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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

Like the title says ^
I Have a Droid DNA On Verizon,LTE Is available here in Nashville.I Also have a GS3 On ATT (incase verizon goes down or something,and vice versa)
Also have a 4g hotspot on Verizon.

I LOVE The DNA's screen. That is the only device i will watch netflix on.Its just amazing.And of course its fast everywhere else,with excellent battery life.Couldn't be happier.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

Lumia 900 for me. Sweet phone.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

LG Spectrum 4G LTE. Gets the job done, but battery life isn't great. :P
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

Galaxy Nexus. It works well enough for me. (except the camera) I'm thinking about upgrading to the Nexus 4 though. (if they can ever get any in stock, that is)
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

Still rockin a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Not a bad phone, but not great either.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

Just curious - in your mind, what are the pros and cons of it? For me, it's pretty good (performance is nice, I like stock Android and fast updates, and battery life hasn't been an issue - I think that's more of a problem on the CDMA/LTE model though), with the camera and slow GPS locks being the only exceptions. (that, and the plastic feels cheap, and the glossy finish on it is irritating - though I have a case anyway) The pixel density doesn't actually annoy me much of the time either, in realistic usage.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

View PostWin7boy, on 23 January 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Like the title says ^
I Have a Droid DNA On Verizon,LTE Is available here in Nashville.I Also have a GS3 On ATT (incase verizon goes down or something,and vice versa)
Also have a 4g hotspot on Verizon.

I LOVE The DNA's screen. That is the only device i will watch netflix on.Its just amazing.And of course its fast everywhere else,with excellent battery life.Couldn't be happier.


iPhone 5. I used a Galaxy s3 from August-December til I bricked it on accident. Personally I like it much better than the S3 for my type of usage. I just need something that works well out of the box and IOS offers it with great battery life and charges much faster compared to my S3.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 26 January 2013 - 09:30 PM, said:

Just curious - in your mind, what are the pros and cons of it? For me, it's pretty good (performance is nice, I like stock Android and fast updates, and battery life hasn't been an issue - I think that's more of a problem on the CDMA/LTE model though), with the camera and slow GPS locks being the only exceptions. (that, and the plastic feels cheap, and the glossy finish on it is irritating - though I have a case anyway) The pixel density doesn't actually annoy me much of the time either, in realistic usage.

There is a ton of support for the phone, which is always nice. But the phone seems far inferior to most of my other phones. No metal at all in the build, and no protection for the screen in the event of drops. Top it off, battery life is less than a full day (unless on custom rom with very helpful governors). I have to admit though, the phone is very quick, has an excellent 4g radio, and generally works well. So the final verdict remains: Meh.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

How is battery life with LTE disabled on yours? (since from what I've heard, that's the problem)

I haven't seen the Nexus 4 in person, but it sounds like the glass feels nice, but is fragile (why must they do that on the back?). I wonder if they should've looked at HTC's or Motorola's designs...
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

I wouldn't know. Disabling the LTE neuters the phone. People claim that WiFi is what kills laptop batteries, yet they still won't disable it. As I use my LTE every day, it is hardly appropriate to test with it off.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Not really - it's not like you need to stick to wifi networks with LTE disabled.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

No, but browsing flat blows on 3g by comparison.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:15 AM

Also have Galaxy Nexus. Good enough, but it has issue with GPS positioning. They realized "GPS fix" tool at Google Play, but still annoying thing.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

Yeah, it does seem to take a while to get a lock. I did find a hack for AGPS that seems to help though. (I'll try to find the link later.)
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

Ok, so I finally got a decent ROM on here that also allows tethering - the latest Paranoid Android rom. I am getting insane speeds on here! I just downloaded a Linux distro at 3.8MB/sec. For those who don't understand, that is just over 30Mbit! My phone is officially outperforming Charter Cable!
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

View Postwaldojim, on 15 February 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

Ok, so I finally got a decent ROM on here that also allows tethering - the latest Paranoid Android rom. I am getting insane speeds on here! I just downloaded a Linux distro at 3.8MB/sec. For those who don't understand, that is just over 30Mbit! My phone is officially outperforming Charter Cable!


Last check on mine and it was at 56.8 mbps over twice as fast as my FiOS internet.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

View Postwaldojim, on 15 February 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

Ok, so I finally got a decent ROM on here that also allows tethering - the latest Paranoid Android rom. I am getting insane speeds on here! I just downloaded a Linux distro at 3.8MB/sec. For those who don't understand, that is just over 30Mbit! My phone is officially outperforming Charter Cable!

On the Galaxy Nexus? Interesting that you didn't already have tethering, since mine has had it from day 1 OOTB. T-Mobile has yet to do anything about this. :lol:
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 16 February 2013 - 09:05 AM, said:

View Postwaldojim, on 15 February 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

Ok, so I finally got a decent ROM on here that also allows tethering - the latest Paranoid Android rom. I am getting insane speeds on here! I just downloaded a Linux distro at 3.8MB/sec. For those who don't understand, that is just over 30Mbit! My phone is officially outperforming Charter Cable!

On the Galaxy Nexus? Interesting that you didn't already have tethering, since mine has had it from day 1 OOTB. T-Mobile has yet to do anything about this. :lol:

Tethering was always an option; if I wanted to pay Verizon for it, and add usage limits. As I do not, I wasn't willing to bother until supported by a 3rd party ROM. Generally, PA is about the best darned mix of features I have seen to date in a Nexus rom. And now it supports free tethering. With insane speeds. Speeds that people claimed wouldn't be possible after people loaded up the LTE network.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Funny that most of the ROMs would still do that - I thought only the firmware Verizon messed with had the problem.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 16 February 2013 - 04:05 PM, said:

Funny that most of the ROMs would still do that - I thought only the firmware Verizon messed with had the problem.

Oh yeah - most had the function - and most didn't work. The few I have had that did work, had other problems. PA finally got a working ROM with a working tether.
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