On the viewpoint, the HTC Droid DNA looks like just about every other Android smartphone on the market. The only touch of elegance are Verizon-red highlights which circle the 8-megapixel megapixel camera lens and form a thin line above the screen. Frankly it gives the handset a classic Droid Incredible flavor similar to the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. HTC says it was inspired by Lamborghini super-cars when crafting them. We think its slim and its thickness is much similar to Iphone 5
On back, the phone’s soft-touch surface cut from premium poly-carbonate reminds us more of the HTC One X and One X+’s design features. The device is large, yet thin. Its 0.16-inch profile makes it thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S III. This phone is razor-sharp, there’s no doubt about that and its metal buttons and trim give it a much more premium feel than the Galaxy S III’s plastic parts.
It has a massive 5-inch Super LCD screen. The expansive Gorilla Glass display is almost tablet-like , contrasted only by larger competition from the Samsung Galaxy Note II (5.5-inch). The display spans all the way to the edge of the phone’s bezel, has a 1080p resolution with 440 pixels per inch, and has a reportedly wide viewing angle.
Powering the Droid DNA’s is Android’s most advanced form to date, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, driven by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and a 2,020mAh battery. HTC has given us a generous 2GB helping RAM as well plus 16GB of internal storage. It sounds like plenty but I just hope Verizon won’t pump the phone full of performance-clogging bloatware.
testing revealed that the handset snaps photos with color just as accurate as the iPhone 5, with excellent detail, and many more features built right in. The camera has a f2.0 lens, full HD video chat, face detection, smile capture, and HDR shooting mode. The phone also has a dedicated quick launch camera button.
As a Verizon smartphone the HTC Droid DNA will certainly connect to the carrier’s fast 4G LTE data network. we just need to remember that we have to pay extra for that feature on top of your existing voice plan.
Other features include HTC inhouse developed Beats Audio, two speaker amplifiers, wireless charging, and the Sense 4.0+ UI includes new tweaks such as copying and move photos between different albums.
Due to HTC’s recent disappointing range of devices and sales numbers, it needs something big to keep its name in the smartphone race. The 5-inch screen is humongous to look , and we are excited about its new and powerful features.However, the touch-and-go phablet market is still unclear, and other than the Galaxy Note, no other device has been extremely popular. Let’s hope that the Droid branding pushes this device to the top sales chart.