HTC Droid DNA for Verizon is announced
0. phoneArena 13 Nov 2012, 10:16 posted on
Here it is, guys! The moment we've been awaiting for the past few weeks has finally arrived. HTC and Verizon jointly announced the latest addition to the Droid family of red, shiny and mighty smartphones. Enter the Droid DNA by HTC. Are you excited to meet her as much as us? We bet you are, so without further ado, let's cut straight to the chase...
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48. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
I really like this phone but 5" is too big for my taste. 4.5" wud be better
50. redmd (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
deal breaker are the small battery and no micro SD expansion. I like that screen though but sorry HTC. I'm gonna pass. my note 2 is still my fave.
51. jarrettz (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
A dedicated camera shutter button is placed on the device's side.
Done deal... where do I pay for a off contract one? Not giving up my unlimited data.
55. young0ne (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Im Sorry but this a no go for me I'll stick to my rezound and wait for something else to come that has a removable battery and micro sd slot.
56. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I'm thinking I might have to go that same route man...... sucks.
57. young0ne (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
My question is who did HTC survey about what to put in the phone?
58. alouden (Posts: 193; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Major letdown for me too....I could deal with the battery. I think I have mastered getting good battery life on HTC phones. But not the 16 GB of storage. It's not even that I have movies and other media on the phone. Just apps, a 100 or so songs and ROM backups. But 16 GB is still just not enough. So I may stay pat with my Rezound, S3 or the Note 2. Man there isn't even a Optimus G to consider....
66. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Yeah, and beyond the Note II, S3, and DNA, there won't be any big releases til sometime Q1 2013. I want a current phone since I'm a rep, but the choices are not ideal to me. Might just go with a RAZR MAXX HD..... What to do what to do..... I want a quad core processor, but the Note II is just too big to me.....
65. scorpeyun (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 May 2012)
I'm a huge HTC fan, my last 3 phones were HTC! I glad to see them step it up a notch and only hope that this headset comes to the other carriers. Namely Sprint!!! Let's hope.
67. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
HTC no doubt why are you loosing so much marketshare, because you simply don't care about user feedback. Did your guys even analyzed why One x failed to make an impact in the marker even after being such a great device......??? It's because most user wanted bigger battery or at least option of user removable battery and micro card card slot to expand the memory. But still after about one year you launch a great phone with great specs and kill it with your idiocacy. Samsung S3 and LG Optimus G have 2100 mah battery and they barely cross the day, and above all they are having only HD screen, but Droid DNA is having full HD screen and still you put only 2020 mah battery....????!!!! And why only 16 GB memory.....?? There should have been 32 and also 64 GB model, if you don't want to include micro sd slot in the phone........... The decision by HTC really stumps me..........
68. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i told you guys there would be concessions at this price point. it's a great, powerful phone but the power/battery life ratio that matters most to me now is going to be way off with this thing and 16GB of non-expandable storage is a tough pill to swallow too considering that i have 64GB on my MAXX HD.
69. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I might have to join you on the MAXX HD wagon King. No microSD card slot is looking like a dealbreaker for me man. I could probably survive with the battery, but 16GB of storage is just not enough.......
70. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, you really can't go wrong with the MAXX HD. sure there's no S4 Pro but when you think about it that's really all it's missing and let's be honest here when are we ever going to stop hungering for more power? i'm done trying to have an all-in-one device. i'll get the Nexus 10 for it's immense power and gorgeous display and with the MAXX HD i can share it's 4G data with it anywhere especially considering it has the most reliable radios in the game now and not really worry about the battery. it's a winning formula for now i think.
71. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I can probably drop my use down in storage and use the cloud a little bit, I do have a Nexus 7 tablet I have access to as well, so I can probably make this work.
I'm just seriously frustrated that HTC was THISCLOSE to making a truly bada$$ phone, but they left out the microSD card slot and put in a less than desired battery.......SOCLOSE to making a truly remarkable device, yet they fumbled.
72. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, everyone always fumbles somewhere. xD
75. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Yeah, but dammit, this was supposed to put HTC back in the top end conversation, and they blew it!!!!! D*%#SONOFABI*^@!!!!!! LOL
82. alouden (Posts: 193; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I would consider the RAZR HD/MAXX HD, but the cameras on Motorola phones are not the best. I use the phone's camera more than my digital camera, so it's important to me.
I preordered the Note 2. But I wasn't thrilled. I just think it's too big. In fact, I ordered it, cancelled the order and reordered again. I even thought about the Spectrum 2. Briefly.
This choice was not supposed to be this difficult.
83. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if the camera is the only reason that you won't get the MAXX HD you should know that it's not really that bad. i can coax shots out of it that rival shots done on my sister's SIII. it just doesn't have all the bells and whistles that HTC and Samsung has with their cameras. you can see that Engadget actually likes it if you looks at their Razr M/HD reviews.
84. alouden (Posts: 193; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Thanks. I'll look at the Endgadget reviews. I remember not liking the Bionic and the Razr's cameras much. I also think the Razrs lack the features of the Samsung phones (both in general and with respect to the cameras). And I won't lie: the features are cool.
If that Note 2 is just too big, I will decide between the Razr/Razr Maxx and the S3
73. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
poor battery life
poor camera (as always in HTC)
even though it has 1080p screen, which is a novelty, it won't make success.
74. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I have to totally disagree with the poor camera comment jack. I show the pics my Rezound takes to customers and 99% of them are blown away that the pics were taken with a phone.
Your other two comments are likely spot on.
76. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
This thing is a monster, i can live with a small battery and there is always cloud storage if you need more storage
77. Kkalian311 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I have had the privilege of having the DROID DNA for a few days and here are my few thoughts so far.
Battery life - For above average use it did not drop below 30% by the end of the day. I didn't have to worry about mid day charging at all.
The screen - Amazing picture quality. pure 1080p. and it seems the glass has a laminate which makes it very easy on the eyes. the colors are crisp the images flow smoothly on the screen.
The build - Very nice to handle and fits nicely into a pocket. its thin enough to not cause any obtrusiveness.
The hardware - The processor is super quick. Everything runs smoothly on the device. The one thing the device does lack is a SD card slot but its still doable without it. The cameras are awesome. The back is great in HD, and the front widescreen camera is a nice touch for sure. Image Sense helps the camera function a lot with super quick photos, HDR, and stability.
HTC Sense - it seems a lot lighter, and quicker than my old incredible 4g. This is a huge improvement as it used to lag a bit but now its appears to be gone.
Built in software - usual verizon stuff - NFL Mobile, audible, amex serve, amazon, zappos and viewdini, oh and slacker radio.
This is a true super phone. I have loved every minute of it.
I recommend the DROID DNA to anyone looking for a phone.