I Need Your Help: Galaxy Note 2 or HTC DNA?
My contract with Verizon is about to allow for an upgrade and while I’ve thought about dropping them it’s just not going to happen so I’m hunting down a new phone. As some of you know I’m the proud owner of an HTC Thunderbolt – a phone that Verizon and HTC proclaimed was their flagship and then threw it under the bus and never looked back. The phone is useable stock but the battery life is hilariously terrible and the constant lies from HTC about updates to the OS have left me looking at competitors for replacements. Sadly though I still enjoy what HTC has to offer as they produce some quality looking devices with sound internals but Samsung is king of the world right now and so I’m stuck in a rut. Help me.
I’ve been looking at the DNA simply because I’m familiar with Sense and because it’s a huge upgrade from the Thunderbolt. I’ll get a true 1080p screen that’s larger, a bigger battery and better camera software and that’s just naming a few enhancements. The problem’s all lie with HTC whose stock is in the crapper and have a history of abandoning products not to mention that Mobile World Congress is coming up and they’re going to release a comeback phone codenamed the M7. That likely won’t be released until I’m nearing the end of my contract and have no more patience with my Thunderbolt so I’m just looking at the DNA for now because I’m desperately in need of a new device.
I’ve never really had my eye on the Note II from Samsung because it’s a massive phone that most call a “phablet”. It just seems way too big to stuff into a pocket and way too ridiculous to hold up to my ear for calls yet the second I held one I wanted one. A friend of mine had a phone similar to the Thunderbolt and upgraded to the Note II and loves it which leads me to believe I will love it as well but she has the advantage of shoving hers in a purse. I played around with it for a little bit and it’s honestly a pretty neat device that has great specs that top the DNA in every aspect but the screen and front facing camera (which I rarely use anyway). The size is what is holding me back because I don’t know how I’ll be able to manage it in a pocket 24/7 365. I also like the idea of using a new OS overlay which won’t surprise anyone who knows me considering how many times I’ve fiddled with Sense.
If I could have the two phones for a week I’d certainly be able to figure out what I need the most but Verizon frowns on customers walking away with display devices so I’m in need of advice.