of this you KNOW that some phone company is gonna try harder and make a 1440 pixel phone. cant image that at all. I wonder what that would do for your eyes..

anyone know what the cost of just the display for a 1080p phone screen is?
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1080p is pretty amazing on such a small device yet makes me a little mad at the TV market.. Now after a few years of this you KNOW that some phone company is gonna try harder and make a 1440 pixel phone. cant image that at all. I wonder what that would do for your eyes..

anyone know what the cost of just the display for a 1080p phone screen is?

I tried looking to see how much they can be bought for, I only found one on ebay so far for 130 dollars for a replacement LCD panel. I think repair centers that service the DNA will do it for a couple hundred as well.
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Please don't be PenTile.

Probably will be. The 480x800 AMOLED display on the Galaxy S II was NOT PenTile, and as such, a big step up from the PenTile display on the original Galaxy S.

The S III moved back to PenTile as it was too difficult/expensive to manufacture a non-PenTile AMOLED display that was 720P.

My guess is they will have the same problem with a 1080P screen. Hopefully not, though.
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My gf had a One X for a bit but returned as she felt she couldn't justify it. Battery life was actually decent, though. Phone felt solid, but I don't care for Sense. I don't care for TouchWiz much either, but it's better than Sense any day of the week. Another benefit recently, though, is Nova. It has completely increased my love for the S3.
 
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I can't wait until this phone comes out. My contract renews the end of March and I'm buying one as soon as I can. My xperia play absolutly sucks and I cant wait to get rid of it

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Worth giving up grandfathered data on Verizon??

Depends on how much data you use and If your can use wifi for large downloads. I gave up my unlimited last October so I could pick up tethering (for folding if my internet went down). I got the 4 gig plan with 2 phones on it and I never come close to using 4 gigs a month. In fact its hard to use 4 gigs. I use to stream pandora on 3g 8 hours a day, 5 days a week at work and still kept it under 4 gigs (now we have wifi at work so I no longer use data).
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Probably will be. The 480x800 AMOLED display on the Galaxy S II was NOT PenTile, and as such, a big step up from the PenTile display on the original Galaxy S.

The S III moved back to PenTile as it was too difficult/expensive to manufacture a non-PenTile AMOLED display that was 720P.

My guess is they will have the same problem with a 1080P screen. Hopefully not, though.

With the new screen design the Note 2 uses, I'm sure samsung will be able to make a 1080p display using it.
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